Emergency Dentistry

Some dental problems, like a toothache, abscessed tooth, cracked tooth, or tooth infection require emergency dental care that can’t wait days or weeks for an available appointment. Our experienced emergency dentist is committed to providing the highest quality of emergency dental care to patients in the Denver area.

Some of our available emergency dental care procedures include the following: emergency root canal therapy, infected tooth extraction, incision and drainage, and temporary restorations to soothe the tooth and relieve your pain. If you are experiencing a dental emergency, it is important to seek appropriate medical attention right away.

Call Creekside Endodontics immediately, so we can start finding you the first appointment that we can. We want to bring you in quickly to prevent infections.

What Is a Dental Emergency?

It is okay for you to call us even if you’re not sure if you have a dental emergency. Any kind of dental pain can be scary and dangerous for you or for a family member. There are many reasons for emergency dental care, but here are some of the most common that we treat:


Some people just have sensitive teeth. But if you have an unusual toothache that won’t go away, it could be caused by an infection or even an abscess inside of your tooth. It’s very important for it to be treated to stop the infection from spreading.

Broken Tooth

If part of your tooth has broken off, we may be able to restore and strengthen the tooth if it is not damaged too severely. You can keep any pieces of the tooth that you can find and bring them to your appointment.

Abscessed Tooth

An abscessed tooth means it has developed a pocket of infected liquid inside that causes pain. We can safely release the liquid and clean out the infection.

Broken Filling

A filling can break or fall out because of an accident, its age, or other reasons. This can expose the tissue inside your tooth to food and bacteria. Make an appointment quickly to protect your tooth.

Knocked Out Tooth

If your tooth—or the tooth of someone in your family—is knocked out, don’t panic! Call us quickly, and we’ll help you through it. We may even be able to save the tooth and reinsert it.

Broken Crown

An artificial tooth crown can be damaged in an accident, which might have left visible or invisible damage to your tooth too. Call us immediately so that we can schedule an appointment and repair the crown.

Cracked Teeth

A cracked tooth is sometimes obvious, but sometimes it’s hard to detect. A tooth might suddenly be more sensitive to changing temperatures or to chewing or biting. You might have a pain that just won’t stop, and you might not be able to figure out where the pain is coming from.

What Happens During an Emergency Dental Appointment?

The first step in any emergency dental appointment is quickly managing the pain, swelling, bleeding, or knocked out teeth. After that initial emergency dental care, additional appointments may be necessary to complete your treatment plan and restore your dental health.

  • Infection Control: In some cases, patients take antibiotics to manage a dental infection before we perform additional treatments. This requires multiple visits. Why do we control infections first? Because swelling can interfere with placing dental restorations and can be very uncomfortable for you.
  • Pain Management: Other emergency situations may require temporarily filling the tooth with a numbing material to soothe the irritated nerve.
  • Root Canal: Emergency root canal treatment removes diseased tissue and dental infection from inside the tooth. With a severe infection, root canal therapy may take two visits. The good news is that root canal therapy restores the health of the tooth and can help save your natural tooth.
  • Tooth Extraction: If a tooth is severely broken, cracked, or damaged beyond repair, extraction may be necessary. Your specific treatment will depend on how you plan to replace the missing tooth. As examples, we could place a dental implant, dental bridge, partial denture—or simply leave a space.

Your emergency dentist will review your options with you and help decide on the right emergency dental care for you.

What Can You Do Before Your Dental Emergency Visit?

There are important steps you can take before your emergency visit. If your tooth was knocked out and if you pick it up, only touch the enamel of the tooth, not the tooth root. You may be able to safely wash off debris with lukewarm water, but avoid soap—as any soap can damage your tooth. Be cautious with it.

You could attempt to reinsert a permanent tooth into the socket and bite on a gauze pad to hold it in place. If you cannot reinsert it, you can keep the tooth in your mouth between your cheek and gums to keep it moist.

You can control any bleeding with a sterile gauze or cloth and manage pain and swelling with a cold compress, acetaminophen (Tylenol), and ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil).

Cost of Emergency Dental Care

Many patients looking for emergency dental care have no dental insurance. That’s why Creekside Endodontics offers Care Credit to help cover unexpected dental expenses. Care Credit covers your deductible and pays for treatments and procedures not covered by insurance. Creekside Endodontics helps make the emergency dental care you need possible today.

Is Creekside the Emergency Dental Provider for You?

What advantages can you get from coming to Creekside Endodontics for emergency dental care? We’re confident you will enjoy our:

  • Affordable Prices: We want you to be comfortable with our prices when your teeth are uncomfortable. We’ll always offer you our best prices—and we can offer our Care Credit program to help pay for emergencies.
  • Care for All Age Groups: Our team members are experienced with patients from the ages of three to ninety-three and beyond. We treat each patient with respect and care.
  • Quality Services: We have been recognized by many patients in the Lone Tree area, and we appreciate their reviews and feedback.
  • Work with the Underserved: To support our community, we set aside part of our schedule to be sure we serve our most vulnerable neighbors with root canals and other services.
  • Insurance Options: We are in-network providers with Colorado’s major insurance providers. You should be able to pay for the services you need when you have an emergency.

You may have options when you choose your emergency dentistry provider, but we hope you’ll put our phone number and address in your smartphone or on a sticky note on your refrigerator. We’ll be happy to serve you quickly when you have an urgent need!

Call Creekside Endodontics for Emergency Dental Care

When you or a family member are in dental pain—or you’re looking at a broken tooth, filling, or crown—it might be hard to think what to do. Call Creekside Endodontics, and you can ask us the hard questions. We’ll schedule the first appointment we possibly can and let you know what your next steps should be. Call now if you have an emergency, so we can reserve caring emergency dental services for you!