Emergency Dentistry in Meridian, ID

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We’re here if you need an emergency dentist in Meridian, ID right away for mouth trauma, toothaches, and more.

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Accidents and dental emergencies happen at a moment’s notice, but it’s important not to panic. Restoration Dentistry in Meridian, ID offers timely help and advice when you’re in need.

Unexpected mouth, teeth, gum, or jaw problems may occur for various reasons – due to sports accidents, car accidents, poor dental hygiene, and more – it doesn’t matter what the cause is or if you’re unsure if it’s classified as a dental emergency. If you’re worried about your dental problem, then contact us right away.

Examples of dental emergencies:

  • Mouth injury, tooth trauma, or tooth loss

  • Toothache, decay, or abscess
  • Broken or chipped teeth, braces, or fillings
  • Loose teeth, unexplained bleeding gums, and more

For life-threatening injuries to the head or severe tooth infection, please visit the emergency room for immediate care. For non-life-threatening dental emergencies, turn to your local dentist, who can help.

Why Choose Emergency Dentistry

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Specialized Care

Dentists specialize in oral health and can get your mouth back to feeling and looking great.

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Emergency dentistry helps relieve mouth pain and may be able to save the tooth or restore it.

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Saves Time

The earlier you visit a dentist for care, the easier, faster, and less costly treatment may be.

Patient Stories
‘‘The office is full of state of the art equipment, imaging equipment that I never thought possible. If you want your smile to be the best it can be, Dr Clayton is your guy. I could go on and on, but bottom line is that he is enthusiastic and has a deep level of care for his patients. I couldn’t ever see myself going anywhere else ever again.’’

- Jeremy M

‘‘Dr. Clayton is the most thorough, thoughtful, and trustworthy dentist around. He is extremely professional with perfect bedside manner that erases any dental anxiety. My wife and I followed him to this beautiful new practice location here without hesitation. The staff here is top notch too. His style is a gentle, preventative, and restorative approach that I appreciate. I was grateful on my most recent visit for his instructions about how to strengthen enamel to improve some sensitive spots on my teeth.’’

- Rick LeCheminant

How Emergency Dentistry Works

Restoration Dentistry helps you find the best treatment for immediate dental concerns.

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If you’re unsure if you have a dental emergency, but your pain or discomfort isn’t subsiding, then please contact us right away to evaluate your situation.

While some dental emergencies are obvious, others are more subtle but warrant medical attention. If left ignored, an oral problem may worsen and lead to further tooth damage, tooth loss, or serious infection.

  • Step 1

    Stay calm and seek immediate care at the hospital if you have a life-threatening injury. If you have a non-life-threatening dental emergency, then call us right away.

  • Step 2

    We’ll review your symptoms over the phone to decide if you should come into the dental office right away or if you should schedule an appointment. In the meantime, our team will answer your questions and health concerns and provide guidance and advice on what to do before your visit.

  • Step 3

    Once you’re in the office, our team will help relieve your dental pain and restore your oral health. Depending on the case, we may schedule a follow-up visit to monitor healing or for a restorative or cosmetic dentistry procedure.

Nobody should have to scramble to find help for pain relief or much-needed dental care, so we make it easy.

FAQ about Emergency Dentistry

  • What are considered dental emergencies?

    Oral problems that need immediate attention are considered dental emergencies.

    These may include:

    • A painful tooth
    • A loose tooth
    • A lost tooth
    • A broken tooth
    • A chipped tooth
    • Swollen gums
    • Bleeding gums
    • Tooth decay
    • Infection
    • Mouth trauma
    • Broken or loosened fillings, braces, inlays, and onlays

    Whether it’s an accident or a worsening symptom due to oral negligence or regular wear, if the problem is painful, then it’s time to see your dentist for an emergency treatment or repair.

    If left untreated, your problem may worsen or cause serious infection. Call us right away if you have a dental emergency in Meridian, ID.

  • Can you go to the ER for a dental emergency?

    If you have a life-threatening emergency or immediate health concern, then the hospital ER (emergency room) can provide the help you need to relieve your pain or stop bleeding.

    Depending on the problem, the ER may use temporary measures to provide pain relief until you’re able to visit the dentist for specialized dental work.

    Examples of dental emergencies that warrant an ER visit include:

    • Head or neck injuries
    • Difficulty swallowing or breathing
    • Persistent bleeding or severe swelling
    • Severe pain that comes on suddenly
  • How can I get emergency dental treatment?

    To get an emergency dental treatment, please contact your local trusted dentist.

    Depending on the severity of the dental emergency, your dentist will get you into the office ASAP for same-day treatment if needed. If immediate attention is not necessary, then your dentist will schedule the earliest appointment available.

  • What is the most common dental emergency?

    Many common dental emergencies include toothaches, knocked-out permanent teeth, and cracked teeth.

    When in doubt about your mouth injury, trauma, or pain, please contact us right away.

  • Will the ER pull a tooth?

    There are many reasons for a tooth extraction, but the decision to pull a tooth needs to be evaluated by a dentist.

    The ER does not perform dental work but treats the immediate problem to stop bleeding, control infection, or provide pain relief. Once controlled, you should visit your dentist for specialized care.

    In some instances, the dentist may be able to save your tooth. If the tooth cannot be saved, your dentist will work with you to create a customized plan to restore your tooth’s look and function.

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