Emergency Dentists in Coeur d'Alene and Ponderay

We understand how upsetting, painful, and frustrating a dental emergency can be. We've all been there and know what it's like to be in pain, need help, and not be sure what to do next. 

Same-Day Emergency Dentistry in Coeur d'Alene

woman holding her jaw during a dental emergencyAt North Idaho Dental Group, our priority is to get our emergency patients out of pain as quickly as possible. If you have severe tooth pain, jaw swelling, or another urgent situation, call our Coeur d'Alene or Ponderay dental office right away so our emergency dentists can help you.

We will see you the same day to relieve your pain and ensure your situation is stable. If we can't resolve the underlying issue that day, we will schedule you for our next open appointment when we have more time to provide the high-quality dentistry you deserve. 

What Constitutes a Dental Emergency?

For the sake of your oral and general health, our dentists want to know if anything out of the ordinary occurs with your dental health. As far as what constitutes a dental emergency, the following situations indicate that you need prompt emergency dentistry.

Severe Tooth Pain

A mild, intermittent toothache may only be annoying and uncomfortable but should still be treated as soon as possible.

If you are experiencing tooth pain that's so severe that you can't function normally, you may have a deep cavity, root canal infection, or abscess. Call us right away, and we will see you that day to diagnose the problem and relieve your pain.

Until you see us, control the pain with a cold compress, swish warm salt water around your mouth, or take an OTC pain reliever like ibuprofen.

Dental Trauma

If you suffer dental trauma in an accident or during sports activities, we need to see you as soon as possible. If you have a knocked-out tooth, we have less than two hours to try to replace it. 

Hold the tooth by the crown and don't touch the root. Keep the root moist by holding the tooth in your mouth between your cheek and gums or placing it in a container of milk or saliva. Do NOT use tap water!

Lost Dental Crown or Filling

Illustration of tooth doctor

A lost crown is an emergency, and we should see you as soon as possible, even if it's not painful. Waiting too long can lead to further damage that may become involved and costly to repair.

With a lost filling, gather up the broken pieces and bring them to your emergency dental appointment.

Root Canal Infection or Dental Abscess

An infected or abscessed tooth is an urgent dental emergency because it can become life-threatening if not treated promptly. Signs include an excruciating toothache, gum swelling or tenderness near the tooth, jaw pain, pus discharge, or a bad taste in your mouth.

Don't Postpone Emergency Dental Treatment!

Many people avoid dental visits at all costs, but postponing treatment because of anxiety is never a good idea. Toothaches and infections don't heal themselves and can damage your oral health, requiring even more dental visits to correct them.

Trust the experienced dentists and dental team at North Idaho Dental Group, who are kind, gentle, and non-judgemental. All we want is to relieve your pain and provide treatment to protect your long-term oral health.

Have a Dental Emergency in Coeur d’Alene or Ponderay?

Please contact North Idaho Dental Group right away if you experience a dental emergency. We will take good of you, resolve your situation, and get you back to your usual routine.