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Dental Emergencies

If you are experiencing swelling or pain in your mouth, call us to take care of any dental emergency.

What is a

dental emergency?

Severe Oral Swelling and pain

Tooth falls out or gets knocked out 

Crown or bridge falls out 

Fractured or broken tooth

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Sever Swelling and Pain


  • Apply ice every 20 minutes on and 20 minutes off

  • Take any over the counter pain reducer or anti-inflammatory medication to help alleviate pain and swelling

  • If swelling occurs due to a dental abscess, DO NOT ATTEMPT to drain or puncture it.

Tooth Fell out or got knocked out 


  • Bite down on gauze to stop bleeding and continue to do so until bleeding has stopped; change gauze every thirty minutes.

  • Store tooth in a plastic bag or container

  • Apply ice to reduce swelling 

  • Call your dental provider 

Crown or bridge falls out


  • Store your crown or bridge in a safe container, not in a napkin in case you accidentally throw it out

  • If you are unable to go to the dentist, you can use over the counter temporary dental cement which can be found in most drugstores.

  • Prior to application of temporary cement, be sure to brush and clean the crown or bridge.

Fractured or broken tooth


  • Due to an injury or trauma: document the time and date

    • contact a dental provider ​

    • Take photo for documentation and reference 

    • Apply ice if swelling occurs 

    • Do not touch or apply anything to the exposed portion of the tooth

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