What To Do In a True Dental EmergencyTile

  • Check the area of concern- What do you feel and see?
  • Care for the area as advised.
  • Call your dentist or visit the Emergency Room


Severe Tooth Ache - Clean around the area to remove plaque and food debris. Rinse with warm salt water. For temporary relief, Ibuprofen or Acetaminophen is recommended. If facial swelling is present, apply a cold compress to the area. Contact our office.

Broken Tooth (1/3 or more of the tooth is missing) - Rinse the area with warm salt water. Recover any tooth fragments if possible. Contact our office.

Knocked out Tooth (Permanent) - Recover the tooth if possible. Hold the tooth by the crown NOT the root. Rinse, but do not wipe the tooth. Reinsert the tooth in the socket and hold in place with a clean cloth. If the tooth cannot be reinserted, place in a cup of milk or water. Contact our office immediately. 

Broken Jaw - Tie the mouth closed with a towel, tie, or belt. Go to the emergency room immediately.