Emergency Dentistry in Norman, OK

Image of a young woman experiencing a toothache during a dental emergency

In case of emergency – be it a toothache or a broken tooth, we’re here to help our Norman community and our neighbors in the surrounding areas. Your health and comfort are our highest priorities. If you’re experiencing toothaches or oral trauma, call us at (405) 857-6453 and we will get you in quickly. 

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Open Monday through Saturday. Same-day emergency appointments are welcome.

No matter if you are an established patient at Tecumseh Ridge Dental of Norman or have a regular dentist unable to see you, if you are experiencing an emergency, don’t delay treatment. In case of a dental emergency, time is of the essence. 

We are dedicated to providing quality dental care and restoring your smile in no time. Not only do we offer same-day emergency dental appointments, but we make sure to provide you with all the information upfront to help you make an informed decision about your dental health.

Tecumseh Ridge Dental accepts most insurance plans. Financing is available as needed.


Please read on for helpful information on how to handle your dental emergency for the best outcomes, learn about what Dr. Wheatley can do to help you find relief from dental pain, and what you can expect at our practice.

What to bring to your emergency dental appointment?

You need to bring anything you regularly bring to a dental appointment, such as your insurance information and some form of identification. However, we understand that sometimes things are not immediately available during an emergency. Moreover, if this is an oral trauma case, please bring any lost tooth or pieces of your tooth if available.

You can also fill out our patient paperwork at home by downloading it here. You may fill it out and sign it, scan and email it to andrewwheatleydds@gmail.com. You may also text us a photo of the documents. 

Please note that even though this is an emergency, payment is due at the time of service. We accept most major insurance, cash, checks, and credit cards. We also offer CareCredit to finance. Please take a minute to review our Financial Policies.

Fast Toothache Relief for our Norman Patients

What to do during a dental emergency?

Keep calm and call your dentist! Even over the phone, we can assess the situation and recommend next steps. If you have a cracked or lost tooth, collect the tooth and keep it moist in milk. For swelling due to trauma, you may try an ice pack and over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medicine to bridge the time until you can get to the dentist. If you’re not experiencing oral pain but still have a dental issue, such as a cracked tooth, broken dentures, or a lost filling, please don’t hesitate to call us! Research shows periodontal problems can elevate the risk for other health issues, including diabetes, stroke, and cardiovascular disease. Click here for more helpful information about what to do during an emergency.

When is it time to call the dentist for urgent care?

Dental emergencies occur without warning and usually at the worst possible time. They can be extremely painful. So, the time to call is as soon as it hurts or the accident has occurred.

A dental emergency is any situation in which the teeth and nearby tissues require immediate medical attention. Patients suffer from immense pain and worry and often face a problem performing their daily activities, including walking and speaking. But it could also stem from trauma.

  • Toothaches.
  • Infections of the gums
  • Knocked-out or loose teeth
  • Chipped, cracked, or fractured teeth
  • Tissue injury, jaw, and facial pain
  • Problems with temporary restorations
  • Erupting wisdom teeth
  • Objects caught between teeth
  • Lost crowns
  • Lost fillings
  • Painful cavities
  • Broken braces and wires
  • Infections
  • Any traumatic injuries to the mouth
  • Painful growths and sores

If not addressed swiftly, a dental emergency can often lead to tooth loss or permanent problems. Call us now at (405) 857-6453. 

Urgent Dental Care in Norman, OK

Image of our West Tecumseh Road location just across the street from the Norman Regional Health Plex.Located just off I-35 on Tecumseh Road in West Norman we are easy to reach from just about anywhere in Norman or the Oklahoma City metro area. Our office has a policy to assure that there will not be a long wait, and better yet, Dr. Wheatley is known for making even the most anxious patient feel at ease. He is certified in and highly adept at handling emergency dentistry and is equipped to treat any dental emergency in-office. So, choose Tecumseh Ridge Dental if you need immediate help for pain or injury of your teeth or mouth.

