Emergency dental care can be tricky
How do you know what qualifies as emergency care, and what can wait until normal business hours? Most of the time, trusting your instincts is key. When you’re not sure, you can always call us, and we have doctors on call 24 hours a day to answer your questions! Here are a few times that emergency dental care is warranted:
- Tooth Pain: See your emergency dentist as soon as you feel discomfort or pain.
- Broken, chipped or cracked tooth: If you get a broken tooth, rinse your mouth with warm water. Place a cold compress on your face and contact your dentist right away. If the tooth was broken or chipped, bring the tooth fragment wrapped in wet gauze or a wet towel.
- Loosened or knocked-out tooth: If your tooth becomes loose due to trauma, call your dentist. For a knocked out tooth, gently insert the lost tooth back in its socket if possible, holding the tooth by the crown using a clean washcloth.
- Broken Jaw: Apply ice or a cold compress to the face. Go to your dentist or an emergency center immediately.
- Swelling of the mouth
We hope to never see our patients for emergency care, but life happens. When it does, we’re always here when you need us.
Call us at: (631) 983-6665