Dental emergencies is something I really enjoy. In fact, when I first got into Dentistry I didn't have a practice. I started from scratch, there wasn't an office to buy. When I got out of my residency I put my cell phone number in the yellow pages, and I ran 24 hours. I came in at night time, on weekends. I did that for a couple of years. As I did that I really saw a lot of dental emergencies. Even to this day, it's something I really enjoy. You can take that person that's suffering, and in pain, and turn their life around. Ease their suffering.
It's really a remarkable thing. One of the true beauties that I have as a Dentist, as a Doctorate, that I can change someone's life instantly by just easing their pain. It's something I really enjoy. Nowadays, we still offer after hour emergency care, but I don't see very many patients after hours anymore. We do see them during the day. We always make time in our schedule for our emergency patients. It's quite common for us to see someone to start a root canal, take care of an infection, extract a tooth during our work day.
Call 801-747-8531 to contact Dr. Rod Gleave, DMD today if you are in need of emergency dentistry services. Whether you’ve been in an accident, have abnormal gum pain, or are dealing with a severe toothache, Dr. Gleave wants to see you immediately at our Salt Lake City, UT dentist office.
We set aside hours each day to make sure we’re available to help your smile ASAP, and we have an after-hours number you can call to receive assistance. We also provide dental sedation to help you fully relax and receive treatment free of pain.
You can trust Rod Gleave, DMD and our team to be there when it matters most.
Benefitting Your Smile With Our Emergency Dentistry Care Now
If you’ve broken or lost a tooth, your oral health could suffer if the tooth isn’t quickly replaced. If you’re dealing with a major toothache, you’re likely dealing with dental decay of some kind and also need to be seen soon.
If you’ve lost a tooth, you should:
- Collect it and clean it off with warm water
- Place it into a container filled with milk (this keeps the tooth’s roots alive)
- Call Dr. Gleave and come in right away, as he may be able to put your natural tooth back in place
If you have a severe toothache, schedule your appointment immediately so Dr. Rod Gleave, DMD can relieve your pain. He will then:
- Assess whether you have a cavity or damaged pulp in your teeth
- Rid your teeth of any decay or pain-inducing issues
- Provide a filling to repair your tooth if you’ve been treated for a cavity, or place a dental crown to protect your tooth if you’ve had a root canal performed
- Gently extract your tooth if it cannot be saved
Call Dr. Rod Gleave, DMD now at 801-747-8531 so we can help you with your emergency dentistry needs at our Salt Lake City, UT dentist office.
Dr. Rod Gleave is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI), and the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID).