During a stressful dental emergency situation, it can be difficult to think clearly. Fortunately, the only step you need to take is to contact our office as soon as possible. We’ll provide you with over-the-phone guidance and schedule an appointment for you as soon as possible.
Our office is committed to providing you and your family with the best dental care possible - including emergencies after office hours. Dr. Vacca is available by pager 24 hours a day. Call our emergency pager number below:
Call your dentist ASAP. While you are holding the tooth by the crown, gently rinse off the root with running water if it is dirty. Do not remove or scrub off any attached tissue. Try to gently insert the tooth back into the socket. If you are unable to do that, put the tooth in a cup of milk and get to the dentist as soon as possible. Try not to touch, or bite down on anything around the socket the tooth came out of. If necessary, ice or a wet towel can be applied to any area that has trauma. Head straight to our office and don’t forget to take the tooth with you.
Call your dentist ASAP. If possible, try to locate the part of the tooth that was broken off. Take the broken piece with you to the dentist. Apply ice or cold compress to the mouth to reduce swelling. Proceed to your dentist office as soon as possible.
Try to remove the object very carefully with dental floss. Do not try to use any sharp or pointed instruments (pick, knife, etc.). If you are unable to remove the object call your dentist and try to get an appointment as soon as possible.
Very gently try to remove the tooth from the lip. If you are unsuccessful, stop trying. Call your dentist and get there as soon as possible. You can apply a cold damp towel to the area to help control the bleeding. Call your dentist or proceed to an emergency room ASAP.
You can temporarily replace or cover your damaged tooth, but it’s important to visit our office so we can replace or repair your crown or filling to prevent further damage. In the meantime, try to locate your restoration and rinse it under water. You can temporarily re-attach it to your tooth using a small dab of denture adhesive.
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