Dental Emergencies

If you are looking for emergency dentistry near you, then contact us today at Mountain West Dental. We offer comprehensive emergency dental care in Gillette that focuses on rapid treatment, pain alleviation, and patient comfort.

If you are in a situation that requires this type of treatment, please do not schedule an appointment. Instead, come straight to our office. You will be cared for immediately by our team of skilled professionals.

What Is Emergency Dentistry?

Emergency dentistry is the treatment of urgent dental problems that cannot wait for an appointment. It consists primarily of restorative work, which is done to preserve the gums and teeth and restore you to regular oral function.

During emergency dentistry, you will be seen by our team of knowledgeable dentists and hygienists. After treatment is complete, you will be given instructions for aftercare.

Who Needs Emergency Treatment?

There are a couple of situations in which people need to seek out proper emergency care. If you or someone you know is experiencing one of the following scenarios, please come to our office in Gillette as soon as possible.

  • A permanent tooth was knocked out of the mouth
  • A permanent tooth is fractured or broken
  • The tongue was bitten, and you cannot control the swelling and bleeding
  • The jaw is fractured or broken
  • There is severe oral pain that restricts regular activities like eating, drinking, chewing, and speaking

How to Receive Care

If you need a dentist near you who offers emergency treatment, come see us immediately at Mountain West Dental. You do not need an appointment, but it is a good idea to bring another adult with you who can drive and help you get home.

Before arriving, there are a couple of things you can do to facilitate treatment. If a tooth was lost, try to find it and bring it with you. Do not remove any soft tissue still attached.

If your mouth is bleeding or sore, rinse with warm water. Use paper towels to stop bleeding and bite down to keep the mouth closed.

If you are in intense pain, it is okay to take an over the counter medication to treat it.


What are considered dental emergencies?

Dental emergencies are dental health concerns that cannot wait until regular office hours which can be life-threatening, highly painful that can prevent you from preforming daily tasks.

What Should I Do When I Experience a Dental Emergency?

Call your dentist as soon as possible so the dental team can decide whether or not your injury needs medical attention and, if so, how to proceed. Whether it be an after-hours dental visit or to the ER. *If you feel you are having difficulty breathing, severe swelling in the face or neck seek ER immediately.

What is the most common dental emergency?

The most common dental emergency is a toothache which can be an infected and/or broken tooth.

What if I have a broken or chipped tooth?

If you’ve broken or chipped a tooth, we suggest that you visit the dentist as soon as possible to prevent further damage to the tooth and any surrounding tissue.

What should I do if I suffer a dental emergency after hours?

If you suffer a dental emergency after hours, our office will do everything we can to accommodate you and assist you as quickly as possible.

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