Oklahoma City Emergency Dentist
If you are in pain from a dental emergency, call us now: (405) 751-8092. We'll see you ASAP even if you are not one of our patients. Generally we'll ask you how soon you can get to our office. When you're in pain, it is your body's signal that something is wrong. But beware: with an infected tooth there is pain at first; however, as it begins to abscess the pain goes away. Unfortunately, the infection is still there and will continue to spread. Don't ignore a tooth ache. It is better to have it checked and be safe rather than sorry.
A no-guilt emergency dentist
Often people end up with a dental emergency because they have put off their dental care for so long. Sometimes emergencies are the result because life is hectic and it hasn't been a priority, sometimes because of finances, and sometimes because of dental fear. Whatever your reason for putting off your dental care, we want you to know that Dr. Swearingen will not make you feel guilty or embarrassed. He does not judge his patients and is just glad they are now getting the care they need.
A pain-free emergency dentist
It is not uncommon for a patient to end up with a dental emergency because they have had a negative experience with a dentist. We are sensitive to that and want to give our patients a pain-free experience. We start that even with our injections. Rather than a typical needle injection, we use a relatively new approach called The Wand, which gives pain-free injections. You can learn more about that and our nitrous oxide sedation on our cater to cowards page.
Situations that may need an emergency dentist
- A toothache: If the pain is coming from inside the tooth, that is almost always a sign that the pulp is being irritated in some way. This can happen from an infection or a cavity.
- An infection: You can get an infection in or around your tooth. Antibiotics alone will not solve a dental infection, because there is no way for the antibiotics to get inside your tooth, which is the source of the infection. If the infection requires a root canal treatment, we will not do that procedure at the emergency appointment. Instead we'll get you out of pain and set up a follow-up appointment for any further treatment that is necessary.
- A broken tooth: Though broken teeth may not cause pain, they can be an esthetic emergency. Go ahead and come in and we can bond your tooth back together. Dental bonding is a relatively quick procedure and will save you the embarrassment of smiling with broken teeth.
- A tooth that's been knocked out: When you've received a traumatic injury that causes one of your teeth to come out completely, it is important to be seen right away. Place the tooth in either milk or a moist (not dripping wet) towel. This will keep the ligament alive and may allow us to replant and save the tooth, depending on how fast you can get here.
If you have a dental emergency, call now. We'll see you right away!