Our team understands that the very nature of an emergency is inconvenience and anxiety. As your dedicated family dental healthcare providers, we’re here for you in these stressful times. Please call our Fresno dental office immediately to request an emergency care visit if you experience a severe toothache, knocked out a tooth, badly damaged teeth, or find yourself in any other precarious dental situation. We do our very best to see emergency cases the same day they call in. If you experience intense bleeding or your emergency extends beyond dental care, please go to the nearest emergency room for assistance first.
Some situations can be remedied or improved by following a few simple tips. While these suggestions do not solve all problems, they offer first-aid care until you can come to our office or your local emergency room.
If your temporary falls out and you still have it, dry your natural tooth, apply a small dab of toothpaste to the temporary and reattach it. You may also use dental wax or temporary adhesive, both available at most pharmacies. Please call our dental office in Fresno, CA so that we can professionally reattach your temporary as soon as possible.
Rinse the tooth gently under water to remove debris. Place the tooth into the socket it fell from and hold it in place until you get to our office. If this isn’t possible, put the tooth into a baggie of milk or saltwater and bring it to us so we can determine whether reattachment is possible (the quicker you see us, the better chances will be).
Thoroughly clean the cut, then hold a cold compress against it. If bleeding does not stop, go to your local emergency room as you may need stitches.
A cracked or broken tooth should be rinsed immediately with warm water. Then, hold a cold compress against the affected tooth to reduce swelling while on your way to our office for assistance.
If you think your jaw may be broken, apply a cold compress and proceed to your local emergency room immediately. If you lost or damaged teeth during your injury, call us as well.
Rinse your mouth and the area around the tooth, then floss around the tooth to make sure that debris is not causing the pain. Do not put an aspirin on the tooth because it can damage your gum tissue. Call our office for an appointment if the pain persists.
Use dental floss to gently remove any debris, and be sure that you don’t cut your gums with the floss. Do not use a sharp instrument to dislodge the debris. If flossing doesn’t help, call our office for an appointment.