Emergency Dentistry

Able Dental Care -  - General Dentist

Able Dental Care

General Dentist & Cosmetic Dentist located in Phoenix, AZ

When you have tooth pain, broken teeth, or another dental emergency, you need to know that your dental team is ready and available to help. Michael Muscato, DDS, and the team at Able Dental Care, located in Phoenix, Arizona, are experienced in offering quality emergency dentistry to men, women, and children. Whatever your dental concern, they offer same-day appointments and quality treatment. Walk in, call, or schedule an appointment online today.

Emergency Dentistry Q & A

What is emergency dentistry?

Emergency dentistry provides immediate or same-day diagnosis and treatment for when you have a dental emergency, such as:

  • Knocked-out, cracked, or broken tooth
  • A loose permanent tooth
  • Severe mouth or tooth pain
  • Traumatic face or oral injury
  • Bleeding gums or cheeks
  • Oral infection or abscess
  • Lip, gum, tongue or inner cheek lacerations

Whether your dental problem is related to sports or infection, Dr. Muscato and his team will assess, diagnose, and treat as quickly as possible to protect from further injury or damage. 


What emergency dentistry services are available?

To treat your dental emergency, Able Dental Care offers these same-day services: 

  • Laceration repair
  • Crowns
  • Tooth extraction
  • Antibiotic treatment
  • Digital X-rays
  • Tooth repair
  • Root canal
  • Fillings

After an initial assessment of your dental emergency, Dr. Muscato discusses your treatment options and creates a care plan that fits your needs. If necessary, he may recommend a follow-up appointment or future treatments. 


Is a chipped or broken tooth a dental emergency?

Usually, a broken or chipped tooth isn't a dental emergency. If you have a broken or chipped tooth that isn't causing pain or bleeding, it is fine to make an appointment for the next day. 

If your tooth is bleeding, has severe pain, or is causing injury to the inside of your mouth, you need to treat it as a dental emergency. To repair your tooth, Dr. Muscato may use a dental resin to restore your tooth's integrity. If there is an injury to the root of your tooth or gums, a root canal or other treatment may be necessary. 


Is a loose tooth or knocked-out tooth a dental emergency? 

If your permanent tooth becomes loose or gets knocked out, it is a dental emergency. It is vital that you see Dr. Muscato immediately or within an hour of an accident or noticing your loose tooth. 

Teeth that are crooked, dangling, or missing entirely likely have damage to the root of the tooth and need emergency dental care to prevent tooth loss. If your loose tooth is straight, that may not be the case, but an immediate assessment is essential. 


If your tooth falls out completely, avoid touching the root or bottom of the tooth. Holding the tooth's crown, try to place the tooth in the socket where it fell out. Bite down on a piece of cotton or gauze and make your way to the Able Dental Care. If you can't put the tooth back in the socket, place it in a cup of milk and contact Dr. Muscato and his team immediately. 

For attentive, same-day emergency dentistry, walk in, call, or schedule an appointment online with Able Dental Care today.