Emergency Dentistry

Addressing Your Urgent Needs

We offer emergency dentistry because accidents happen to everyone from time to time. Whether it’s a sudden toothache or a trauma to a tooth, we are here to see you when you need us most. We offer both same day and after hours appointments, so we can quickly address your concern and send you home smiling.

What To Do First

Follow these simple steps for your emergency dental care visit for a smooth, successful experience:

  • Take a deep breath and remain calm.
  • Make sure you are dealing with a dental emergency. If you are suffering from a life-threatening issue like severe blood loss, contact 911 or visit your local emergency room rather than contacting us.
  • If you are suffering from a dental emergency, call us, so we may schedule your emergency dental appointment.
  • Secure a ride with a trusted friend if you would prefer assistance reaching our practice.

What To Do Next

  • Dislodged Tooth: Hold the tooth by the crown under lukewarm water. Be careful not to rinse away tissue attached to the tooth. If you feel comfortable, see if you can gently place the tooth back in the open spot. If not, keep the tooth safe in milk or salt water – use a sealable container and bring it with you.
  • Broken Tooth: Locate and place in a sealed container as many of the pieces as you can find. Bring the container with you.
  • Pain or Swelling: Place a cold pack over the affected area and take over-the-counter analgesics.
  • Bleeding: Hold clean fabric over the area, applying pressure to stop the bleeding.
  • Debris Between Teeth: Gently attempt to remove the debris with floss. If it does not come out within the first pass or two, do not try multiple attempts. Wait to see us to avoid injury.