Emergency Dental Services
At Center City Emergency Dentists, we know how important emergency dental care is. Working with emergencies is what we do. For over 65 years, we have served countless patients with the same efficiency and effectiveness that makes us Philadelphia’s preferred emergency dentist and the top choice of the leading hospitals in the city. It is easy to see at first glance why we are different: From emergency extractions to emergency root canals, we can handle all your emergency dental needs.
Our team is the number one option for emergency dental treatment in Philadelphia. We offer the very best emergency dental services with cutting-edge technology, so you can rest in the comfort of knowing that we have your best interests in mind and can give you the smile you need.
We are a 24-hour emergency dentist and open 365 days a year, so call us now and see how we can help you with your emergency:
Those suffering from oral pain due to a damaged tooth may require emergency extraction. Two of the most common reasons for an emergency tooth removal:
- A tooth is too damaged to repair
- A wisdom tooth is growing in incorrectly and is leading to acute pain and damage to the gum
Pericoronitis is the inflammation caused by the burst of wisdom teeth through the gum. Symptoms of pericoronitis may include:
- Swollen gum tissue causing physical discomfort
- Sharp pain when the gum is touched and while chewing food
- Bad taste in the mouth even after brushing and flossing
- Difficulty opening the mouth
- Wisdom tooth abscess
Emergency Root Canals
An emergency root canal is the removal of the infected pulp and nerve of a tooth. Root canals are also performed when a tooth is so cracked or damaged that infection is unavoidable. The canal and pulp cavity are filled with an inert material, which is then covered with a dental crown that mirrors the top of your tooth.
Emergency Dental Trauma
Unfortunately, tooth trauma can result from many kinds of activities. Contact sports, car accidents and even physical confrontations can all possibly require emergency dental trauma surgery.
Sudden dental trauma that requires immediate attention is why it is so important to always have access to 24-hour emergency dentists. It is important to get to our office as fast as you can. A tooth starts to die at around 15 minutes. After 30 minutes, the chance for reimplementation is reduced dramatically.
Lost or Broken Fillings
A missing filling is something that requires immediate attention. A loose filling can cause extreme pain and even deprive you of the ability to chew food. A missing filling leaves your enamel and dentin exposed. That can lead to food getting stuck deep in your tooth. If the food is not brushed out completely, the bacteria and acids from the food can start to eat away at your tooth. Lost or broken fillings need to be taken care of immediately.
Broken Crowns, Dentures or Implants
Broken crowns, dentures or implants can cause a host of issues:
- Dental Implants – If a tooth is lost, an imbalance is created in your mouth. Nearby teeth shift out of place to fill the void due to the imbalance. Your chance of gum infection around the gap is increased.
- Dental Crowns – A crown is placed on top of the tooth to improve the overall appearance of your teeth and smile. A broken crown is something that requires immediate attention. An untreated broken crown can lead to possible emergency surgery.
Swollen gums can cause enough discomfort that you are unable to sleep. Swollen gums, as well as bleeding gums when you brush or floss, are most often the result of gum disease (also known as periodontitis). If you are suffering from discomfort while sleeping or bleeding gums, contact us asap to address the source of the swelling.
We understand that sometimes accidents, pain and injury can happen, and when they do, you want an emergency dentist on your side who can handle the problems as they come. With a wide range of restorative dentists in-house who are experts in their fields, you’ll never have to feel like you don’t matter as you bounce from referral to referral.
Contact us today to find out how we can help. Walk-ins are welcome during business hours.