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Find a dentist near you using our 24-hour emergency patient support team. Our Emergency Dental Services include scheduling an emergency appointment directly with partnering dentist, providing instant insurance verifications, and dental care financing options for unexpected expenses.

Each dental provider in our network will require an exam and x-ray before diagnosing any treatment plans. Some of the most common dental emergencies that are treated are: chipped/broken tooth, tooth extractions, dental implants, bleeding gums, broken crowns/fillings, cavities, and abscessed tooth.

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Do you need answers to questions concerning a dental emergency, dental procedure, or oral hygiene? Use our "Ask The Dentist" service to get answers to the most frequently asked dental questions. Read our collection of questions & answers from top contributing dentists around the U.S.


What should you do if you have a broken, chipped, or knocked out tooth?

Injuries can happen at any given time of the day and most of the time you will not have the ability to prepare for them. If you have a broken tooth, chipped tooth, fractured tooth, or a tooth gets knocked out, it’s important to know the first step to take after the injury. The most important step after your injury is to find an emergency dentist that you can inform and that will provide advice on how to minimize the pain from your injury. Using a resource like Emergency Dental Service will give you several dental providers to choose from in your local area that can provide emergency dental care for your tooth within 24 hours. Most injuries can wait until the next day but the more serious injuries will require immediate care to stop the bleeding & pain. The key is to stay calm and not panic while you seek help for your dental emergency. Call as many dental providers as you can, in order to find a 24/7 on call dentist that will take care of you. Use Emergency Dental Service to call and pick between multiple dentists that can handle your tooth emergency.

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When will you need a tooth extraction & will it hurt?

There are several reasons that can lead to your tooth being extracted which include: tooth infection, tooth decay, not visiting a dentist on a regular basis, making room for permanent teeth, to prepare for braces, and to remove broken or badly damaged teeth. Once a dentist determines that a tooth needs to be removed/extracted, a plan will be created in order to map out the best way to remove the tooth without affecting any other area in your month. The procedure is usually painless based on the dentist numbing the area in the month around the extraction. Once the procedure is over, most dentists will prescribe medication (usually over the counter pain medication) for pain that will happen after the numbing medicine wears off. You can expect to have some discomfort after the procedure but none that will last after 2-3 days. Bleeding may occur immediately afterwards and most dentist recommend placing a gauze on the extracted area for at least 30 minutes.

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How long does it take to ease the pain after a root canal procedure?

A root canal performed by a dentist cleans out the inside of the tooth and seals it from bacteria so your body can fight the infection and heal. You can compare the healing process to removing a splinter from an infected finger so the finger can heal. That infected area of the jaw below a tooth can be sore up to a year after a root canal is performed. One more reason your tooth may be hurting is that root canals are only 80-90% successful within the first 5 years. There are many reasons for this. For instance, the tooth could have a microscopic fracture that is not visible in the mouth or on an x-ray. If the root canal is not successful, an infection will persist and cause pain as the infection grows and puts pressure on the surrounding tissues.

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How often do fillings need to be replaced?

Here are some good reasons that will signal an alarm for you to get your fillings replaced: • Signs of Decay: On a closer inspection of your afflicted area, signs of decay become more visible and such should make you visit our office immediately. Decay can cause further damage if not treated appropriately. As bacteria finds a loophole to enter your oral system it would eventually increase and multiply at great pace before it can be stopped. • Chipping or Cracking: Though they may not pose a serious nature to many, but when fillings tend to crack or chip then its best they are replaced. They might come off altogether and may become a choking hazard. Running on a broken down tool is hazardous and when fillings wear off its best they are replaced, before they can cause serious damage to one’s health. Leakage: Over the time of continuous usage there might come an instance where the filling actually leaves a gap within the tooth. This space is where saliva and bacteria can interact freely and cause further damages. It’s best to respond to leaking fillings early on before they get out of hand.

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If Dry Mouth Causes Major Tooth Decay, Should I Get My Teeth Pulled?

