What To Do in a Dental Emergency

Dental emergencies can be extremely scary. If you or a family member has ever experienced a dental emergency, you may recall feelings of panic, helplessness, or desperation. At Oak Mountain Dental, our first priority has always been our patients and their well-being. Because we care about our patients and their families, we are pleased to offer our emergency care services. Dr. Jake R. Richards and Dr. Mitch J. Driscoll of Oak Mountain Dental are always prepared to help you in any dental emergency you may experience. Our team is here to make sure you receive the care you need quickly and efficiently, and to alleviate any stress or fear you may feel when dental emergencies arise. Give us a call!

Types of Emergencies

We treat all kinds of dental emergencies. If you’re unsure what qualifies as a dental emergency, here are some common examples:

  • Knocked-out teeth
  • Extruded (partially knocked-out) teeth
  • Chipped or broken teeth
  • Cracked or fractured teeth
  • Items stuck between teeth
  • Severe or lasting tooth pain
  • Soft tissue injuries (lips, gums, cheeks, tongue)
  • Lost or damaged restorations (fillings, bridges, crowns)

If your injury is not on this list, it may still be considered an emergency. Don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns.

What To Do in a Dental Emergency

Knowing what to do in a dental emergency is important. The best thing you can do is contact us immediately. Our dentists can talk you through what to do and assess the severity of your situation. We will schedule your visit and ensure you receive the proper care. You can reach our office at 208-237-6453.

If you experience a head or neck injury, please visit the emergency room or your doctor first, even if your smile is damaged.

If you have any questions about our emergency care service, we welcome you to contact our office today.