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If you’re experiencing a dental emergency, Absolute Dental in Las Vegas is here to help.

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

With any type of dental emergency, the last thing you want to do is put it off. The longer you wait to see a dentist, the higher the risk of permanent damage or expensive treatments down the road. Call any of our Southern Nevada locations and one of our qualified dentists 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 one of these dental emergencies, contact Absolute Dental immediately so one of our Las Vegas dentists can see you as soon as possible.

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FAQs about Dental Emergencies & Our Dental Services

If you’re experiencing a dental emergency, you should seek treatment immediately. Call our Dental Emergency Hotline – Call (702) 744-8009 to speak to a Board-Certified Dentist in minutes via Web or App.

You do not need an appointment for a dental emergency. In the meantime, do your best to rinse out your mouth, stop the bleeding, and preserve your tooth in milk, saline solution, or water (if your tooth was knocked out). Applying a cold compress will help with swelling and pain until you get treatment.

A dental emergency generally involves immediate risks to the patient, including the risk of infection or permanent tooth loss. Also, the patient will usually experience severe pain that cannot be eased with at-home remedies and requires professional treatment.

Some examples of a dental emergency include: knocked out teeth, cracked or chipped tooth, abscessed tooth or damage to the gums or tongue.

Many of these situations are a result of unexpected trauma to the mouth or sudden impact that damaged the teeth. Learn More about what classifies as a dental emergency here.

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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Yes. Call us right now to speak to a Board-Certified Dentist in minutes via Web or Mobile App. They will be able to access your situation, potentially prescribe you medication for your pain, and refer you to a dentist to be seen in-person.

Yes, and yes! If you’re in need of dental care, any of our dentists will be happy to see you the same day if there is availability. Just give us a call to see which location can get you in at a time that’s most convenient for you. Likewise, you can also visit any of our Absolute Dental locations during business hours and our team will get you in as soon as possible. Our goal is to make excellent dental care accessible for everyone, so we’ll always accommodate same-day appointments and walk-ins when possible.

If you are experiencing a painful toothache, some temporary remedies include over-the-counter pain medication (ibuprofen, acetaminophen, etc.), rinsing the mouth with warm salt water, flossing around the aching tooth to dislodge anything that could be causing the discomfort, using a dental anesthetic gel, sleeping with your head slightly elevated, and applying oil of cloves to the area. Although these help in the short term, be sure to schedule an appointment with your dentist for professional treatment as soon as possible.

When experiencing a toothache, you may find it difficult to sleep. Before you can see your dentist for treatment, try taking either ibuprofen or acetaminophen to ease the pain, then prop your head up with an extra pillow. Keeping your head elevated prevents blood from rushing to the tooth, which may intensify the pain. You can also try rinsing your mouth with warm salt water and applying an ice pack right before bed.

Treatment For Dental Emergencies

Treatment for dental emergencies starts before you get to the dentist’s office. You should take the following general precautions and actions before arriving:

If you are bleeding: Go immediately to the hospital if you have excessive bleeding, suspect you have broken your jaw, or experience significant swelling.

If you have lost a tooth: Keep the area in and surrounding the tooth or teeth clean and free of dirt and debris by rinsing with warm water. Also, put the tooth in milk or keep it in your mouth if possible.

If you have swelling: Apply cold compresses to control swelling.

In all cases of emergencies: The dentist will need to examine your teeth and gums to determine what happened. The dentist will also ask you questions about the incident that caused the problem and will request information about your medical history. Only then can the dentist determine the treatment method that is correct for the emergency.

Important Considerations

Dental emergencies require immediate attention from a dentist. If there is ever a question in your mind that you have a dental emergency, you should contact a dentist immediately.

Being prepared for dental emergencies beforehand gives you the best chance of success. If you don’t have a regular dentist, please feel free to keep our contact information in your wallet or purse so you can call quickly and get to our nearest location. If you’re looking for a Las Vegas dentist with no insurance, we have flexible payment options available.

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Signs and Symptoms of a Dental Emergency

If you’ve had a blow to the mouth, swelling is often one of the first symptoms. However, if you suddenly experience swelling of your lips, gums, tongue or other areas of your mouth with an obvious cause, it can be a sign of something serious. Sometimes it can be as simple as food particles stuck in between your teeth or gums and is causing irritation.

Other times, more serious causes like cysts, infections, and possibly oral cancer are at the root of the swelling, and early detection and examination by your dentist is crucial to avoiding complications down the road.

While taking pain medication at home may cause dental pain to go away, you should always consider that whatever is causing the pain should be checked out by a dentist as soon as possible. Pain is your body telling you that something is wrong, and before long a minor pain in your mouth can become a major issue! Pain may mean you have an oral infection, which has the potential to be a life-threatening condition as it can spread to other parts of your body.

A tooth that has been knocked out is referred to as “avulsed.” This is probably the most common dental emergency, and this situation happens to more than five million people per year. The good news is many of these teeth can be saved and replaced by a dentist. It is crucial that you do not delay if your tooth is knocked out, because time is of the essence in getting it replaced and healthy. The longer it takes you to get to a dentist, the less chance the tooth has of being saved.

There are many lifestyles that put you in the risk category for potentially having an emergency, and knowing what to do beforehand is the key to keeping yourself safe. If you play sports, especially contact sports like football and boxing, Always wear protective guards for your mouth when participating in order to reduce your risks. However, simple daily activities can also cause an emergency. Many people break their teeth every year by chewing ice or using their teeth to open the packaging. Avoid these kinds of activities.

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!

No Insurance? No Problem. Try our Smile Saver Program

Every person’s situation is different. If you don’t see your health insurance here, or if you do not have dental insurance, we can help you!

Call us now to discuss your situation and discover what options are right for you.

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