Dental Emergencies
Anchorage, AK

same-day and after hours emergency dentist appointments

If you have oral pain, don’t wait to call us, thinking that your tooth may feel better on its own. A tooth that is infected won’t resolve itself without treatment, and you could be risking the spread of your infection and even tooth loss.

If you are not sure your situation is an emergency, call us anyway. We’re happy to assess your condition over the phone and help you determine if you need immediate attention.

We also recommend that you call us before heading to an emergency room. Most hospitals don’t handle tooth emergencies, and you could save time and money by calling Woodside Dental Group first.

If your emergency takes place after hours, please don’t hesitate to call us at (907) 333-1211. We have after-hours instructions that will help you get the relief you need.

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If you are having tooth pain, call our office immediately!  Often patients try to “wait it out,” hoping that their toothache subsides, and end up spending more money and time in pain as a result.  Give us a call at your first sign of discomfort to help avoid costly complications and future problems.

swelling or abscess

If your gums are hurting, begin to swell, or if you notice a small bump on your gums, give us a call right away!  These are common signs of an abscess (infection) and it is very important to address this immediately to help prevent any worsening of the infection.

broken or chipped tooth

If you chip or break your tooth it is vital you get into the office as soon as possible.  After a tooth has broken once it is very susceptible to breaking again, costing you more money and creating added discomfort.

lost filling or crown

If you are experiencing discomfort as a result of a missing filling or crown you can apply clove oil (available at the pharmacy or grocery store) to help relieve the pain.  You can also place tooth wax or dental adhesive (available at your local pharmacy) as a temporary solution.  Don’t forget to bring your lost filling or crown to your appointment!

knocked out or loose tooth

Time is of the essence when you have had a tooth knocked out or loosened.  Getting to the dentist in a timely manner (30-60 minutes) can make the difference between saving and losing your tooth.  It is important to try not to touch the tooth’s root and to handle the tooth gently.  Rinse the avulsed tooth with water and place it in a container with milk (best option) or salt-water (if no milk is available).

bitten tongue or lip

Small nicks are likely to heal themselves, but if you have a large cut or excessive bleeding go to the emergency room as soon as possible.  Applying a cold compress and warm salt-water rinses can help speed up the healing time.

Frequently Asked Questions

Dental Emergencies Anchorage, AK

You’re in the right place! Dr. Green is always available to take care of your dental emergency. Whether you need a same-day or after hours appointment, Woodside Dental Group is here to help. Don’t hesitate to call our office or book an appointment if you are experiencing any of the following:

  • Toothache
  • Swelling or abscess
  • Broken or chipped tooth
  • Lost filling or crown
  • Knocked out or loose tooth
  • Bitten tongue or lip

Call Woodside Dental Group right now or book an emergency dentist appointment online 24/7. We offer same-day and after hours appointments for dental emergencies.

Call us right now or book an appointment online 24/7. Regardless of your emergency, Woodside Dental Group provides all emergency dental services to get you out of pain and back to your normal self.

Yes! If you are experiencing a bad toothache or have an infected tooth, you may need an emergency dental extraction. Dr. Green will make sure you get the treatment you need.

Woodside Dental Group provides same-day emergency dental appointments. We are also an after hours emergency dentist. No matter the day or time, we are able to get you into our office for treatment ASAP.

Yes! We understand that when you have a dental emergency, timing is not always convenient. Your health and comfort are our first priority, so we make ourselves available after hours to ensure you receive the treatment you need when you need it.

Yes! Call us right now to get help today. We’ll even come in after hours to make sure you get the timely treatment you need.

