Emergency Dental Care

Emergency Dentist in Las Vegas, NV

If you believe you are having a dental emergency, please contact us immediately at 702-736-7979 for a same-day dental appointment. If it is outside of our office hours, listed below, or we were unable to answer the phone, please leave a message, and we will return your call within a few hours.

Office Hours:

Monday: 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Thursday: 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.


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Cost of a Dental Emergency

When it comes to paying for emergency dental care, we follow the same rules as regular visits. Check out our financial page for a rundown on the insurance we take, how you can pay, and everything else you need to know about financing your dental care.

Financial and Insurance Information

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What is a Dental Emergency?

A dental emergency refers to any situation involving your teeth, gums, or mouth that requires immediate medical attention to relieve severe pain, stop bleeding, or save a tooth. Here are some common examples of dental emergencies:

  1. Severe Toothache: Persistent, intense pain that does not subside and may require immediate attention to relieve.
  2. Knocked-Out Tooth: If a tooth is completely dislodged from its socket, timely treatment can potentially save the tooth.
  3. Chipped or Broken Teeth: Especially if there is significant pain or damage to the tooth that exposes layers beneath the enamel.
  4. Loose or Dislodged Filling/Crown: If a filling or crown falls out or becomes loose, it can expose the tooth to infection and further damage.
  5. Abscess or Severe Infection: An abscess is a serious infection that occurs around the root of a tooth or in the space between the teeth and gums. It’s often painful and can even be life-threatening if not treated quickly.
  6. Bleeding Gums: While some bleeding might occur with flossing, excessive or uncontrollable bleeding from the gums can indicate a serious condition.
  7. Swelling in Mouth or Facial Area: Swelling can indicate an infection such as an abscess or other urgent conditions.

Immediate treatment for a dental emergency is crucial to alleviate pain, prevent further complications, and increase the chances of successful outcomes. In such cases, contacting a dentist as soon as possible is advised.

Home Care for Dental Emergencies

  • What if my tooth gets knocked out?

    • Grasp the tooth by its crown (top part), avoiding the root.
    • Lightly rinse the tooth with water only, steering clear of any soaps or chemicals. Avoid scrubbing it.
    • Attempt to reinsert the tooth into its socket. Use gentle finger pressure, then try to stabilize it by biting down.
    • If reinsertion isn’t feasible, store the tooth in a container filled with milk.
    • Promptly get in touch with your dentist—the quicker you act, the better the chances for successful reimplantation.
  • What if my tooth is loose but still attached?

    If you have a loose tooth, here’s what you should do:

    • Avoid Touching It: Don’t wiggle the tooth with your tongue or fingers and avoid chewing on that side.
    • Keep It Clean: Continue brushing and flossing gently, avoiding direct contact with the loose tooth.
    • Eat Soft Foods: Stick to soft foods that don’t require much chewing.
    • Saltwater Rinse: Rinse your mouth with warm salt water to reduce swelling and cleanse the area.
    • See a Dentist: Visit a dentist as soon as possible for an evaluation and appropriate treatment, which might include stabilizing the tooth.
    • Manage Pain: Use over-the-counter pain relievers if necessary, following the recommended dosage.

    Prompt dental attention is essential to potentially save the tooth and address the underlying cause of its looseness.

  • What if I have a chipped or cracked tooth?

    If you have a chipped or cracked tooth, start by rinsing your mouth with warm water to clean the area. Apply a cold compress to your cheek to reduce swelling and take over-the-counter pain relievers as needed. If you find pieces of the tooth, rinse and save them. Cover any sharp edges of the tooth with dental wax or sugar-free gum to prevent cuts. Stick to eating soft foods and avoid chewing on the affected side. Schedule a prompt dental appointment; bring any saved pieces of the tooth with you. Your dentist will evaluate the damage and recommend appropriate treatment, such as a filling, crown, or possibly a root canal for more severe cases. Immediate dental care is crucial to prevent further damage or infection.

Desert Hills Dental

6740 S. Fort Apache, STE. 100
Las Vegas, NV 89148
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Monday: 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Thursday: 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.



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