Boise Emergency Dentist

at Boise Dental Arts

Proper emergency care is essential to relieve the pain and discomfort of your dental emergency.

Dr. Jeremy Brown offers flexible hours and same-day emergency appointments for all patients.

Getting immediate care after noticing an oral health issue or a dental injury is the best way to prevent further complications.

We can provide you with sedation dentistry to help you get relief from your pain, and stay comfortable during your appointment.

Here’s the 411 on Dental 911s

Same-Day Dental Appointment?

We always have same-day appointments available for dental emergencies, and leave room in our schedule for walk-in appointments. At Boise Dental Arts, we know how painful and debilitating an oral injury or oral health condition like a toothache can be, so we make it our goal to provide you with treatment as soon as possible, and to help you get relief from your dental emergency.

If possible, we ask that you call us at (208) 369-2255 before coming in, so that we know to expect you, and can prepare for your appointment. However, you can also walk into our conveniently located Boise dental office at 9931 W Cable Car, Suite 150, Boise, Idaho 83709, and we will do our best to treat you as soon as we can.

Common Dental Injuries and Emergencies?

Oral injuries, like cracked or chipped teeth, loose teeth, avulsed (knocked-out) teeth, and lacerations are dental emergencies, but they are typically not the most common.

The most common type of dental emergency is damage to dental work, such as a pulled-out filling or crown. This may not seem like an emergency, but it needs to be taken care of quickly. When your dental restorations are damaged, the weakened enamel below may be more vulnerable to decay and infection, which could lead to serious oral health issues. It’s important to get care for damaged dental work as soon as possible.

Another common type of dental emergency is a toothache. A serious, prolonged toothache always indicates that something is wrong, and the most common cause is a tooth infection. Infected teeth must be treated with a root canal, otherwise, the infection will get worse, and the tooth will eventually die.

What Should I Do If I’m Experiencing A Dental Emergency?

First, contact Boise Dental Arts, and let us know that you’re coming in for an emergency appointment. Next, you can recover your tooth or dental work (if applicable). A knocked-out tooth should be replaced in the socket, or put into a baggie or container of cold milk. Fallen dental work can be put in a plastic bag.

Next, you can take steps to treat your pain and discomfort. If you are bleeding, you can use cotton balls or gauze to absorb blood. You can take medicine like ibuprofen (Motrin) or naproxen (Aleve) to get some relief from your pain. Applying an ice pack to the outside of your mouth can also help with pain and swelling. 

Above all, make sure that you come to our office as soon as possible. Immediate treatment is the best way to restore your teeth, prevent further complications, and provide you with relief from the pain and discomfort of your condition.