Emergency Dentist - Lehigh Valley, PA
Expert Care Without the Wait
When it comes to any kind of emergency, having a plan in place before one occurs can really make a stressful situation a whole lot easier. For sudden, serious problems concerning your teeth, rather than wasting time at the ER, you can get the urgent dental treatment you need right here with Dr. Salivonchik. For more than 20 years, he has helped patients all across the Lehigh Valley by providing immediate relief for any kind of dental pain or injury. If you ever need help right away, just give us a call, and we’ll work to see you as soon as possible--preferably the exact same day!
Why Choose S. John Salivonchik, D.M.D., P.C. for Emergency Dentistry?
Same-day emergency appointments available
Latest technology leads to faster relief
Experienced team that has seen & done it all
How to Handle Common Dental Emergencies
Dental emergencies tend to either come up all of a sudden or develop slowly over time. A sports-related injury, clumsy fall, or motor vehicle accident can all lead to broken and knocked out teeth in the blink of an eye. Or, without proper oral hygiene, a dental infection can seemingly turn into a searing toothache seemingly out of nowhere. Whatever your situation might be, the best thing you can do is contact our practice ASAP. That way, we can get to work scheduling an appointment and taking care of your problem before it gets worse.
Before you’re able to reach our office, however, there are a few things you can do to help improve any situation:
How to Prevent Dental Emergencies
Do you ever participate in sports? Wearing a protective mouthguard is one of the best ways to prevent dental injuries. Whether the game involves contact or not, it’s better to be safe than sorry when it comes to your smile!
Only use scissors to open packages. While it might be tempting to just bite through plastic or cardboard containers, this is a quick way to chip/crack your teeth.
Avoid biting down onto extremely hard items like ice, pens, pencils, fingernails, etc.
Visit Dr. Salivonchik at least twice a year for checkups and cleanings. He can stop small problems from turning into emergencies later at these appointments.
The Cost of Treating Dental Emergencies
Every dental emergency is slightly different, and as a result, there is no set cost for urgent dental care. Some patients end up just needing a small filling, while others require a tooth to be extracted and replaced. After taking care of your pain, we’ll go over your different treatment options so we can repair any damage to your smile. For patients concerned about out-of-pocket costs, flexible, low-to-no interest financing is always available.