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Do you know what constitutes a dental emergency? Do you know what to do if you encounter a dental emergency? If you have a dental emergency, please call our Smiles by Design team in Scottsdale, Arizona to be seen by Dr. Zana Alnaqib as soon as possible. We have time set aside during the day to handle dental emergencies. This is important because seeing Dr. Alnaqib within 30 minutes can help save a knocked-out tooth.

Of course, not all dental issues require immediate treatment. For example, if you have a crown that has come off but isn’t painful, that can wait to be re-cemented during an appointment, while saving a tooth which has been knocked out due to injury or trauma, is more urgent.

Let’s take a look at how you can best determine if a dental issue is a true dental emergency or if it can wait.

  • Do you have severe swelling in the gums, such as bulges?
  • Are you experiencing severe pain?
  • Do you have teeth which are loose and feel like they might fall out?
  • Is your mouth bleeding?
  • Have you experienced trauma to the mouth or your face?

Having regular dental checkups by Dr. Zana Alnaqib will help catch potential problems before they turn into a dental emergency. You can also wear a mouthguard to protect your teeth from potential harm while playing sports. Also, if you are traveling and encounter a dental emergency, please go to the nearest emergency room for treatment.

If you have any questions about your smile please give our Smiles by Design team a call at 480-359-2227 today. We are happy to help you have a healthy smile all year-round!