Emergency Dentist in Chattanooga, TN

Ready to Take Care of Your Dental Emergency Fast!

We make room in our schedule to see emergency cases so you don't have to wait long to receive care. Shallowford Smiles is a warm, inviting environment where we ensure your comfort.
3 Minutes to Schedule!

We've Helped Hundreds of Patients Get Out of Pain!

Shallowford Smiles is Ready to Help You 24/7 With Your Dental Emergency.

24/7 Response

Shallowford Smiles prides itself on having solutions and answers right away for everyone.  Thanks to our dedicated team and AI agents, we respond within 5 minutes to any call or text.

Immediate Care and Relief

Treatment Within 2 Business Days: We prioritize your dental emergency, guaranteeing an appointment within 2 business days to provide rapid relief and restore your oral health.

Flexible Payment Options

We offer multiple payment options, including credit cards, insurance, and third-party monthly installment financing.

See What Our Patients Have to Say:

Clinton Gipson
Clinton Gipson
May 6, 2023
Shallowford Smiles, and it's entire staff have taken tremendous care of me, my friends, and family for many, many years now. Great people, providing first rate services... I never hesitate to recommend these guys to anyone in need of the best kind of dental care.
Anita Houston
Anita Houston
May 4, 2023
They did a wonderful job and really mean that from the bottom of my heart friendly service with a smile 🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰
Sheena Grove
Sheena Grove
May 4, 2023
So friendly and helpful.
Gloria Hickman
Gloria Hickman
May 3, 2023
FRED Stewart
FRED Stewart
May 2, 2023
Always Courtious and efficient!
Jerry Toler
Jerry Toler
April 27, 2023
They are the best of what they do
Jenny Mcmahon
Jenny Mcmahon
April 20, 2023
Always thoughtful taking his time! Thank you!
Letricia Mayweather
Letricia Mayweather
April 19, 2023
The staff were really friendly and caring. The dentist was very professional and nice and comforting in my anxiety. Will recommend to other people!! Only problem is there payment options. There is none other than care credit
Steve Dohrn
Steve Dohrn
March 30, 2023
Friendly people. great service and reliable dental care.

Emergency Dental Exam F.A.Q.

Unlike a Comprehensive Exam, which provides an overall assessment of your dental health, an Emergency/Limited Exam targets a specific problem area. While it's perfect for urgent care, it does not replace the thoroughness of a Comprehensive Exam for overall dental health evaluation.

During this exam, our team at Shallowford Smiles will focus on your immediate concern. We'll perform a targeted examination of the affected area, which may include digital X-rays or other diagnostic tests, to quickly identify the problem and suggest treatment options.  We will present a treatment plan, and our goal is to stabilize and re-appoint, but we do try to get everyone in within 1 week for definitive treatment.

No, this exam is specifically for addressing acute dental issues and is not a substitute for regular dental check-ups. For complete oral health maintenance, we recommend scheduling a Comprehensive Exam.

If you experience a dental emergency, contact Shallowford Smiles immediately. Our team is equipped to handle urgent dental needs and will strive to see you as soon as possible.

We understand the urgency of dental emergencies and make every effort to see patients as quickly as possible. As such we offer convenient online scheduling so you can see if there is a time that works for you right now.  If you have questions, or need to talk to someone over the phone please contact our office in Chattanooga, TN, for prompt assistance and scheduling. 

Coverage for emergency dental exams varies by insurance provider. We recommend checking with your insurance for specifics. Our office staff can assist with any insurance and payment queries.

Absolutely. Following your Emergency/Limited Exam, we can schedule a Comprehensive Exam to evaluate your overall dental health and address any other concerns that may not be covered in the limited exam, and get you on a regular cleaning and maintenance cycle.

Treatment recommendations depend on the specific issue diagnosed during the exam. This may range from prescriptions for pain or infection to more immediate interventions like fillings, extractions, or referrals for specialized care.  This is a very difficult question to answer unfortunately and is tailored to each person individually.

Regular dental check-ups, good oral hygiene, and wearing protective gear during sports can reduce the risk of dental emergencies. However, should an unforeseen issue arise, Shallowford Smiles is here to provide prompt and effective emergency care.

Common Dental Emergency Solutions Offered by Shallowford Smiles

All Porcelain Crowns

Cracked or chipped teeth happen. With a digital all-porcelain crown, you'll enjoy a natural-looking tooth restoration that blends seamlessly with the rest of your smile. No Insurance? Sign up for our Membership Plan!!

Dental Root Canals

Root Canals are unfortunately necessary sometimes. Ask us about our FREE conscious sedation offer if you are nervous.

Denture Extractions

We have many options available to help you navigate the loss of a tooth. An Emergency Exam is a great way to get a plan to get out of pain and fix the problem. Ask us about our FREE conscious sedation offer.

Meet Dr. Wilkinson!

Committed to Your Comfort!
  • Over 20 Years of Experience!
  • Your Comfort and Relaxation Is Our Priority!
  • We take and file Dental Insurance and also have a Membership Plan for those without insurance.
  • Dr. Wilkinson has an on-site lab for same day crowns and bridges.
  • Multiple payment plans and payment options for everyone.


We are in-network with Delta, Blue Cross, Aetna, and Metlife, and accept most other Insurance. 

Member Pricing

No insurance?  No problem!  Sign up for our Shallowford Smiless Membership plan!

Pre-Payment Discount

We offer a 10% discount on full pre-payment of a presented treatment plan for cash and check.  In addition, we offer a 5% Credit Card pre-payment discount for full pre-payment.

What To Expect At Your First Appointment With Us

During your appointment, our focus is on examining and stabilizing your dental issue. This includes a targeted examination and any immediate treatment necessary to stabilize your condition, such as pain relief or temporary measures.  We will also come up with a treatment plan and schedule that appointment down for definitive treatment.

Based on the findings from your Emergency/Limited Exam, and the treatment plan we developed to handle this specific concern, we will carry out the treatment and any follow-ups.  This section is a bit ambiguous because of the wide range of possibilities here.  People even sometimes change over to a Comprehensive Exam first at this point.

After addressing the immediate concern, we recommend transitioning to a Comprehensive Exam for a full assessment of your overall oral health. This thorough examination is key to identifying and addressing any broader or underlying dental issues, ensuring a comprehensive approach to your dental care.

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Meet The Rest Of The Team

Meet Dr. Brian Wilkinson, the leading dentist at Shallowford Smiles. With a passion for creating beautiful smiles, Dr. Wilkinson is dedicated to providing the highest quality dental care as comfortable as possible.

Dr. Wilkinson is a pioneer in digital dentistry, utilizing the latest technology to ensure precision and comfort in every procedure. His commitment to excellence and patient satisfaction is evident in his meticulous attention to detail and his gentle, caring approach.

At Shallowford Smiles, Dr. Wilkinson and his team strive to make every visit a positive experience, offering personalized care that goes beyond expectations. Join us for a unique dental experience that combines advanced technology with a warm, friendly environment. Welcome to Shallowford Smiles, where your smile is our top priority.

7613 Shallowford Road

Chattanooga, TN 37421


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7613 Shallowford Road

Chattanooga, TN 37421