Emergency Dentistry

Louisville Emergency Dental Services

No one wants a dental emergency, but if you do find yourself in need of urgent dental care, an emergency dental appointment at Davis Dental Center in Louisville, KY is your best option. Our staff members are highly trained and understand that treating dental emergencies quickly is the best way to save a tooth, relieve pain, and restore your oral health and beautiful smile.

If you’re currently experiencing a dental emergency, don’t wait. Call us now and take advantage of our Emergency Exam, X-Ray, and treatment discounts.

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*If you have a broken jaw or excessive bleeding, please contact 911

Emergency Dental Services

Emergencies can happen to anyone, and an injured tooth or mouth can lead to serious health risks if not treated right away. Thankfully, Davis Dental Center is Louisville KY's most trusted Dental Emergency team. We have a team of dental experts to serve you. That allows us to be here for you when and where you need us most.

What Is a Dental Emergency?

Toothache Pain

There are a number of causes of tooth pain. Some of them are minor while others are more severe and need immediate attention. Some causes of dental pain include cavities, chipped, capped, or broken teeth, an impacted tooth, gum disease, or dental injuries. It’s important to have your toothache examined as soon as possible to prevent or limit damage to the tooth and gums. Our experienced dental team will quickly assess your toothache pain emergency and provide you with the best treatment options available.

Tooth knocked-out

tooth that has been knocked out, dislodged, or loosened is a common dental emergency. Call us immediately for the best chance of saving the tooth. You can find additional instructions for how to handle a knocked-out tooth below, but the most important thing is to contact our team right away and let our emergency dental team do our best to help save your tooth.

Broken/cracked/chipped tooth

A broken, cracked, or chipped tooth can be moderately to severely painful and can also increase the risk of infection or more severe tooth and gum problems. As with other dental emergencies, the sooner you’re able to repair the damage, the better. Don’t delay your treatment. Let our team treat your fractured, broken, or chipped tooth and relieve the pain right away.

Loose or Lost Fillings

If you can feel your filling coming loose or if your dental filling has fallen out, you should contact our emergency dental team right away. A filling that has fallen out or become loose means that you’re at risk for painful symptoms, tooth decay, and possible infections. Our dentists and hygienists can quickly assess your lost dental filling, relieve the toothache pain, and present you with the most effective treatment options available.

Broken Dental Crown or Crown Coming Off

If your dental crown has fallen off, you should take immediate action to prevent damage to the tooth and gums. We also understand that a missing crown can often dramatically affect the appearance of your smile. The emergency dentists at Davis Dental Center in Louisville are highly experienced in repairing broken or lost dental crowns and can provide you with temporary and permanent solutions. Call or contact us right away to prevent further damage and restore the natural beauty of your smile.

Extractions

When a tooth is severely damaged a dental extraction is frequently the best option for an immediate repair. If your tooth is broken, decayed, impacted, or infected our team understands the pain, discomfort, and worry often associated with damaged teeth. For dental extraction emergencies in Louisville, the team at Davis Dental Center is your best option.

*Note needed to call 911 for issues like a broken jaw, excessive bleeding, etc.

Toothache Pain

There are a number of causes of tooth pain. Some of them are minor while others are more severe and need immediate attention. Some causes of dental pain include cavities, chipped, capped, or broken teeth, an impacted tooth, gum disease, or dental injuries. It’s important to have your toothache examined as soon as possible to prevent or limit damage to the tooth and gums. Our experienced dental team will quickly assess your toothache pain emergency and provide you with the best treatment options available.

Tooth knocked-out

tooth that has been knocked out, dislodged, or loosened is a common dental emergency. Call us immediately for the best chance of saving the tooth. You can find additional instructions for how to handle a knocked-out tooth below, but the most important thing is to contact our team right away and let our emergency dental team do our best to help save your tooth.

Broken/cracked/chipped tooth

A broken, cracked, or chipped tooth can be moderately to severely painful and can also increase the risk of infection or more severe tooth and gum problems. As with other dental emergencies, the sooner you’re able to repair the damage, the better. Don’t delay your treatment. Let our team treat your fractured, broken, or chipped tooth and relieve the pain right away.

