Emergency Dental Care in Des Moines, IA

Same-Day Emergency Welcome

At Hickman Family Dental, we understand that emergencies can’t always wait until your next appointment. That’s why we offer same-day emergency dental care to patients in Urbandale and the Des Moines area. Dr. Erickson is dedicated to quickly and effectively resolving dental emergencies, no matter the circumstances.

When accidents happen, we’re here for you. Read on to learn what qualifies as a dental emergency and how our experienced dental team can help.

woman in need of emergency dentist

What Is a Dental Emergency?

A dental emergency is any kind of oral injury or pain that requires immediate attention from a dental professional. Whether it’s caused by physical trauma or an underlying oral health condition, you shouldn’t wait to seek care if an emergency occurs. 

Some common problems that require emergency dental services include:

  • Severe tooth or jaw pain
  • Knocked-out teeth
  • Broken or cracked teeth
  • Tooth mobility or loosened teeth
  • Accidents involving the teeth, lips, cheeks, gums, or jaw

We urge all patients experiencing a dental emergency to immediately contact our Urbandale office at (515) 276-4981. Let us know that your case is an emergency and we’ll do our best to make time for you that same day.

Do I Need Emergency Care?

It may be difficult to determine whether emergency care is necessary or if treatment can wait for a normal appointment. In many cases, waiting to address an emergency can mean the difference between keeping and losing a tooth.

If you answer yes to any of these questions, contact our Urbandale office right away:

  • Have you lost a tooth?
  • Did part of your tooth crack or break off?
  • Do you have severe and persistent oral pain?
  • Are your gums swollen or bleeding?
  • Is your tooth loose?
young woman holding her cheek in pain.

Frequently Asked Questions

Experiencing a Dental Emergency? 

If you’re in serious need of dental care, don’t wait to act or assume your condition will improve on its own. Our skilled dental team is equipped to handle any emergency and quickly treat dental emergencies for patients in Urbandale and the Des Moines area. Contact our Urbandale office right away at (515) 276-4981.