Dental emergencies can happen to anyone at any time. Dr. Dennis Garpetti and Dr. Brock Hyder work with patients every step of the way to ensure they receive the treatment they need as soon as possible.
If you are experiencing a dental emergency, call (208) 254-6365. Our dental care team will work with you to schedule an appointment at your earliest convenience.
In the event of a dental emergency, it is imperative that patients visit their dentist as soon as possible. At LIFESmiles in Boise, ID, we work diligently to ensure that our patients receive the care they need as quickly as possible. However, if you are experiencing excessive bleeding or injury to any part of your face, we recommend you call 9-1-1
Dental emergencies may include:
- Fractured tooth
- Chipped tooth
- Knocked out tooth
- Missing or damage dental crowns
- Excessive tooth pain
We offer a full range of sedation dentistry options to help keep patients comfortable and relaxed throughout their procedure. Sedation dentistry is ideal for patients with dental fear and anxiety, patients who need multiple procedures during one visit, and patients with a strong gag reflex.
Preventing Dental Emergencies
We understand that dental emergencies can happen to any patient, even patients with healthy teeth. However, in some cases, dental emergencies can be avoided. We encourage patients to visit our Boise dental office regularly for routine dental care. Routine dental care visit allows our team of dentists to thoroughly examine your teeth and gums to indefinity any developing oral health concerns. When dental concerns like periodontal disease are caught early, patients may avoid complex issues that may affect the health, function, and appearance of their teeth and bone structure.
Taking preventive action can help keep your teeth and gums healthy, and may even reduce your risk of experiencing a dental emergency. Some key ways for practicing preventive dental care are:
- Wearing a mouthguard during physical activity and contact sports. A well-fitted mouthguard can drastically reduce your risk of injury to your teeth and gums during contact sports.
- Schedule biannual preventive care visits. Preventive care visits allow our team to address any developing oral health concerns and recommend any treatment you may need.
- Practice a healthy oral hygiene routine. Your oral hygiene routine helps to keep your teeth and gums healthy, reduce plaque, and reduce your risk of developing gum disease, tooth decay, and other common oral health concerns.