Loose or Lost Fillings

If you can feel your filling coming loose or if your dental filling has fallen out, you should contact our emergency dental team right away. A filling that has fallen out or become loose means that you’re at risk for painful symptoms, tooth decay, and possible infections. Our dentists and hygienists can quickly assess your lost dental filling, relieve the toothache pain, and present you with the most effective treatment options available.

Broken Dental Crown or Crown Coming Off

If your dental crown has fallen off, you should take immediate action to prevent damage to the tooth and gums. We also understand that a missing crown can often dramatically affect the appearance of your smile. The emergency dentists at Davis Dental Center in Louisville are highly experienced in repairing broken or lost dental crowns and can provide you with temporary and permanent solutions. Call or contact us right away to prevent further damage and restore the natural beauty of your smile.

Extractions

When a tooth is severely damaged a dental extraction is frequently the best option for an immediate repair. If your tooth is broken, decayed, impacted, or infected our team understands the pain, discomfort, and worry often associated with damaged teeth. For dental extraction emergencies in Louisville, the team at Davis Dental Center is your best option.

*Note needed to call 911 for issues like a broken jaw, excessive bleeding, etc.

Why Choose Davis Dental Center for Dental Emergencies?

We’re the Top Emergency Dentist Location in Louisville

When you have a dental emergency in the Louisville area, you need to find treatment quickly to avoid severe pain, permanent tooth damage, or the spread of infections. Finding a local emergency dentist close to you is your best option for saving the tooth and relieving the pain as quickly as possible. If you’re having a dental emergency in Louisville, call us right away for availability of an immediate or same-day appointment.

We Are A Modern State-of-the-Art Dental Facility

When you have a dental emergency, it’s important to know that you are receiving the best treatment available. Dental emergencies come with unique challenges and circumstances that have significant impact on our well-being. It’s important to relieve toothache pain quickly and effectively, and it’s also important to maintain or restore the beauty of the natural smile. Frequently, there is additionally the need to treat and prevent the spread of infection. When you combine these factors and many others, it’s obvious that you need to have your dental emergency treated with the highest quality modern care available. The Emergency Dental Team at Davis Dental Center invests heavily in staying current with industry advancements, ongoing education, and the most modern equipment. Call us right away for modern state-of-the-art emergency dental care in Louisville.

Same-Day Emergency Dentistry

When you’re experiencing a dental emergency with accompanying tooth pain, minutes and hours matter. That’s why we do our best to make room for Same-Day and Emergency Walk-In Dental Appointments. Call us right away for the most current and up-to-date emergency appointment availability. Don’t wait another minute!

Best Dental Emergency Prices in the Louisville Area

We get it. Sometimes finances are tight. The cost of dental care is a concern to most patients, and when a dental emergency comes along, it’s often important to get great care at a great price. We work hard to offer the best prices for dental emergency procedures in Louisville. We accept most major insurances and offer promotions and discounts on emergency dental procedures. Call us right away for availability and current specials.

Welcoming & Compassionate Environment

We know that for some people, going to the dentist isn’t their favorite thing to do, and some patients struggle with anxiety and fear associated with dental visits. When you’re experiencing a dental emergency, these anxieties and fears can be even more challenging. That’s why we’ve assembled an Emergency Dental Team who cares about your entire experience while visiting our office. We’ll talk through your concerns and address any fears you might have in a caring and compassionate environment. If you’re experiencing a dental emergency in the Louisville area, our team is here to help. Call us today.

We’re the Top Emergency Dentist Location in Louisville

When you have a dental emergency in the Louisville area, you need to find treatment quickly to avoid severe pain, permanent tooth damage, or the spread of infections. Finding a local emergency dentist close to you is your best option for saving the tooth and relieving the pain as quickly as possible. If you’re having a dental emergency in Louisville, call us right away for availability of an immediate or same-day appointment.

