Dental Emergencies

Dental Emergencies

  • Major Toothaches
  • Cracked, broken, or knocked out teeth
  • Abscessed teeth

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Orthodontist Emergencies

Orthodontic Emergencies

  • Protruding wires causing pain
  • Broken, loose, or lost brackets
  • Lost ligatures or loose wires
  • Broken orthodontic appliances

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Emergency Dentistry Genesis Dental dentist in South Jordan, Orem, Provo UT Dr. Jensen and Dr. BoyackDental emergencies can be very painful and cause a lot of anxiety. They can happen to anyone at any time. That’s why we offer same-day emergency dentistry services in Orem and Provo, Utah. 


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We’re always available when you need us. If you’re experiencing a dental emergency and need treatment right away, don’t wait. Call the Genesis Dental or District Orthodontic location closest to you. When you call us, you’ll speak to an actual person who makes sure a dentist or orthodontist is available for you, no matter what time it is. We’re available both day and night.


What is a Dental Emergency, and When Should You Go to the Dentist?

The biggest indicator that you need help right away is significant tooth pain. Pain could indicate that you have a cracked or broken tooth or possibly an infection. Taking care of the tooth immediately is crucial in preventing further infection and oral hygiene issues. 

You shouldn’t have to wait for your next appointment to get relief. Contact us immediately, and we’ll take the proper steps to diagnose the issue and alleviate any immediate discomfort. We’ll then schedule a follow-up appointment at the next convenient time. This later appointment allows us to restore your smile and prevent future problems.


What Are Some Common Dental Emergencies?

There are many different types of dental emergencies, but some of the most common include:

  • Toothaches: A toothache is usually a sign of an infection. If you have a toothache, it’s essential to call us right away so we can carefully treat the condition and promote your overall wellness before the infection gets worse.
  • Knocked-Out Tooth: If you have a tooth knocked out, it’s essential to call us right away. We may be able to save the tooth if you come in within the hour.

You can do a few things to help us save the tooth. First, rinse the tooth off gently with water. Then, try to put the tooth back in place. Take care not to handle the tooth by the root area if possible. You can damage sensitive root tissues if you don’t hold the tooth by the crown. If you can’t get the tooth back into the socket, put it in a cup of milk and bring it with you to our office.

  • Broken Tooth: Like with a displaced tooth, we can sometimes save a broken tooth if you get to us soon enough. Keep any tooth pieces and take them with you to the appointment. Dr. Peet can carefully cement the tooth back into place in some cases. If not, we have dental options that may help, such as our dental bonding service or veneers.
  • Gum Injury: If you have injured your gums, it’s crucial to call us right away. We can determine the extent of the injury and provide you with the appropriate treatment.
  • Abscessed Teeth: An abscess is a pocket of pus that forms around the tooth’s root. An infection usually causes this. An abscess can cause a lot of pain, and it’s important to get treatment right away.
  • Orthodontic Emergencies: Orthodontic emergencies happen too! While some issues can be temporarily fixed while waiting for your next appointment, others should be done as soon as possible. For example:
  • Protruding wires causing pain
  • Broken, loose, or lost brackets
  • Lost ligatures or loose wires
  • Broken orthodontic appliances

Broken brackets or wires can slow your treatment down and impact your teeth’s alignment. Give us a call, and we’ll set up your appointment as soon as possible to keep your orthodontic treatment on track.


How to Handle a Dental Emergency Until You Can Get to the Dentist

You can do some things to ease your pain and discomfort until you get to the dentist.

  • Rinse your mouth out with warm water to clean it of any debris.
  • Apply a cold compress to your cheek to help reduce swelling.
  • Take over-the-counter pain medication if you are in pain.
  • If you have a toothache, you can try rinsing your mouth out with salt water or using dental floss to remove any food that may be stuck in your teeth.


How Much Do Emergency Dentistry Services Cost?

Emergency dental service costs can vary widely depending on the nature of the issue and the treatment needed, but we can offer up-front cost estimates. We accept most dental insurance plans. No insurance? No problem. We work with our patients to ensure they can afford the treatment they need. We have a loyalty plan that can help you cover unexpected dental costs. 


The Best Emergency Service at Genesis Dental & Orthodontics

You need treatment right away when you’re experiencing a dental emergency. We work hard to ensure you can get the help you need as quickly as possible. We have convenient, extended office hours and an emergency phone line that will be answered by an actual person day or night.

Come to our office today if you’re experiencing a dental emergency in Utah. You can rely on us to provide compassionate care when you need it most.

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