Best Dentist in Reno, NV - What Is a Dental Emergency? - Atencio Dentistry

When you are experiencing tooth pain, whether from a cavity, a fracture or lost filling, putting off seeing a dentist can do you more harm than not. In some cases, procrastinating can cause you to experience complications, including infection or increased damage to your tooth. It’s always better to see a dentist sooner rather than later in the event of a dental emergency – but how do you know what condition is more urgent than the other? The best dentist in Reno, NV explains what constitutes an emergency – and what doesn’t.

Matters of Emergency
If you have a fracture or broken tooth, it’s best to see your dentist as soon as possible. Whether it occurs from playing sports, a traumatic event, or just horsing around, a chipped, cracked or broken tooth is one of the most common emergencies that dentists see. 

Infections are never fun and even worse when it’s in your mouth. If you are experiencing any type of oral infection, it’s important that you see our dentist immediately, especially if your mouth begins to swell. An infection that makes it hard for you to breathe, swallow or sleep should not be overlooked or put off as it may lead to even bigger emergencies. Infections, like a dental abscess, can occur from an untreated cavity, old dental work, or some type of injury. Our dentist will drain the abscess and you might need a root canal or antibiotics. In more serious situations, the tooth may need to be pulled. 

Losing a dental crown or filling can also be very painful. If this happens, see our dentist as soon as possible as it can lead to further tooth decay or cause your tooth to shift. If you can’t get to a dentist right away, there are temporary over-the-counter dental fillings and orthodontic wax you can use. Avoid using the tooth and remember that it is temporary and not a permanent fix. 

What About a Toothache? 
Having a toothache or suddenly having sensitive teeth are not necessarily dental emergencies but should not be ignored.  Your oral and dental health greatly affects your overall health, so be sure to see our dentist twice a year, and call sooner rather than later in the event of a dental emergency.

Contact the Best Dentist in Reno, NV in the Event of a Dental Emergency!
To experience exceptional treatment from Atencio Dentistry, call our office at 775-298-6108 to schedule your Atencio Dentistry New Patient Exam. Our 5-star-rated dental team can help you find relief from your dental emergency and avoid further complications in the future!

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The team at Atencio family dentistry is amazing. The entire staff is kind, courteous, professional and most of all understanding of your needs. The prices are very reasonable and Dr. Atencio's work is perfection. Their dedication to professionalism and the highest quality dental care is why I only trust Atencio family dentistry. Well worth the drive for a great dental experience. See you next time.

- Justin warren b 5 star review

Had a recent visit to Atencio Dentistry as a new patient; staff was wonderful and accommodating to my disability needs from appointment scheduling to cleaning. My hygienist was very gentle. Dr. Atencio was present to review my dental X-rays and properly evaluated what needed to be done. Needed referral for evaluation for my jaw discomfort. Will be back to get what needs to be done and for my next cleaning.

- Donna abilene r 5 star review

Dr. Atencio and his staff are so friendly, kind, gentle and professional! I had a tooth pulled today, and everyone was awesome. Dr. Atencio was amazing and when he was done I was shocked that the tooth had been pulled. I highly recommend Dr. Atencio for any of your dental needs!

- Jeff j parel 5 star review

I like Karian, my new hygienist. She is personable, professional, knows her craft and made me feel comfortable and at ease. A very nice addition to Atencio's team. I also love the new air filtering equipment that has been added in each hygienist work station. An extra measure of precaution during this pandemic.
Nice to see a profession that is so proactive and protective during these challenging times

- Maggie kathleen a 5 star review

Excellent!! Wish I could give more stars as I am deathly afraid of the dentist and this office is amazing. Love the fact I can have nitrous oxide for cleanings. Sarah the dental hygienist is amazing!!! Best Dentist (Dr. Atencio) I have ever had in my 59 years!!! Thank you

- Cathy julius w 5 star review

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Our Reno, NV
Dental Office
3773 Baker Lane, Suite #3
Reno, NV 89509

775-829-8684

Office Hours:
Mon - Fri: 8AM - 4PM

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