A dental emergency is any situation that poses an immediate threat to the health of your teeth and supporting tissues. Dental emergencies are often the result of an impact to the mouth, but they also can be caused by infection. To ensure the best possible outcome, contact our office immediately.
We try to accommodate all emergencies so they can be seen that day.
For any dental emergency occurring after hours please call our office:
For permanent teeth that are knocked out, rinse the tooth and put it back in the socket. If you can’t get the tooth back in the socket, place it in a container of milk or water to keep it moist. Do not touch the roots (handle the tooth by the crown) and do not brush the tooth. Contact us IMMEDIATELY for information and emergency treatment – the sooner you get to us, the more likely we can save your tooth!
For baby teeth that are unexpectedly knocked out, leave them out and contact us immediately for instructions.
If you are unable get into our office immediately, here is a list of effective home remedies to make you more comfortable while you wait for care:
Some dental emergencies may not cause pain initially. For example, a cracked tooth may not hurt, but it may lead to nerve damage in the roots. For this reason, all of the listed conditions need immediate attention, whether or not pain is present.
We are here to help. We urge you to call us at the first sign of a dental emergency! Please call us at Mark J. Gordon, DDS Phone Number (913) 649-4042.
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