Dental emergencies can develop suddenly, and can cause pain in or around your teeth, gums, jaw, or temporal mandibular joint. In these cases, we will immediately assess, diagnose, and provide pain relief.
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Emergency Walk-in Dentistry

Dental emergencies are painful and often unexpected. The pain may come from your tooth, your gums, your jaw or a combination of the aforementioned. Depending on the evaluation, some of the common emergency treatments are:

Tooth Extraction…

…if the tooth can no longer be saved. This may be because decay has progressed beyond the gum line, causing severe destruction of the tooth which may necessitate the removal of the broken-down structure. In the event an extraction becomes inevitable, we will discuss the procedure and options for replacement.

Root canal…

…if the surrounding gum or nerve inside the tooth is inflamed and infected due to decay, fracture, or trauma. The procedure involves the removal of inflamed and infected nerve tissues, sealing the tooth with gutta-percha and sealer, and draining the abscess.

Have a Dental Emergency?

If you or someone you know is in need of emergency dental service, call our office immediately!

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New Patients

We know that your time is valuable, which is why we offer a simplified office experience with online patient forms that you can complete prior to your appointment. This streamlines your initial visit as you will spend less time in the waiting area. Additionally, these forms help us to better understand your background and allow us to provide you the most effective care possible. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about the patient forms or your appointment.

Please note that you’ll need the latest version of Adobe Acrobat to download all patient forms.

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