Uptown Comprehensive Dentistry and Prosthodontics
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Emergency Dental Care

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Prosthodontist Dr. John Chen and the staff at Uptown Comprehensive Dentistry and Prosthodontics understand the importance of patient education. Good oral care is essential for one’s overall health. We know that the more knowledge our patients have about dental care, the better their oral health will likely be.

At our office, we tend to hear a lot of the same questions from our patients. For your convenience, we have included some of the more popular ones below.

You may have a question that is not on the list, and if so, we invite you to give us a call. We are happy to go over anything with you that will contribute to your good oral health. We know that educated patients make the best decisions about dental treatment, and we want you to feel confident about any recommended procedures. All of our staff is happy to take whatever time is needed to ensure you fully understand treatment options and maintain good oral health.

At Uptown Comprehensive Dentistry and Prosthodontics, we are your partner in oral health. We look forward to caring for you as well as your entire family!

Emergency Dental Care

Depending on the severity of the break, yes. 

Chipped teeth and broken teeth are common dental emergencies in Aurora, CO, and many of these injuries require immediate attention and care. 

If you break a tooth and can find the broken or chipped pieces, it’s a good idea to gently pick them up, place them in a clean bag or container, and bring them with you to your emergency visit. Our emergency dentist can often repair a broken tooth using dental bonding or a filling, and it’s sometimes helpful to have the original pieces of the tooth on hand. 

Substantial tooth breaks are usually painful, so if you’ve cracked your tooth or broken a large piece of it away from your smile, you can expect the area to be sensitive. If you schedule an emergency dental appointment with us, our first goal when treating you will be to get you out of pain. 

Sometimes, however, minor tooth chips are not dental emergencies. You can break a tiny piece of your tooth without even realizing it, or you may sustain a chip that is painless, small, and can wait until the next business day for treatment.

For example, it’s common to chip a tooth while taking a sip of water and bumping your tooth on your glass—but if you’re not in pain and don’t want to travel to our dental office right away, we can schedule a non-emergent visit with our 80016 dentist. 

We understand how unsettling even a minor dental emergency like a loose crown can be. Something’s not right, and you want it resolved as promptly as possible. We’re here to help you by providing emergency dental care at our Aurora dental office, so you can get back to focusing on all the important things you need to do.

Dr. Chen is an experienced emergency dentist who has the skill and expertise to handle any problem you are currently experiencing:

  • Toothache
  • Broken tooth
  • Lost dental crown
  • Lost tooth filling
  • Broken denture
  • Infected tooth
  • Dental trauma

Dental emergencies come in all shapes and sizes, so if you don’t see your specific problem in the above list, call us, and we’ll make sure you get the treatment you need to get you back in the game.

We offer comprehensive emergency dentistry in Aurora, so Dr. Chen can expertly fix broken teeth, fill cavities, replace dental crowns, and perform emergency root canals and tooth extractions.

If your emergency is a symptom of a more significant, underlying condition, we’ll provide the immediate relief you need, then work on a treatment plan to resolve the problem and get your general oral health back on track.

Are you experiencing a toothache or some other dental emergency? Call our Aurora dental office at (303) 627-5755, so we can provide the relief you need as soon as possible.

If you have a severe toothache that’s interrupting your daily life, then it’s probably a dental emergency. Extreme tooth pain will feel unbearable and can even lead to pain in neighboring parts of your body, such as your neck and ears. 

Tooth pain occurs in many different intensities, so not all tooth pain is a dental emergency. If your toothache is mild, intermittent, dull, or controllable with over-the-counter painkillers, you most likely don’t need to come in for an emergency visit. However, just because you don’t need to see us that same day doesn’t mean our Aurora emergency dentist doesn’t want to examine your smile. 

At Uptown Comprehensive Dentistry and Prosthodontics, we still want to treat you for your tooth pain no matter how severe or mild it may be. Pain in a tooth is your body's way of telling you that something is wrong, even if it starts as only a small inconvenience or on-and-off sensitivity. 

Tooth pain typically indicates cavities or significant internal infection, meaning that you need a dental filling or possibly root canal treatment. If you suffer from TMJ or bruxism, your pain may also be due to pressure on your jaw or wear and tear from constant teeth grinding. 

If you experience tooth pain or another dental emergency in Aurora, CO, don’t wait to contact our dental office at (303) 627-5755 today.

x-ray after dental emergency | emergency dentist in south denverAs an emergency dentist in Aurora, the team at Uptown Prosthodontics sees many patients for toothaches. If you are experiencing the pain of a toothache, it’s essential that you come in to see us right away. Dental pain is never normal, and when it worsens, it usually just means the problem is getting more serious.

Handling a Dental Emergency

The most common treatment for a toothache is a root canal to get rid of the infection that has formed at the tooth root. Although many people have an unfavorable view of this treatment, root canals will get rid of your pain and save your tooth. The procedure itself is not painful.

We also see patients who have a tooth that has been damaged or knocked out because of trauma. If your tooth has been completely knocked out, the chances of saving it are better the earlier we see you, so it’s important to get the dentist immediately.

Other emergencies include a filling or crown that has fallen out. In these situations, you might feel some discomfort, but you can usually wait to be seen until the next available dental appointment.  

Call Your Arvada Dentist If You Are In Pain

If you find yourself facing a dental emergency, be sure to give us a call immediately!

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