Find an emergency dentist near you

Looking for an emergency dentist? You’ve come to the right place! When dental emergencies arise, there is no way to be prepared.

Our participating dentist and firendly staff are ready and more than willing to meet your unexpected needs. Emergency Dentists provide services for patients who are in extreme dental pain or have some issue with their teeth that requires immediate attention.

Even patients that have a preferred dentist have a need for an Emergency Dentist at times, as in many cases their typical dentist is unable to see them soon enough to alleviate their dental emergency.

What are Emergency Dentists?

Emergency Dentists are, in many cases, traditional dentists who also have the capability to treat emergency patients. These dentists expect to be called by patients who have an emergency, and are prepared to schedule them for a visit often within the same day.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you know you are having a dental emergency, you should call an Emergency Dentist near you immediately. Understand that most Emergency Dentists are not 24 hour operations, and for this reason it is important for you to call as soon as possible in order to maximize your chances of being treated the same day. To be connected with a local dentist in your area, call 866-720-2809

When visiting an Emergency Dentist, you should be prepared to undergo an examination, regardless of whether you’ve had a previous diagnosis from another dentist. Dentists must do their own evaluation in order to determine what treatment plan is prudent. In most cases, the dentist will carry out the emergency treatment the same day. In some extreme cases, the patient may have an area that is too compromised or sensitive/infected, and the dentist may have to prescribe treatment and prepare the area before the dentist can operate on the area on another day. Regardless of whether you receive same day treatment or not, you should expect to receive medication and some alleviation for any pain you are currently experiencing.

Some Emergency Dentists have a walk-in model where patients can walk in without an appointment and be seen on a first-come, first-served basis, but most Emergency Dentists will require an appointment to be scheduled prior to coming to the clinic. Rest assured; however, that these dentists are prepared to handle emergencies and will, in most cases, schedule you for a same day visit.

Generally, the majority of Emergency Dentists accept most PPO insurance plans. PPO plans are usually those that are provided by an employer, or that are privately paid for by an individual. In some states, Emergency Dentists will also accept state-funded and Medicaid insurance plans. When you call for an appointment, you can consult the receptionist to verify whether your insurance will be accepted. All Emergency Dentists will also accept cash or credit card payments, and in many cases will also allow for financing through programs like CareCredit and Compassionate Finance.

There is functionall no difference between an urgent dentist and an emergency dentist. The terms are generally used interchangeably. In reality, most emergency dental offices do fucntion more as a traditional urgent care center in that they are not often open 24 hours a day. In any case, if you find yourself searching for urgent dental care near you, you will likely have better results if you search for emergency dentists in your area.

Since most dentists are not prepared to handle Emergency Services, we recommend that you consult our directory for an Emergency Dentist near you. All providers on our directory have been verified by us to offer quality emergency dental services and will be able to treat your needs. Additionally, you can also call our toll free number to be connected with an emergency dentist in your area at 866-720-2809.

View all Emergency Dentists by State

To be connected with a local dentist in your area