Emergency Dental Services

Most Dental Emergencies Can’t Wait – We are committed to seeing you today! Call Us Now for Emergency Dental Care!

Dental emergencies happen at random and can affect your ability to carry out your daily routine. At On Q in Portland, we understand that emergencies are uncontrollable, which is why we offer extended morning and weekend hours. Our Portland, OR office works around busy schedules just like yours, so that you can receive the dental care you need. We also offer easy payment options, financing, and savings plans in order to expedite your emergency dental care.

A dental emergency service can include any of the following:

  • Fractured or broken tooth
  • Severe toothache
  • Broken filling
  • Unexplained tooth loss
  • Painful, bleeding, or swollen gums

Do not hesitate to call our Portland, OR office if you are experiencing a dental emergency. We are dedicated to providing thorough and immediate care so that you can get back on track.

The most important step is to contact your Portland, OR dental office and schedule an appointment immediately. There is no reason to wait when you are experiencing discomfort and pain. The longer an emergency goes without being treated, the more likely it is that an infection will grow. Before the pain and discomfort gets worse, call us today and get your dental emergency service taken care of!

If you have a tooth that’s been knocked out, there are certain steps you can take before you come to our office:

To preserve the tissues around the tooth root, place the tooth back in your mouth where it fell out. Bite down on it using gauze or a wet tea bag to keep the tooth in place.

For a displaced tooth, place the tooth in a container and cover it with a little whole milk or saliva.If your tooth has not fully detached, the tooth between you lower gums and lower lip.

You can also hold your tooth underneath your tongue.

Use a tooth-saving storage container, which will include a fluid solution.

Be sure to save the tooth that has been knocked out and bring it to your dentist immediately. Do not handle the tooth by the root, or attempt to brush or clean it using solutions like rubbing alcohol or hydrogen peroxide and most importantly, DO NOT WAIT to call us.

It is also important not to scratch the tooth, which is why we suggest holding it in a container or in your mouth.

In the past, if you had a tooth with a diseased nerve, you’d probably lose that tooth. When a tooth is cracked or has a deep cavity, bacteria can enter the pulp tissue and germs can cause an infection inside the tooth. Now, with “root canal therapy,” your tooth can be saved.

Learn more about Root Canal Therapy

When patients experience extreme sensitivity, pain from a broken tooth, or are suffering from advanced periodontal disease, your dentist could recommend that you have a tooth extracted. During a simple extraction, the dentist can safely remove the affected tooth without the need for major surgery.

Learn more about Tooth Extractions

While not all wisdom teeth require removal, wisdom teeth extractions are most often performed because of an active problem such as pain, swelling, decay or infection, or as a preventative measure to avoid serious problems in the future. If impaction of one or more wisdom teeth is present and left untreated, a number of potentially harmful outcomes can occur.

Learn more about Wisdom Teeth Extractions