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Emergency Dental Care

Cosmetic & Holistic Dentistry located in Urbandale, IA

Emergency Dental Care services offered in Urbandale, IA

Seek emergency dental care if you bite down on something hard and break a tooth or crack a dental crown. At Urbandale Smiles in Urbandale, Iowa, experienced cosmetic and implant dentists Chia Wu, DMD, and Jeremy Flinkman, DMD, offer same-day emergency dental care to people of all ages. Call the office, walk in during normal business hours, or book online to receive emergency dental care today.

What is emergency dental care?

Emergency dental care provides same-day treatment for potentially severe oral health problems, like broken or knocked-out permanent teeth. 

At Urbandale Smiles, the dentists know that emergencies can happen anytime. That’s why they offer same-day emergency consultations. If you or your child need an emergency dentist, call or stop by the office today. 

What problems does emergency dental care treat?

At Urbandale Smiles, the providers use emergency dental care to treat various problems, including:

  • Chipped and cracked teeth
  • Knocked out permanent teeth
  • Damaged dental restorations
  • Broken orthodontic appliances
  • Severe toothaches
  • Cuts that won’t stop bleeding
  • Oral abscesses
  • Blows to the mouth
  • Loose teeth
  • Swollen jaw

You might also benefit from emergency dentistry if you get something lodged between your teeth, like a toothpick or a piece of food.

What should I do if I need emergency dental care?

If you need emergency care, stay calm and act quickly. 

For example, if you break a dental crown or a dental bridge, pick up the pieces, rinse off any debris, and secure it in a plastic bag or a piece of foil. Then, call Urbandale Smiles and explain your situation. The administrative staff can get you in for a consultation and make recommendations to relieve pain on your way to the office.

What happens during emergency dental care?

At Urbandale Smiles, emergency dental care begins with a review of your dental records and a discussion of your emergency, including what you were doing when it occurred and the symptoms you're experiencing. 

Next, your provider completes an oral exam and takes digital X-rays. After gathering enough information to make a diagnosis, your dentist develops a treatment plan.

How can I prevent the need for emergency dental care?

There’s no way to prevent the need for emergency dental care entirely, but you can reduce your risk by practicing good oral hygiene.

The providers at Urbandale Smiles recommend brushing your teeth twice daily, flossing regularly, and visiting the office every six months for preventive teeth cleaning. They also recommend wearing a mouthguard if you grind your teeth or play contact sports.

Call Urbandale Smiles if you or your child need emergency dental care or walk in during normal business hours today.

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