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Emergency Dentist in Huntsville, AL: Find 24-Hour Dental Care Now.

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Need an emergency dentist in Huntsville, Alabama? When you’re in severe pain from a tooth being knocked out, an abscess, or another dental emergency, you want to find a dentist near you fast. This list of Huntsville, AL emergency dentists will help you get the care you need ASAP.

Keep reading for a list of dentists in Huntsville, AL offering emergency appointments for urgent dental treatment. We have carefully compiled this list to make it easy for you to find the care you need, whenever you need it.

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24-hour urgent dental care in Huntsville, Alabama

All of the Huntsville dentists listed below are happy to accept patients who need emergency care. However, they may not necessarily offer out-of-hours appointments or 24/7 dental care. If you believe you need immediate attention, especially if you have experienced facial trauma, one option is to go to the emergency room. Not all hospital emergency rooms are equipped to treat dental problems though, so you may end up being referred to a dentist anyway.

Alternatively, you can call our 24-hour hotline to find a dental clinic in Huntsville, Alabama available for urgent care right now. This is the quickest and most convenient way to find a Huntsville dentist who can see you ASAP.

Need immediate dental care? Call an emergency dentist in Huntsville, AL now!

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How to know if you need emergency dental care

Are you wondering whether you need to see an emergency dentist now? Here are some things which usually warrant an urgent visit:

  • Bleeding that won't stop
  • Severe pain that isn't helped by over-the-counter painkillers
  • Facial swelling that doesn't go down or is affecting your ability to breathe
  • A cracked, fractured or broken tooth
  • Facial trauma that has affected a tooth or damaged the soft tissue in your mouth
  • Infection or abscess
  • A filling or crown that has come loose
  • Broken brace brackets or wires

If you're unsure whether your problem is really an emergency, we recommend you contact your usual dentist – or another that's open near you – to seek further advice. Better safe than sorry when it comes to your teeth. This article about dental emergencies may also be a useful reference tool.

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Emergency dentists in Huntsville, AL

So, which dentists in Huntsville, Alabama are available for urgent appointments? Check the list below to find one near you. We've included their contact details and opening hours so you have all the information you need at a glance.

King Dental

King Dental is a family-friendly practice offering emergency dental appointments in Huntsville, AL. Dr. David King puts great focus on patient care and emphasizes the importance of getting a dental emergency looked at as soon as possible. The office is convenient to reach, located just off Highway 53 (Memorial Parkway), and you can get appointments as early as 7 am on some days.

Website: https://www.drkingdentistry.com/
Address: 1108 Gleneagles Dr. SW, Huntsville, AL 35801
Phone number: (256) 880-1884
Opening hours:

  • Monday: 8:00am – 4:30pm
  • Tuesday: 7:00am – 3:30pm
  • Wednesday: 8:00am – 4:30pm
  • Thursday: 7:00am – 2:00pm
  • Friday: By appointment only
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

Location and directions

Dental Care of Huntsville

The professional and experienced team at Dental Care of Huntsville aim to provide effective, affordable, and pain-free dentistry. They don't offer an out-of-hours dentist service but they will do their best to fit you in within office hours if you need to see a dentist urgently. The clinic is equipped to provide a wide range of restorative and cosmetic dentistry, as well as oral surgery if needed.

Website: https://www.dentalcareofhuntsville.com/
Address: 7666 Highway 72, West Madison, AL 35758
Phone number: (256) 325-0471
Opening hours:

  • Monday: 8:00am – 5:00pm
  • Tuesday: 9:00am – 6:00pm
  • Wednesday: 8:00am – 5:00pm
  • Thursday: 8:00am – 5:00pm
  • Friday: Closed
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

Location and directions

Twickenham Family Dentistry

Website: https://www.hsvdentist.com/
Address: 604 Davis Cir SW, Huntsville, AL 35801
Phone number: (256) 539-4079
Opening hours:

  • Monday: 7:00am – 3:30pm
  • Tuesday: 8:00am – 5:00pm
  • Wednesday: 7:00am – 4:00pm
  • Thursday: 8:00am – 2:00pm
  • Friday: 7:00am – 12pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

Location and directions

Bryant Dental Huntsville

Bryant Dental offer same-day emergency dental appointments in Huntsville, as well as in nearby Madison and Decatur. We've included contact details for all three clinics below, just in case one of the others is more convenient. They accept most insurances and place emphasis on conservative dentistry to preserve your natural teeth.

Website: https://bryant.marqueedental.com/

Location: Huntsville
Address: 915 Bob Wallace Ave SW, Huntsville, AL 35801
Phone number: (256) 551-0800

Location: Madison
Address: 20 Hughes Rd, Suite 104, Madison, AL 35758
Phone number: (256) 864-9571

Location: Decatur
Address: 1318 Stratford Rd SE, Suite A, Decatur, AL 35601
Phone number: (256) 350-2047

René A. Talbot, DDS

Dr. Talbot and the team at René A. Talbot, DDS provide a comprehensive range of dental services using up-to-date technology to offer excellent patient care. The convenient location just off Highway 53 (Memorial Parkway) is easy to reach, especially if you're in the south of the city, and you're assured a friendly welcome when you walk through the door.

