When stricken with an illness of any kind, most people often resort to online symptom checkers. The problem might be solved this way, at least temporarily, but more often than not, the solution you find will only make things worse. When it comes to dental care, the most urgent dental problems are normally immediately apparent. Most emergency dental cases come as a result of accidents. However, sometimes problems that require urgent attention are not immediately clear. If you are suffering the following symptoms, perhaps it might be time to seek urgent care:

  • Momentary sensitivity to hot or cold drinks: to some people, this might be fairly normal, especially after some sort of treatment by a dentist. However, if it occurs frequently then you might need to see a specialist.
  • Dull aches and pressuring of the jaw: these normally occur due to grinding of one’s teeth. If you suspect you might have such a problem, especially at night, you might need to see a dentist.
  • Sharp pains when biting down: these could be signs of issues like loose fillings, cracked or decayed teeth.
  • Prolonged pain: after eating hot or cold foods

Whether it is an emergency or a problem that has been developing over time, here are some useful tips when choosing a dentist;


If you are pressed for time, ask people you know and trust for recommendations. Ask your friends and family, workmates or acquaintances about dental professionals they have seen before, and whether they would consider going to them for help again if they had s similar issue.  Instead of a blind search, recommendations from trusted individuals will narrow down the field.


Make sure the locations of the clinics you are considering are convenient for you. The whole point of urgent care is that it is accessible. Search for quality experts and clinics in your area, while thinking about how easy they are to access depending on the means of transport available to you. If you are in the Phoenix, AZ area, we’re located at 4045 East Bell Road, Suite #115, Phoenix, Arizona 85032.



Word of mouth is an important element in the review of anyone working in the service industry. Whether one receives proper or improper service, they will almost always speak about it.

Read what our patients have to say about LB Dental.

Furthermore, the power of reviews is heightened today through the benefit of the internet. To gauge the quality of a dental service provider, look at the company website and the reviews that past customers give. Sometimes, companies will only publish reviews from customers that have posted positive things about them (we don’t). This is why independent review sites are useful.

Planning for an emergency does not mean wishing for disaster; it means being prepared in case it happens. If you do ever need emergency dental care, we are confident we’ll more than surpass your expectations. Feel free to call us if you have any questions: 602-482-5100.