Hello Friends,

During our current National Emergency concerning the COVID-19 virus, we would like to assure you that at the office of Premier Dental in Lee’s Summit, your health, safety and well-being is our highest priority.

Dr. Caye is available for Emergency Dental Appointments. Please call 816-600-6330.

You can feel safe knowing that all our clinical areas are, and always have been, treated with standards that far exceed all state and federal guidelines. Our team is highly trained annually, using guidelines set forth by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Our training, coupled with our commitment to the highest standards of care, will see us through this unusual time calmly and successfully.

In addition, you can feel confident that we are taking the following precautionary measures in the common areas:

  • We will be increasing the frequency of disinfecting all door handles, reception area surfaces, furniture, credit card terminals, restrooms and more.
  • We have removed all shared magazines and newspapers.
  • Remember, all New Patient Forms are available on our website to print & complete at home, before your appointment.
  • All non-essential items at the check-out desks such as pens, business cards and candies will be removed from the counter and still available by request.

We are counting on you to help us get through this as well. If you are experiencing flu-like symptoms, or if you, or someone you have been in contact with, have traveled out of the country in the last 21 days, please call our office at 816-600-6330 to discuss rescheduling your appointment. (There will NOT be appointment cancellation charges at this time.)

Please know that we are closely monitoring the evolving situation and are following all CDC and ADA guidelines.

Additional COVID-19 Resources:

CDC Guidelines: Coronavirus (COVID-19)

American Dental Association Infection Control: COVID-10

American Heart Association: Coronavirus and Heart Health | (COVID-19) Resources 

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What is a Dental Emergency?

Emergency dental appointments are identified as anything that requires immediate dental care. Whether it is to stop incessant bleeding, save a tooth, treat a dire infection, or decrease severe discomfort, urgent care is needed.

Some of the most common dental emergencies are pain resulting from inflammation and broken teeth.

Whatever the cause of acute oral discomfort you are experiencing in the Lee’s Summit area, emergency dental appointments are available at Premier Dental. If you are experiencing pain or you are uncertain whether your situation requires immediate attention or not, consider the information below to help you choose to correct course of action.

Emergencies stem from a variety of causes and dental professionals can provide the necessary care. Receiving an assessment and subsequent treatment for the diagnosis is crucial to your recovery.


Do I need to be seen for a Dental Emergency?

Below are several types of dental emergencies that we suggest you seek immediate emergency dental treatment:

Gum Abscess

A gum abscess is a very uncomfortable oral condition that arises from an infection. This disease occurs when food becomes lodged between the tooth and gum. If a gum abscess is left untreated, it can exacerbate the situation and impact other significant parts of the body such as the brain, connective tissues, muscles, and nerves.


Swelling & Bleeding

Swelling and persistent bleeding are other emergencies. These symptoms are typically indicative of gum disease. Improper hygiene and the buildup of plaque bacteria can lead to inflammation and uncontrollable bleeding. If you have been diagnosed with gum disease but have put off treatment, you will begin to notice the deterioration of the gums and bones that hold your teeth. Eventually, tooth loss is the result.


Broken Tooth

A broken, chipped, or fractured tooth can occur for a number of reasons. Clenching and grinding teeth can be a leading factor. However, generally, it is trauma to the mouth that causes most instances of damage. Immediate attention should be sought in order to treat any injuries. If pain and continuous bleeding result from fractured teeth, go to your emergency dentist so that they can repair the affected teeth. If fractured teeth are not fixed, they can become infected, and disease may spread to the head, neck, and other parts of the body.



In some instances, a toothache causing significant pain and discomfort may be a reason to see a dental emergency. An infection in the tooth’s nerve is commonly the cause of a toothache. Should you be suffering from severe tooth pain accompanied by fever, swelling, tooth sensitivity to temperature changes, and other symptoms, it is an oral emergency. Leaving the toothache alone can result in more pain, as the infection spreads and leads to further complications such as tooth loss.


Premier Dental Provides Emergency Dental Care

Premier Dental offers many emergency dental services. Should you be experiencing severe, pain, swelling, tooth loss, or any other conditions that require urgent care, contact our office in Lee’s Summit immediately. Our team of experts will work swiftly and meticulously to alleviate pain and solve the issue. Contact us to receive reliable emergency dental care.

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Dr. Caye at Premier Dental will do his best to accommodate you with a same day appointment.  Please call our office at 816-600-6330 and follow the prompts. Your call will be redirected to our emergency dental care line so we can connect with you quickly.

Fast thinking and swift action can mean the difference between saving a tooth and losing it. Premier Dental has the tools and the experience to get you out of pain and back to your daily activities quickly. Remember, delaying treatment for a dental emergency may increase the risk of permanent damage resulting in more extensive and costly dental treatments in the future.


Thank you for your understanding and support during this time. Please be assured that we are here for you, and we welcome all communications.

Stay healthy and keep Smiling!
Stephan Caye, DDS & Team