Dental emergencies

Dental emergencies happen. During normal business hours our team will do everything we can to wiggle you into our schedule. Unfortunately, emergencies are not limited to business hours. If you are a patient of the practice and experience an after hours emergency, please call the office for instructions to leave a message for the doctor on call. Please do not forget to leave your name and a callback number. Drs. Chad, Andy, & Jori strive to respond to all day-time after-hours calls within 2 hours.

  • Dental emergencies can be life threatening

    Severe swelling, especially that involves difficulty breathing or swallowing, is a medical emergency that needs to be handled in an emergency department setting.

    Left sided pain of the chest, arm, and, sometimes, jaw can be a sign of a heart attack, especially in females.

    In case of a medical emergency, call 9-1-1 or present to a local hospital.

  • If your child (or you) knocked a grown-up tooth out

    Find the tooth or tooth fragment and take care to handle it only by the crown (part usually visible in the mouth), not the root. Place it in milk as soon as possible.

    Call us and be seen, somewhere. Reimplantation of an adult tooth, when possible, is most successful when completed within one hour of the initial trauma. This sometimes means that our office is not the most timely place to be seen.

    Primary teeth (baby teeth) are not reimplanted.

  • After hours medications

    In accordance with federal and state law, our doctors do not phone in prescriptions to pharmacies. Likewise, we do not have any narcotics in our office.