Emergency Dental Care in Cedar Rapids, IA
Get out of pain and save your tooth.
Need to Contact an Emergency Dentist?
Call us, and we’ll do our best to see you the same day.
Dr. Deb Joyner Click to learn more about Dr. Deb Joyner and her team will relieve your pain and provide you with comfortable, high-quality dentistry.
What’s considered a dental emergency?
If you experience any of the following, call us ASAP:
Our dental services are available to new and current patients of all ages!
Our general dental services in Cedar Rapids.
- What to do if you knock out a tooth
You may save your tooth if you act fast:
Don’t forget to remain calm. Our friendly team is here for you.
- What to do if you have a toothache or swelling If your toothache or swelling is severe or persists after two days, call us. It’s a sign something is wrong, even if it eventually goes away.
In the meantime, to ease tooth pain and reduce swelling, try these home remedies:
Take the same steps for an abscessed tooth. However, call us right away. If left untreated, this infection can spread to other areas of your body and potentially put your life at risk.
- What to do if you chip or break a tooth
Steps to take:
Depending on the severity of the chip or break, it may or may not be an emergency. Call us to confirm the urgency.
When possible, we’ll fit you into the schedule the same day you call or book the next available slot.
Reduce the number of appointments and get in and out of the dental chair faster with modern technology!
Our dental savings plan includes an emergency exam, and we accept dental insurance.
Relax with headphones, blankets, TVs, and even sedation dentistry if you suffer from dental anxiety or fear.
Dr. Joyner offers general, cosmetic, restorative, and implant dentistry under one roof, minimizing referrals.
We’re equipped to perform same-day root canals, extractions, CEREC crowns, and more.
Q&A on Dental Emergencies
- Do you accept walk-ins? We ask that you call us to confirm availability before showing up. Call us now: (319) 377-6504 Click to call .
- What emergency services do you offer?
During your emergency dental exam, Dr. Joyner will present you with all your options so that you can make the best decision for yourself.
- Will the procedures hurt?
Getting you out of pain, not causing more, is the goal.
When performing any dental procedure that may cause you pain or discomfort, we’ll use a local anesthetic to numb the area and keep you comfortable.
If you have difficulty getting numb, fear of needles or pain, or suffer from dental anxiety or fear, then you may benefit from our sedation dentistry Click to learn more about our sedation dentistry options options.
- Can you go to ER for a dental emergency? Yes, but we advise against it because most emergency rooms, urgent care facilities, and hospitals don’t have dentists on staff. This means they’re likely only able to provide antibiotics or pain medication to ease your symptoms, not treat the actual problem. Therefore, you’ll still need to see a dentist.
So to avoid additional bills and potentially putting your tooth or oral health at risk, we recommend contacting us first.
However, if your dental emergency is life-threatening, call 911.
- What isn’t a dental emergency?
The following dental scenarios are generally not considered emergencies, meaning they don’t need immediate attention but are still time-sensitive:
When these happen, call us during regular business hours, and we’ll discuss the next steps. Typically, we’ll book you an appointment at the earliest convenience.