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Emergency Dentistry in Phoenix and Chandler, AZ

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Rush Family Dental offers emergency dental care in Phoenix and Chandler, AZ. Please contact us if you want more information about our practice or need to schedule a prompt appointment.

What Is Emergency Dentistry?

Dental problems cannot always wait until a scheduled appointment during regular office hours. If you experience dental trauma or worrisome symptoms, you will need to see a dentist that offers emergency appointments.

Fortunately, Rush Family Dental can accommodate emergencies. Some examples of injuries and symptoms you should not ignore include:

  • Severe discomfort that keeps you from eating, sleeping, or relaxing
  • Extreme sensitivity to heat and cold
  • Dislodged or knocked-out tooth
  • Loose tooth
  • Broken tooth
  • Bleeding
  • Signs of infection

Procedures Offered

Toothache A dull toothache is not generally an emergency, but if you are experiencing symptoms that disturb your daily activities, you may need emergency dental care.

Dental Trauma Sports injuries, car accidents, and falls are three major causes of dental trauma. You may have lip, gum, or jaw injuries and broken or dislodged teeth.

Root Canals We offer emergency root canals to save your natural tooth and restore its function. A root canal relieves discomfort by treating infections inside the pulp chamber and the tooth's root. The dentist carefully cleans the inside of the tooth using a series of tiny files, smoothing the inside to prevent future infection.

Extractions Occasionally, a dentist can do no more for a damaged or decayed tooth and must extract it. We offer emergency extractions to restore your comfort and make way for a bridge or implant. Learn more about extractions 

Why Choose Rush Family Dental?

We provide compassionate emergency care in a friendly, welcoming setting. Our dentists, Dr. Cory Rush and Dr. Kyle Rush, each have experience dealing with emergency dental issues and returning patients to their daily routines. We can work with you to find a prompt appointment time.

Frequently Asked Questions About Emergency Dentistry

What are the symptoms of a dental infection?

A dental infection or abscess needs immediate treatment. Symptoms that may indicate an abscess include:

  • Severe toothache or gum pain
  • Redness inside your mouth, or on your face or jaw
  • Extreme sensitivity to hot and cold
  • Unpleasant taste in the mouth
  • Difficulty opening and closing your mouth
  • Difficulty chewing
  • Facial or jaw swelling
  • Pimple-like swelling on the gums
  • Fever or general feeling of illness
What should I do if my permanent tooth becomes knocked out?
Hold the tooth only by the crown, and rinse it gently with lukewarm water. Replace the tooth in the socket, or hold it inside your cheek. If this is not practical, preserve the tooth in a small cup of saliva or milk. The sooner you can see a dentist, the better, ideally within 30 minutes. The dentist may be able to save a tooth after an hour or more. The dentist will evaluate any injuries and replant the tooth, splinting it to healthy neighbors. Dentists often succeed in replanting knocked-out teeth.
What if my child's baby tooth becomes knocked out?
Unfortunately, dentists cannot replant lost baby teeth because they would damage the permanent tooth beneath. You should call us as soon as possible. We can evaluate your child's teeth and see whether any further steps need to happen to preserve permanent tooth alignment.
Why should I call for an emergency appointment instead of waiting for regular office hours?
If you postpone seeing the dentist for emergency care, your problem will not improve and may worsen. Infections spread to other teeth and may turn systemic, causing illness. It is better to see a dentist for emergency care and let them diagnose you than to wait because you believe your problem is not serious.
When should I go to the emergency room before seeing a dentist?
Some dental injuries require emergency medical care before you see the dentist, but in most cases, seeing a dentist is more helpful. Make the emergency room your first stop if you have severe bleeding, broken bones, or lacerations. You can then see an emergency dentist for further help.

Call Rush Family Dental

We offer emergency care because we want our patients to feel secure that they can receive help when they are in a difficult situation. Please contact us at our Phoenix or Chandler office to speak to one of our staff and determine how soon we can see you in the office.

Contact our office today to schedule your appointment.

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Rush Family Dental-Ahwatukee

4350 E. Ray Road, Building 3, Suite 112
Phoenix, AZ 85044

Rush Family Dental-Chandler

4909 S. Alma School Rd
Chandler, AZ 85248