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If you’re experiencing a dental emergency, the dentists Absolute Dental in Carson City can help.

Dental Emergency Hotline – Call (702) 744-8009 to speak to a Board-Certified Dentist in minutes via Web or App

With any dental emergency, the last thing you want to do is delay treatment. The longer you wait to see a dentist, the higher the risk of permanent damage or expensive corrective procedures in the future. Call one of our Carson City locations and a qualified dentist will see you as soon as possible.

We accept most dental insurances and have flexible payment options for patients with no insurance coverage.

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What Kind of Dental Emergencies Do We Treat?

Our experienced dentists have the skill and knowledge to assess a dental emergency quickly and put a plan into action right away. We treat:

  • Cracked Teeth
  • Partially Broken or Chipped Teeth
  • Loose Teeth Due to a Trauma to the Mouth
  • Knocked Out Teeth Due to a Trauma to the Mouth
  • Lose or Missing Dental Fillings
  • Broken or Detached Dental Crown
  • Dental Emergencies Related to Braces (i.e., broken wires, detached brackets)

If you’re experiencing any one of these dental emergencies, contact Absolute Dental immediately so that one of our Carson City dentists can see you as soon as possible. It’s essential that you don’t wait to seek treatment! It’s more likely we will be able to replace a loose or detached tooth or repair other dental damage the sooner you can get to us.

What Our Patients Say

Very happy with the service and work that was done for an emergency issue

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Both my kids are patients here

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Great Staff!

I was visiting Las Vegas and had a dental emergency. I was a walk-in and was treated within 20 mins.…

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Everyone was so friendly and welcoming

Brought my 2 year old son to see Dr. Shaw for an exam and he absolutely loved the staff. Everyone…

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Signs and Symptoms of a Dental Emergency

A tooth that has been knocked loose or knocked out completely is probably the most common dental emergency. The good news is that in many of these situations, the tooth can be saved and replaced by an emergency dentist. However, it is vital that you do not delay if your tooth is knocked out. The longer it takes you to get to a dentist, the less chance the tooth has of being reattached successfully.

If you experience any trauma to the mouth, swelling is usually one of the first symptoms. However, swelling in your lips, gums or tongue without an apparent cause can be a sign of something serious.

Sometimes it can be as simple as food particles stuck in between your teeth or gums that is causing irritation, but you should see an emergency dentist right away to confirm. Other times, more serious causes like cysts, infections, and possibly oral cancer are at the root of the swelling. Early detection by your dentist is crucial to avoiding complications down the road.

When experiencing sudden pain in your gums or teeth, it’s clear that something is not right. You can take over-the-counter pain medication to alleviate some of the discomfort temporarily, but your dentist should be consulted immediately to get to the root of the problem. It’s crucial not to ignore the pain, especially if it’s getting steadily worse. You may have a cyst or infection that can spread to other areas of the body.

If you experience excessive bleeding in your mouth for any reason, seek professional help as soon as possible. If the bleeding is not controlled quickly, you are putting yourself at risk for several immediate health issues. Do your best to find the source and apply pressure to slow the bleeding until you can see one of our Carson City emergency dentists.

Some hobbies and lifestyles could put you at a higher risk of potentially experiencing a dental emergency. If you play contact sports, such as football, hockey and boxing, you should always wear a protective mouthguard to shield your teeth and reduce your risks of a sudden dental emergency. However, simple daily activities can also cause an emergency. Some people damage their teeth by chewing ice or using their teeth to open product packaging. In any case, you can contact one of our Carson City Absolute Dental locations for emergency dental care.

We Accept Most Dental Insurance

Absolute Dental is a preferred provider for most insurances, unions, and hotels that include: Aetna, Ameritas, Boon-Chapman, Caesars Palace, Cigna, Delta Dental, Diversified, Geha, Guardian, Harrah’s, HealthSCOPE Benefits, Health Plan of Nevada (HPN), Humana, Liberty, Met-Life, MGM-MIRAGE, Premier Access, The Standard, Station Casinos, Teachers Health Trust, United Concordia, United Healthcare, Venetian, and The Zenith. We also accept Medicaid.

