What If I Need Afterhours Care?

What do you do if you need afterhours care from your dental professional? If you live in the Rochester, MN area, then our practice can help. At Calcagno Cosmetic and Family Dentistry our office provides evening hours and emergency services. You don’t need to wait to see a dentist if you damage your tooth or sudden discomfort develops.

When Can I See A Dentist?

Our hours of operation include evening and Saturday hours, providing opportunities for adults and children with busy work and school scheduled to see the dentist. You can schedule an appointment on Monday and Tuesday from 7am until 6pm and Wednesday and Thursday from 7am until 7pm. Our Friday hours are from 7am until 4pm and our Saturday hours extend from 7am until 2pm. However, if you have a dental emergency that occurs outside of these times then please contact out office. We will scheduled an appointment as soon as possible to see you for afterhours care. If you feel the problem is potentially life threatening, then we urge you to call 911 or visit the nearest emergency room.

Addressing Common Dental Emergencies

In many cases you can address the immediate discomfort of a dental injury before you see the dentist.

  • Chipped or Knocked-Out Tooth: If you chip a tooth then try to gather any pieces and bring them to the office. You can also place a cold compress against the side of the face to reduce swelling and use gauze to stem any bleeding. If you knock out a tooth only pick it up by the crown, never touch the root. Rinse the tooth under running water to remove dirt (but don’t wash away any tissue). Either place the tooth back into your socket or put it in a glass of milk and bring the tooth with you.
  • Loose or Lost Restoration: If a filling or crown becomes loose you may be able to hold it in place with dental cement from a pharmacy. If you lose the restoration, try to recover it and bring it with you to the office. If not, we can still help. Remember, dental cement is a very temporary solution, only meant to bridge the time between the accident and seeing the dentist.