Emergency Dentistry Specialist

Karren Dental

Dentist & Cosmetic Dentist located in Moon Valley, Phoenix, AZ

Urgent dental needs can arise at any time of day or night, and knowing where to turn makes a world of difference. Dustin Karren, DMD, of Karren Dental in Phoenix, Arizona, provides caring and compassionate emergency dentistry services to the men, women, and children in his care. If you find yourself in need of immediate dental attention, call the office to schedule a visit or walk into the office for a same-day appointment.

Emergency Dentistry Q&A

What are some common dental emergencies?

A dental emergency is an urgent dental need that needs prompt attention. There are many examples, including some of these common dental conditions:

  • Broken, chipped, or cracked tooth
  • Knocked-out tooth
  • Severe dental pain
  • Oral infection
  • Losing a large filling or crown

If you sustain an injury to your teeth or gums, or if advanced decay is causing significant dental pain, reach out to Karren Dental for guidance on what to do next. 

How should I respond to a dental emergency?

If you’re involved in any kind of accident, the first and most important step is to assess your immediate surroundings and condition to ensure your personal safety. Move to a safe location and check for other injuries. 

If a traumatic injury led to uncontrolled or heavy bleeding, or you suspect broken bones or internal injuries, seek emergency medical attention right away. 

If there are no signs of serious medical issues, call Karren Dental and provide details about your condition. The practice offers same-day care appointments when possible and can help you get the attention you need in a timely manner. 

What do I do for a knocked-out tooth?

If you sustain an injury that knocks out one or more teeth, taking the proper steps can be the difference between saving or losing those teeth. Begin by picking up the tooth by the biting surface, not the roots. 

If the tooth is dirty, gently rinse it with water. If possible, reposition your tooth in the socket and hold it in place by biting down or using your fingers. 

If you can’t reposition the tooth, place it in your mouth against your cheek or in a small container with enough milk to cover the tooth. Call Karren Dental immediately to book an emergency dental appointment. 

If you have a dental emergency, call the office as soon as possible or walk in for a same-day appointment.