Emergency Oral Surgery / Endodontics

Emergency Appointments

Our Office has reopened on May 4th.

What is an Oral Surgical and Dental or Endodontic Emergency?

An emergency is any situation that poses an immediate threat to the health of your teeth and supporting tissues. Dental emergencies can the result from trauma, infection, or fractured teeth, and pain with nerve exposure. To ensure the best possible outcome, any emergency should be evaluated by a professional immediately.

Image of Dental Emergency PDF from the ADA

How soon should I be seen?

If you are experiencing an emergency, we recommend you contact your general dentist first. Your general dentist will be able to advise what your treatment options are and if necessary will REFER you to us. If your dentists wants you to be seen in our office, we will can offer offer same-day emergency services and treatments for most conditions.

After Hours Emergencies

If you are experiencing severe dental emergencies after hours, such as significant infection, pain or trauma please call our emergency number:

We can be reached 24 hours a day.

What to do if a tooth is knocked out

For permanent teeth that are knocked out, rinse the tooth and put it back in the socket. If you can’t get the tooth back in the socket, place it in a container of milk, water or saliva to keep it moist. Do not touch the roots (handle the tooth by the crown) and don’t brush the tooth. Contact us Visage Endodontics (Dr. Usman) IMMEDIATELY for information and emergency treatment — the sooner you get to us, the more likely your tooth can be saved!

For baby teeth that are unexpectedly knocked out, leave them out and contact the child’s dentist immediately for instructions.

Other Dental Emergencies:

  • Broken Tooth/Teeth
  • Pain When Biting
  • Severe Tooth Decay (Tooth Extraction May Be Required)
  • Bleeding
  • Trauma from Tooth Accident
  • Inflammation Around Wisdom Teeth
  • Substantial Toothache
  • Severe Tooth Sensitivity
  • Gum Abscesses
    • Swollen or Sore Gums
  • Jaw Pain
  • Infection
  • Broken, Cracked and Chipped Teeth
  • Broken Fillings
  • Lost Crown

Pain Management

If you can’t get into your dentist’s’ office immediately, here is a list of effective home remedies to make you more comfortable while you wait for care:

  • Warm water rinses for sore teeth and gums.
  • Over the counter pain medication such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen (Tylenol).
  • Ice packs applied to the outside of cheeks.
  • Dental anesthetics containing benzocaine may be used as directed on the package for pain.
  • Avoid overly hot and cold beverages and foods to reduce sensitivity.
  • Heating pads may be used for jaw pain.
  • Avoid chewing in the injured area.
  • If a broken tooth has a sharp edge, cotton can be placed over it to protect soft tissues in your mouth.

Pain-Free Emergencies

Some dental emergencies may not cause pain initially. For example, a cracked tooth may not hurt, but it may lead to nerve damage in the roots. For this reason, all of the listed conditions need immediate attention, whether or not pain is present.

We are here to help! Please contact us or your Regular general dentist if you have any emergency condition.