Our team understands that the very nature of an emergency is inconvenience. As your dedicated family dental healthcare providers, we’re here for you in these stressful times. Please call our office immediately to request an emergency care visit if you experience a severe toothache, knock out a tooth, badly damage your teeth, or find yourself in another precarious dental situation. We do our very best to see emergency cases immediately. If you experience intense bleeding or your emergency extends beyond dental care, please go to the nearest emergency room for assistance.
Some situations can be remedied or improved by following a few simple tips. While these suggestions do not solve all problems, they offer first-aid care until you can come to our office or your local emergency room.
If your temporary falls out and you still have it, dry your natural tooth, apply a small dab of toothpaste to the temporary and reattach it. You may also use dental wax or temporary adhesive, available at most pharmacies. Please call our office so that we can professionally reattach your temporary as soon as possible.
Rinse the tooth gently under water to remove debris. Place the tooth into the socket it fell from and hold it in place until you get to our office. If you cannot put the tooth back into place, keeping the tooth in a cup of milk will help protect it until you can see us. With knocked out teeth, time is of the essence; get to us as quickly as you can!
A cracked or broken tooth should be rinsed immediately with warm water. Then hold a cold compress against the affected tooth to reduce swelling while on your way to our office for assistance.
Rinse your mouth and the area around the tooth, then floss around the tooth to make sure that debris is not causing the pain. Do not put an aspirin on the tooth because it can damage your gum tissue. Call our office for an appointment if the pain persists.
Root canal. For some people, just hearing those two words can initiate thoughts of pain, discomfort and even fear. Ironically, however, root canal therapy is intended to eliminate all of those: the pain of a toothache, the discomfort of swelling and, with modern anesthetics and dental technology, the fear of having a root canal. We can preserve your tooth and your natural smile with root canal therapy that is safe and comfortable.