If you have a broken tooth, or cold, hot and sugary foods make your tooth say, “OW!”, then come to Cowles Dental Care for our emergency dental services. Our emergency dentist and team will quickly provide the care you need to eliminate your pain and discomfort by identifying the problem and restoring your tooth to a happy state. Call Dr. Lee J. Cowles, DMD immediately if you are in need of emergency dental care in Portland, Oregon, or Vancouver.

A dental emergency can be debilitating. If you have experienced a toothache, you might know how hard it can be to concentrate on daily tasks or even fall asleep with the resulting discomfort. When a toothache is so bad that you cannot get anything done at all, it is considered a dental emergency. A dental emergency is any problem with your oral health that cannot be ignored and needs attention from a dental professional right away. A dental emergency often happens unexpectedly, meaning you will probably need to put off some responsibilities just to deal with it. We understand the stress of a dental emergency and urge you to call us right away so that we can schedule you to come in as soon as possible.

Types of dental emergencies that you should call us for are:

  • Severe toothache or tooth pain that will not subside or does not respond to pain medication
  • Sensitivity to hot, cold or sugary foods
  • A broken or chipped tooth
  • A lost or broken filling, crown or other restoration
  • Pain in the gums, lips, cheeks or tongue
  • A partially or completely knocked-out tooth
  • A broken or cracked denture

If you are experiencing any of the above emergencies or some other severe problem with your oral health, please do not hesitate to contact our office. In addition to scheduling you to come in at the soonest possible time that works for you, we will provide instructions that you can follow to relieve discomfort in the meantime. If you are experiencing problems with your head or neck, please visit an emergency room or your general physician first before scheduling dental care with our team. To ask any questions about emergency dental care, please give us a call or visit us today.