Common Dental Emergencies
The list below gives an overview of some common dental emergencies. While these are problems we see frequently, please know that if you’re experiencing any kind of mouth pain not indicated below, you should contact us right away.
- A tooth that has been knocked out: This extremely painful incident requires an emergency dental appointment right away. If you can place the tooth back in its socket without touching the root, do so. Otherwise, rinse the tooth gently without removing any tissue and keep the tooth in milk or between your cheek and gums until you get to your appointment.
- A cracked or chipped tooth: Cracked or chipped teeth can cause a lot of discomfort. While you wait to see us, you may want to apply an ice pack to your face to relieve swelling or pain.
- A broken tooth. Breaking a tooth can be even more painful than chipping it. Don’t hesitate to call us if you break a tooth.
- An object lodged in your mouth: If you cannot remove the object with dental floss, call us to make an appointment. Do not use sharp objects to attempt to dislodge it.
- A lost filling: Losing a filling can expose your tooth to further damage. If you lost a filling, make sure to call us right away.
While these are problems we see frequently, please know that if you’re experiencing any kind of mouth pain, you should contact us right away.