When a dental injury happens, you may not know where to turn or what steps to take. Our team is equipped and ready to help you whenever an emergency occurs. We provide emergency dentistry services to help you when you need it the most.
Common Dental Emergencies
If you think you have experienced a dental emergency, call us. We want to be sure you receive the care you need. Here are some common dental emergencies:
- Severe toothache.
- Cracked tooth.
- Broken tooth.
- Knocked-out tooth.
- Object severely stuck in teeth.
- Severe tongue, lip, or cheek bite.
- Infection or inflammation of the pulp of the tooth.
What To Do In an Emergency
Call our office immediately if an emergency occurs! We will see you as soon as possible to provide the care you need. In the meantime, there are a few things you can do to care for your tooth and mouth to ease pain and swelling and to protect your tooth:
For a severe toothache or object stuck between teeth | Rinse your mouth with warm water and use floss to attempt to remove any food or debris that may be stuck between your teeth. If swelling occurs, place a cold compress outside of the source of pain.
For a cracked or broken tooth | Rinse your mouth with warm water. If you are bleeding, place gauze on the injury until bleeding stops or you are able to receive care from our team. A cold compress outside of the injury can help ease any swelling and pain that may occur.
For a tongue, lip, or cheek bite | Use a cloth to gently clean the bitten area. Rinse your mouth with either a mild salt-water mixture or just warm water, then place a moist piece of gauze on the injury until the bleeding stops or you are treated. Use a cold compress to help ease swelling and pain.
We’ll Take Care of You!
Don’t hesitate to call us in the event of an emergency. Our team we’ll take care of you in your time of need!