If you experience a dental emergency, be sure to call our practice as soon as possible. For new patients, no medications will be prescribed without an office visit. We will see you during our regularly scheduled office times.
For our existing patients, when a dental emergency does arise, we will accomodate you in our schedule, depending on the severity. On days we are not in the office, messages are checked periodically through the day and you will receive a call back from the doctor.
When your dental health is at risk, we will do everything we can to make sure that you're treated as soon as possible. Some emergencies will require a referral to a specialist, such as an oral surgeon, for extraction, or endodontist, for a root canal. Some emergencies may require a visit to the emergency room. While dental emergencies are rare, they can happen, and it's important to know how to take care of your teeth no matter what. Common dental emergencies include:
- Broken or cracked tooth/teeth
- Broken jaw
- Permanent tooth knocked out
- Object caught between teeth
- Severe toothache