Emergency Dentistry – Portland, OR

Call Us for Immediate Care

Woman in pain before emergency dentistry

When you have a medical emergency, you call the emergency room. But if you have a dental emergency, you should call a dentist! Dr. Lee and the rest of our Portland dental team are trained to alleviate oral pain and repair all kinds of dental damage, and they will always make every effort to see you as soon as possible when you need urgent dental treatment. Save our number to your phone right now, so you can get in touch with us when it matters most for emergency dentistry in Portland, OR.

Why Choose Sup Lee Dental for Emergency Dentistry?

  • Same-Day Emergency Appointments Available
  • The Latest and Greatest Dental Technology
  • Comfortable Boutique-Style Dental Office

How We Treat Dental Emergencies

Man in pain before emergency dentistry

Our goal for emergency treatment is to quickly relieve your pain and restore your oral health. To do this, we follow these steps:

  • Same-Day Appointment: As soon as you call us describing the symptoms of a dental emergency, we’ll schedule an appointment for you right away. We can see you on the same day as your call, and we’ll give you first-aid tips over the phone based on your situation.
  • Emergency Exam: Once you get to our dental office, we’ll take X-rays and perform a full examination of your mouth to figure out what exactly the problem is. We’ll also make it a priority to stop your immediate pain.
  • Review Findings: We’ll explain the results of our examination and suggest a treatment plan to address the issues we found. We’ll always explain the price and length of the treatments involved before you have to make any commitments.
  • Get the Care You Need: As soon as you agree to a treatment plan, we’ll get right to work treating your smile with personalized restorations, root canal therapy, or other treatments.

The Most Common Dental Emergencies

Dental emergencies come in many different forms, so it can sometimes be hard to know whether a specific situation counts as an emergency or not. Below are some of the most common reasons to schedule an emergency appointment; call us immediately if you start showing these symptoms so that we can determine whether or not you need immediate attention.

Toothaches

Chipped
Tooth

Cracked
Tooth

Sensitivity to
Hot & Cold

Knocked-Out
Tooth

Lost Filling
or Crown

Broken
Denture

Loose
Tooth

Gums, Lips or
Tongue Injury

Jaw Pain or
Clenching

Something Stuck
Between Teeth

Understanding the Cost of Dental Emergencies

Dentist and patient discussing the cost of dental emergencies

We won’t be able to give you an estimate of the cost of emergency care when you first call our dental office because we need to examine your mouth first and figure out what treatments are necessary before we can estimate a price. Don’t worry; you’ll always know how much treatment costs before it begins, and we’ll help you explore options for making it more affordable. If you want to save money on emergency care, then call our dental office as soon as you notice something wrong with your mouth; putting off treatment for too long could make the problem even more severe and thus require more costly care.

Keys to Preventing Dental Emergencies

Dentist examining the keys to preventing dental emergencies

Preventing an emergency is always preferable to dealing with it after the fact. We highly recommend visiting our dental office every six months for checkups and cleanings so that we can spot and stop problems early. You can also protect your smile on your own by brushing and flossing every day, giving up nail-biting and other tooth-damaging habits, eating less sugar, wearing a mouthguard when playing sports, and using tools to open packaging instead of your teeth.

TMJ Therapy

Animated person with red spot on jaw indicating a need for T M J therapy

When there’s a problem with your TMJ (the temporomandibular joint that lets you move your jaw), it can cause chronic pain or tenderness in your jaw. Ignoring TMJ pain lets it grow worse and worse, and it can eventually lead to serious issues like lockjaw, which makes it difficult to open or close your mouth. Our team can diagnose TMJ disorders and offer different methods of treatment based on what the nature of the problem is. For example, we might give you an oral appliance to protect your mouth from nighttime grinding that can put stress on the TMJ.

Wisdom Tooth Extractions

Woman holding jaw in pain before wisdom tooth extractions

If you’re between the ages of 17 and 25, chronic pain near the back of the mouth could mean that you have wisdom teeth that are failing to erupt properly. We can remove problematic wisdom teeth before they cause any permanent damage to the mouth. Anyone in your family who is due to receive their wisdom teeth should visit our dental office; we can take X-rays to see what state the wisdom teeth are currently in and start planning for an extraction ahead of time if it doesn’t look like they’ll be able to erupt safely.

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