Urgent Care

The dentist should be your, first call for any mouth-related problems, but what if you encounter a problem that requires immediate remediation?

Urgent Care 101

At Shelby Dental Care Center, we understand that life happens especially when dealing with emergency dental care issues. That is why we offer same-day, urgent care appointments for both patients and non-patients.

Urgent dental care needs can be frightening, we promise to make urgent care as comfortable and as stress-free as possible. Our welcoming team is available should a dental emergency arise, call us today and we will resaerve a time to care for your urgent dental care needs.

Emergencies are often very painful, therefore being proactive about receiving care is key in treating the issues.

Broken or Chipped Tooth

The most common urgent care dental issue is a chipped or broken tooth. Leaving a tooth exposed can lead to an infection as bacteria can quickly infect the nerves inside of the tooth. Both require quick thinking and immediate action to remedy the issue.

Tooth Pain

Acute or persistent tooth pain always warrants an urgent care visit to the dentist. Often this pain is the result of tooth decay, a bacterial infection that can quickly spread throughout the mouth. Other reasons for pain may result from a loose filling or sensitivity.


Swelling in the gum may be the result of a variety of reasons. A dental abscess is a serious infection that requires immediate attention. A periodontal (gum) abscess is a pus-filled sac caused by an infection and is usually quite painful. Abscesses require immediate attention by a dentist.

Determine a Dental Emergency

The best way to determine if you are experiencing a dental emergency is to call our office. However, if you answer yes to any of the questions below you will likely need an urgent care dental visit.
  • Are you in severe pain?
  • Are you experiencing excessive bleeding?
  • Have you lost or chipped a tooth?
  • Do you have a loose tooth?
  • Do you have an infection or an abscess?

Overall, any dental problem that needs immediate attention to stop bleeding, alleviate pain, or save a tooth is considered an emergency.


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