Emergency Dental Care and Exams


Emergency Dentist in Salt Lake City

Severe pain and discomfort in the mouth can often come when you least expect it. Whether it be a specific facial injury that occurs, or an underlying issue that suddenly comes to light, Allan S. Thomas Dentistry offers same day emergency dental services that can provide both immediate relief from the pain and discomfort, as well as a long-term solution for the problem.

Allan S. Thomas Dentistry emergency services include both emergency exams and extractions. This leads to an immediate relief from pain, and prepares the mouth for any further treatment required, such as crowns, bridges, or implants.

If you feel as though you are having a dental emergency, stay calm and go through the following steps:

  • Assess the situation: take note of the jaw, lips, teeth and gums, looking for bleeding, swelling, broken bones, altered teeth formations, or any visible issues.
  • Decide who to call: depending on the injury, you will either want to call your dentist, or go to the emergency room at your local hospital. If a tooth has been pushed back or fallen out, or if it is your child and they have bitten through their lip or tongue, call your dentist right away. If there is a broken bone in or excessive trauma to the mouth, go right to the emergency room.
  • Remain at home and monitor the situation: if there is no significant bleeding, tooth movement, or injury, calmly monitor the situation and make sure nothing changes in the following hours. If a situation becomes worse and excessive pain persists, call your dentist.

If you have any concerns or worries about the condition of your teeth, gums, or mouth, it is recommended to reach out to Allan S. Thomas Dentistry for assistance. A dental emergency does not have to fit into specific categories to be considered a concern. When calling our office, it is understandable that you may be feeling concerned and stressed about your oral health. At the very least, we will talk you through the issue and get you to a level of comfort.