Same-Day Emergency Dental Appointments
We try our best to see emergency patients on the same day, subject to availability. We can assist with injuries, severe toothache, or broken or knocked-out teeth. We can also help with damage to restorations (fillings and crowns) or other dental appliances.
If you have a dental emergency, please contact our office immediately. Our team will try to answer your questions and advise on what you can do to treat symptoms or reduce pain while you’re waiting to come to our office.
If your emergency is after hours, please call our office and listen to the recording for after-hours emergency contact information.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can a broken or knocked-out tooth be saved?
We can sometimes save broken or lost teeth if you bring the damaged tooth to our office in time. If your tooth has been broken off, bring it with you to our office. If it has been knocked out, try to place it back in the socket. If you can’t replace the tooth, you can place it in your mouth between your cheek and gums or put it in a container filled with milk and bring it with you. Don’t attempt to clean the tooth or wrap it in a paper towel or cloth.
What can I do about a severe toothache?
You can try over-the-counter pain medication to relieve bad tooth pain. You may also find relief from gently holding a warm or cold compress near the sore area for 20 minutes. Call our office if you notice bleeding or severe swelling or if you are having difficulty breathing or swallowing.
When should I go to the emergency room?
You should go to the nearest emergency room or call 911 if you are bleeding heavily, suspect you have a broken bone, or if you are feeling faint or having trouble breathing.
What can I expect in an emergency or specific exam?
An emergency or specific exam is when we examine a specific area of your mouth to diagnose and treat a problem. These short exams take about 20 minutes only to find the source of the problem and discuss options for treatment. These appointments may include an X-ray or other tests depending on the situation. Once we determine the problem, we’ll discuss your treatment options and schedule a follow-up appointment to do the treatments if needed. If there are multiple areas that you are concerned about we recommend a new patient complete exam.