Don’t let a dental emergency to escalate by leaving it untreated. We treat your emergency root canals or tooth extractions in the office. Dr. Wheatley and his entire team are skilled in these treatments and are ready to help you. Some of the major dental emergencies that we treat include broken teeth, cracked teeth, and toothaches. Visiting an emergency dentist will prevent long-term injury and assure better chances of recovery or saving your tooth. 

Private Surgical Suites for our Emergency PatientsImage of the Surgical dental suite in Norman

Our Norman dental office has a separate surgical suite apart from our regular operatories. It is bright and comfortable and offers the privacy and isolation that some emergencies may require. 

Don’t let anxiety stand in your way

Do you suffer from dental anxiety? We have built a reputation as the premiere relaxation dentist in Norman. We guarantee you individual attention and top-notch dental care guided by cutting-edge technology. We are your dentist if you are looking for high-quality dental care in a comfortable ambiance. To learn about dental anxiety, continue here.

Same-day Emergency Dental Appointments Available

Image of the lobby at Tecumseh Ridge Dental in Norman, OK.Many Norman dentists can’t fit emergency appointments into their regular schedules or try to push you to a different day. Dr. Wheatley understands that you need to see someone fast if you are in pain. So, we make sure we get you seen swiftly. Are you trying to find a dentist on a Friday afternoon or even a holiday? Good luck. But Tecumseh Ridge Dental is open six days a week, and we will even see you after hours if needed. We have a team of highly experienced emergency dental professionals that is ready to serve you and address your every concern. Under the guidance of Dr. Andrew Wheatley, we are here for any emergency dental situation and your long-term oral health. 

Convenient Office Hours

Finding an urgent care dentist during regular business hours shouldn’t be difficult. Most dental offices remain open only during hours convenient to them. But Dr. Wheatley welcomes patients seeking emergency dental care at hours convenient to our patients to ensure your emergency can be addressed quickly. We are your same-day dentist right here in Norman, and we can help you or your family members overcome any kind of painful situation.

Take advantage of our convenient online scheduling option.

Come for your Emergency. Return for all your Dental Care.

Image of a dental chair at Tecumseh Ridge Dental in Norman.While Dr. Wheatley is a respected emergency dentist, we offer a wide variety of dental services to assure life-long oral health for our patients. We are committed to providing all our patients with a convenient and enjoyable dental experience. Dr. Wheatley and his highly motivated team provide quality dental care with a personal touch to patients in Norman, Moore, Newcastle, Goldsby, Noble, and beyond. Our team members are experienced, compassionate, and ready to serve you with all your future dental needs.

Schedule your emergency appointment online or call us at 405-85-SMILE and speak with your dentist in Norman, OK, about your dental needs.


A note about dental emergencies during the COVID-19 crisis

We are once again scheduling all routine and cosmetic procedures and your emergencies. Please don’t hesitate to call us at 405-85 SMILE (405-857-6453) or schedule online. PLEASE DO NOT SIT AT HOME AND SUFFER.

Coronavirus and dental careFor our latest update for patients regarding the COVID-19 situation and what we do to keep you and our team safe and healthy, click here. With proper measures in place, there is no need to be worried about going to see the dentist. In fact, seeing the dentist will lower the burden of dental emergencies on hospital emergency departments. This measure is also further intended to reduce the risk of patient exposure to COVID-19.

Moreover, we have a screening program in place and have stepped up our already high standard Infection control procedures to prevent the spread of disease. We care about your safety and work hard to avoid spreading infection. Before you enter the examining room, all surfaces, such as the dental chair, dental light, drawer handles, and countertops, have been cleaned and disinfected. Offices may cover some equipment with protective covers, which are replaced after each patient.

Non-disposable items like dental tools are cleaned and sterilized between patients. Disposable dental tools and needles are never reused. Infection control precautions also require all dental staff involved in patient care to use appropriate protective equipment such as gloves, masks, gowns, and eyewear when needed. After each patient, disposable gloves and masks are thrown away. Before seeing the next patient, everyone on the treatment team washes their hands and put on a new pair of gloves.

For more about whether it is safe to go to the dentist during the coronavirus outbreak, read this information.