Emergency Dentistry

Our emergency dentistry deals with any dental emergency such as a sudden injury to teeth or gums of a person. The dentist should be the first person you call if you have a dental emergency of any kind. Most dentists will set aside time for emergency procedures. You can always have our contact readily available since you never know when you or someone in your family will be facing a dental emergency.

A dental emergency can be quite severe at times and should not be ignored. Ignoring such a problem can result in permanent damage to your teeth or gums in the long run. You may require extensive and expensive treatments for such issues later on. This is why you need to consult your dentist immediately upon suffering a dental emergency.

Severe Toothaches –

Toothaches are some of the most common dental emergencies and an excruciating condition where you will require to consult the dentist immediately. There are some essential steps to be taken by the patient before visiting the dentist. Rinse the mouth thoroughly with warm water. Use dental floss to remove any food lodged in between the teeth. Use a cold compress outside the mouth or on the cheek area if your mouth is swollen. If you find it unable to bear the pain, take a painkiller and see the dentist immediately.

Broken Or Chipped Teeth – This is another dental problem where you will need to visit the dentist immediately. Save any pieces of the broken or chipped tooth. Rinse the mouth as well as the broken pieces using warm water. If you find any bleeding, use a bit of gauze to compress the area for about 5-10 minutes until the bleeding stops. Take the patient to a qualified emergency dentist immediately.

Broken Braces And Wires – If a bracket wire sticks out or breaks, and pokes your gum, cheek or tongue, use the unsharpened end of a pencil to push the wire into a more similar position. If it cannot be done, cover the end with a cotton ball or orthodontic wax. Visit your dentist immediately.

There are many other dental emergency situations such as a knocked out tooth, objects caught in between the teeth, partially dislodged teeth and lost fillings where you should seek the services of an emergency dentist.


809 1/2 West Saint Germain Street, St. Cloud, MN