Emergency Dentistry

Kevin Ortale DDS, PLC

Family & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Phoenix, AZ

When you have a dental emergency, the last thing on your mind should be your dentist’s availability. To put your mind at ease, Kevin Ortale, DDS, PLC, offers emergency care at his Phoenix, Arizona, office. Whether you suffer a tooth loss, a broken tooth, or severe gum pain, Dr. Ortale has the right solution to ensure the problem is fixed right away. Call the office today or book an appointment online for more information.

Emergency Dentistry Q & A

What is a dental emergency?

A dental emergency is any dental concern that needs immediate attention and cannot wait until regular office hours. Some examples of dental emergencies that must be examined right away include:

  • Knocked out tooth
  • Broken tooth
  • Extreme jaw pain
  • Severe gum pain or tooth pain
  • Cracked tooth

Call Dr. Ortale immediately in the event of a dental emergency. In addition to providing the right treatment, he can also give you advice on how to care for a cracked or broken tooth before your appointment.

Which types of emergency services does Dr. Ortale offer?

The majority of dental emergencies are the result of an injury, accident, or fall. Fortunately, Dr. Ortale has the training and experience necessary to deal with these emergencies quickly and effectively. Some of the emergency services he offers include:

Cracked tooth

If you suffer a cracked or broken tooth, Dr. Ortale can assess the damage and create an individualized treatment plan that works best for you. In the event that a cracked or broken tooth is irreparable, Dr. Ortale performs same-day tooth extractions to ease your tooth pain and overall discomfort as soon as possible.

Knocked out tooth

If your tooth is knocked out, it’s important to take the right steps to save the tooth before visiting Dr. Ortale. After calling for an emergency appointment, your tooth must be handled as little as possible. Try carefully placing the tooth back in the socket as gently as possible, if you can, and lightly bite down on clean gauze to staunch your bleeding.

Severe Tooth Pain

Extreme tooth pain that won’t go away is often a sign of a tooth infection, and, in some cases, a tooth abscess — fluid-filled sacs that form on the tooth root due to infection. Tooth infections and abscesses can be extremely painful and must be treated right away. After examining your infected tooth, Dr. Ortale may recommend root canal therapy to clean out the infection and relieve your pain.

Do I have a dental emergency?

If you have a small crack in your tooth or a manageable toothache, you may be able to wait for treatment until Dr. Ortale’s business hours. However, it is still important to get in touch with the office right away, as Dr. Ortale and his team can give professional advice that may be able to alleviate your pain and discomfort before your next appointment.

Dr. Ortale and his dedicated team are passionate about providing excellent emergency care to patients in need. If you have a dental emergency and need help right away, call Kevin Ortale, DDS, PLC, or book an appointment online today.

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