Emergency Dentist: Do You Have a Dental Emergency?


We accept same-day emergency appointments. Call us today at 816-373-4440.

No one plans a dental emergency. An excruciating toothache or broken crown can leave you desperately seeking help. Neglecting to treat a sudden dental problem could lead to complications, so knowing where to find emergency dental care is critical.

Where to Find an Emergency Dentist

How do I find emergency dental care near me?

There’s no need to suffer or wait. Getting the emergency dental care that you need is easier than you think. The offices of Thomas L. Anderson, DDS and Associates in the Kansas City area helps patients get relief from their pain. Contact our main office phone number at 816-373-4440 and our team can quickly assess your dental emergency and schedule you to meet with one of our emergency dentists at the office that available at the time of your call. Our highly trained team of professionals will evaluate and treat your dental problem. We do our best to see you the same day you call, so we can get you out of pain as quickly as possible.

Emergency Dental Services:

Emergency dental services are dental procedures that are needed to resolve an unexpected dental problem. In most cases, they must be addressed immediately to prevent further risk or damage to a person’s overall dental health or relieve pain.

Examples of Urgent Dental Care Services that We Provide:

  • Toothache pain and pressure from tooth decay, injury or infection
  • Emergency tooth repair for cracked tooth, broken tooth, chips and fractures
  • Treatment for pain and swelling due to impacted wisdom teeth
  • Restoration of damaged or missing fillings and crowns
  • Treatment of pain due to broken orthodontic brackets and displaced wires
  • Dental infection treatment
  • Emergency tooth extractions

When to seek Emergency Dental Care:

If you experience a dental emergency, the first thing you’ll want to do is find a dentist that provides emergency dental care. While you’re waiting to hear back from their office, we’ve included a few suggestions of what you can do immediately during a dental emergency.

Accidents happen and knowing what to do when one occurs can mean the difference between saving and losing a tooth.

Broken or Fractured Teeth

If your tooth becomes fractured or broken, call us immediately to schedule treatment. Delaying treatment can increase your risk of additional damage or infection. If your tooth has a sharp edge, use dental wax to protect your lips and tongue until you can obtain professional care. Read More: 5 FAQS About a Broken Tooth.

Knocked-Out Tooth

Emergency dentists can sometimes re-implant a knocked-out tooth if you care for it properly and obtain treatment immediately. Gather any broken tooth fragments and rinse them using clean, lukewarm water. Be sure to only grasp your tooth by the crown. Call us immediately for more instructions.

Severe Toothache Pain or Pressure

Severe tooth pain and pressure can be caused by several common dental problems. Never ignore a toothache that occurs alongside other symptoms such as fever, swelling or ear pain. Read More: What Causes Toothache Pain?

Abscessed Tooth

An abscessed tooth is always a reason to visit our emergency dental office. If left untreated, this serious infection can have a negative impact on both your dental and general health. Signs of an abscess include severe tooth pain, sensitivity, swollen glands, bad breath, visible drainage from a sore, facial or gum swelling and fever.

Lost or Loose Dental Fillings

If a filling falls out or becomes loose, you may experience pain and sensitivity, and the affected tooth will be more likely to deteriorate. Protect your vulnerable tooth by scheduling treatment as soon as possible.

Broken Crowns or Lost Restorations

Although it may seem like a cosmetic problem, a broken or missing crown or bridge leaves your teeth at high risk for decay and structural damage. Let our emergency dentists provide a short-term or long-term replacement to keep your smile healthy and beautiful.

Orthodontic Pain or Injuries

When orthodontic appliances break or malfunction, pain and injury may occur. If broken brackets or wayward wires cause you misery, we can stabilize your braces and help prevent further problems.

Sinus Pressure

A complex relationship between your teeth and sinuses can make symptoms confusing. If you experience unexplained sinus pressure, it’s important to examine possible connections to your dental health. Our emergency dentists can help determine if your sinus symptoms are caused by a dental problem such as impacted teeth or a hidden infection.

Tooth Sensitivity

Tooth sensitivity is a common problem, and it’s usually not an emergency. However, if sensitivity develops suddenly or you notice an unusual increase in symptoms, an infection or a tooth injury may be the underlying cause. Seek urgent dental care for severe and unusual sensitivity to temperature.

Dental Decay or Cavities

Over time, decay leads to large cavities that expose the tooth root and nerve and cause toothaches and fractures. Our emergency dentists relieve severe tooth pain and determine how the cavity should be treated.

Enamel Worn by Tooth Grinding

Teeth grinding is an unconscious habit that may cause destruction of the outer layer of tooth enamel. We can protect and reinforce your enamel and avert further deterioration by offering tools that help control your grinding behaviors.

When you have a dental emergency, it’s important to visit your dentist as soon as possible.

Here are some simple precautions you can take to avoid accident and injury to the teeth:   

  • Wear a mouth guard when participating in sports or recreational activities.
  • Avoid chewing ice, popcorn kernels and hard candy, all of which can crack a tooth.
  • Use scissors, NEVER your teeth, to cut things.

Do You Need an Emergency Dentist in Kansas City?

Your Dental Pain is Our TOP Priority … call us today at 816-373-4440

Contact us today to schedule your dental appointment and meet with our skilled dentists at one of our three conveniently located dental office locations within the Kansas City area, including Lee’s Summit / Independence, the Country Club Plaza and Downtown Kansas City. The gentle dentists and expert team at Thomas L. Anderson and Associates look forward to working with you to treat your dental emergency, achieve proper oral health and a beautiful smile that will last a lifetime. If you have any questions about your dental insurance benefits, please do not hesitate to contact us.  We are happy to review your policy! Please give us a call today to schedule an appointment and become part of our dental family.