Contact Us If You Need Emergency Dentistry!
(If you or a loved one are currently experiencing a dental emergency, please give us a call as soon as you can so we can immediately start helping you!)
No one can really plan for a dental emergency. Like all emergencies, they just happen, but when they do, you need to act fast to prevent the problem from becoming much worse. Should you ever damage your teeth in an accident, or if your child develops a severe toothache, you only need to do one thing to get the immediate, professional care that you need: contact us.
Whether you get in touch with our Painesville, Chardon, or Jefferson location, our team will do everything we can to see you as quickly as possible so we can relieve your pain. We won’t keep you waiting, and we’ll help you moment to moment through your emergency. Just remember: when the unexpected happens to your smile, don’t panic, just give us a call!
We Can Help with the Following Dental Emergencies and More:
- Knocked out teeth
- Partially dislodged teeth
- Chipped, cracked, or broken teeth
- Severe dental pain
- Lost or damaged dental work
- Object stuck between the teeth
- Injury to the lips, gums, or jaw
- Pain or swelling in the face
If you’re in pain and unsure whether or not your situation is an emergency, just give us a call, and we’ll be able to tell you what you should do next.
However, if you believe that you have suffered a broken bone or if you can’t stop bleeding after 10 minutes, please head straight to your nearest emergency room first. Contact us only after you have been cleared to leave.
Tips for Dental Emergencies
Before you have a chance to make it to our office, the following tips can help improve your situation during a dental emergency:
- Gently rinse your mouth out with warm water.
- Try to recover any lost teeth or dental work.
- In the case of teeth, always pick them up by the crown and NEVER by the root.
- Gently rinse off any recovered teeth or dental work with warm water.
- Place them back into your mouth and hold them by gently closing your jaw.
- If this is impossible, place dental work in a safe container, and for a tooth, put it in a container of milk or saltwater.
- Keep a missing tooth wet until you can see us in order to keep it viable for reattachment. Ideally, we’ll be able to see you within two hours of the initial injury.
- Use a cold compress on the cheek to manage any pain or swelling.
- Use a clean rag or gauze and firm pressure to stop bleeding.
- You can also use an OTC medication to help with pain, but avoid aspirin, as this can actually make bleeding worse.