Emergency Dentist in Anchorage
Are you having a dental emergency? We are here to help. At Mint Dental we offer flexible scheduling options, including
Saturday appointments. We also offer several financing options. We treat a wide spectrum of dental emergencies ranging from broken or chipped teeth to more serious dental infections and trauma. You can typically reach one of our emergency dentists until 10 PM by calling our office and following the prompts to speak with one of our on-call dentists.
Give us a call at (907) 646-8670.
Anchorage Dental Emergency FAQs
What is an Abscessed Tooth and How is it Treated?
An abscessed tooth is a painful infection of the nerve hidden deep inside a tooth. If you want to save the tooth, then
you are going to have to undergo a root canal in order to remove the infected nerve. You can also have the tooth removed, which will take care of the infection completely. If your gums have swelled next to the tooth in question, and especially if it hurts every time you bite down, you may have an abscessed tooth. It is important that you come into Mint Dental as soon as possible in order to prevent the infection from spreading to your head, neck and other areas where further complications can occur.
Wisdom Teeth Pain in the Ear and Jaw
If you are between the ages of 16 and 35, you may be experiencing symptoms from your wisdom teeth. Many patients
don’t have room in their mouths for their wisdom teeth to fully erupt. This either causes the wisdom teeth to partially erupt or the teeth could turn on their sides.
As emergency dentists, we will come to your rescue immediately, no matter what time of day or night. Whether it is 3 AM or 3 PM, we will do what we can to repair that tooth or fix your lost filling. No matter what dental emergency you have recently experienced, one of our professional staff will always be standing by to take your call.
(907) 646 – 8670
Your Tooth Has Been Knocked Out
If you have a tooth that has recently been knocked out or broken in half, find it and rinse it
off. If it is clean, you can put it in your mouth and hold it against the inside of your cheek. You can also put the tooth in a cup of milk until you have a chance to come in. Make sure you contact Mint Dental and come into our office as soon as possible. The chances of saving your tooth will drastically improve with quick action. We can reattach the tooth or tooth fraction in many cases, but we may need to place a filling on the tooth to make it whole again. In the worst case scenario, we may have to remove the nerve from your broken or damaged tooth completely.
You Lost a Filling
If you lost a dental filling, contact our office and we will get you in as soon as we can. It is essential to replace your
filling before any additional decay occurs. If you cannot make it into Mint Dental, you can find over-the-counter dental cement products at most pharmacies that you can put into the hole. You can also use a piece of sugar-free gum until you are able to come in.
If you experience canker sores or recurring aphthous ulcers, you should know that they are not a viral or bacterial infection, despite what you may think. Canker sores are actually classified as an inflammatory condition. Usually, these lesions will go away on their own. However, you can try a number of over-the-counter remedies, such as Anbesol© or Oragel© that will help to alleviate any discomfort you may be feeling. Rinsing with a solution of warm water mixed with a ¼ teaspoon of salt can also help with pain. If the sore spot doesn’t go away on its own within a few days or it gets worse, make an appointment with Mint Dental as soon as you can.
Don’t let your dental emergency go on any longer than it has to. Contact Mint Dental any time day or night to end your suffering and so that we may provide you with the pain-free care you need to keep a healthy mouth and smile.