We Are A Modern State-of-the-Art Dental Facility

When you have a dental emergency, it’s important to know that you are receiving the best treatment available. Dental emergencies come with unique challenges and circumstances that have significant impact on our well-being. It’s important to relieve toothache pain quickly and effectively, and it’s also important to maintain or restore the beauty of the natural smile. Frequently, there is additionally the need to treat and prevent the spread of infection. When you combine these factors and many others, it’s obvious that you need to have your dental emergency treated with the highest quality modern care available. The Emergency Dental Team at Davis Dental Center invests heavily in staying current with industry advancements, ongoing education, and the most modern equipment. Call us right away for modern state-of-the-art emergency dental care in Louisville.

Same-Day Emergency Dentistry

When you’re experiencing a dental emergency with accompanying tooth pain, minutes and hours matter. That’s why we do our best to make room for Same-Day and Emergency Walk-In Dental Appointments. Call us right away for the most current and up-to-date emergency appointment availability. Don’t wait another minute!

Best Dental Emergency Prices in the Louisville Area

We get it. Sometimes finances are tight. The cost of dental care is a concern to most patients, and when a dental emergency comes along, it’s often important to get great care at a great price. We work hard to offer the best prices for dental emergency procedures in Louisville. We accept most major insurances and offer promotions and discounts on emergency dental procedures. Call us right away for availability and current specials.

Welcoming & Compassionate Environment

We know that for some people, going to the dentist isn’t their favorite thing to do, and some patients struggle with anxiety and fear associated with dental visits. When you’re experiencing a dental emergency, these anxieties and fears can be even more challenging. That’s why we’ve assembled an Emergency Dental Team who cares about your entire experience while visiting our office. We’ll talk through your concerns and address any fears you might have in a caring and compassionate environment. If you’re experiencing a dental emergency in the Louisville area, our team is here to help. Call us today.

What To Do In A Dental Emergency?

Knocked Out Adult Tooth

  1. Pick up the tooth by the crown (the pointed part of the tooth usually covered by enamel), do not touch the root.
  2. Rinse the tooth - do not use soap, gently use water to rinse off any dirt. Don’t scrub or dry off the tooth.
  3. Try to put the tooth back in the socket – holding the crown you can gently push it in or set it above the socket and slowly close your mouth. Lightly bite down or use a finger to keep the tooth in place.
If you can’t put it in the socket, keep it moist. You can achieve this by keeping it in your mouth or putting it in a safe liquid such as milk (not tap water).
  1. See a dentist or endodontist within 60 minutes.
If you are experiencing a dental emergency, don’t wait – act now. The faster you come see us at Davis Dental Center, the greater the chance you can save your tooth and the sooner you can be out of pain. The sooner you can get care the higher the chance of implantation – this will vary on a case-by-case basis, so still see a nearby dentist if you miss this deadline.

Broken, Cracked or Chipped Tooth

  1. Using warm water, rinse out your mouth and any broken pieces.
  2. For bleeding, apply material such as gauze to the affected area for 10 minutes, or until bleeding subsides.
  3.  To keep down swelling, hold a cold compress to the outside of the affected area (mouth, cheek, or lip).
  4. Bring any tooth fragments in a wet towel or gauze to the office as soon as possible.

Object Stuck/Caught In-between Teeth

Try to carefully use floss to remove the object if possible. Do not use something metal like a pin to attempt to prod the object- you risk cutting your gums or scratching the tooth. Instead, try using your tongue or dental floss. Be extra careful if you have TMJ or other jaw pain issues. If this fails, schedule an appointment.

