Emergency Dental Care in Aurora, CO
Dental emergencies can happen to anyone at any time, daytime or nighttime, weekends or weekdays.
Even with the most diligent dental care, emergencies can happen, and it’s important to seek medical attention as soon as possible. This is particularly true if immediate care can mean the difference between saving or losing a tooth.
When you are facing a dental emergency, such as an injury, broken tooth, infection, or toothache, contact Uptown Comprehensive Dentistry and Prosthodontics for an appointment. We can help you determine whether you need to be seen immediately or your issue can wait until normal business hours.
Even if you are not a patient of record, we will get you in as soon as possible so we can assess your situation and try to prevent further damage.
Give us a call when you find yourself facing a dental emergency!
Reasons You Might Need an Emergency Dentist
A toothache is one of the most common dental emergencies. When toothache pain lingers—or gets progressively worse—sufferers need to contact a dentist right away. Dental pain is never normal!
Frequently, toothaches happen because there is an infection in the pulp of the tooth. This could mean that a root canal is necessary. Other reasons for toothaches can include gum infections or abscesses. Toothaches can also occur after patients have lost a filling or have a filling that has become cracked or loose.
If you have been hit or otherwise injured in the mouth, this can also warrant an emergency trip to the dentist. Particularly if you have a broken tooth or your tooth has fallen out completely, immediate care is likely needed.
If your tooth has been knocked from its socket, you need immediate attention if there is a chance for the tooth to be saved. Sometimes you might be able to place the tooth back into the socket. You can also keep the tooth in your mouth, holding it next to your check (and taking care not to swallow it!) until you can be seen by a dentist. We can also provide you with specific instructions when you call our office.
Preventing Future Dental Emergencies
It might be surprising for most people to learn that one of the main causes of dental emergencies is skipping out on regular preventive care. People who avoid going to the dentist out of fear often are the same patients who find themselves dealing with a scary dental emergency – which only serves to reinforce the fear. Regular trips to your dentist are the number one way to keep dental emergencies from happening to you.
Dr. Chen understands that some patients are anxious about the dentist, and neither he nor his staff will be judgmental if you are coming to the dentist for the first time in a long time. With Dr. Chen's gentle touch, experienced staff, and comfortable office, you can feel relaxed at your dental appointment.
If you are facing a dental emergency, give Uptown Comprehensive Dentistry and Prosthodontics a call. Dr. Chen will do his best to see you on that very same day. Give us a call!