Emergency Dentistry

woman holding her jaw in painDental emergencies can be scary and inconvenient! However, your team at Smith Dental understands that when you're in the midst of a dental crisis, you need relief and solutions as soon as possible. With three Oregon dental offices in Hillsboro, Aloha, and Forest Grove, and convenient early morning and evening office hours, our teams are here for you when you need us most.

Common Dental Emergencies We Handle

Sometimes it's hard to know if your situation is a dental emergency and you need immediate attention. After all, a chipped tooth may not cause you discomfort right away. Our team can assess your condition over the phone and help you decide if you need to come in immediately or if you can schedule a repair at a later date, so don't hesitate to call us if you or someone you love has a dental concern.

Some of the common dental emergencies we handle are:

  • Chipped or broken teeth
  • Knocked-out teeth
  • Toothaches or dental pain
  • Facial pain or swelling
  • Lost or damaged crowns or fillings
  • Broken or cracked dentures

Again, if you don't see your problem on the list, don't hesitate to call one of our dental offices in Forest Grove, Hillsboro, or Aloha, OR.

Emergency Treatment We Provide

tooth and first aid kitTreatment for dental emergencies differs greatly depending on your unique needs or circumstances. After our dentists provide an examination and get you comfortable, they may recommend one or more of these treatments based on your individual needs:

  • Tooth-colored fillings for decayed or chipped teeth
  • Porcelain crowns and veneers for broken teeth
  • Root canal treatment for dental infections or abscessed teeth
  • Dental implants, bridges, or dentures for lost or missing teeth
  • Tooth extractions for teeth we can't preserve

You Can Avoid Dental Emergencies

Accidents happen, but did you know that you can actually prevent many dental emergencies? It's true! With regular examinations and teeth cleanings every six months, your Aloha dentist can catch many concerns early on so you can treat them before they become problematic. For example, if your dentist finds early tooth decay, you can quickly treat it with dental filling before it progresses into the nerve of your tooth and causes an infection. 

Your dentist also checks the health of your current dental restorations to make sure they're functioning correctly and not breaking down. When old fillings and crowns break down, decay can reenter your tooth and cause problems like root infections and tooth pain. Avoid future dental concerns by being proactive about your preventive teeth cleanings and checkups today.

Don't Wait to Call Your Emergency Dentist in Hillsboro

Contact Smith Dental in Hillsboro, Aloha, or Forest Grove today if it's time to schedule your next dental appointment or you're experiencing a dental emergency.