If you need emergency dental care, call our office immediately. We will do our best to see you as soon as possible.

Dental trauma is any injury to your gums, teeth, mouth, or face that potentially has serious, long-lasting consequences. Ignoring a dental emergency increases the risk of the damage being permanent. It’s important to contact our office as soon as the injury occurs, so treatment can be prompt and effective.

We have the tools to help with all kinds of dental emergencies. There are things you can do in the immediate aftermath of the emergency that can help your situation until you get to our office:

If you’ve had a tooth knocked out: Call your dentist immediately as time is of the essence. You can immerse the tooth in a cup of milk and bring it in. This will preserve essential fiber endings in the tooth from drying out and increase the chances it can be reinserted successfully.

If your tooth has become chipped or cracked: Find and save any pieces of the tooth that you can. Rinse your mouth out gently with water, and apply a cold compress for any swelling and pain and head immediately to see your dentist.

If you’ve lost a crown: Contact us immediately to have a replacement made. Leaving the tooth uncrowned may lead to more damage.

If you have a soft tissue injury: Soft-tissue injuries may cause bleeding, pain or other symptoms in the mouth or gums. Rinse your mouth out carefully, and you can also hold damp gauze against the injury site for 15-30 minutes to stop bleeding. If the bleeding or other symptoms persist, contact us.

If you experience a dental emergency, you should always contact our office as soon as possible. We can provide you with instructions on how to care for your mouth in the immediate aftermath of the emergency, and how we can fit you into the office to help you as soon as possible. If you have additional dental emergency questions, contact us as soon as possible.