We recognize that emergency situations do arise and we do our best to respond promptly.
Our office policy for emergencies:
Please call the office as soon as the emergency arises: We will work in emergencies during our scheduled appointments, however we are limited to the number of emergencies that we can accommodate in a day. We accept emergency calls as soon as the business day begins. Office hours are listed below.
||10:00 am - 6:00 pm
||TUESDAY – THURSDAY
||7:30 am- 3:00 pm
||CLOSED ON FRIDAY
Knowing how to handle a dental emergency can mean the difference between
saving or losing a tooth.
Tooth Knocked out:
First, try to stick the tooth back in place
and hold it there while you rush to see the dentist. If that's
impossible, put the tooth is a container of milk (or water if milk is
not available) and take it and the patient to the dentist immediately.
To avoid further aggravating the damaged tooth,
place a piece of soft wax into the area of the tooth that was chipped.
You should eat only soft foods and try to avoid food and drink that are
hot and cold to the touch.
If you find that your jaw hurts when it is moved
or if you cannot close your mouth in a normal fashion, it is likely that
you have fractured your jaw. Seek professional medical help at a
hospital emergency room. The hospital will be able to treat your injury
as well as advise you whether you need to make an appointment to see
Bitten Tongue or Lip:
Biting or lacerating your tongue may cause
inflammation and possible bleeding. Use ice or pressure to control the
swelling or bleeding. Any swelling should subside within twenty-four
hours. Contact your Dentist if the pain persists or the laceration is
Bleeding After an Extraction:
Slight bleeding after an extraction is
normal. A clot will usually form within one hour. If bleeding continues,
place a thick gauze pad over the extraction site. Apply pressure to the
area to control the flow of blood. If bleeding still persists, you may
try soaking a tea bag in water, placing it inside a thin gauze pad, and
apply pressure for one hour. The tea leaves contain minerals which may
aid in the clotting procedure.
Canker sores are those very small and painful sores
which occur inside the mouth. They can be caused by stress, biting the
inside of the mouth or by a reaction to certain foods. If you find that
you have developed a canker sore on the inside of the mouth, apply an
over-the-counter medicine like Orajel or campho-phenique. This will
produce a bandage-like film over the sore.
An aching tooth is a very common dental emergency. A
toothache is often a sign of infection in or around a tooth. Tylenol or
aspirin can sometimes be effective in comforting pain. If there is a
hole in the tooth, you may place Oil of Cloves on a small cotton pellet
and place it in the site to relieve pain.