Emergency  Dentistry

Emergency Dentistry in Pittsburgh

What is a dental emergency?

A dental emergency encompasses any urgent dental situation that demands immediate care, such as severe pain, uncontrolled bleeding, or the risk of losing a tooth. At Smiles One Family Dentistry, we are fully prepared to address these critical needs swiftly and efficiently. 

Common dental emergencies include severe toothaches, knocked-out teeth, broken or chipped teeth, abscesses, and injuries to the gums or jaw. Keep reading to learn more about our emergency dental services or give us a call so we can help.

Emergency Dental Care at Smiles One Family Dentistry

In dental emergencies, every moment counts. Our skilled team is prepared to provide immediate, compassionate care to address your urgent dental needs, ensuring your comfort and health are promptly restored.

Emergency Care Services

  • Same-Day Care
  • After-Hours Treatment
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The Emergency Treatment Process

Initial Assessment

Upon arrival, we quickly assess your condition to determine the immediate steps needed to alleviate pain and stabilize your dental health. We will go over the next steps with you depending on your unique needs.

Immediate Care

We typically provide immediate treatment to address your emergency, whether it's a toothache, broken tooth, or other urgent dental issue. The specific treatment depends on your case and severity of the situation. 

Follow-Up Treatment

After addressing the immediate concern, we plan any necessary follow-up treatments to ensure your long-term oral health. We will provide any aftercare instructions so you can recover comfortably and safely. 

The Emergency Treatment Process

The Importance of Prompt Treatment


Relieves Pain

Quick action can significantly reduce discomfort and pain.


Prevents Further Damage

Timely treatment prevents minor issues from becoming major complications.


Preserves Oral Health

Immediate care helps maintain the overall health of your mouth.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How soon should I seek emergency dental care?

It's crucial to seek emergency dental care as soon as possible when facing a dental emergency. Immediate attention is essential for severe pain, significant bleeding, or a knocked-out tooth. Timely treatment can make a significant difference in saving a tooth, controlling pain, or preventing further complications. If you're unsure whether your situation is an emergency, it's always better to err on the side of caution and contact your dentist promptly for guidance.

How can I manage dental pain or discomfort at home while waiting for emergency treatment?

While waiting for emergency dental treatment, you can manage pain and discomfort at home by rinsing your mouth with warm salt water to reduce swelling and cleanse the area. Over-the-counter pain relievers, such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen, can help alleviate pain. If you have a broken tooth or lost filling, temporary dental cement from a pharmacy can provide a temporary solution. Applying a cold compress to the cheek can also help reduce swelling. However, these are temporary measures, and it's important to see a dentist as soon as possible for proper treatment.

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