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Emergency Dental Care in Encinitas, CA

Our Emergency Dentists in Encinitas Are Here for You

Dental emergencies are frightening events that can happen in the blink of an eye. If you or a family member is experiencing severe oral damage or pain, do your best to stay calm and pick up the phone to call our emergency dentists in Encinitas, CA at 760-230-6638. Our team at [dental practice] will do everything we can to see you as soon as possible. 

We understand your dental emergency is likely causing anxiety, and you can count on Dr. Greg McElroy for compassionate, gentle care as we help to relieve your pain, assess any damage, and discuss your treatment options. Discover why we’re one of the best dental practices for patients in  Encinitas, Carlsbad, San Marcos, and more. 

What is a Dental Emergency?

We can provide assistance with common dental emergencies like:

  • Cracked or broken tooth
  • Partially dislodged tooth
  • Fully dislodged tooth
  • Painful toothache
  • Minor oral bleeding
  • Soft tissue injury
  • Object stuck between the teeth

If you’re experiencing heavy oral bleeding, go straight to your nearest emergency room for assistance. This is also recommended in cases of severely injured or possibly broken jaws. For less pressing emergencies, our Encinitas dentists can always help you to restore the appearance, function, and full health of your smile later on after you’ve healed from the incident.


Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know if I need emergency dental care?

It can be hard to determine if you’re experiencing a dental emergency, especially in the panic of the moment. If you answer yes to any of the following questions, it’s best to seek emergency dental care right away:


  • Have you lost a tooth?
  • Are you in severe pain?
  • Do you have loose teeth?
  • Are you bleeding from the mouth?
  • Do you have an infection?
What if I put off a dental emergency?

Putting off a trip to the dentist can cause you to experience complications like dental infection and increased damage to your tooth. Even if your toothache is mild, it’s always a good idea to check in with your dentist. Conditions like gum disease and decay can creep up on patients, and preventive/ emergency care is one of the best ways to protect oral health.

Don’t Wait to Treat an Emergency

A dental emergency can result in far worse problems if not treated in time. Don’t let your emergency wait. To request an appointment with our dentists as soon as possible, call our Encinitas, CA office at 760-230-6638. In the case of dental emergencies, we recommend that you call us directly and don’t use our online appointment form.

Our 5-Star-Rated Emergency Dentists in Encinitas, CA, Can Help You with Your Tooth Pain, Broken Tooth, Lost Filling, Broken Crown, Mouth Injury, or Other Dental Emergency Serving Encinitas, Carlsbad, San Marcos, Vista, Oceanside, Solana Beach, Del Mar, Rancho Santa Fe, Escondido & San Diego, CA

Your Top-Rated Dentist in Encinitas, CA

"This is a fantastic Dentist, McElroy and the associates in the office are amazing. Our daughters enjoy every time they are here. Very good practice, highly suggested!!"

- Cody H.

"I would definitely recommend Smiles By Design dental office to anyone who is looking for a personable, honest, thorough, and professional dentist. Dr. McElroy and his staff make you feel so comfortable, you forget you are at the dentist!! Highly recommend!"

- Kelly C.

"Had my first appointment at McElroy smiles by design, and the staff was so friendly and informative. It was an enjoyable experience and I plan on going back in the future."

- Isaac W.

"Thanks to everyone in the office! Great service and very punctual. Dr.McElroy is a wonderful dentist, he is very professional and friendly. He does what it takes to do the job perfectly— even if it requires extra time. I needed a lot of work when I first came to the office, but now when its all done, I love the outcome and my new smile! I am stoked!!"

- Wera S.

*The reviews listed are from actual patients of McElroy Smiles. Individual results may vary. Reviews are not claimed to represent results for everyone.

What To Expect On Your First Visit

Dr. McElroy is excited to provide you a $99 new patient special!


Discuss Your Goals With Dr. McElroy


Thorough Exam & Professional Cleaning


Digital X-Rays


Discuss Your Potential Treatment Options


Bonus: Free copy of Dr. McEroy’s Book