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Emergency Dentistry

Urgent and Emergency Dentistry With Vero Dental

Many dental problems come on gradually, but not always. Daily brushing and flossing and regular dental visits are all essential for dental health, but sometimes accidents happen and jeopardize even the healthiest of teeth. This is why we offer emergency dental care at Vero Dental in Lehi, Utah.

Common Dental Emergencies We Can Help With

Hopefully, the only times we see you are at your regular checkups, but we’re here whenever you need us. At Vero Dental, we provide treatment for a variety of dental emergencies, including:

Severe Toothache

This type of pain could be the result of tooth decay, a loose filling, or a cracked tooth, and it could indicate damage to the pulp. You should come to us for an evaluation if you’re experiencing this kind of tooth pain. Don’t delay a dental visit, as the problem won’t get better on its own.

Chipped, Broken, or Cracked Tooth

Lehi UT dental patient before and after photos of broken tooth repairIn the event of a cracked, chipped, or broken tooth, get straight to a dentist. The sooner treatment happens, the better. What you can do beforehand is find the broken tooth fragments and place them in cold milk to preserve them. You can also rinse your mouth out with water. Never ignore a crack or chip, because if the damage is deep enough to expose the dental pulp, the tooth is in danger of infection, which can lead to the death of the pulp, a painful dental abscess, bone loss, and worse. We can usually repair a chipped front tooth with dental bonding or a filling.

Facial Trauma

The most common sport or vehicle-related facial injuries are tooth injuries and lower jaw fractures. These injuries can lead to permanent disfigurement and loss of function without treatment. Facial trauma may need emergency room treatment before receiving dental treatment. Prioritize your overall health and safety first and get to us as soon as you can.

Knocked-Out Tooth

Dental implants in Lehi UT patient before and after photosIf an entire permanent tooth is knocked out, get to the dentist as fast as you safely can, because the clock is ticking on the fate of that tooth. If the dentist sees you within an hour of the accident, the tooth can usually be saved. You can improve the tooth’s chances by putting it back in the socket and holding it in place with clean gauze or a washcloth. If it won’t go back in, storing it in cold milk will also help. Do NOT handle a knocked out tooth by the root. Do NOT let it dry out. Do NOT scrub it clean or use any soap, alcohol, or peroxide on this. Doing any of these things will kill the root, and then it will be much harder or even impossible to successfully replant.


Severe pain and pressure, swollen gums, and sensitivity often means an abscess, where infection has spread beyond the root of a tooth into the surrounding bone and gum tissue, causing swelling. Take over-the-counter pain medication to manage it and get to our office so we can relieve the pain and save the tooth.

Loose or Dislodged Tooth

Some oral injuries can push teeth deeper into their sockets. Alex Harris, DDS may be able to move the tooth back into place and stabilize it, but root canal treatment will most likely be necessary to save the tooth. In cases where a tooth is pushed partially out of its socket, Alex Harris, DDS may stabilize it, and if the pulp wasn’t damaged, it might need no further treatment. If the pulp was damaged, however, it will need root canal treatment. Leaving it untreated could lead to complications such as infection of the tooth and surrounding tissue, inadequate hygiene, and tooth loss.

Why Choose Vero Dental for Emergency Dental Care?

We encourage everyone to make a dental emergency plan. If you are located in the Lehi, UT, or American Fork area, and experience a dental emergency, we are ready to provide treatment. Other dentists may also offer urgent dental care or emergency dental care, but as your general dentist, we are the most familiar with your unique dental history and needs.

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