Dental emergencies aren’t something anyone plans for, but when you’re dealing with an urgent situation, we’re here to help. During our regular office hours, our team will give immediate attention to your dental emergency and make arrangements to see you as soon as we can.
If you have a dental emergency during a time when our practice is closed, call our office and follow the instructions provided.
We will return your call as soon as possible. If you’re experiencing a serious or life-threatening emergency, call 911 or visit your nearest emergency room.
Below, we’ve provided instructions on how to handle some of the most common dental emergencies:
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Below are instructions for handling some minor common dental emergencies.
Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Emergencies
What are some dental emergencies?
Dental emergencies may be any of the following situations: knocked out or broken teeth, loose dental implants, abscesses or infections, restorations that have fallen out, severe pain, and uncontrollable bleeding. Call our office and we’ll let you know whether you need emergency dental care.
How do I get an emergency dentist appointment?
Simply call our office and we will make arrangements to see you as soon as possible.
What helps unbearable tooth pain?
If your tooth pain is unbearable, it’s likely that you have a serious dental issue that needs treatment. Call our office for an appointment and, in the meantime, you can alleviate some of the pain by using a cold compress, over-the-counter pain relievers, or a numbing gel on the affected area.
Can I go to the ER for dental emergencies?
We don’t recommend going to the ER for dental emergencies, as ERs are not equipped to provide dental services. They can help with pain management and, in cases of infection, prescribe antibiotics, but the only way to resolve a dental emergency is to see a dentist for treatment.