Emergency Dental Services In Anchorage

Most dental treatments aren’t emergencies and can be scheduled and treated in a planned manner. However, there are times when problems like abscessed teeth, tooth decay, chipped/broken teeth or swollen gums can cause extreme discomfort and unbearable pain. In such situations, you need the services of an emergency dentist in Anchorage to assess and treat the problem.

We at Ersland Family Dental recognize that a dental emergency can be very uncomfortable and that it can disrupt your day. It’s why we provide prompt dental emergency services.

Know When You Need Emergency Dental Services

We’ve seen that patients are sometimes unsure about whether their dental problem can be considered an emergency or not. If you aren’t sure, simply call us and our staff will ask you a few questions in order to determine whether your condition needs immediate treatment. They will then schedule an appointment as required. The situations that can be considered dental emergencies include:

  • Facial swelling caused by swollen/inflamed gums
  • Numbness in the jaw area
  • Pain in the teeth, gums, jaw or any other area of the mouth
  • Abscessed teeth
  • Infected gums
  • Lost crowns
  • Broken dentures
  • Loose fillings

It isn’t uncommon for people to defer visiting the dental office until their pain is truly unbearable. But our dentist in Anchorage feels that you shouldn’t have to suffer through this kind of pain. It’s why we are here to help when your dental problem becomes too painful or difficult to bear. In fact, even in the absence of pain, not addressing these problems on time can slowly result in poor oral health, which in turn can lead to serious health issues.


General Emergency Dental Services

Some common general emergency dental services we offer include:

  • Same day relief for pain from gum abscesses
  • Same day root canals
  • Tooth extractions
  • Laser lesion treatments including canker sores and herpetic cold

Our dental office also offers sedation dentistry services that include IV sedation or a small pill taken orally.

How Ersland Family Dental is Different

We distinguish ourselves in a number of ways:

  • Both, Dr. Nile Ersland and Dr. Ryan Ersland are dental specialists.
  • Use of state-of-the-art technology.
  • Comfortable and calming environment.
  • Knowledgeable and compassionate
  • Focus on educating our patients about their treatment options.

Our Anchorage dentists will work closely with you to make sure that your dental emergency is addressed without delay.

Timely Emergency Dentistry Services

We understand that getting a major dental procedure done can be a little unnerving at times. However, our dentists aim to educate patients and diminish their fears. When you choose to entrust us with your dental care, you are assured of world-class services.

In the case you need an emergency dentist in Anchorage, our staff members are here to address your needs as promptly as possible. In the case of a dental emergency, please feel free to call Ersland Family Dental at 907-276-1621. For all other inquiries about our standard services, you can also visit our Contact Us form.

Sedation Dentistry: To Sleep or Not to Sleep: That is the Question | Patient Connect 365


As dental procedures have become less invasive over the past few decades, it’s no longer necessary to be put to “sleep” for a procedure that might have meant a noon-day nap not so long ago. What should you know about sedation dentistry? What are the benefits, and why is it used?


So if the dentist gives you the chills, be sure to ask them about oral sedation during your next appointment.


— Ersland Family Dentistry


Source: Sedation Dentistry: To Sleep or Not to Sleep: That is the Question | Patient Connect 365

The Perfect Road Map To Oral Health | Patient Connect 365


Wouldn’t it be nice to have a handy map you could use to chart your own dental health? With that in mind, here are a few mile markers you can use to stay on top of your health today, next year, and for years to come!

Staying on top of your oral health isn’t as hard as you think, and if you keep this schedule of events to watch out for handy, you’ll be ahead of most of your neighbors when it comes to a healthy mouth and body. Come to think of it … why not share it with them as well? They’ll thank you for the help!

— Ersland Family Dentistry


Source: The Perfect Road Map To Oral Health | Patient Connect 365

Why Your Snoring Isn’t as Innocent as You Believe | Patient Connect 365

If the sonorous chorus of a loved one’s snoring has you at your wit’s end, rather than burying your face in your pillow and lambasting them in the morning for their motorcycle muffler cacophony, you may wish to suggest they see the doctor instead…

Is it Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea is serious business, and shouldn’t be ignored. If you or anyone in your family is experiencing these symptoms, please come in for a consultation.

— Ersland Family Dentistry

Source: Why Your Snoring Isn’t as Innocent as You Believe | Patient Connect 365 

Cold and Flu Season: 5 Ways to Care for Your Mouth When You’re Sick | American Dental Association

When he’s feeling under the weather, ADA dentist Dr. Gene Romo says one thing always helps him feel a little more like himself. “Brushing my teeth when I’m sick actually makes me feel better,” he says. “My mouth feels clean, and in a way, I feel like my health is starting to improve.”

When you have a cold or the flu, taking care of your body is your top priority—and that includes your mouth. “It’s important to take care of your dental health all year round, but especially when you’re sick,” Dr. Romo says.

— Ersland Family Dentistry

Source: Cold and Flu Season: 5 Ways to Care for Your Mouth When You’re Sick | American Dental Association

Bad Breath: 6 Causes (and 7 Solutions) | American Dental Association

Bad breath happens. If you’ve ever gotten that not-so-fresh feeling on a date, at a job interview or just talking with friends, you’re not alone. Studies show that 50 percent of adults have had bad breath, or halitosis, at some point in their lives.

There are a number of reasons you might have dragon breath. While many causes are harmless, bad breath can sometimes be a sign of something more serious.

— Ersland Family Dentistry

Source: Bad Breath: 6 Causes (and 7 Solutions) | American Dental Association

Thanksgiving Snacks Kids Will Crave Their Whole Lives | Patient Connect 365

In the United States, November is a month of celebration and change. Sundays are filled with football; plans for Thanksgiving preoccupy our minds; and for most of us, temperatures edge closer to freezing.

In the spirit of these two themes (celebration and change), we’re offering a few dead-simple, good-for-you food switcheroos to help you celebrate!

— Ersland Family Dentistry

Source: Thanksgiving Snacks Kids Will Crave Their Whole Lives | Patient Connect 365

5 Steps to a Flawless Floss | American Dental Association

Turkey caught in your teeth? Good thing the Friday after Thanksgiving is National Floss Day! Perfect your technique with this step-by-step guide.

We know we should floss at least once a day, but not everyone knows the right way to do it. Use this step-by-step guide to find out how to properly floss your teeth:

— Ersland Family Dentistry

Source: 5 Steps to a Flawless Floss | American Dental Association

What Causes Sensitive Teeth? | American Dental Association

“Proper oral hygiene is the key to preventing sensitive-tooth pain.”

Do you feel a twinge of pain when drinking coffee or breathing in cold air? If you answered “yes,” you may be dealing with sensitive teeth. Click on the link below for a great resource on what causes sensitive teeth and possible treatment options.

— Ersland Family

Source: What Causes Sensitive Teeth? | American Dental Association

How to Get a Picture-Perfect Wedding Smile | American Dental Association

“Weddings mark such momentous days in our lives, and our smiles are a big part of them,” Ana says.

Interested in whitening your teeth before the big day? Check out this article by the American Dental Association to get some insider tips on brightening your smile, on a day you will smile a lot.

— Ersland Family

Source: How to Get a Picture-Perfect Wedding Smile | American Dental Association