Unfortunately, like many of life's emergencies, dental emergencies occur without warning. They can happen to anyone at any time and we are here to help both new and current patients who may experience a dental emergency. Our well-trained, experienced staff is accustomed to all types of dental emergencies and will provide you the care that you need both in the office, and the aftercare follow up once you are home.
Here are guidelines on how to handle common dental emergencies:
Toothache. See your dentist as soon as you feel discomfort or pain.
Broken, chipped, or cracked tooth. Rinse your mouth with warm water and apply a cold compress to your face. Go to the dentist right away. If the tooth was broken or chipped, bring the tooth fragment wrapped in wet gauze or a wet towel.
Loosened or knocked-out tooth. If your tooth becomes loose due to trauma, call your dentist. For a knocked out tooth, gently insert the lost tooth back in its socket if possible, holding the tooth by the crown using a clean washcloth. (If the tooth is dirty, first rinse the root but do not scrub it or remove any attached tissues.) If reinsertion isn’t possible, hold the tooth under the tongue and go to the dentist immediately.
Broken Jaw. Apply ice or a cold compress to the face. Go to your dentist or an emergency center immediately.
Bitten Tongue or Lip. Clean the area with a wet cloth and place a cold compress on the area to reduce swelling. If the bleeding persists or if it is excessive, go to your dentist or an emergency center.
For Dental Emergencies Call 720.772.6911
Note: In the event that you are experiencing difficulty breathing, blocked airways, dizziness, or difficulty balancing, you should seek medical assistance immediately by dialing 911.