Emergency Dentistry

Do you currently have a toothache and need relief? Are you experiencing jaw pain or swelling, or have a broken tooth and aren’t sure what to do next?

All of these situations and many others are considered dental emergencies. At PNW Dental, we understand that your priority is prompt relief and reassurance regardless of what urgent problem you face. Rest assured, you couldn’t be in better hands than you are with a team of compassionate professionals who want to help you.

As emergency dentists in Eugene, OR, we are available when you need us. We will listen to your concerns and provide reassurance and instructions for handling your dental emergency.

When you are in the middle of a dental emergency, you may feel helpless and may even have trouble thinking clearly. Here are some common situations that many of our patients face, along with brief instructions for handling them.

Broken Teeth and Lost Crowns or Fillings

Broken teeth are not considered an emergency unless you are in pain. Still, we must see you promptly to smooth any rough edges and recommend treatment options.

Lost dental crowns and broken or lost fillings may not be painful, but we need to replace them as soon as possible to restore the tooth and prevent further damage.

Place the broken tooth pieces, crown, or filling pieces in a tissue and bring it with you to your emergency dental appointment.

Broken Dentures

You should always handle your dentures with great care because accidents can and do happen. If you break your denture or damage one of its artificial teeth, call us right away.

We'll make an appointment for you to drop off your broken denture at our Eugene, OR emergency dentist, and we do our best to get it repaired and back to you the same day.


A toothache can range from an occasional mild twinge to severe pain that makes it difficult to function.  Often, if dealt with early, a mild toothache can be evaluated and treated to avoid more severe pain or complex treatment.

But if you need help getting out of pain right away, we leave space in our schedules each day for emergencies like severe tooth pain.  We'll help you by carefully assessing the cause of the pain and finding the right solution to get comfortable again ASAP.   

Jaw Pain or Swelling

In dentistry, Jaw pain and swelling are often an indication that you have a dental abscess or infection. If you experience either, use a cold compress to reduce swelling and relieve pain. Call us right away.

Dental Trauma

You can experience dental trauma if you take a fall or are injured in an accident. The injury may involve a knocked-out tooth or trauma to your gums or jaw. All of these are critical emergencies that require prompt treatment.

Schedule Your Emergency Dental Appointment

If you are experiencing any of the above problems or have another concern, call PNW Dental. Our emergency dentists are standing by and ready to evaluate your needs, explain what’s happening, and provide you with the treatment you need.