Dentist Lucerne

Dental Clinic in the Canton of Luzern

Woman in pain as a dental emergency

Emergency Dentist Luzern

If you are experiencing a dental emergency, contact us at 041 417 40 40. Our clinic offers emergency dentistry services 365 days a year to patients of all ages. No additional costs apply on our emergency dental care.

We understand that dental emergencies do arise and we do our best to respond to you as quickly as possible. We set aside time each day to treat patients with emergency dental needs. Please call our office as early in the day as possible so that we can work you into our schedule. Dental emergencies should not be ignored and should be addressed as quickly as possible to avoid permanent or costly damage.

Common dental emergencies are:

  • Severe toothaches or jaw pain
  • Abscesses
  • Deep lacerations in the mouth
  • Loose teeth
  • Teeth that have been knocked out
  • Broken bridges or crowns
  • Damaged dental implants
  • Damaged veneers or dentures
  • Chipped or broken teeth
  • Chronic rough patches or discolorations in the mouth

Our clinic holds select appointments open for patients with emergencies. When a patient calls in with a serious problem, we will schedule the patient for an exam as soon as possible within the same day. The practice encourages patients to call for an appointment as soon as they know emergency treatment is necessary.

What can be done in the mean time?

In a few instances, a patient may not be able to get an appointment immediately when an emergency happens. Even as the patient is looking ahead to an appointment, they can take steps to control the trouble on their own. Patients who are experiencing pain can take pain killers to reduce the pain until the appointment. If swellings or abscesses are present, cold compresses may also be beneficial.

Patients who have lost a tooth should hold try to place the tooth back into the socket. If this isn’t possible, patients should keep the tooth in a glass of milk or between the cheek and the gums until dental care is available.

How can a patient avoid dental emergencies?

Despite the fact that we are always welcoming to provide professional emergency care, it’s best to avoid these situations if possible. Patients can avoid the need for emergency dental care by taking good care of their teeth. Patients should brush and floss every day, and they should make regular appointments for checkups and cleanings. Patients should also protect the teeth from damage by avoiding activities that put too much stress on the teeth, such as chewing ice or using the teeth as a tool. When participating in high-impact activities, patients should protect the teeth with an appropriate mouth guard.