Emergency Dentist in
Anchorage, Alaska

When you need emergency dentistry, call Anchorage’s most trusted dentists. Glacier Dental offers same-day emergency dentistry to give you the relief you need.

Emergency Dentistry in Anchorage, Alaska

Have you or your child suffered a dental emergency? Call Glacier Dental right away. Our trained dental team is here to give you the care you need to smile again. We are proud to offer same-day emergency treatment to patients of all ages and are dedicated to serving the community of Anchorage.

What Is a Dental Emergency?

Dental emergencies can often be frightening, as well as painful. Prompt treatment is almost always required to alleviate pain and to ensure your teeth have the best possible chance of recovery.

Sometimes teeth become fractured by trauma, grinding, or biting on hard objects. In other cases, fillings, crowns, and other bridges can be damaged, loose, or fall out. If you’re experiencing severe pain, make an appointment with our office as soon as possible. The pain caused by dental emergencies will only worsen without treatment, and untreated dental issues can cause further trauma, infection, or other dangers to overall oral health.

Call Glacier Dental today if you or your child suffers from one of the following emergencies or injuries:

  • Chipped teeth
  • Cracked teeth
  • Fractured or broken teeth
  • Knocked-out teeth
  • Fractured or broken tooth roots
  • Cuts on the lips, cheeks, or tongue
  • Loose or missing dental restorations
  • Severe toothache
  • Pain and swelling in the jaw or face

Our office offers walk-in and same-day appointments as scheduling permits, so don’t hesitate to reach out to Glacier Dental. Our board-certified dental team is here to treat your symptoms and provide relief.

Can I Afford Emergency Dentistry?

Our practice offers gentle, effective dental care at fair and affordable prices. We are in-network with most major dental insurance plans, and also offer flexible financing options to patients who qualify. No matter your emergency dentistry needs, our team will do everything we can to help you get the care you deserve!

How to Handle Dental Emergencies

At Glacier Dentistry, we understand that emergencies or accidents can happen at any time. If you experience a dental emergency or injury, be sure to call our office right away. Here are some tips on how to handle your emergency situation until your appointment.

Knocked-Out Tooth

When a tooth is knocked out of the mouth, tissues, nerves and blood vessels can become damaged. If the tooth is placed back into its socket within an hour, there is a chance the tissues will grow to support the tooth once again.

Our dentist will try to replace the tooth in its natural socket. In some cases, the tooth will reattach. However, if the inner mechanisms of the tooth are seriously damaged, root canal treatment may be necessary to save it.

Lost Filling or Crown

A crown or filling may sometimes come loose while eating. Once it is out of the mouth, the affected tooth may become sensitive to temperature changes and pressure. Crowns generally become loose because the tooth beneath it is decaying. The decay causes shape changes in the teeth, meaning that the crown no longer fits.

If a crown has fallen out of the mouth, keep the crown in a cool, safe place until your dentist can reinsert it. If the crown is out of the mouth for a long period of time, the teeth may shift or sustain further damage. Our dentist will check the crown to see if it still fits and reattached to the tooth if possible. Where tooth decay is diagnosed, it will be treated, and a new crown will be made.

Cracked or Broken Teeth

Sometimes fractures can be painless, but if the crack extends down into the root, it can be a very painful experience. Fractures, cracks, and breaks can take several different forms; however, they are generally caused by trauma, teeth grinding and biting onto something hard.

The nature of the break or fracture will limit what our dentist can do to treat it. If a fracture or crack extends into the root, root canal treatment may be the only effective way to save the tooth. In the case of a complete break, the dentist will usually attach the fragment back onto the tooth as a temporary measure.

Loose Teeth

When a tooth has been dislodged or loosened from its socket by trauma or decay, it may be possible to save it. If the tooth remains in the mouth and attached to the blood vessels and nerves, there is a good chance root canal treatment will not be necessary.

It is important to call our office immediately to make an appointment. In the meantime, use a cold compress and over-the-counter medications to relieve pain. Our dentist will reposition the tooth and add splints to stabilize it. If the tooth fails to heal, root canal treatment may be required.

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Call Glacier Dental for Same-Day Emergency Dentistry!

Glacier Dental is your first choice for same-day emergency dentistry appointments! We are proud to serve Anchorage’s families. Call us at (907) 802-4515 for Tudor Location or (907) 802-4517 for Bragaw Location for all your emergency dental care needs.

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