Dr. Ryan Shepherd and our compassionate team will do everything we can to get you a same-day appointment at our Albuquerque, NM dentist office so you can get out of pain fast!Dr. Shepherd on Emergency Appointments Read Transcript
So we reserve spots in every day's schedule for emergencies. We realize that you don't know most of the time that your tooth is going to break in half, or that you're going to bite down on an M&M and something is going to give you a sharp pain. So we actually reserve spots in our schedule every day for emergency treatment. Our team is not allowed to book those appointments under any circumstance, unless that patient called today. If by chance, we don't have an emergency, we have an extra long lunch.
We don't generally see patients on the weekend but we always have a doctor on call. So when you call into the office on the weekend it goes, it will forward you to one of the doctor's cell phones. So yeah, you've got somebody after hours that you can get ahold of.
Fast Relief For Your Dental Emergencies
Because emergencies can happen at any time, we always have an associate on call for same-day emergency dental care for all of our existing patients.
Even if you are a brand new patient, we will most likely be able to provide a same-day appointment. We set aside times during our normal office hours for just such an occasion!
Caring Team, Comfort Options, Dental Sedation
If you visit our dental office in pain, the first thing we’ll do is relieve it. Our calming team will listen to you carefully and assess your situation to provide personalized treatment.
We can also help relax you with soothing comfort items, such as:
- Cozy blankets
- Soft pillows
With enough notice, you can also choose between care rooms with a serene view of our courtyard and fountain or opt for total privacy. We can even provide extended appointments so you won’t feel rushed.
And if all that isn’t enough to calm you, we can also help relieve your dental anxiety with sedation options, including:
- Inhaled sedation
- Oral sedation
- IV sedation
Once you are comfortable and fully relaxed, we will discuss all of your treatment options with you so you can make the decision that is best for you. We offer a variety of restorative dentistry options to make your smile good as new!