Welcome to Abington Center for Cosmetic & Family Dentistry, where we provide expert and compassionate emergency dental care for you and your family. Dr. Charles Dennis is a highly experienced dentist who understands the urgency and importance of addressing dental emergencies promptly. Located in Clarks Summit, near Scranton, we are dedicated to ensuring your comfort and well-being during any urgent care situation. If you experience a dental emergency, please call our office to schedule an appointment as soon as possible.

Call Us With Your Dental Emergencies Today: (570) 587-4031

Our Hours:

Monday – 8-5
Tuesday – 8-5
Wednesday – 8-5
Thursday – 8-5
FridayEmergency By Appointment Only
SaturdayEmergency By Appointment Only
Sunday – Closed

Where to find us:

Robert T. Edmiston
Robert T. Edmiston
Modern, state of the art practice with warm inviting professional staff. Highly recommended!
Lizeth Fajardo
Lizeth Fajardo
Very professional, the staff maybe feel very comfortable, they explain me what I will need to be done.
Jeff MacDonald
Jeff MacDonald
Staff is amazing, everyone, so pleasant to deal with.
Mari Skelston
Mari Skelston
After a year plus absence from a dentist’s office due to relocation I faced a problem (toothache). I found Abington Center for Cosmetic and Family Dentistry. Dr. Dennis and the staff could not have been more accommodating, friendly, and professional. I anticipated feeling shame, embarrassment, and anxiety but instead was uplifted and welcomed. Thank you for easing my fear and anxiousness and giving me peace of mind and a pleasant experience.
Peter Frosini
Peter Frosini
Alison was friendly, quick and thorough with my cleaning today. Always good to see Dr. Dennis during my exam, and share a few good puns about life. All the best! /Peter F.
Joe Cianci
Joe Cianci
Great experiences! Super friendly and skilled staff from the front desk through the hygienist and doctor. Highly recommend!
Michele Yarnes
Michele Yarnes
I will never be able to fully express the gratitude for this dental practice and for what Dr. Charles Dennis did for me today. I had an emergent situation and no recourse and I found this dental practice on line when searching google. This wonderful doctor came in on his day off and met me at his office to start the first part of a root canal on a cracked tooth. I can't thank him enough and the friendly front office. I am a new client and my son will be coming over too. Thank you Dr. Dennis from the bottom of my heart.
Urwa Siddiqui
Urwa Siddiqui
I can’t begin to describe how happy I am with the work that Dr. Dennis and his team did on my teeth. Him and his team listened to each and every one of my preferences and accommodated every part in the most perfect manner. His team and him made sure I was 100% satisfied with everything and if I wasn’t, they would go back and work to make it better. They were very patient with me and worked endlessly to make sure I was happy. I can now smile with so much confidence and it’s all thanks to Dr. Dennis and his team. I’ve gotten my entire family to switch over to him for dental work and I will be recommending his practice to everyone I know around the NorthEast area. Seriously, if you want someone to treat you like a person and listen to you with a genuine interest to your satisfaction, there is no one better than Dr. Dennis & his team. From the front desk ladies (the sweetest people you will meet) to the dental team (Karen & Sam you guys made me feel so comfortable and so calm) to Dr. Dennis himself (a highly intelligent and hard working man), everyone went above and beyond. Can’t thank them all enough!

When to Seek Emergency Dental Care

Certain oral health conditions and injuries require urgent attention from an experienced dentist. If you or a family member experiences any of the following situations, it is crucial to seek immediate medical attention:

  • Severe tooth or mouth pain: Persistent and intense dental pain may indicate an underlying issue that requires immediate treatment.
  • A loose permanent tooth: If one of your permanent teeth becomes loose, it is essential to have it evaluated by a dentist as soon as possible.
  • A cracked or broken tooth: Cracks or fractures in teeth can lead to further damage and infection if left untreated. Seek prompt dental care if you have a cracked or broken tooth.
  • Bleeding from your gums, cheeks, or tongue: Excessive bleeding from your oral tissues may indicate a serious oral health problem that requires immediate attention.
  • Facial or mouth injuries: Trauma to your face or mouth, such as fractures, dislocations, or severe lacerations, necessitates emergency dental care.
  • Swelling in your mouth, gums, or tongue: Swelling can be a sign of infection or an allergic reaction, both of which require urgent evaluation by a dentist.
  • A laceration or tear on your lips: Deep cuts or tears on your lips should be treated promptly to prevent complications and promote proper healing.
  • Knocked-out teeth: If a tooth gets knocked out due to an injury or accident, time is of the essence. Seek immediate dental care for the best chance of saving the tooth.


Emergency Dentist Q&A

Q: Does a chipped tooth require urgent care?

A: If you chip a tooth, but it doesn’t appear as if you may lose the tooth entirely, it may not be a dental emergency. However, it’s still a good idea to speak to Dr. Dennis or one of his team members, who can advise you on how to care for your tooth until you come into the office.

Q: What should I do if my tooth is knocked out?

A: Anytime you have a knocked-out tooth, you should seek urgent dental care. If you don’t receive prompt emergency dentistry, you may risk losing the tooth for good. Here’s what you should do:

  1. Handle the tooth carefully: Rinse your mouth and the tooth with warm water, avoiding touching the roots. Hold the tooth by the crown (top) as you rinse it.
  2. Try to reposition the tooth: If possible, place the tooth back into the socket in your gum where it used to be. Gently bite down on a clean cloth or gauze to hold it in place until you can visit Abington Center for Family & Cosmetic Dentistry.
  3. Preserve the tooth: If you can’t reposition the tooth, place it in a small cup of milk to help preserve it until you arrive at our office.


Contact Us for Expert Emergency Dental Care

In the event of a dental emergency in the Scranton area, please call our office for immediate assistance or to schedule an urgent appointment. Dr. Dennis and his caring team prioritize your comfort and well-being during any urgent care situation. Trust us to provide the prompt and effective emergency dentistry you need to restore your oral health.