Bowers & Oki Family Dentistry
  • What Our Patients Are Saying About Us

    "From the minute you walk in the door until you leave the office - a positive experience! Professional and hospitable. Highly recommend this practice" - L&GW

  • What Our Patients Are Saying About Us

    "As always, very excellent and professional service. We are very happy that Drs. Bowers and Oki took over this dental practice. We were patients of Dr. Cullen for so many years and were just happy to know that the same kind of professionalism is still with this office, with both the doctors, Mary, Cece and all the staff. Thanks" - Del

  • What Our Patients Are Saying About Us

    "Excellent dental care with a gentle, caring and professional approach. Be it a routine cleaning or repairing an old filling I have always felt comfortable and cared for. I wouldn't think of going anywhere else!" - P Gonzalez

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Emergency Dental Care

How can we help you?

Emergency Dental Care

Yes! If you are having a dental emergency, give our office a call. We are usually able to get patients in that day for an evaluation. We know that dental pain and broken teeth cannot be planned for and are here to help you.

To make an emergency dental appointment, call our office at 505-884-6408. You can also schedule your appointment online by clicking the Make and Appointment button. If you do not see an appointment available online, call our office so we can find an available time to take care of you.

We typically see patients with dental emergency on the same day.  We have time reserved for emergencies in our day, so call us as soon as you notice a problem to make your appointment. 

If you are having an emergency after hours, you can schedule an emergency appointment online or contact the doctors on the emergency telephone line. The doctors are available to assist you over the phone and answer any questions you may have.

A tooth can go a few days with a missing filling, but we typically do not recommend waiting longer. If your tooth is hurting, sensitive, sharp, cutting your lip or tongue we do want to see you as soon as possible.  If the tooth lost a filling or crown but is not hurting or bothering you, we can see you within a few days to a week.

If you have lost a crown or filling, call our office. We are here to answer your questions and determine the most appropriate time and treatment.

A dental emergency is any time you are having pain, swelling, or trauma to the teeth or jaw.  Some common types of dental emergencies include: 

  • Knocked out, avulsed, or displaced teeth 
  • Acute dental infections and abscessed teeth causing swelling and/or tooth pain
  • Broken or chipped teeth, fillings, crowns, bridges or dentures
  • Crowns or fillings that are missing or have fallen out
  • Dental complications related to falls, surgery, car accidents, or other trauma to the teeth and mouth
  • Severe jaw pain, TMJ Disorder related pain

For many dental emergencies, it is best to get an appointment the day the trauma or pain occurs so that you can be evaluated.  In some cases, an immediate appointment is not necessary and can wait a few days.  If you have any concerns, call our office and our friendly receptionists can help to answer your questions and determine the best time for an evaluation.

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We are excited to say our office will reopen May 18, 2020! While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your safety and dental health. We look forward to seeing you again and are happy to answer any questions you may have. Our practice will be open on a modified schedule:

For the month of May, our practice will be open 7:30-5:30 M-F
From June 1-December 31 we will be working 7:40-6 on M/T and 7:40-4:50 on W/Th, 8-1 on Fridays

To make an appointment please call our office at (505) 884-6408