Have you ever noticed how an emergency never happens at a good time? Not that there is ever a good time to have an emergency, of course. But the point is that no matter when there’s an emergency you need to be prepared to take action. If you’re having a dental emergency, then the action you need to take is a phone call to the office of Dr. Dallas Steele at (480) 351-6422. Arrowhead Foothills Dentistry is the primary office for dental emergencies in Glendale, AZ.
Dr. Steele sees existing patients during normal office hours for emergency dental cases. We will try to schedule your visit immediately or as soon as possible, because in some instances, seeing a dentist within 30 minutes of an emergency can spell the difference between saving and losing a tooth.
What constitutes a dental emergency? Essentially, any problem that necessitates urgent care in order to save a tooth, stop ongoing bleeding or alleviate serious pain is considered a dental emergency.
Emergency Steps for You
Perhaps the most recognizable dental emergency is a knocked out tooth. In this case, emergency dentist Dr. Steele offers the following steps to take after you’ve called Arrowhead Foothills Dentistry:
- Pick up the tooth and touch it only at the crown, never by the root.
- Rinse the tooth, taking care not to remove any tissue that may still be attached to the root.
- If possible, hold the tooth in place and apply gentle pressure by biting down.
- If this isn’t possible, then place the tooth is a small container and fill with milk.
These steps and being seen immediately by your emergency dentist in Glendale, AZ, will increase the chances of the tooth remaining viable and savable.
Call Our Office Immediately
If you are experiencing a dental emergency, then call Arrowhead Foothills Dentistry in Glendale, AZ. Dr. Dallas Steele and his staff will make every attempt to see you immediately in the office if your are an existing patient, or make other emergency arrangements as necessary. We also proudly serve patients from Avondale, Phoenix, North Scottsdale, Deer Valley Village, Peoria and the surrounding Arizona communities.