At Fairmont Family Dentistry, we understand that dental emergencies can happen at any time or anywhere. We know that not all dental care is routine or expected. Our goal is to be your go-to dentist for unexpected care by accommodating same-day emergencies.
For daytime and after-hours emergencies,
call our office at (507) 238-2812
What To Do During a Dental Emergency
When something happens, it's important to know what is considered a dental emergency. Trauma, especially to the mouth, can be painful, distracting, and confusing. Often, oral trauma requires immediate attention.
Losing a Tooth - If one of your natural teeth falls out or is knocked out, it is important to call us right away. Try to find your tooth, but do not touch the root. You may gently rinse it and either place it back in the original socket or hold the tooth in your cheek, between your cheek and remaining teeth. You may also place the tooth in a glass of milk.
Broken or Fractured Tooth - When a tooth fractures or breaks, it may sustain internal damage, which requires immediate treatment. Call our office right away if a tooth fractures or breaks. While you wait, you may rinse your mouth with warm water and use an ice pack to reduce any swelling.
Severe Toothache - Oral pain should never be ignored and may be a sign of an underlying health issue. A number of problems can cause oral pain, such as infection, damage, and disease. Call us to set up an appointment as soon as possible to avoid any risk of your condition worsening.
Damage/Loss of Restorations - Losing or damaging a restoration such as a filling or crown could lead to re-injury. If this happens, it is important to call Fairmont Family Dentistry to set up an appointment as soon as possible.