Reliable Emergency Dentistry in Glendale, AZ

Dental emergencies happen at random and can affect your ability to carry out your daily routine. At Critchfield Dental, we understand that emergencies are uncontrollable, which is why we offer same day emergency appointments. Our Glendale, AZ office works around busy schedules just like yours, so that you can receive the dental care you need. We also offer easy payment options in order to expedite your emergency dental care.

A dental emergency service can include any of the following:

  • Fractured or broken tooth
  • Permanent tooth knocked out
  • Severe toothache
  • Broken filling
  • Unexplained tooth loss
  • Painful, bleeding, or swollen gums

Do not hesitate to call our Glendale, AZ office if you are experiencing a dental emergency. We are dedicated to providing thorough and immediate care so that you can get back on track.

Most dental emergencies can’t wait – get a same day appointment and get out of pain!

There are times when it is necessary to remove a tooth. Sometimes a baby tooth has misshapen or long roots that prevent it from falling out as it should, and the tooth must be removed to make way for the permanent tooth to erupt. At other times, a tooth may have so much decay that it puts the surrounding teeth at risk of decay, so your doctor may recommend removal and replacement with a bridge or implant. Infection, orthodontic correction, or problems with a wisdom tooth can also require removal of a tooth.

When it is determined that a tooth needs to be removed, your dentist may extract the tooth during a regular checkup or may request another visit for this procedure. The root of each tooth is encased within your jawbone in a “tooth socket,” and your tooth is held in that socket by a ligament. In order to extract a tooth, your dentist must expand the socket and separate the tooth from the ligament holding it in place. While this procedure is typically very quick, it is important to share with your doctor any concerns or preferences for sedation.

Once a tooth has been removed, neighboring teeth may shift, causing problems with chewing or with your jaw joint function. To avoid these complications, your dentist may recommend that you replace the extracted tooth.