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Emergency Visit

When a dental emergency strikes, prompt treatment is essential. Contact us right away for urgent dental care and relief from your pain

Frequently asked questions

While dental emergencies can't always be prevented, regular dental check-ups can help identify and address potential issues before they become emergencies.

A dental emergency is any situation that requires prompt attention from a dental professional to alleviate severe pain, stop bleeding, or prevent further damage to your teeth or gums. Examples of dental emergencies include severe toothache, broken or knocked-out teeth, lost fillings or crowns, abscesses, and soft tissue injuries.

You should seek emergency dental care as soon as possible if you experience any of the following symptoms:

  • Severe toothache or jaw pain
  • Bleeding that won't stop
  • Swelling in your face, jaw, or neck
  • A broken or knocked-out tooth
  • A loose or lost filling or crown
  • A severe cut or injury to your mouth or gums
  • A dental abscess or infection
While the emergency room can provide temporary relief for dental emergencies, it is not the best place to receive long-term dental care. Emergency rooms are typically not equipped to provide the specialized dental treatment required for dental emergencies. It is always recommended to seek emergency dental care from a qualified dentist or dental clinic.
The cost of emergency dental care can vary depending on the type of treatment required. It is recommended to contact your dental provider or insurance company to understand your coverage for emergency dental care.
You can prevent dental emergencies by maintaining good oral hygiene habits, such as brushing and flossing regularly, avoiding hard and sticky foods, wearing a mouthguard when participating in sports, and regularly visiting your dentist for check-ups and cleanings.
If a tooth gets knocked out, it is important to act quickly. Retrieve the tooth, rinse it gently with water (do not scrub or use soap), and try to reinsert it into its socket if possible. If that is not possible, place the tooth in a container of milk or saliva and see a dentist immediately.
You can manage a toothache by rinsing your mouth with warm saltwater, taking over-the-counter pain relievers, and applying a cold compress to your face. However, it is important to seek emergency dental care as soon as possible to address the underlying cause of the toothache.

You should bring your dental insurance card (if applicable), a list of any medications you are taking, and any previous dental records or x-rays. If you have a dental emergency kit, such as a tooth preservation kit or temporary filling material, bring it with you as well.

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