In a life threatening emergency call 911.
Common dental emergencies:
- Broken tooth or filling: If a small piece of tooth or filling breaks off and the tooth is not sensitive, this is probably something that can wait until we can get you scheduled during the day. If the tooth or area around the tooth has fractured and it is sensitive, bleeding, swollen or causing mouth irritations you should call our office or after hours contacts as listed below.
- Lost temporary crown: Typically the temporary crown will only fit the tooth one way. Get ahold of some toothpaste and coat the inside of the temporary and place it back on your tooth. This should hold the temporary crown in place until you can be seen. Please call our office during normal business hours to let us know that the temporary came off and we will schedule you if needed to fix it further.
- Broken or lost dental appliance or denture: This is not typically not an emergency but you should call our office so that we can replace or repair the damaged or missing appliance or denture.
- Facial swelling or throat constriction: If you are experiencing facial swelling causing your eye to close or throat to constrict this is a true medical emergency and you should call 911.
- Uncontrollable mouth pain: Most oral pain can be controlled by taking two 200mg Ibuprofin every 4 to 6 hours. If you are experiencing mouth pain that can not be controlled with over the counter pain medication such as Ibuprofin please contact us using the information provided below.
Dental problems can happen when our office is closed.
If you are experiencing a dental emergency after hours:
Please call our office at 651-687-0789 and enter extension 207, leave your name phone number and nature of the emergency and Dr Taple will return your call.
You may reach him at 952-297-4900.