Website: https://www.yourhuntsvilledentist.com/
Address: 4000 Balmoral Dr SW #202 Huntsville, AL 35801
Phone number: (256) 382-6690
Opening hours:

  • Monday: 8:00am – 5:00pm
  • Tuesday: 8:00am – 5:00pm
  • Wednesday: 8:00am – 5:00pm
  • Thursday: 8:00am – 3:00pm
  • Friday: By appointment only
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

Location and directions

Murphree Dental

Website: https://www.stevemurphree.com/
Address: 4240 Balmoral Drive, SW, SUITE 200, Huntsville, AL 35801
Phone number: (855) 916-8468 (new patients) / (256) 852-9878 (existing patients)
Opening hours:

  • Monday: 8:00am – 5:00pm
  • Tuesday: 8:00am – 5:00pm
  • Wednesday: 8:00am – 5:00pm
  • Thursday: 8:00am – 5:00pm
  • Friday: Closed
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

Location and directions

If you can't get through to any of these dentists or you just want an easier way to find a dentist in Huntsville open now, simply call 334-956-6197 and you'll be put through to an available dentist.

Preparing for your visit to an emergency dental clinic

To ensure you can be treated as quickly as possible when you arrive, be sure to prepare your health records, ID, and current insurance details. When you arrive at the emergency dentist you'll be asked to fill out some paperwork and you'll need to make a note of any known allergies.

It's also important to know how you will pay for your visit. Ask the clinic which forms of payment they accept and what financing they offer, if needed. If you have emergency dental insurance, verify that the clinic accepts it and find out what level of coverage you have for the treatment you need.

Once you see the dentist, it won't feel too different than any other visit. They will conduct an oral examination, may take an x-ray, and will administer pain relief if you need it.

Common dental emergencies

There are a number of reasons why you may need to make an urgent appointment with an emergency dentist in Huntsville rather than waiting several days or weeks for a regular appointment. If you are in severe pain, are experiencing bleeding or swelling, or your mouth or teeth have been damaged in any way, you probably should see a dentist sooner rather than later. Here's some more information about common dental emergencies:

Severe tooth pain

abscess dental emergency huntsville alabama

If you are experiencing serious tooth pain, even if you don't know why it is occurring, you should seek dental care. Toothache can be a sign of tooth decay, pulp infection, or an abscess – and all of these problems can be very serious if not treated.

Over-the-counter painkillers and other home remedies often help to ease tooth pain until you can see a dentist. If you have tried this and the pain hasn't subsided, call an emergency dentist near you and mention this to them. Note that even if the pain seems to go away by itself, you should still make a routine appointment to see a dentist so they can check for any underlying problems.

Chipped, cracked or broken tooth

emergency dentist huntsville cracked tooth

When you chip or break a tooth from biting down on something hard or perhaps a blow to the face, there are two things to worry about. First, if the break has exposed a nerve then your tooth will be very sensitive or painful. Second, if there is a risk of any sharp edges cutting the soft tissue on your tongue or cheek.

Try to avoid biting down on the affected tooth as this may cause further damage. You can use orthodontic wax, chewing gum or sticky tack to temporarily cover any sharp parts of the tooth until you get to see an emergency dentist in Huntsville.

Keep the part of the tooth that has broken off and store it in milk or a tooth saver, in case the dentist is able to restore it.

Loose or lost filling or crown

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Fillings and crowns aren't designed to last a lifetime, so it's inevitable they'll become damaged or fall out eventually. If you notice that a crown or filling is loose, make an urgent appointment so a dentist can address the problem before it worsens. You may experience pain or sensitivity in the exposed part of the tooth, in which case over-the-counter painkillers should help. It's also possible to lose a filling and experience no pain, but you should still get it treated ASAP.

Try to avoid eating on the tooth in question while you await treatment. You can buy a temporary filling kit to plug the gap and reduce sensitivity, but a blob of chewing gum can work just as well if that's all you have at hand.

Loose brace bracket or wire

dental emergency braces loose

It might not seem like much of an emergency if your brace bracket detaches from your tooth, but it's best to get it fixed before any more damage occurs. A loose wire, however, has the potential to lacerate your cheek, tongue or gum. Ouch! You can put some orthodontic wax, chewing gum, or sticky tack over the end as a temporary fix, and you may be able to use a pencil eraser to poke it inwards towards your teeth.

It's best to make an urgent appointment with your usual orthodontist to fix any problems with your braces, but if you're away from home then any emergency dentist in Hunstville, AL should be able to help.

Trauma from an accident or injury

facial trauma dental accident

Sports injuries, falls, and facial trauma can sometimes knock out a tooth or cause it to become loose in its socket. Your gums, cheeks and lips may also be damaged. If you have taken a blow to the head then it's best to visit an emergency room to undergo any checks that may be necessary. But if your main concern is your teeth this warrants an emergency dentist appointment. Avulsed (knocked out) teeth should be placed in milk or a tooth saver just in case the dentist can save them.

Bite down on sterile gauze to stem any bleeding from an open socket, but avoid putting pressure on loose teeth. If the bleeding won't stop, visit an emergency department for immediate care.

Alabama dentist information

If you don't have any luck with these Huntsville, AL emergency dentists then you can try a nearby city:

The Alabama Dental Association's website has some more information about how to find a dentist in the state. It also explains how you can get assistance paying for your dental treatment.

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Sources
Alabama Dental Association: Consumer Center. Consulted 8th June 2020.
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