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Need an Emergency Dentist in Reno?

Dental emergencies can occur at any time and have the potential to cause complications if not treated immediately.

If you experience sudden pain, swelling, or bleeding in the mouth or your teeth are cracked or knocked out due to an unexpected impact, one of our dentists at our multiple Northern Nevada locations can help!

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

Call (844) 8-SMILE-NOW or fill out the form to make an appointment today!


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What Kind of Dental Emergencies Do We Treat?

Our skilled dentists have the experience and knowledge to quickly assess a dental emergency and put a plan into action right away. We treat most dental emergencies, including:

  • Cracked Teeth
  • Partially Broken or Chipped Teeth
  • Loose Teeth Due to a Trauma to the Mouth
  • Detached or Avulsed Teeth Due to a Trauma to the Mouth
  • Lose or Missing Dental Fillings
  • Broken or Detached Dental Crown
  • Sudden Severe Pain in Teeth or Gums
  • 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 Northern Nevada dentists in Reno, Sparks, or Carson City can see you as soon as possible.

Loose or Knocked-Out Teeth

If a tooth or multiple teeth have separated from the gum line due to a hard impact to the mouth, there is a possibility one of our dentists will be able to save the tooth. It’s critical to not delay in these situations. The longer the tooth is out of the mouth or not properly attached, the less chance your dentist has to successfully reattach it.

It’s important to keep the area clean until you are able to get to your dentist. Rinse your mouth with warm water to clear away any food, dirt or debris that may have been introduced from the accident. If the tooth is no longer in your mouth, place it in milk to preserve it as long as possible. However, always try to keep the tooth in your mouth if it has not completely detached. Do not attempt to remove the tooth yourself.


Swelling in the Gums or Tongue

Swelling in the mouth can be caused by a number of reasons, including food particles becoming lodged between the teeth and gums. However, there are other causes that should be assessed by a professional as soon as possible because it could be a sign of a more serious issue.

Applying a cold compress should help bring down the swelling until you can see your dentist. If the swelling is accompanied by noticeable discomfort, there’s the possibility of a cyst or infection in that area of the mouth. If these things are left untreated, it could lead to significant health developments down the road.


Excessive Bleeding in the Mouth

If you experience an excessive amount of bleeding in your mouth for any reason, seek professional help as soon as possible. If the bleeding is not controlled quickly, you put yourself at risk for a number of immediate health issues.

When there is blood present in the mouth, it’s important to find the source of the bleeding so whatever issue you are experiencing can be properly treated. If you were just in an accident or had a fall, there’s a possibility your jaw may be broken, teeth have been knocked out, or your tongue or gums were damaged from the impact. Also, an infection or advanced gum disease could be the cause of the bleeding. Do your best to find the source and apply pressure to slow the bleeding until you can see one of our dentists.

Sudden Severe Pain in Teeth or Gums

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

Applying a cold compress can also help with the pain, but should only be applied temporarily until you are able to see one of our dentists. The pain can be a sign of tissue inflammation due to infection, tooth decay, or an abscess. If the infection spreads to other parts of the body, the situation can potentially become life-threatening.

How to Avoid a Dental Emergency

While not all dental emergencies can be avoided, there are circumstances that could potentially increase your risk of experiencing sudden dental injury.

Common situations include:

  • Playing contact sports such as football or boxing
  • Using your teeth to open containers or packaging
  • Biting down on very hard or chewy foods
  • Engaging in activities while physically impaired
  • Accidents involving injury to the mouth or jaw

If you find yourself in these situations, the best thing you can do is be aware of the risks and follow the recommendations on how to care for your teeth if you do experience a dental emergency.

Call or visit our nearest Reno dentist location to prevent further damage to the teeth and lessen the severity of the situation with proper and immediate treatment.

If you do not have dental insurance, learn about our Smile Saver Program, making emergency dental treatment affordable and available to all.

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We Accept Most Dental Insurance

Absolute Dental is a preferred provider for most insurances, unions, and hotels that include: MGM-MIRAGE, Met-Life, Aetna, Diversified, Delta, Health Plan of Nevada (HPN), Humana, Guardian, Ameritas, United Concordia, Venetian, Caesars Palace, Harrah’s, Station Casinos, and many more…

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.

(844) 8-SMILE-NOW

Request a Consultation

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 any of our 6 Northern Nevada locations. We can get your smile looking bright, white, and healthy again with services such as porcelain veneers and dental implants.


901 West 4th Street Ste B
Reno, Nevada 89503
Phone: (775) 386-2246


Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Thur: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Sat: Call for Availability
Sun: Closed


5032 S Virginia St
Reno, Nevada 89502
Phone: (775) 787-8900


Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Thur: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Sat: Call for Availability
Sun: Closed

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