Emergency Dental Care

 

What should I do if I have a dental emergency?


First, call the dentist’s office. We have staff available 24-hours a day, 7 days a week.

The hospital’s emergency room cannot provide the care that should take place in your dentist's office. When it comes to your teeth, emergency room professionals have a limited ability to help. Your teeth need specialized care that can only be offered by a dentist or dental specialist.

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Should I go to the hospital or dentist for my dental emergency?

A dental emergency is bleeding from the gums or teeth that does not stop, swelling or infection of the gum or mouth, a tooth that has been knocked out, or severe tooth pain. You should go to the hospital for an oral injury if you have a jaw fracture, dislocation, or a serious cut or laceration.

 If you decide to go to the emergency room, you will still need to make a follow-up appointment with your dentist soon after.

 

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Did you know...

The use of hospital emergency services for non-urgent or preventable medical conditions is a growing public health concern across the nation. The estimated national cost of hospital emergency room visits for dental emergencies is more than $2 billion a year. From collected data, it is assumed that 79 percent of hospital emergency visits regarding oral care can be shifted to a dental office. This suggests, if more people went to the dentist for their dental emergent and urgent needs, there is a potential cost savings amount of up to $1.7 billion per year.

 

 

If you are experiencing a dental emergency after business hours, please call: 844.618.3384