Emergency Dental Services – Asheville, NC

Urgent Dental Care

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When you or someone you love has a broken tooth or a serious toothache, you might be tempted to head to the nearest emergency room. However, their doctors aren’t equipped to handle specific dental emergencies like our team at Parkview Dental is. Instead of simply writing you a prescription for pain medication or antibiotics, our dentists will treat the problem at its source. We’re always here for patients with dental emergencies, even in the evenings and on weekends. To get the personalized care you need during a dental emergency, call Parkview Dental!


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Same-Day, After-Hours, & Weekend Emergency Appointments Available

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Patients of All Ages Welcome

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Same-Day CEREC Dental Crowns Offered

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How We Treat Dental Emergencies

Our team knows better than anyone how alarming and stressful dental emergencies can be, but we ask that you try to not panic! Keeping a level head can help you make critical decisions during this time, which could mean the difference between saving and losing your tooth. First things first, give us a call. Here’s what you can expect after that:

The Most Common Dental Emergencies

Dental emergencies can occur for a variety of reasons, so if you’re ever unsure if your situation counts as urgent, we encourage you to call us anyway! A member of our team can assess your circumstances over the phone and determine the next steps you should take to keep your smile safe. Here are some of the most common dental emergencies that our patients experience.
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Chipped Tooth

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Cracked Tooth


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Knocked-Out Tooth

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Lost Filling Or Crown

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Broken Denture

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Loose Tooth


Gums, Lips Or Tongue Injury


Jaw Pain Or Clenching


Something Stuck Between Teeth

Understanding the Cost of Dental Emergencies

You might be tempted to put off seeking emergency dental care out of worry about the cost, but waiting might actually end up costing you more later on. Since teeth can’t heal themselves, your emergency will only get worse and may end up requiring more expensive procedures. Once our dentists have evaluated your situation, we can discuss the fees associated with your treatment as well as your financial options, including dental insurance and third-party financing.

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Keys to Preventing Dental Emergencies

The unpredictable nature of dental emergencies makes it impossible to avoid them 100% of the time, but you can drastically reduce your risk by taking a few easy precautions:

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  • Is my toothache a dental emergency? – There are numerous reasons why a toothache may develop, from untreated cavities to serious infections. While you should always call us if you’re experiencing persistent pain, your toothache definitely needs immediate attention if it is accompanied by:
    • Intense pain that prevents you from falling or staying asleep
    • Dark discoloration or a feeling of looseness in the tooth
    • A tiny, pimple-like bump on the gums near the tooth
    • Swelling in the gums, jaw, or face
  • How you should handle a toothache – Sometimes, a toothache is the result of food debris getting caught between the teeth. If flossing in the area doesn’t bring relief, then you can take an over-the-counter pain medication like ibuprofen as needed. If you’re experiencing swelling, holding a cold compress to your cheek may help. Rinsing your mouth with warm saltwater can soothe inflamed tissues and reduce harmful oral bacteria.
  • How we treat toothaches – Once you arrive at our office, we’ll take X-rays and thoroughly examine your mouth to find out the reason behind your toothache. If the answer is minor decay or breakage, then we’ll probably recommend a filling or dental crown. For infections, we might suggest root canal therapy, gum disease treatment, or a prescription of antibiotics. In extreme cases, we may have to extract the tooth entirely. We’ll go over your treatment options to help you make a well-informed decision.