Emergency Dentistry

Most Dental Emergencies Can’t Wait – We are committed to seeing you today! Call Us Now!

Dental emergencies happen at random and can affect your ability to carry out your daily routine. At Cascade Dental in Lehi, we understand that emergencies are uncontrollable, which is why we offer extended morning and weekend hours. Our Lehi, UT office works around busy schedules just like yours, so that you can receive the dental care you need. We also offer easy payment options, financing, and savings plans in order to expedite your emergency dental care.

A dental emergency service can include any of the following:

  • Fractured or broken tooth
  • Severe toothache
  • Broken filling
  • Unexplained tooth loss
  • Painful, bleeding, or swollen gums

Do not hesitate to call our Lehi, UT office if you are experiencing a dental emergency. We are dedicated to providing thorough and immediate care so that you can get back on track.

The most important step is to contact your Lehi, UT dental office and schedule an appointment immediately. There is no reason to wait when you are experiencing discomfort and pain. The longer an emergency goes without being treated, the more likely it is that an infection will grow. Before the pain and discomfort gets worse, call us today and get your dental emergency service taken care of!

When a damaged tooth cannot be repaired, it may need to be completely removed. An extraction is usually performed when a tooth is fractured, infected, or blocking new teeth from forming properly.

The two most common types of dental extractions are simple and surgical. Most visible teeth can be removed with a simple extraction, where the tooth is made loose and gently removed with forceps.

A surgical extraction is needed for more complicated conditions, including fractures at the gum line, a tooth that hasn’t developed, or one that is too large or has curved roots.

Both procedures are virtually painless and involve minimal amounts of pressure. Depending on the complexity of the treatment, a mild anesthetic is used to maximize patient comfort and safety. Wisdom teeth removal is on a case to case bases, consultation is required prior to determine if it needs to be referred out to oral surgeon.

Root canal therapy is needed when the nerve of a tooth is affected by decay or infection. In order to save the tooth, the pulp (the living tissue inside the tooth), nerves, bacteria, and any decay are removed and the resulting space is filled with special, medicated, dental materials, which restore the tooth to its full function.

While the tooth is numb, a rubber dam (a sheet of rubber) will be placed around the tooth to keep it dry and free of saliva. An access opening is made on top of the tooth and a series of root canal files are placed into the opening, one at a time, removing the pulp, nerve tissue, and bacteria. If tooth decay is present, it will also be removed with special dental instruments. Once the tooth is thoroughly cleaned, it will be sealed with either a permanent filling or, if additional appointments are needed, a temporary filling will be placed.