OH NO! You have a dental emergency! Now what? If you have a broken tooth, a toothache or another dental emergency, please call us to see if we can see you right away.
In a pinch, here are some tips:
Knocked Out an Adult Tooth?
Rinse the tooth with clean water, if dirty, and avoid touching the root surface. Place it in milk and bring it to the dentist as soon as possible.
Knocked Out a Baby Tooth?
Leave the tooth out of the socket, apply pressure to wound to control bleeding and see dentist as soon as possible.
Cover the affected area with sugar-free gum or orthodontic wax (for braces). Try to keep your tongue away from it and visit your dentist as soon as you’re able.
If you can’t get to see a dentist right away, please seek emergency care at a hospital. Dental infections can be serious.