A lot of medicines have dry mouth as a side effect. as you know, dry mouth really increases your cavity risk. Here is how I would look at this- if the cavities are not too big/deep, then I would fix them. If the cavities get deep into the tooth or under the gums to the bone level, then fixing even with a root canal + crowns becomes difficult. A full set of dentures with dry mouth can also have problems. If some of your teeth cannot be fixed, then removing those teeth and planning for a partial may be a good option. Implants are also a good permanent tooth replacement option but can take a longer amount of time to put in and the cost is higher than a partial.

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Common Dental Emergencies

A dental emergency is often something that most people are unprepared for. When faced with an unexpected dental situation, it’s important to understand the most common dental emergencies and what you can do at home before you see an emergency dentist. Once your tooth pain is at a manageable level, the next step is finding a dentist near you that is available to take care of your emergency using a trusted resource like Emergency Dental Service.

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Tooth Extraction

When a tooth has damage, is broken, or has decay most dentists will try to fix the tooth with the normal dental crown or filling. There are times when the normal preventive maintenance will not repair a tooth and the tooth has too much damage to be repaired and therefore has to be extracted. The extraction will remove the tooth from its socket in the bone.Learn More

Abscess Tooth

Abscess Tooth

An abscessed tooth is an infection that has occurred on or around the gums in the month. Usually a dental abscess will form between the gum and tooth or sometimes near the root of the tooth. The infection is treatable and can take up to 2 weeks to heal once seen by a medical professional. Tooth abscess will occur inside the tooth when the tooth’s nerve starts dying or is dead. Learn More

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Lost Filling & Crowns

Losing a filling or crown on your tooth is a common problem that many people have to see an after hours dentist for. It is very important to find the missing piece and bring it in during your dental visit, in order to avoid a completely new procedure. Although filings and crowns are very strong and long lasting, most patients need to realize that the dental work is not permanent and need to be monitored closely overtime. Learn More

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Chipped Tooth

A chipped or broken tooth can be fixed very quickly as long as you see an emergency dentist immediately. Once you have an appointment secured, make sure to bring in the broken piece of your tooth with you (if you can’t find it then a partial can be put in its place). Most dentist recommend to keep the tooth in warm milk or water until you get to their office. Learn More

Emergency Dental Blog

Use our dental care blog as a resource to find the most up to date information on dental health & hygiene products in the industry. Browse through our community of writers that cover topics related to dental insurance, the general dental industry, dental hygiene, links to dental resources, & dental emergencies.


5 Ways to Avoid Dental Emergencies When Traveling

By Emergency Dental Service - Monday, March 19, 2018
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Maybe you’ve been there before. Everything is going well until a toothache starts to cause severe pain. Dental discomfort can halt even the best-laid plans. One of the worst times for this to happen is when you are traveling, especially if you are far away from home and your trusted family dentist. At the Emergency Dental Service, we are well-equipped to handle all of your immediate dental needs. However, wouldn’t it be nice if you could avoid the need for a 24-hour dentist altogether? Today, our team will discuss 5 ways to avoid dental emergencies when traveling.  read more

Make Us Your New Contact and Alleviate Stress and Worry

By Emergency Dental Service - Monday, March 12, 2018
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Do you travel a lot? Whether for business or for pleasure, it is helpful to be prepared for any circumstance when you are on the road or flying across the country. An emergency dental situation can quickly deflate even the most exciting ventures. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could call one number for quality dental care, no matter where you are in the country? With the Emergency Dental Service, now you can. Call 1-888-350-1340 from anywhere in the United States to connect with our support team. We can quickly search our database and make an appointment with an emergency dentist near you.  read more

5 Ways to Avoid Dental Emergencies When Traveling

By Emergency Dental Service - Monday, March 19, 2018
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Maybe you’ve been there before. Everything is going well until a toothache starts to cause severe pain. Dental discomfort can halt even the best-laid plans. One of the worst times for this to happen is when you are traveling, especially if you are far away from home and your trusted family dentist. At the Emergency Dental Service, we are well-equipped to handle all of your immediate dental needs. However, wouldn’t it be nice if you could avoid the need for a 24-hour dentist altogether? Today, our team will discuss 5 ways to avoid dental emergencies when traveling.  read more

