A dental emergency can mean a number of different things. You could be suffering from a serious toothache, or even have food stuck between the teeth, causing discomfort. In extreme cases, a dental emergency may actually involve a tooth that has been knocked-out. What do you do when faced with this situation?
Frequently Asked Questions About Addressing Knocked-Out Teeth
Question: Do you recover the tooth?
Answer: Yes! We urge you to recover the tooth. You should pick it up by the crown (the visible portion). Never touch the root! Also, try to rinse away any debris and dirt under gently running water, but take care not to remove any tissue that may adhere to the tooth’s root.
Question: Does your office offer emergency services?
Answer: Yes! In addition to our weekend and evening hours, we also offer emergency services to address damaged or knocked-out teeth. You can either call us at the number below or click the emergency appointment button on the homepage. This will direct you to a page where you can describe your situation in detail. That way, we have a game plan ready when we contact you to schedule your visit.
Question: How do I bring the tooth to the office?
Answer: Yes! You can place it in the socket and gently bite down to hold it in place, or put it in a glass of milk or salt water. Then bring it with you to the office.
Question: What if I chip a tooth?
Answer: If you chip a tooth, again try and recover the pieces. If this proves impossible, don’t worry, we can still repair the tooth. If you have any questions about our emergency dental services, then please contact our office today. We want to help keep your smile healthy and whole!
Do You Need Emergency Services?
Dr. Calcagno and our team can see you after hours or on the weekends to address dental emergencies. For more information about our treatments, from Invisalign braces to dental implants, contact our team today. Schedule a consultation by calling Calcagno Cosmetic and Family Dentistry in Rochester, MN, today at (507) 281-3659.