Emergency Dental Care

Chesapeake ER Dentistry

Are you experiencing a dental emergency? Knowing what to do in advance of one can help you stay calm. That’s why Dr. Robert A. Simmons of Chesapeake wants to provide you with a helpful page like this one. On this dental emergency page, you’ll find preliminary information that will answer some of your most pressing questions as you call our office for emergency help.

Knocked Out Tooth

A knocked out tooth can happen suddenly. When it does, you’ll want to be prepared. To improve the chances of your tooth being reattached, clean it gently with water without scrubbing it. Then, try to put it back in the socket it came from. If that’s not possible, store it in a bag of milk. Call us as soon as you can for help.

Temporary Crown Falls Out

Losing a temporary crown isn’t uncommon. If that’s just happened to you, your first step is to dry your natural tooth. Then, use a temporary adhesive or a bit of toothpaste to reattach your crown. Call our office as soon as possible so we can help you. Temporary solutions alone aren’t enough to fix your problem.

Broken Tooth

If you have a cracked or broken tooth, rinse the area with warm water. Apply a cold compress if there is facial swelling. Call us immediately.

Severe Toothache

A toothache can be caused by a number of different things, some more urgent than others. If you are struggling with a severe toothache, try flossing around the tooth to remove any debris. If the pain doesn’t go away, call our Chesapeake dental office. Do not apply aspirin to the area, as this can damage the soft tissue of your gums.

Broken Jaw

If you suspect that your jaw is broken, use a cold compress to minimize pain and swelling. Go to your local emergency room for treatment. Call us if you have lost or damaged any of your teeth.

Bleeding Tongue or Lip

Patients who are experiencing serious bleeding should also visit their local emergency room. If you have any additional needs, call us for help or for advice.

If you’re facing a dental emergency, don’t put off care. Follow the steps outlined above. Call usif you have any questions or need any further help.