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Emergency Dentist

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Dental emergencies do not always happen at convenient times. Our emergency dentists are on-call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We are here for your urgent dental care needs.

Finding an expert emergency dentist in Philadelphia can be hard. Dentistry for Life strives to provide the best emergency dental care Philadelphia has to offer for whatever oral health problem you’re having, whenever you’re experiencing it.

What is a Dental Emergency?

A true dental emergency is a threat to the living tissues in your mouth. If you are experiencing severe tooth pain, bleeding, or swelling, urgent dental care may be necessary.

Some oral injuries may need immediate treatment, while others can wait until normal business hours. No matter what happened, our staff will do everything possible to get you an appointment the same day. Give us a call and let your dentist decide.

Dental emergencies can include:

  • Knocked out tooth
  • Dislodged tooth
  • Severe or debilitating tooth pain
  • Mouth or jaw trauma
  • Sudden inexplicable discomfort
  • Infection or abscess
  • Severely cut lip, gums, or tongue
  • Broken tooth
  • Lost filling or crown
  • Chipped tooth
  • Cracked tooth
  • Broken braces or wires
  • Damaged or broken veneer
emergency dentist patient model having his teeth worked on laying in a dental chair

Do I Need Emergency Dental Care?

Sometimes tooth problems are visible or the result of a traumatic injury. A hit to the mouth or a cut can often produce a lot of blood, but this is not always a sign of an emergency – the mouth is filled with blood vessels and they can bleed profusely from the slightest damage.

Sometimes tooth problems are invisible, but they cause a great deal of pain. These can be some of the worst oral health problems because they do silent but major damage.

Whatever worries you have about what’s going on with your teeth, gums, or mouth, contact your Philadelphia emergency dentists at Dentistry for Life. Your concern does not have to fit neatly into the categories above to qualify as a dental emergency. We know that if you are calling us, you are concerned and stressed about your oral health.

We take every concern seriously. If you have any questions and allow us to determine what dental problems can and cannot wait.

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What Our Patients Say About Our Emergency Dentists

“I’m from San Jose and in Philly for business. During my trip, I experienced a broken inner crown leaving an exposed knife-like edge. It was painful and distinctively painful! Dentistry for Life’s review stated they’d do emergency procedures. They do. In fact, we were able to work me in within a 1-hour notice and fully smooth down the exposed edge prior to my flight. Drs. Kunal Parikh and Patel run a great office and his dental practices are top-notch. I urge all Philadelphians to consider Dentistry for Life for top-notch services, practices, and administrative efficiency.”
- Jeffrey Brooks

How Soon Can I be Seen?

If you are experiencing emergency tooth pain or believe you may need to see a Philadelphia emergency dentist, Dentistry For Life is open seven days a week and offers 24-hour concierge dental services. Our caring, experienced staff is here to help you get in to see the best emergency dentists Philadelphia has to offer, so you can get relief as soon as possible.

Do I have to be a current patient of Dentistry for Life?

No, you do not have to be a regular patient at our office to be able to get in to see us for emergency dental care.

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  • Broken Teeth and Fillings: If you break a tooth or filling, it can be painful, or it can be just a cosmetic inconvenience. What’s important to understand is that any broken tooth is an invitation for bigger oral health problems to develop. If bacteria are permitted to enter a tooth, this can lead to infection and abscess. It is always important to have a broken tooth or filling fixed immediately.
  • Emergency Root Canal: The words “root canal” can make any dental patient panic, but when you’re dealing with extreme tooth pain, root canal therapy will give you major relief from pain and worry. When we meticulously clean out the root canals of an infected tooth, we remove what’s causing you pain and carefully fill in the canals to prevent further problems from developing.
  • Emergency Tooth Extraction: Severe tooth pain could indicate the need for a root canal or it may indicate that a tooth extraction is the better solution. Sometimes a tooth becomes dislodged and it cannot be put back in place and needs to be extracted, or the tooth breaks in half, or into pieces. It’s up to your dentist to examine the damage and determine whether an emergency tooth extraction is necessary and, later, a dental restoration, like a dental implant, can be used to take its place. For our emergency dental patients in Philadelphia emergency tooth extractions are done care, and we use anesthesia to numb the area, so we can get you back to not being in pain quickly.
  • Emergency Tooth Pain: A toothache can be caused by tooth decay, gum infection, gum disease, a broken tooth, a chipped tooth or a tooth root infection. You may have pain because of a hit to the mouth or overuse of over-the-counter teeth whitening products. Emergency tooth pain has many potential sources – it’s important to have your discomfort addressed as soon as possible to prevent your issue from developing bigger complications.
  • Emergency Wisdom Tooth Removal: Impacted, broken or decayed wisdom teeth can cause serious pain. Wisdom teeth that create acute discomfort often need to undergo emergency extraction to alleviate your pain and prevent the wisdom teeth from causing damage to the rest of your teeth.

24-Hour Concierge Dentist

Dentistry for Life is a concierge dental practice that provides personalized, patient-first service. We want our patients to have excellent oral health, and we do whatever we can to provide that, including offering office hours seven days a week. Dental care should be convenient and easy for you to get, and emergency dentistry is no different, and the approach should be targeted and comprehensive, tending to your unique needs, from teeth to gums to mouth.

Philadelphia Emergency Dentist patient model smiling while looking in a mirror

What Can I Expect on My Emergency Dentist Visit?

Your dentist will talk with you about what kinds of symptoms you are experiencing and look for signs of infection or damage, particularly if you are experiencing pain but don’t know exactly what is causing it. They may take x-rays to help identify what may be causing pain, discomfort, or swelling.

It is often the pain that brings patients to the emergency dentist and treatment of the underlying cause can bring relief or solve an irritating issue in the short-term. But depending on the cause of your dental discomfort, some medications such as antibiotics can take a little longer to kick in. Your dentist might take steps to offer relief in the short-term, such as an injection in the problem area. Anti-inflammatory or painkillers may be prescribed, as well.

Some problems may require additional visits. In these cases, your dentist will talk with you about what needs to be done and work with you to come up with a treatment plan.

Contact Us Now for Help With Your Dental Emergency

If you have pain, discomfort, or other problems in your teeth or gums, these issues can be fixed – every dental emergency has a solution. If you are in need of urgent dental care, call Dentistry For Life NOW at (215) 575-0550 to schedule your appointment with our top emergency dentist in Philadelphia, PA.

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Our office is located at 1601 Walnut Street #1217 in Philadelphia. We offer appointments seven days a week to make dental care convenient for you and your schedule:

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