If you have determined that you are experiencing a dental emergency, the first step is to assess the situation and determine your next steps. Dental emergencies can be scary when the occur, so make sure to take a deep breath and don’t panic.
If you have lost or chipped a portion off of your tooth, see if the tooth or tooth fragment can be recovered before rushing away to get treatment. If you can recover the lost tooth or fragment, place it in cold milk while you get in touch with your dentist. This can greatly improve the likelihood of the tooth being saved.
Depending on your situation, such as the severity of the emergency or whether your emergency occurred after hours, you may need to seek immediate care by calling 911 or visiting the emergency room. Otherwise, call our office and describe, in the best detail you can, what has happened. Our experienced team will help direct you through the next steps based on your individual needs.