Emergency Dentists in Payson, AZ

Sometimes, even those who practice excellent home dental hygiene need emergency dentistry. Our Payson, Arizona emergency dentists can provide gentle and effective same-day services for a range of oral health issues. If you need emergency dental services, contact Anderson Dental at 928-474-4581 immediately.

Person with pain in their mouth

Toothache

What starts as a barely noticeable twinge in your mouth can quickly turn into a dental emergency. If you notice severe sensitivity to hot and cold, see pus around your gums or feel pain, schedule an appointment right away. When left untreated these symptoms can turn into a serious, even life-threatening infections.

Having a toothache is a sign that you need fast treatment before symptoms worsen. As you wait for your appointment, rinse your mouth with lukewarm water. Try using floss or a toothpick to release stuck-on food. Applying ice in 10-minutes-on, 10-minutes-off increments can help relieve pain, as do over-the-counter medicines such as Tylenol and aspirin. Do not put medicine directly on the affected tooth as a damaging chemical burn can result.

Damaged or Knocked-Out Tooth

If you have suffered a blow to your mouth or have a weakened tooth that finally broke, the emergency dentist at Anderson Dental may be able to save your tooth. First, save as much of the broken pieces as you can by rinsing them and placing them in a zip-lock bag; put a knocked out tooth in milk or water with a pinch of salt, being careful to touch only the enamel and not the roots. Apply clean gauze to stop bleeding if necessary, and use a cold compress to make pain and swelling more manageable until your appointment.

Lost Fillings and Crowns

Older fillings and crowns sometimes separate from the tooth. Never use household glue to reattach a filling or a crown; instead, call Anderson Dental for a same day dental emergency appointment. In the meantime, you can use Vaseline to reaffix the filling or crown to the tooth.

Call Anderson Dental for a Same Day Emergency Appointment

Contact Anderson Dental at 928-474-4581 if you are in the Payson, AZ region and you need emergency dental services.