If you are experiencing a dental emergency, call our practice as soon as possible. We will do our best to see you as quickly as possible. If you need immediate attention after hours, call our office phone number and get the phone number of our on-call dentist.
**If you have completely knocked out your entire tooth, find it, hold it by the crown, or top part, and gently rinse off the root with water, being careful to not disturb the tissue on the root. Either put it back into the socket, put it in the side of your cheek, to keep it moist, or place it in a glass of milk. Call our office IMMEDIATELY to get further instuctions.
If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency, such as inability to breath or swallow, a facial swelling that is causing your eye to close or is going down your neck, or a traumatic injury, and you are unable to reach our office or on call dentist, please go to a hospital emergency room, or dial 911.
When your dental health is at risk, we will 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 you can call us. Common dental emergencies include:
- Broken or cracked tooth/teeth
- Swellings in the mouth or face
- Permanent tooth knocked out
- Object caught between teeth
- Severe toothache
- Lost or broken fillings or crowns