Dental emergencies are never fun – or convenient. But we’re here to help in your time of need. If you have a dental emergency during our business hours, please feel free to stop by our office for an evaluation. If your emergency happens after hours, call our office and our answering machine will provide you with our emergency contact information.
We understand that some dental issues and pain need to be dealt with promptly, that’s why our emergency care is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Below you will find helpful information regarding certain dental emergencies.
Follow the steps below to manage a lost tooth, and then call our office immediately after.
Chipped teeth that don’t cause pain are rarely considered a dental emergency. If you chip a tooth, contact our office or stop by as soon as possible.
Fractured or cracked teeth are considered a dental emergency. The trauma that caused the external crack usually indicates trauma within the tooth, as well. If you are experiencing pain or have a large, visible fracture on a tooth, contact us as soon as possible and follow these steps:
If you are experiencing a toothache or visible swelling associated with a toothache, make an appointment as soon as possible. In the meantime, the following steps may help relieve pain:
For soft tissue injuries such as lacerations (cuts), the following steps should be taken to minimize risk of pain or infection.
Contact us immediately if bleeding can’t be controlled or if you have a large laceration associated with significant dental trauma (loss of a tooth, swelling).