Dental Emergencies

Comprehensive Emergency Dentistry in South Salt Lake

woman with tooth painDr. Michael Young and our team know that accidents happen and problems can occur even with good oral hygiene and preventive visits. When a situation results in a dental emergency, you deserve care from a trusted team that can handle your urgent case. Our team offers a variety of treatments with a compassionate and personalized approach.

We provide emergency appointments during regular office hours and a convenient, real-time scheduling system on our website. Our dentist is experienced in caring for kids and adults alike. Contact Main Street Dental for exceptional emergency dentistry in South Salt Lake, Salt Lake City, and West Valley City. Don’t wait - Call us today!


What is a Dental Emergency?

A dental emergency can be anything involving the teeth that interferes with biting, chewing, and speaking. Symptoms include debilitating pain, discomfort, or sensitivity and often indicate that something is wrong. Should you be experiencing any of these symptoms, they require diagnosis and treatment from a professional.

We recommend that you schedule a visit with our dentist as soon as possible. Putting off treatment can lead to severe complications that can jeopardize your long-term dental health. The most common dental emergencies we treat include:

  • Broken tooth or restoration
  • Knocked out or avulsed teeth
  • Dislodged or loose teeth
  • Infections
  • Toothaches
  • And more!

Convenient Ways to Schedule Your Emergency Visit

Successful emergency dentistry in South Salt Lake begins with easy access to essential care. Our team provides several ways to book a visit. Call our office during regular hours, and we will do everything we can to get you seen the same day. Our online scheduling system makes it convenient to book an emergency appointment for the very next day when your situation occurs after business hours. You can find this located on our website!

What to Do During a Dental Emergency

When you experience an accident or injury involving your smile, contact us as soon as you can. Our compassionate and knowledgeable team can guide you through your situation. We walk you through each step, informing you how we'll handle your case and giving you peace of mind.

It is essential to stay calm, be wise, and act fast during your emergency. There are things you can do to help promote success before visiting our office for treatment.

For a broken tooth: Be sure to gather all pieces of your tooth and place them in a clean, dry storage bag or container. Rinse your mouth and affected area with warm water to remove bacteria and debris.

For an avulsed or knocked-out tooth: Pick up your tooth carefully. Hold it by its crown, and do not touch the roots. Doing so can lead to irreversible root damage. If possible, place it back in its socket. If not, store your tooth in a clean container with milk or saliva until we can treat you. To ease bleeding, lace a clean, dry gauze on top of your tooth. Bite down with gentle pressure to hold it in place.

Prompt Care for Meeting Your Needs

woman in dental office looking at dental x-rayWe work to diagnose your situation and relieve pain as soon as you arrive. Our dentist performs a consultation and gentle exam to identify the problem at its source. We design care to maximize your comfort and get you back to normalcy as quickly as possible. Our team works closely with children and adults, taking time to personalize treatment for specific needs.

Whether you require a crown, extraction, or immediate implant placement, we only recommend services we feel are best suited for your needs. We provide emergency dentistry in South Salk Lake that combines accurate diagnosis, trusted techniques, and safe materials.

Prompt Emergency Dentistry Treatments in South Salt Lake

We provide the following services to treat dental emergencies:

  • Immediate extractions are done to remove teeth made unsalvageable by significant damage, infection, or decay. We perform emergency extractions to protect neighboring teeth and preserve long-term dental health.
  • Dental implants are used to replace teeth missing. Tooth loss can result from an injury, advanced gum disease, extraction, deep decay, or severe infection. Our dentist performs implant placement and restoration.
  • Dental restorations, such as temporary crowns, can be custom made for children and adults to return strength and function to a tooth.

While we do not perform root canal therapy, our dentist works closely with local experts in our area. He can refer you to the right specialist to ensure you receive the best treatment for saving your tooth.

Skilled Emergency Dentistry in South Salt Lake

Dr. Michael Young and our team have experience helping adults and children with emergency dental care for many years. If you or a loved one require emergency dentistry in South Salt Lake, Salt Lake City, or West Valley City, contact Main Street Dental today!



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