Are you hesitating to reach out to a dentist because you feel unsure whether your needs qualify as an emergency?
Don't take chances with your oral health—call (505) 298-7479 to book an appointment with Dr. Michael Haight in Albuquerque, NM.
We will arrange to see you as soon as possible and provide the emergency dental care you need.
What Is Considered a Dental Emergency?
If you are experiencing an issue with your teeth or mouth and are unsure if it’s an emergency, it is best to reach out to an experienced dentist. A member of our staff can advise you over the phone on whether emergency care is appropriate, and make necessary arrangements for prompt treatment. Call our office to determine if you are experiencing a dental emergency that needs urgent attention. We provide dental care to patients living in Albuquerque, NM, and all surrounding communities.
Call (505) 298-7479
If you think you may be experiencing a dental emergency, reach out to our dental office as soon as possible. A member of our dental staff can schedule a same-day emergency dental appointment. At our state-of-the-art dental office in Albuquerque, our emergency dentists are equipped to diagnose and treat a wide range of dental emergencies.
"Top Notch Dentist"
The staff is very efficient, accommodating and friendly, a winning combination! Dr. Haight is phenominal, and Amanda is a very thorough yet gentle Hygienist. I have been going to Parkway over 10 years now. I won't go anywhere else in Abq for my dental work!View on Google
I expressed my concerns and general discomfort when it comes to anything dentist related, and Dr. Martinez went above and beyond to cater to my concerns and made sure I had a pleasant and pain free experience! Dr. Haight is also a top notch dentist and together they make Parkway Dental one of the best, if not THE best, dentistry's in Albuquerque!View on Google
What Are the Most Common Types of Dental Emergencies?
A toothache, tooth pain, an infection, swelling, or bleeding may be signs of an urgent dental situation. If your tooth was knocked loose or out, for example, you should consider this an emergency and seek dental care as soon as possible.
Some other examples of dental emergencies include:
Gum swelling or bleeding
How to Handle an Emergency
Until You Reach Our Dentistry Practice
Cracked or chipped teeth
Cover the area with orthodontic wax or sugarless gum if your tooth is severely chipped and has sharp edges that irritate your tongue, lips, or cheeks. For a cracked tooth, you should rinse your mouth out gently with warm salt water to soothe the area and keep it clean.
Toothache or Infection
When you experience a toothache or infection, it is often accompanied by swelling. Over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medication can soothe swelling caused by an infection. Applying a cold compress to your external jaw can ease painful symptoms and swelling until you can be seen by a dentist.
Loose or knocked-out tooth
If your tooth is knocked out, do not touch the root. Once you find the tooth, carefully pick it up, rinse it off, and attempt to place it back into the socket. You may put your tooth in a container filled with salt water or milk to keep it moist and protected if it's too painful to put it back in your mouth. Dr. Haight can replace your knocked-out tooth if you reach out to him in time, which is why it is crucial to call our office as soon as possible after your tooth becomes dislodged.
Emergency Dental Services We Offer
If you're experiencing severe tooth pain, a root canal infection could be the source of your problem. Dr. Haight can preserve your tooth with root canal therapy and placement of a dental crown.
Our emergency dentist can address broken teeth or a damaged restoration with a dental crown. We can create and place custom crowns in a single visit thanks to our advanced technology.
Your dentist may recommend an extraction if your tooth has become so damaged that it cannot support a restoration. Dr. Haight offers treatment options to replace missing teeth if we have to extract your tooth. including dental implants, bridges, and dentures.
A cavity or cracked filling can lead to a dental emergency and cause considerable pain. Dental fillings, inlays, and onlays are special restorations a dentist places in your tooth to replace damaged tissue.
An infection in your gums or jawbone can cause severe damage, lead to swollen, tender, or bleeding gums, and eventually result in tooth loss. Our emergency dentist can treat periodontal disease, perform a professional cleaning, and prescribe antibiotics if needed. Your dentist will educate you on proper oral care to prevent periodontal disease from recurring.
Why You Should Schedule an Emergency Visit with a Dentist
Ignoring your dental problems won’t make them go away, and will only cause them to get worse. Seeking emergency dental care can provide you with lasting relief from debilitating dental pain. For example, failing to treat a root canal infection could result in losing your tooth.
Dr. Haight in Albuquerque has extensive dental training, allowing him to respond to dental emergencies quickly. Additionally, addressing a dental emergency sooner could save you money. The cost of a root canal, for instance, would be less than paying for a replacement tooth and a dental implant.
Don't Let Dental Phobia Affect Your Oral Health
If you’re faced with an emergency but suffer from anxiety regarding dental procedures, don’t let this fear hold you back from getting the care you need. At Parkway Dental, we are proud to offer patients in Albuquerque, NM, and surrounding areas nitrous oxide, oral conscious sedation, or IV sedation to help alleviate their stress.
"I've Never Experienced Such Care,
Concern and Professionalism"
Hands down, THE BEST DENTIST I've ever used (I'm old -I've seen my fair share). - and I've had a ton of work done by him. I've been seeing Dr Haight for about 4 years now and he's done cleanings, fillings, implants, and crowns for me. Each visit was pleasant and the staff is amazing. You wont be sorry booking an appt. BTW - Brush and floss. :)View on Google
Dr. Haight is an amazing dentist!! I had some dental work done by another dentist last November that resulted in several months of severe pain. This was when I made my first appointment with Dr. Haight. He and his qualified staff have spent 6 months repairing the damage and I am pain free! I've never experienced such care, concern and professionalism. Thank you all.View on Google
Paying For Emergency Dental Treatment
Most emergency dental treatments are covered by insurance, but if you are uninsured, the cost of emergency dental care should not prevent you from getting the help you need. Our dentistry practice makes dental care accessible to all patients in Albuquerque, NM, and surrounding areas through Compassionate™ Finance.
Unlike CareCredit®, which has a cap of three years in which to pay for your treatment, Compassionate Finance payments can be distributed over a longer period. With flexible financing, you can pay in affordable monthly payments. Our emergency dentist also accepts cash, checks, and all major credit cards.