Make Us Your New Contact and Alleviate Stress and Worry

By Emergency Dental Service - Monday, March 12, 2018
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Do you travel a lot? Whether for business or for pleasure, it is helpful to be prepared for any circumstance when you are on the road or flying across the country. An emergency dental situation can quickly deflate even the most exciting ventures. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could call one number for quality dental care, no matter where you are in the country? With the Emergency Dental Service, now you can. Call 1-888-350-1340 from anywhere in the United States to connect with our support team. We can quickly search our database and make an appointment with an emergency dentist near you.  read more

My Airplane Just Landed, and I Need an Emergency Dentist!

By Emergency Dental Service - Wednesday, February 14, 2018
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You’ve packed your bags, dropped off your dog at a relative’s house, and checked in at the airport. Your plane is even running on time! You remembered your sunscreen, your iPod, and the new mystery novel you’ve been planning to read. Finally, nothing can stand in your way. Now, you find yourself en route to your vacation destination for a week in the sand and sun. Then, you notice a dreaded pang in your tooth. After everything has gone so smoothly, why do you find yourself with a nasty toothache as soon as your plane takes off? Believe it or not, this is a common occurrence. Today, we will discuss why it happens, and how you can find a skilled and knowledgeable emergency dentist as soon as your plane lands.  read more

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Dental Emergency Info

Emergency Dental Service

Emergency Dental Service is the most convenient way to find a dentist near you during an urgent or extreme dental emergency. The network was created over 18 years ago and has recently updated its technology and internal call center agents to increase the ability to service patients with dental emergencies in all 50 states of the US. Over 75% of the patients that use Emergency Dental Service will access the website via a mobile device/smart phone and use the search term “emergency dentist near me”. This justifies the reason why EDS invested most of it’s 2017 marketing budget into redesigning their website to be mobile friendly and to make calling the 24 hour emergency dental care call center as easy as clicking on the phone number. The EDS call center is available to all patients that need help finding a dentist that can help them get out of pain immediately before their normal participating dentist is open. Most patients that call the network have extreme pain that will not allow them to wait until the next day to take care of their dental emergency. All emergency dentist that are a part of the Emergency Dental Service network, have evening, weekend, or walk-in hours that will allow a patient to conveniently be seen immediately. If you or a loved one is experiencing pain or discomfort from a dental emergency using a online dental referral service such as Emergency Dental Service is critical to having the ability to locate a dentist 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

What is an Emergency Dentist?

Emergency dentists are usually licensed dental providers that own their own dental clinic and provide general & specialty dental services.  They typically accept patients through walk-in appointments or appointments scheduled within 24 hours. Most emergency dentists will have hours that are dedicated to seeing patients with dental emergencies during the evenings and on weekends. Emergency dentists are setup to handle painful and uncomfortable dental problems that usually happen unexpectedly.

How do you find emergency dentists in your local area?

There are many resources that you can use to locate a dentist near you that will help with a dental emergency. Most of the resources are accessible online and have an easy way for you to call and get additional information.  Some of the top emergency dental resources include: Emergency Dental Service, 1-800-Dentist, Emergency Dentists USA, Emergency Dental Care, 24 Hour Dental, & Aspen Dental

Emergency Dental Care

Having the knowledge of what to do in a dental emergency is very critical. There are several things that a patient can do in order to prevent a small dental problem from getting worse. Most dentist recommend calling an emergency hotline and getting advice from a license professional in the case of an emergency. The number one recommendation is to keep calm and immediately find a way to ease pain, either through over the counter medication or a doctor’s subscription. Emergency dental care that is handled at home the proper way, will most likely prevent you from having a costly dental bill and sometimes save a broken or fractured tooth.

