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Have a dental emergency in Urbandale or Des Moines?

Contact Lawson Family Dentistry immediately to get same or next-business day treatment for:

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Outside of our office hours?
Here’s what to do:

1. Leave a message by phone or online

2. Wait for us to call and confirm your appointment

3. Receive emergency care the next business day

Schedule Emergency Dental Treatment

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Restore Your Smile Sooner

Dr. Lawson provides same-day crowns and even same-day dental implants, so you don’t have to wait weeks before you can smile again.

You Deserve Comfort.
Even in an Emergency.

Anutra®. Then OraVerse™. It’s a one-two combo that ensures your emergency treatment is pain-free and that you go right back to speaking and smiling once you’re done.

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Save Your Smile.
Lose Your Anxiety.

With our available gas sedation, you remain awake during your treatment, but all of your nervousness and anxiety about getting dental treatment just drifts away

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Dental Emergency Tips

For Redness or Swelling

Place an ice pack on your cheek where you feel pain to reduce swelling.

For Infections or Abscesses

Gargle with warm salt water if you notice pus forming around your gums.

For Lost or Damaged Teeth

Keep the tooth (or tooth part) in water to increase the chance of reattachment.

Don’t wait to book your emergency dental treatment!

Emergency Dentistry FAQs

You certainly can! We’re an out-of-network dental office — that gives our patients more flexibility and lets us offer the best available options not just for emergency care, but for all of our treatments.

It depends on the type of care you need, but most dental emergencies take just an hour or two to resolve.

While our emergency same-day dental implants are meant to provide temporary relief, our same-day crowns are permanent. We use digital scans and imaging to capture precise measurements of your mouth, then create a comfortable, well-fitted crown for you with our in-office dental mill. The whole procedure takes just 2-4 hours.

If you’ve received an emergency same-day dental implant, you’ll need to wait approximately 4-6 months for the implant to integrate with your jaw bone before you can receive a permanent crown.

Unless the damage is very severe, it’s usually possible to save and restore a damaged tooth. A tooth that’s been completely lost can sometimes be saved, but it’s much less common.

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