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If you find yourself in the middle of a dental emergency, it’s good to have a local emergency dentist’s number pre-programmed into your phone. Dr. Saleh and our team will do everything in our power to schedule a same-day appointment for emergency dentistry in Brecksville, OH if you need immediate help, and thanks to our flexible and extended dental office hours, you can trust that we'll always be here right when you need us.

Why Choose Brecksville Dental Excellence for Emergency Dental Care?

How We Treat Dental Emergencies

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The Most Common Dental Emergencies

If you have a knocked-out tooth or are experiencing other painful symptoms, call our dental office right away so we can schedule an emergency examination for you. Our team will make sure that you remain comfortable while receiving treatment and never leave you in the dark about your options. Below, we’ve provided some helpful advice on how to handle the most common dental emergencies until you’re able to reach our dental office.

Understanding the Cost of Dental Emergencies


To determine the cost of your emergency treatment, we’ll first need to conduct an examination to outline a plan. Once we diagnose the underlying issue, we’ll walk you through all of your treatment options and their pricing and help you choose the best one that fits your budget and needs.

How to Prevent Dental Emergencies


Even though you can’t always prevent a dental emergency, you can greatly reduce your risk of experiencing one. All you need to do is be mindful of chewing on hard or excessively chewy foods, keep up with good oral hygiene habits like visiting your dentist every six months, and try to avoid any bad habits or conditions that could damage your teeth.

Dental Emergency FAQs

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Do you have an urgent dental issue but are unsure what to do? It’s important to remain calm and act fast during a dental emergency in Brecksville. Take deep breaths, call our office, and our team at Brecksville Dental Excellence will take it from there! While you wait for your appointment, we encourage you to read over the answers to some frequently asked questions about emergency dentistry which may help you manage your situation in the meantime.

Should I Visit the Emergency Room First for Dental Emergencies?

Whenever possible, it’s best to contact our office rather than the emergency room when you’re dealing with a dental problem that needs urgent care. Often, ER doctors won’t be able to treat the direct cause of the issue; they’ll probably write you a prescription for painkillers and refer you to a dentist anyway. Instead, please contact an emergency dentist in Brecksville right away. Our office is even open every other Saturday for your convenience.

The only exception would be if your dental emergency also requires immediate medical attention, such as a broken or dislocated jaw, severe bleeding that won’t stop, or swelling that impacts your breathing.

Will My Toothache Go Away on Its Own?

Pain is the body’s way of signifying that something is wrong, so no toothache should go ignored. Toothaches tend to not go away on their own, since the teeth cannot heal themselves if they’ve been exposed to decay, infection, or damage. In fact, the problem may spread to the surrounding teeth or gums, or harm the tooth so badly that it has to be removed. So, if you experience any severe tooth pain, please call our office promptly so that we can identify the cause of your toothache, relieve your pain, and prevent any further issues.

How Should I Sleep with Tooth Pain?

If for some reason you can’t contact our office until the next day when you have an intense toothache, there are a few things you can do to dull the pain enough to get to sleep that night. It should be fine to take over-the-counter pain medications as directed on the label (and by your doctor) as needed. You can also hold an ice pack wrapped in a towel to the outside of your cheek for ten minutes on and then ten minutes off. Then, you can repeat this process for up to one hour. Lastly, be sure to sleep with your head elevated on a pile of extra pillows or articles of clothing; it prevents blood from rushing to your head and worsening your toothache.

Is My Tooth Pain from an Infection?

There’s no surefire way to pinpoint the cause of your toothache until Dr. Saleh has evaluated the situation and taken a close look at your mouth. Tooth pain can be caused by a variety of issues, but some of the most common signs that you have a tooth infection include:

  • Soreness or a throbbing sensation in the tooth.
  • Persistent bad breath or foul taste in the mouth.
  • Temperature sensitivity in that tooth.
  • Swelling or discoloration of the gums near the tooth.

If you’re dealing with any of the above symptoms, please contact us right away so that we can prevent the problem from worsening and causing additional pain.

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