Missing Crown/Filling

Losing a crown or filling is not automatically an emergency, particularly when not caused by an injury. Sometimes it can happen when grinding or biting down on something. However, if the tooth is infected, you should immediately seek dental care. Some signs of potential tooth infection:
  • Severe pain (especially when pain relievers do not help) - could be constant throbbing or present when biting/chewing
  • Swelling in face, jaw, lymph nodes, or around the gum area near the crown
  • Fever
  • Difficulty opening mouth/moving jaw
  • Yellow, green, or clear discharge

General Toothache

If you are unsure what is causing your toothache or pain, schedule an appointment. In the meantime, you can try the following for pain management:
  • Ice packs – hold against jaw for 20 minutes
  • Over-the-counter pain reliever/anesthetics
  • Use one of the following rinses:
    • Hydrogen peroxide – do not swallow, mix with water if not a prepackaged wash.
    • Saltwater – mix ½ teaspoon salt into 8 ounces water. Swish for 30 seconds and then spit.
Follow instructions and keep in mind any interactions with your current medications.

Knocked Out Adult Tooth

  1. Pick up the tooth by the crown (the pointed part of the tooth usually covered by enamel), do not touch the root.
  2. Rinse the tooth - do not use soap, gently use water to rinse off any dirt. Don’t scrub or dry off the tooth.
  3. Try to put the tooth back in the socket – holding the crown you can gently push it in or set it above the socket and slowly close your mouth. Lightly bite down or use a finger to keep the tooth in place.
If you can’t put it in the socket, keep it moist. You can achieve this by keeping it in your mouth or putting it in a safe liquid such as milk (not tap water).
  1. See a dentist or endodontist within 60 minutes.
If you are experiencing a dental emergency, don’t wait – act now. The faster you come see us at Davis Dental Center, the greater the chance you can save your tooth and the sooner you can be out of pain. The sooner you can get care the higher the chance of implantation – this will vary on a case-by-case basis, so still see a nearby dentist if you miss this deadline.

Broken, Cracked or Chipped Tooth

  1. Using warm water, rinse out your mouth and any broken pieces.
  2. For bleeding, apply material such as gauze to the affected area for 10 minutes, or until bleeding subsides.
  3.  To keep down swelling, hold a cold compress to the outside of the affected area (mouth, cheek, or lip).
  4. Bring any tooth fragments in a wet towel or gauze to the office as soon as possible.

Object Stuck/Caught In-between Teeth

Try to carefully use floss to remove the object if possible. Do not use something metal like a pin to attempt to prod the object- you risk cutting your gums or scratching the tooth. Instead, try using your tongue or dental floss. Be extra careful if you have TMJ or other jaw pain issues. If this fails, schedule an appointment.

Missing Crown/Filling

Losing a crown or filling is not automatically an emergency, particularly when not caused by an injury. Sometimes it can happen when grinding or biting down on something. However, if the tooth is infected, you should immediately seek dental care. Some signs of potential tooth infection:
  • Severe pain (especially when pain relievers do not help) - could be constant throbbing or present when biting/chewing
  • Swelling in face, jaw, lymph nodes, or around the gum area near the crown
  • Fever
  • Difficulty opening mouth/moving jaw
  • Yellow, green, or clear discharge

General Toothache

If you are unsure what is causing your toothache or pain, schedule an appointment. In the meantime, you can try the following for pain management:
  • Ice packs – hold against jaw for 20 minutes
  • Over-the-counter pain reliever/anesthetics
  • Use one of the following rinses:
    • Hydrogen peroxide – do not swallow, mix with water if not a prepackaged wash.
    • Saltwater – mix ½ teaspoon salt into 8 ounces water. Swish for 30 seconds and then spit.
Follow instructions and keep in mind any interactions with your current medications.

Contact Us For An Emergency Appointment

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How to Pay for A Dental Emergency?

Don’t let concerns over procedure cost keep you from getting relief. Davis Dental Center partners with the following insurance providers. Depending on the treatment plan and associated costs, a payment plan might be available.

How to Prevent A Dental Emergency?

Frequent tooth brushing & flossing

Plaque is the primary cause of tooth decay. The American Dental Association recommends brushing your teeth for 2 minutes twice a day.

Routine appointments and exams

You can protect your gums and help avoid cavities with routine teeth cleaning. Regular exams can lead to the prevention of various oral diseases and stopping tooth decay.

Protecting your mouth from injury

When engaging in sports or other vigorous activity, there is prevention equipment you can use:

  • Mouth guards
  • Face cages

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