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Emergency Dental, When You Need It

Our dentists care about your dental experience. Sometimes you might get a chipped tooth or a dental emergency where you need help immediately. We can do our best to squeeze you into our schedule.


New Patient? No Problem!

If you might be a patient registered with another dental clinic in Port Alberni or the area, we are happy to welcome you to Valley Dental and fit you in to our schedule where possible for emergency dental.


Most Dental Insurance Accepted

At Valley Dental we accept most extended dental healthcare plans that your average Port Alberni resident might hold. If you don’t have dental healthcare coverage, we are happy to discreetly discuss our flexible payment options we can offer.


Need Emergency Dental? Call Us!

Emergencies are never planned, and dental ones are no exception.

At Valley Dental, we understand the panic and pain that can accompany a sudden dental issue.

Whether it’s a knocked-out tooth from a rough game of basketball, an unexpected severe toothache, or a lost filling, our emergency dental services are designed to give immediate relief and address the issue head-on, outperforming other clinics by offering swift, effective treatment in a compassionate, calming environment.

Emergency Dental Services  Are For

Emergency dental services are for anyone experiencing sudden, severe dental discomfort or damage. Whether it’s an intense toothache that prevents you from sleeping or eating, a broken or knocked-out tooth, or a swollen face from a possible infection, our caring team is here to help alleviate your pain and treat the root cause. Remember, dental pain doesn’t discriminate and can happen to anyone at any time.


Comfortable & Swift Emergency Dental Services

Emergency dental services at Valley Dental are designed with patient comfort and swift treatment in mind. We offer immediate appointments to get you in front of a dentist as soon as possible. Our experienced team can manage a range of dental emergencies, from broken or knocked-out teeth to severe toothaches or abscesses. Furthermore, we’re equipped with state-of-the-art technology to help identify and treat the problem effectively, providing you with quick relief and a solution that ensures your long-term dental health.

Did you know that dental emergencies have been handled by humans for thousands of years?

The earliest known dental fillings, made of beeswax, were used to treat toothaches around 6500 years ago! The guessed goal to achieve results for this patient from so long ago was relieving tooth sensitivity. Learn more here

Questions & Answers About Our Emergency Dental Services

We will do our best to help your dental emergency as soon as possible

What constitutes a dental emergency?

Any situation where you’re in severe pain, have a loose or knocked-out tooth, or are experiencing uncontrolled oral bleeding is considered a dental emergency. Remember, better safe than sorry!

How quickly should I seek help in a dental emergency?

As soon as possible! The quicker you get help, the better your chances are of saving a tooth or preventing an infection from spreading. And remember, tooth fairy pays more for teeth that are still in good condition!

What should I do if my tooth gets knocked out?

Rinse the tooth gently, try to place it back in its socket, and seek immediate dental help. If you can’t put it back, store it in a glass of milk. Just make sure not to mistake it for a pearly white marshmallow in your coffee!

Can all dentists handle dental emergencies?

While most dentists can deal with common dental emergencies, at Valley Dental, we have specific training and experience dealing with a wide range of emergency situations. Yes, you could say we’re the superheroes of the dental world – but don’t worry, no capes, just great care!

Are dental emergencies covered by insurance?

This depends on your specific insurance plan. It’s best to check with your provider. After all, reading the fine print is almost as fun as flossing – almost!

What if I have a dental emergency outside of normal office hours?

We unfortunately will not have any dentists in the area after hours, so it will have to wait until the next business day.

What can I do to prevent dental emergencies?

Regular check-ups, wearing mouth guards during sports, and avoiding hard foods can help. It’s like the toothbrush said to the toothpaste, “I’ve got the brush, you’ve got the moves, let’s prevent cavities!”

Can dental emergencies be life-threatening?

In rare cases, yes, if an infection spreads it can be serious. That’s why immediate treatment is so important. 

Hear From
Our Patients


I’ve had a lot of dental anxiety my entire life and recently decided to try changing dental offices. I am so happy I chose Valley Dental!

Dr. McCracken is so kind, funny and gentle. I was not shamed in any way for not coming in soon enough. The front desk staff and all the dental assistants are also so kind. It’s such a nice, calming atmosphere. I am no longer scared to go to the dentist! Thank you!

– Monika

We’re Here To Help You


At Valley Dental, we’re here for you in every dental situation, especially the unexpected ones.

Our dedicated team, comprehensive services, and rapid response make us the go-to clinic for all your dental emergencies.

So, don’t let the unexpected turn your smile upside down.

Instead, call us, visit us, let us take care of it. Because at Valley Dental, we believe everyone deserves to smile confidently, even after a dental mishap. Book an appointment today for your routine check-up and let’s keep those dental emergencies at bay together!