Emergency Dentistry

When You Have a Problem That Just Can’t Wait

Same-Day Dental Care in Mesa AZ

We are able to see dental emergencies the day-of during normal patient care hours. Call us now to let us know you are on your way!

In any situation, we are always more than willing to help you with your dental needs, including but not limited to the most common reasons patients come into our office below. We are dedicated to compassionate care and providing a comfortable experience for every patient!

Common Emergency Dentistry Through Canyon Rim Dental

Severe Toothache

If you have tooth pain that is so severe and will not go away with traditional over-the-counter medication, please call our office. Our dentists will be able to treat the toothache by first diagnosing the problem and then giving one of many solutions, whether that be through medication or an emergency dental procedure. In some cases, it is possible that your severe toothache is the result of an abscessed tooth.

Chipped, Broken or Cracked Teeth

Although a chipped tooth may seem painful, it’s possible to not feel any pain at all. Small and large chips may require different solutions. Ideally, smaller chips will only need a fill and polish to restore its look and function. Larger chips, however, may need a crown. 

Cracked teeth typically begin at the gums, although a severe crack may begin from the top of the tooth and continue beyond the gum to the root. It is critical to visit your dentist when you experience a crack in your tooth to prevent it from getting any larger. There are several solutions, and your dentist will help you identify which one is best for you. Call our office today to fix a chipped, broken or cracked tooth as soon as possible.

Facial Trauma

Facial trauma is often complex and painful, especially depending on how the injury took place. If the supporting bone structure has fractured, a tooth has been displaced, or you have extreme toothaches or knocked-out teeth (among other symptoms or abnormal injuries), it may be necessary to visit your dentist.

Knocked-Out Tooth

A knocked-out tooth is a dental emergency that must be treated immediately. Although the surrounding nerves and blood vessels are impaired and cannot be saved, the bone and tissues that were damaged can be reattached. 

In the case of a knocked-out tooth, find it and hold it by the crown (its root). Rinse off the tooth. If it’s an adult tooth, put it back into position. If it’s a baby tooth, do not re-insert. Bite on a handkerchief to hold the tooth in place until you are able to come into our office. We will do all we can to restore your tooth back in its place.


A dental abscess occurs when a pocket of pus, which is the result of a bacterial infection, forms in different parts of a tooth. Symptoms include moderate to severe pain that radiates into the ear or neck, pain that gets worse when you lie down, facial swelling, or discolored or loose teeth, among others. If a dental abscess is left untreated, it can turn life-threatening. 

Our dentists are well-trained to treat dental abscess. If you exhibit any of the above symptoms, call our office at (480) 962-1500 to come in today.

Excessive Bleeding

Usually after a tooth extraction, it takes about 24 hours for the mouth to stop bleeding entirely. Sometimes though, excessive bleeding can occur because of an injury to the jawbone, infection, or a laceration of blood vessels. 

When treated, excessive bleeding is not life-threatening.

Broken Filling

Cavities are fairly common, and usually require a tooth filling. Overtime, your tooth may continue to decay and loosen the existing filling. With one quick trip to the dentist, they can remove the decay that developed in the tooth and place a new filling. 

A broken filling is not usually a dental emergency, but one of our dentists may recommend a dental crown to prevent further decay or harm to the surrounding teeth.

What Our Patients Are Saying

Okay listen. I started going to this office when I lived five minutes away. I moved about thirty minutes away and this is still the place I go to… I HATE the dentist. But by golly I love MY dentist. I am so grateful I found this group of people to help me out with something I dislike so much.

MacKenzie K.

Dr. Sean and the entire staff at Canyon Rim Dental are wonderful!
Dentist trips aren’t my favorite thing, but honestly I’m looking forward to going back because all the girls were so sweet and the dentist was super cool too. They made me feel comfortable and were so accommodating. The place was fresh & clean and they had all the nice new technology. Totally recommend!!

Kimberly P.

They are professional, knowledgeable, and friendly. I trust them completely! I am at ease in their care. Dr. Sean is passionate about his state-of-the-art practice.

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