Emergency Dentistry: Urgent Dental Care When You Need it Most

Emergency dentistry from Hindman Family Dentistry in Sioux City, Iowa, can be the difference between saving and losing your tooth. Although many people call emergency rooms when needing urgent dental care, most ERs don’t have the expertise and equipment to handle dental emergencies. When you want immediate dental care, an emergency dentist is the most suited to restore oral health. In our office, Dr. Joshua Hindman and his skilled team are equipped with the necessary training and equipment to deliver exceptional dental care, even when waiting is not an option.

What’s considered a dental emergency

A dental emergency is any oral health issue that requires immediate attention from a dental professional. It typically involves severe pain, bleeding, or trauma to the mouth, teeth, or surrounding tissues. When you have a dental emergency, your situation can’t wait for your scheduled dental appointment — you need care within 24-48 hours and, sometimes, almost immediately.

Call your emergency dentist when you encounter the below dental woes.

  • Extreme tooth pain
  • A knocked-out tooth
  • A loose tooth
  • Fractured or broken teeth
  • Lost filling or crown
  • Dental abscess
  • Increased pain, swelling, or bleeding after dental treatments

When you have a tooth injury or bleeding gums, your first instinct might be to call an ER. While an ER can help stop bleeding or minimize pain, a dentist is the first person to call when you need urgent dental care. Emergency dentists not only relieve pain, but they have the expertise to save your tooth or prevent further dental damage. 

How we help with dental emergencies

Do you need urgent dental care? Don’t delay treatment — call us now! We have scheduled our appointments to accommodate dental emergencies. This allows us to resolve dental issues for patients who can’t wait for the next day’s appointment.

Help begins from the moment you call us. We understand that dental emergencies can be stressful, so we aim to provide reassurance and comfort right from the phone call. Furthermore, our dental team gives you care instructions before you arrive at our office for treatment. 

When you arrive at our office, we promptly diagnose you and recommend the treatment options below, depending on your case.

  • Tooth filling
  • Dental crown treatment
  • Emergency root canal
  • Emergency dental extraction
  • Periodontal treatment

Preserve your oral health with emergency dentistry

Emergency dentistry is vital when your dental health is on the line. Since dental emergencies can strike at any time, including weekends and late nights, it’s crucial to save our number, (712) 274-2228, on your phone. Call us immediately if you need urgent dental care in Sioux City, IA, and its environs — taking quick action can make all the difference.