Dr. Broc Brimhall owns the South Anchorage Dental Center, a family dental practice in South Anchorage, Alaska. If you're having a toothache and/or find yourself in need of an extraction, you can't always wait to schedule an appointment during regular business hours. If you're experiencing a dental emergency, you can reach Dr. Brimhall's staff 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Some examples of dental emergencies are: broken or cracked tooth (or teeth), severe toothache, swollen jaw, lost or loose fillings, root canal, object caught between teeth, and dental trauma or injury. There's also more information about dental emergencies on the South Anchorage Dental Center website.
I know that it would put my mind at ease to realize that there was a dentist on staff at all times to help me in case of emergency. And it's especially nice to find this in a private practice, rather than having to go to the hospital emergency room. Dr. Brimhall and his colleagues know that it can be stressful and painful to experience a difficult dental issue--and it's common for something to happen very suddenly, as anyone who has broken a tooth or lost a filling can attest! So they work to get patients in as soon as possible, no matter when an emergency occurs.
It's a good idea to get immediate attention for a toothache even if you're tolerating the pain because toothaches can be a sign of something that needs to be addressed right away. If you call for an emergency exam, the exam itself is free: a dentist will assess the issue and advise you of the recommended solution. Sometimes this solution is an extraction, but not always. If you do need an extraction, Dr. Brimhall and his staff can perform the procedure quickly and efficiently, getting you back to feeling better as soon as they can.
Learn more about South Anchorage Dental Center at http://www.southanchoragedental.com. And if you have a dental emergency during their regular office hours, call them immediately at (907) 248–7275. For an after hours emergency, call their emergency line at (907) 602-3136.