Essenmacher Family Dental

What qualifies as a dental emergency?

dental emergency treatment in Albuquerque, NM | Essenmacher Family DentalHere For Your Emergencies

We understand that sometimes, despite your best efforts to take care of your smile and practice good oral hygiene habits, dental emergencies still happen.

At Essenmacher Family Dental, we always do our very best to accommodate dental emergencies immediately and are often able to schedule an emergency appointment that very same day. 

Often, patients are not sure if they should call our office for an emergency appointment because they are not sure if their situation qualifies as a true “emergency.” If your level of pain is severe enough that it is preventing you from performing your daily tasks, call our office. 

If you lost part of your tooth due to biting too hard or other trauma or impact, call our office. 

If you have lost a filling, crown, or implant, call our office. If you have suffered any damage to your teeth or are experiencing new, sudden symptoms that are causing severe pain or discomfort, call our office.

Every one of Albuquerque, NM patients is important to us. If you are in doubt about whether your injury would be considered a dental emergency, do not hesitate to contact us at (505) 881-0331.

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Dear valued patients,

As many of you know, in response to the recommendations from the American Dental Association and public health orders in place in New Mexico, we have been seeing patients on an urgent/emergency basis only since March 17. As a practice, our first priority is to put the health and safety of our team and community first.  

Because the exact trajectory of this pandemic cannot be anticipated, we are unable to accurately predict when we’ll be able to resume seeing patients for regular dental care.  At this time, public health orders prohibiting elective dental care extend until May 15.  However, we will definitely make an announcement on our website and Facebook when normal hours are resumed. We will also be contacting patients whose appointments were canceled so that we can reschedule.  

In the meantime, if you have any questions about an upcoming appointment, or have a concern about your teeth that you’d like to discuss, please do not hesitate to call our office.  We are happy to assist you in any way we can.  

While we all watch and wait to see what the coming weeks hold for our nation, I pray for health and peace for all of you and those you love.  I know that together, we will get through this. Take care and God bless. Visit our Facebook page for a message from Dr. Essenmacher. 

Best Regards,

Dr. Essenmacher