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If you have a dental emergency, we will do everything we can to get you in the same day, and as soon as possible, during our office hours.
We’re here for you when there’s a dental emergency
Accidents happen all the time and not all of them require immediate care.
But if you’ve had an injury to your teeth, mouth or jaw, you should see a dentist right away. If you’re not sure your problem is an emergency, here’s a list of the most common ones — plus a few things you can do to minimize your pain and damage before getting to our office:
- Broken Tooth — Save any pieces of the broken tooth, then rinse your mouth out with warm water. Apply a cold compress to the area to decrease swelling and pain until you call us.
- Toothache — Rinse your mouth out with warm water. Then use dental floss to make sure there isn’t any food or other debris causing the pain. If the pain persists, call us.
- Knocked-Out Tooth — Gently rinse off the knocked out tooth without removing any attached tissue. If possible, hold the tooth in place in the socket. Otherwise, put the tooth in a glass of milk, call us, and come in right away.
- Lost Dental Filling or Dental Crown — For dental fillings, seal the area with a piece of sugarless gum or over-the-counter dental cement. If a dental crown has come loose, try to put it back in place with dental cement. If that doesn’t work, call us bring it with you.
- Dental Abscess — If you notice a painful, pimple-like swelling on your gums, rinse with salt water and immediately contact us. Dental abscesses can lead to more serious infections if not promptly treated.
- Something Stuck in Your Teeth — Carefully try to remove the object with dental floss. (Don’t use anything sharp!) If you’re unable to dislodge the object with dental floss, contact us.
Remember, if it’s a dental emergency, call our offices immediately. We’re here to help you.
To make an appointment, call (757) 229-1224 or click here to request an appointment online.