Common dental emergencies include:
  • Toothache
  • Broken or chipped tooth
  • Knocked out or loose tooth
  • Lost filling or crown
  • Swelling or abscess
  • Bitten tongue or lip
  1. Use a mouthguard
    Are you a fan of sports? Show your appreciation for the sport without putting your perfect smile at risk. Don’t get hit in the face or mouth and end up chipping or losing a tooth. Wear a mouthguard when you’re out on the field or court to protect yourself from a dental emergency.
  2. Watch what and how you eat
    Human teeth are tough, but you’d be surprised how easily they can be chipped or cracked. Hard candies and hard meats are just a few of the ways that otherwise solid, straight, and beautiful teeth can be broken. The easiest way to prevent this from happening is to think before you bite. If you’re thinking about giving in to your sweet tooth, don’t. Chipping a tooth isn’t worth it, in addition to cavities from too much sugar.
  3. Don’t chew on anything else
    Did you know that chewing your nails, pen caps, and other non-food items can cause your teeth to break or chip? To help you break this habit, try chewing sugarless gum. Not only will it help redirect your fixations, but it’ll also stimulate saliva production and cleanse your teeth.
  1. Save your teeth
    Traumatic injuries can result in chipping, fracturing, partial dislocation, or teeth that are completely knocked out. Failure to seek dental emergency care after such an injury can result in permanent tooth loss and the need for dentures, dental implants, or other dental replacements. Fortunately, prompt dental care from an emergency dentist can improve the likelihood of saving your teeth. If your tooth has been chipped, fractured, or completely knocked-out, carefully collect any remaining pieces and bring them to the dental office.
  2. Avoid pain
    Whether it’s a toothache or something more serious like a knocked out tooth, there’s a good chance you’ll experience a lot of discomfort around your teeth and gums, as well as in your jaw. The longer you wait to get treatment, the worse the pain will get. If you experience any kind of pain, call us as soon as possible to see if you need an emergency dentist appointment. Dr. Green can provide you with treatments and medications that can help you avoid the pain.
  3. Reduce the risk of infections
    In addition to pain, one of the most common issues you’ll face after a dental emergency is infection. Infection can occur as a result of trauma to the body, including injuries to the mouth. If you don’t treat your infection right away, it can spread to other areas of your body and put you at risk for more serious health issues. Visiting us as soon as possible will reduce your risk of developing an infection during a dental emergency.

Come see your Anchorage emergency dentist at Woodside Dental Group as soon as possible. Dr. Green can provide you with treatment and medications to reduce both tooth pain and swelling.

Call us right now or book an appointment online 24/7. Dr. Green understands that there is nothing worse than seeing your child in pain. That’s why Woodside Dental Group is an emergency pediatric dentist that provides same-day and after hours appointments so that your child can get the treatment they need when they need it.

We have a $200 emergency fee in addition to services rendered required to be paid at time of service. If you have dental insurance we will take all of your information to bill the procedures the next business day. When payment comes in, usually 4-6 weeks, we will issue back a check to you for the amount benefit that your insurance covered as if we used it on the day of service. Please note, the emergency fee is not a billable service.

Because you are being seen after hours, our team of insurance specialists are not available to verify your insurance. Therefore it is our policy to have all services paid the day it was rendered.

Unfortunately no. We verify all insurance prior to any appointment in order to analyze if it is active and assess how much benefit you have. We do this in order to present an accurate treatment plan that would show how much copay, or patient financial responsibility, you would have for whatever treatment you wish to get.

Yes, Medicaid does cover an extraction, limited exam, and x-ray at 100%. Payment has to be made at time of service because we don’t have the staff available after hours to verify if it is active.

The breakdown for our office fee for an extraction is below
$200.00 – Emergency after hours fee
$51.00 – Xray
$135.00 – Limited exam
$455.00 – Surgical extraction
$841 – Total fee for emergency extraction after hours appointment

Yes we do! You can apply online with our third party financing company, Sunbit. We use this company because it doesn’t ding your credit when you apply online and their approval rate is the highest we have found. So even if you have bad credit we would still recommend you see if you are approved. There is no risk in trying.

We do not turn anyone away due to a busy schedule. If you are in pain, we will see you, but you may have to wait as a courtesy to our scheduled patients.