Tooth Infection

A tooth infection can become serious if left untreated and not given immediate attention. Most infections can spread to other teeth and other areas of the body over time. Typically the tooth infection is caused by an untreated cavity, injury to an area of the tooth or previous dental work. The most common term used to describe a tooth infection is an abscessed tooth and can usually cause pain while chewing or irritate the gums surrounding the infected tooth. To treat a tooth infection, you will need to seek the help of a medical professional and he/she will usually run lab tests and imaging to accurately diagnosis the problem. If your pain from a tooth infection occurs during the weekend or late at night, use an online resource such as Emergency Dental Service to find an emergency dentist that is open near you immediately.

Tooth Extraction

When a tooth has been damaged badly enough some dentist recommend moving forward with a dental procedure called a tooth extraction. A tooth extraction is the removal of a damaged tooth from the socket in the bone. Chipped, fractured, or a severely decayed tooth are usually extracted if they cannot be repaired and healed naturally. An emergency tooth extraction is usually performed when an unexpected injury to the month has affected one or several teeth. Sports injuries & physical fights are the number 1 & 2 causes for an emergency tooth extraction.  When faced with an emergency that requires immediate emergency dental attention, use valid online resources to find local emergency dentists.

Emergency Dentist Near Me search feature

One of the newest smartphone features is the ability to utilize your phones GPS signal to find local businesses closest to your location. This is especially important for emergency situations like dental emergencies that can occur unexpectedly. Millions of iPhone users that consistently use Apple Maps & Siri, can now use their phones to do quick searches for emergency dentists near me and find a list of local dentist that are open and accepting walk-in emergency patients. This feature can also be used to find general businesses that are not emergency related. Another common search is “dentist near me” or “dentists near me” this search usually list all general dentist in any local area that are close to your GPS signal. A lot of people use this search to find a dentist in a new area that they have moved to or are unfamiliar with.

Dental Crowns

A dental crown procedure is the covering of an existing tooth with porcelain, ceramic or stainless steel. The main reasons most dentist recommend a dental crown are: you have a really extreme discoloration in a tooth, a tooth is super weak and needs support to hold it together, or you want to make your teeth look better for cosmetic reasons. Most dental crowns are a two-day procedure that require the dentist to create a mold of your tooth one day and input the dental crown on the 2nd day. There is a newer procedure called “Same-Day Dental Crown” that speeds up this process with a one day procedure using a newly developed technology & machine. This procedure is also called CEREC and thousands of dentists are certified in this area.

24 hour dentist | Weekend Dentist open on Saturday & Sunday

Most dental emergencies occur during the evening & weekend hours, which are times that general dentist are closed. In order to find a Saturday dentist you will need to use online resources such as Emergency Dental Service or 1-800-Dentist to find local emergency dentist near your home or office. There are a few dental offices that advertise as being open 24 hours a day & 7 days each week. These offices specialize in dental emergencies and are usually open during late evening hours to accommodate walk-in patients.

Urgent dental care | Dental emergency rooms

There are thousands of emergency rooms located throughout the United States but most do not specialize in urgent dental care or emergency dental procedures. Emergency rooms will accept patients with dental emergencies but will only issue perceptions to ease the pain and then refer you to a dentist. You will have to find an urgent care dentist or clinic that is setup specifically as a dental emergency room. Both are very hard to find and will take some research using services such as Emergency Dental Service to find an emergency dentist that is close by.

Tooth Abscess

One of the human body’s ways of protecting itself from bacteria & infection is by forming an abscess around the infection. Through a tooth abscess, the body prevents the infection in or around that tooth from spreading to other areas of the body. An abscessed tooth usually takes a couple of weeks to heal and it is highly recommend to see a dentist to get an evaluation of what is causing the tooth infection. Sometimes the tooth abscess can be very painful and swollen and in many cases need immediate emergency attention. Emergency dentists specialize in treating pain from a tooth abscess and will evaluate the root cause of the infection during your emergency walk-in visit.

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We are expanding our network of emergency dental providers across the United States and would love for you to join our team. Currently The EDS Network generates thousands of emergency phone calls and we are in need of additional dentist to help us serve the community. Please click on the link below to learn more about joining our exclusive emergency dental referral network.

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