In a life threatening emergency call 911.
We understand that dental emergencies can happen when our office is closed.
However, if you are experiencing a life threatening emergency, ALWAYS call 911.
Some common, non-life threatening dental emergencies include:
- 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 we can schedule you an appointment during the day. If the tooth or area around the tooth has fractured and it is sensitive, bleeding, swollen or causing mouth irritations, call our office or review the after-hours contacts listed below.
- Lost temporary crown: Typically the temporary crown will only fit the tooth one way. Use some toothpaste to coat the inside of the temporary and place it back on your tooth. This should hold the temporary crown in place until you can make an appointment. 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 further fix it.
- 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 eyes 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 Ibuprofen every 4 to 6 hours. If you are experiencing mouth pain that cannot be controlled with over the counter pain medication such as Ibuprofen, please contact us using the information provided below.
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 also reach Dr. Thomas at 952-297-4900.