Always Seek Professional Care If You Have Dental Emergencies

Dental emergencies may happen unexpectedly and, if not treated quickly, can cause further dental problems that can severely impact your oral health. Contact our Scottsdale emergency dentist as soon as you experience any dental emergencies. We are conveniently located at East Thomas Road, Scottsdale that can be reached in minutes from nearby locations, including Phoenix, Tempe, and Mesa.

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Common Dental Emergencies That Require Immediate Care

Common Dental Emergencies That Require Immediate Care

At Smile Arizona Dentistry in Scottsdale, we are available to treat a wide range of emergency dental conditions, from broken teeth to swollen or bleeding gums, emergency root canals, and more. Given below are the most common dental emergencies for which patients come to us for treatment.

Broken Teeth

Severe dental decay, sports injuries, traumas, cracks, or biting down on something hard can break your teeth. Broken teeth may extend to the roots of your teeth and cause severe pain. If not treated on time, bacteria can accumulate on the soft layer of tissue under the tooth enamel and lead to an infection and abscess.

Severe and Constant Toothache

A bacterial infection or dental abscess may cause throbbing and constant pain. If the infection is not treated on time, it can spread throughout your bloodstream and contribute to serious health complications and even, rarely thank goodness, death.

Teeth Sensitivity

Enamel wear, brushing too hard, receding gums, damaged or infected tooth nerves, or grinding your teeth can cause teeth sensitivity. If left untreated, the infection may spread to other parts of your body and create serious health problems.

Persistent Bleeding

Gingivitis, infection, severe tooth decay, or broken teeth can cause persistent bleeding in your mouth. Get professional dental treatment to stop bleeding in your mouth and prevent advanced gum or jaw bone disease. Gingival bleeding usually is asymptomatic (most don’t feel anything) so the trick of needing the least amount of care is routine care and having examinations at least every six months. At this exam, the interval of other care including “cleanings” is determined.

Lost Restorations or “Tooth Filling(s)”

Tooth fillings can loosen after some years and, if the fillings are lost, can cause your tooth to become sensitive to hot and cold temperatures. Lost fillings can cause severe pain and should be quickly treated to avoid further dental problems like an infection or decay.


Poor dental hygiene, a high-sugar diet, poor-fitting dentures, or bacterial accumulation can all contribute to a tooth infection. If a tooth infection is left untreated, it can spread to other parts of your body and cause life-threatening health problems.

Abscessed Tooth

Cracked or broken teeth, untreated tooth decay, or gum infection can lead to an abscessed tooth. An abscessed tooth can cause mild to severe pain, which can spread to your ears or neck and eventually cause serious health complications if left untreated.

Swollen Gums

A dental abscess, bacterial infection, gum inflammation, or gum disease can lead to your gums swelling. If your swollen gums are not treated on time, it can lead to periodontitis and tooth loss.

Loose Tooth

Sports injuries or accidents, clenching or grinding your teeth, trauma to the tooth, or gum disease can lead to a loose tooth. Get professional dental treatment to fix your loose tooth (teeth), or else gum disease can progress and lead to bone deterioration.

Denture Adjustments or Repairs

Difficulty chewing, denture discomfort, fitting issues, pressure or oral sores, gum irritation, infections around any implants retaining your dentures, or facial shape changes can indicate that you need a denture adjustment or repair. If you ignore or prolong adjusting your dentures, you may experience further dental problems such as a bacterial infection or jaw bone atrophy.

Trauma to the Jaw or Teeth

Sports injuries or accidents can cause trauma to the jaw or teeth. If left untreated, it can cause loosened or dead teeth.

Emergency Root Canal

Infected or inflamed tooth pulp can cause sharp or throbbing pain which creates the need for emergency root canal treatment. You may experience a dental abscess or tooth loss if you ignore getting an emergency root canal treatment.

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Cost is always a major concern for most patients. You deserve good dental care and by ignoring a dental emergency, it will only increase cost and the time necessary to correct a problem. Delaying care not only makes what could have been routine care, more expensive and more time demanding to repair the situation but also your overall health could be adversely affected.

At Smile Arizona Dentistry, we believe that everyone deserves quality and affordable dental care. We work with major health insurance providers to help you receive affordable dental treatments. We also offer an in-house plan to provide you dental treatments with reduced rates. We also work lending partners, like GreenSky and CareCredit, to give our patients another affordable way to pay for their dental care.

Our dental team will help you make an informed decision by discussing all our financial options. You can always rely on Smile Arizona Dentistry for high-quality and affordable dental services.

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Walk-In Patients Are Welcome! Same Day & Next Day Appointments Available

We know that dental emergencies are unexpected but need immediate treatment to avoid further dental complications. To help you get the best possible dental care in your time of need, we accept walk-in patients as well as same-day and next day dental appointments.

All you need to do is to give us a call or walk-in to our dental office to get your emergency dental problems fixed.

Our Emergency Line Is Open 24/7!

While we are not open on weekends, we can still treat your emergency dental conditions. You can get emergency dental appointments by contacting our emergency line (602) 361-2561, which is open 24/7. However, please only contact our emergency line if it is truly urgent.

Booking an appointment through our emergency line requires further steps after the initial call. We will assess your condition over the phone to fully understand your needs and provide instructions to determine if your condition can be improved or maintained until our office is open. Otherwise, our emergency dentist will see you. If you need antibiotics or pain medication, this can be accomplished by a Zoom conference on your preferred electronic device.

Emergency appointments are given only for extremely urgent dental conditions.

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Meet Your Go-To Scottsdale Emergency Dentist

Dr. Beth Vander Schaaf is highly experienced in providing emergency dental care with excellent results. She makes patients confident and comfortable by carefully listening to their dental concerns and requirements, responding appropriately, and providing the best possible dental care that cures their dental problems and helps them return to their routine life. She believes that being friendly and compassionate to patients creates a positive treatment environment.

Just give us a call or click on the button below to schedule an emergency dental appointment with Dr. Beth Vander Schaaf.

Contact us today or schedule an appointment with us if you are looking for quality and affordable emergency dental services near you. We ensure to provide necessary and effective treatments for your dental emergencies and help you maintain good oral health.

Beth Vander Schaaf, D.D.S

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