No one ever expects to have a dental emergency. They can happen at the most inopportune of times. If you have a dental emergency and require dental care outside of normal office hours, you can always contact us. We offer emergency dental services to help you get the relief you need!
If you experience a dental emergency, call our office immediately and we will give you instructions for your personal situation. Here are some common dental emergencies:
- Broken Jaw | If you think you broke your jaw, apply a cold compress to help combat swelling. Visit the ER immediately.
- Fractured, Chipped, or Broken Teeth | Find the broken parts of the tooth and rinse them with warm water, handling only by the crown. Save the pieces in a glass of milk and bring them with you to our dentist’s office. To help with swelling, you may want to use a cold compress. Contact us as soon possible!
- Knocked Out Tooth | If your tooth has been knocked out, you must rinse the tooth off with water. Do NOT use soap! Be careful to only touch the crown of the tooth (the crown is the part you can normally see in your mouth). If you can, try putting the tooth back in its socket and hold it in place with a clean cloth or hand towel. If you can’t, then store the tooth in a bag of cold milk. Call us immediately or go to the hospital. By doing this, there is a chance your tooth can be saved.
- Loose Tooth | If your adult tooth is loose, please contact us as soon as possible.
- Something Caught in Teeth | If you get something stuck in your teeth, the first thing you will want to do is try to floss it out. Whatever you do, do not use other items besides floss or a toothbrush to remove the object. Sticking other objects in your mouth can be dangerous! If you can’t floss the object out, please call us.
- Bitten Tongue or Lip | If you have bitten your tongue or lip hard enough for it to bleed, clean the area with cold water. To avoid swelling, apply a cold compress to the affected area.