If you need emergency dental care, please call our practice as soon as possible. If our office is closed, you may leave a message, and we’ll get back to you at our earliest opportunity. In an extreme emergency, please visit a hospital emergency room.
We are here to help you when your dental health is at risk. We’ll do everything we can to make sure you’re treated as soon as possible. While dental emergencies are rare, they can happen, and it’s important to know how to take care of your teeth no matter what.
Common dental emergencies include:
Broken or cracked tooth/teeth
Permanent tooth knocked out
Object caught between teeth
Biten lip or tongue
When to Seek Emergency Dental Care
Here are guidelines on how to handle common oral discomforts and injuries, and when these require emergency dental care or services:
Toothache See your emergency dentist as soon as you feel discomfort or pain. Broken, chipped or cracked tooth: Rinse your mouth with warm water and apply a cold compress to your face. Go to the dentist right away. If the tooth was broken or chipped, bring the tooth fragment wrapped in wet gauze or a wet towel.
Loosened or knocked-out tooth If your tooth becomes loose due to trauma, call your dentist. For a knocked out tooth, gently insert the lost tooth back in its socket if possible, holding the tooth by the crown using a clean washcloth. If the tooth is dirty, first rinse the root, but do not scrub it or remove any attached tissues. If reinsertion is not possible, hold the tooth under the tongue and go to the dentist immediately.
Broken Jaw Apply ice or a cold compress to the face. Go to your dentist or an emergency center immediately.
Bitten Tongue or Lip Clean the area with a wet cloth and place a cold compress on the area to reduce swelling. If the bleeding persists or if it is excessive, go to your dentist or an emergency center.
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Our mission is to provide the highest quality comprehensive oral care to all patients in a timely, professional and respectful manner. We strive to have a positive impact on the quality of life for our patients and for the community.
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