Not sure if your problem is an emergency? Here’s what constitutes a dental emergency plus some simple steps you can take to minimize pain before coming to see us.
OBJECT STUCK IN TEETH
Carefully try to remove the object with dental floss. (Don’t try using a sharp instrument instead!) If you’re unable to dislodge the object with dental floss, contact us.
LOST OR BROKEN DENTAL FILLING OR DENTAL CROWN
See us soon. For a temporary solution for dental fillings, seal the area with a piece of sugarless gum or over-the-counter dental cement. If a dental crown has come loose, try to put it back in place with dental cement. If that doesn’t work, bring it with you and see us.
If you notice a painful, pimple-like swelling on your gums, rinse with salt water and immediately contact us. Dental abscesses can lead to more serious infections if not treated promptly.
IF YOU HAVE A DENTAL EMERGENCY, CALL!
Leave a message if no one is there to answer and we will contact you shortly. Our staff checks messages, even at odd hours. Pain is your body’s signal that something is wrong. It also means it’s time to seek treatment for something you might have been putting off for awhile.