We wish that you would never have to have an emergency visit to the dentist office. But... Unfortunately, accidents do happen - and if you’ve had an injury to the teeth, mouth or jaw, you need to see a dentist right away. For your convenience, our dentist office is available for emergency appointments and can treat your situation immediately.
First action to take before you come to see an emergency dentist
There are many conditions that can be considered dental emergencies. The important thing is not to wait if you have persistent pain or damage that must be quickly repaired. Before being seen by the dentist, you need to also take care to preserve the affected teeth, reduce any swelling and minimize the pain:
Knocked Out Tooth or Broken tooth
Gently rinse off the tooth with warm water. Apply a cold compress to the area to decrease swelling and pain. If possible, try to hold the tooth in place in the socket. Otherwise, put the broken tooth in a glass of milk and hurry to the emergency dentist.
An Object Stuck in Teeth
Carefully try to remove the object with floss, but try not to use any sharp instruments. If you’re unable to remove it, contact your emergency dentist.
Use over the counter pain reliever if necessary. Contact your dentist.
Lost Filling or Crown
Contact your dentist right away.
In case of painful, pimple-like swelling on your gums, rinse your mouth with warm salty water and immediately contact your dentist. Abscesses can lead to more serious infections. It has to be treated promptly.
Taking good care of your teeth before any problem might arise is the best way to keep them healthy and strong and to avoid emergency dental visits.