If you do not see your dental insurance listed here, just give us a call to confirm!

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Treatment for Dental Emergencies

A dental emergency can be a suddenly stressful and traumatic experience. If you find yourself in a situation that caused a broken tooth, swelling in the mouth, or another type of dental emergency, remember to stay calm and seek professional help as soon as possible.

Even before you can seen a dentist, treatment for your dental emergency can start immediately. Here are some steps to keep in mind before arriving at your dentist’s office:

  • If you are bleeding: Go to the nearest hospital as soon as possible if you have excessive bleeding, suspect you have a broken jaw, or any other major damage to your mouth. Try to locate the bleeding and apply pressure as you seek help.
  • If your tooth fell out: Keep the damaged area of the mouth clean and free of debris by rinsing with warm water. Also, put the tooth in milk, saline, or keep it in your mouth if possible. This will help to preserve the tooth until you can see your dentist.
  • If you have swelling: Apply a cold compress to the area to control the swelling and try not to move your jaw, if possible.

In all cases of dental emergencies, one of our skilled dentists will examine your teeth and gums to determine the extent of the damage. The dentist will also ask you questions about the incident and request information about your medical history to determine the best treatment for your situation.

FAQs about Dental Emergencies & Our Dental Services

If you experience a dental emergency, try to remain calm and seek help immediately. If your tooth or multiple teeth have been knocked out, try to preserve the tooth in milk or keep it in your mouth until you can see an emergency dentist. Apply pressure to the bleeding and a cold compress for the swelling. Also, keep in mind that the sooner you can see your dentist, the better your chances are of restoring your tooth!

In general, a dental emergency involves immediate risks to the patient, including infections or permanent tooth loss, if treatment from a dental professional is not done right away. Also, the patient will usually experience severe pain that cannot be eased with at-home remedies or over-the-counter medication. Many of these situations are a result of an unexpected trauma to the mouth or sudden impact that damaged the teeth.

Examples of dental emergencies may include: knocked out teeth, a cracked or chipped tooth, an abscessed tooth, or damage to the gums or tongue.

Yes! Call us right now to speak to a Board-Certified Dentist in minutes via Web or Mobile App. An Absolute Dental emergency dentist will access your situation, give you instructions on how to proceed, potentially prescribe medication for your pain, and refer you to a dentist to be seen in-person immediately.

A persistent toothache can really affect your ability to function. If the pain is severe, you should definitely schedule an appointment with your dentist to rule out any major issues. In the meantime, however, some over-the-counter pain medications can help. Try taking either ibuprofen or acetaminophen according to the directions on the label. You can also rinse your mouth using warm salt water, floss around the aching tooth to dislodge anything that could be causing the pain, use a topical dental analgesic gel, or apply oil of cloves to the area for temporary relief.

Of all the unfortunate inconveniences caused by a toothache, being unable to sleep is always a major one. If you can’t see your dentist right away for treatment, try taking either ibuprofen or acetaminophen to ease the discomfort. Then, prop your head up with an extra pillow or lay back at an incline. Keeping your head elevated prevents blood from rushing to the tooth, which intensifies the pain. You can also consider rinsing your mouth with warm salt water and applying an ice pack just before bed.

The pain of a toothache often radiates to areas outside of the mouth, including the head, jaw, ears and face. If you’re experiencing a persistent headache, it could possibly be related to a dental issue. However, the only way to know for sure is to schedule a consultation with a dental professional for a full evaluation.

Need an Emergency Dentist in Carson City?

If you have damage to your teeth from a previous dental emergency and would like to see what cosmetic dentistry options we offer, schedule your consultation with our dentists at either of our Carson City locations. We can get your smile looking bright, white, and healthy again with services such as porcelain veneers and dental implants.

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