Gentle Dental Eagan

How to Find an Emergency Dentist Near Me

January 8, 2023
Posted By: Dr. Michael Onyekaba
Emergency dentist near me in Eagan, MN

If you’re looking for a dentist near me, we invite you to contact Dr. Micheal at Gentle Dental Eagan. Unfortunately, injuries and accidents are sometimes a part of life. It can be painful and frightening when trauma or an injury occurs, especially to your mouth. Dr. Michael is a skilled and compassionate Eagan, MN, dentist who can help treat your problem and get your oral health back on track.

What Is a Dental Emergency?

We consider a dental emergency anything that involves pain, swelling, damage, bleeding, or other irregularities in or around the mouth. However, most dental emergencies don’t require an emergency room trip. It’s often better to go to your emergency dentist as they are trained and equipped to handle urgent mouth-related matters. 

Dr. Michael can treat the following dental emergencies:

  • Severe toothache
  • Fractured or broken tooth 
  • Knocked-out tooth 
  • Damaged dental restoration, like a crown or filling 
  • Gums, tongue, or cheeks that are bleeding heavily 
  • Dental abscess or infection 

How We Can Restore Your Smile 

Gentle Dental Eagan can masterfully restore lost or damaged teeth so you can enjoy a functional, comfortable smile. Before or during your treatment, we offer patients sedation and local anesthesia to ensure a stress-free, pain-free procedure. Some standard procedures we provide to ameliorate dental emergencies include:

1. Root Canal Therapy 

Root canal therapy removes damaged or inflamed tooth pulp, ultimately saving the natural tooth from extraction. Dr. Michael gently eliminates the pulp, cleans the tooth, and fills it with durable material to rebuild its internal structure. Finally, he covers the tooth with a customized dental crown to restore its stability and chewing function. 

2. Tooth Extraction

Sometimes, we can’t save a severely damaged or infected tooth with a root canal. In this case, Dr. Michael can extract the tooth to protect your other teeth and oral health. Dr. Michael gently removes the tooth from the jaw and reseals the gums. If the tooth needs to be replaced, we will determine the best option for your smile, whether it’s a dental implant, dental bridge, or another replacement. Your dentist will provide detailed instructions for recovery so your smile will heal completely. 

3. Dental Crowns 

Dental crowns are highly versatile and can fix numerous tooth-related issues. If you have a fractured, broken, or decayed tooth, a custom-made dental crown might be the solution to protect and save the tooth. Before placing a crown, we shape the natural tooth and apply dental cement so the crown stays in place and acts like a natural tooth. 

Emergency Dentistry in Eagan, MN 

Contact Dr. Michael at Gentle Dental Eagan for help with your dental emergency. We see patients of all ages at our dental office on Promenade Ave.