During office hours, immediate attention will be given to your situation, and you will be seen as soon as possible. After office hours, please give the office a call and follow the instructions provided. Your call will be returned as soon as possible.
If you are experiencing a serious or life-threatening emergency, please call 911 or visit the nearest emergency room.
What is Emergency Dentistry?
When a dental emergency strikes, it doesn’t always come at the most opportune moment. Emergencies can show up without warning and leave you searching for relief. Having quick access to dental attention will not only help relieve your pain or swelling but may also give you the greatest chance of saving a natural tooth.
So, what constitutes a dental emergency? If you experience any of the following, contact The Ricco Dental Group as you may be dealing with a dental emergency. We can assess the situation over the phone and have you be seen as soon as possible.
- Tooth loss
- Severe toothache
- Swelling of the gums, jaw, or neck
- Cracked tooth
- Loss of filling or crown
Anytime emergency dentistry is involved, the main focus is addressing immediate needs. We want to get you comfortable and take care of whatever is most at risk - then we will create a treatment plan for any additional work that needs to be taken care of down the road. To accomplish this, we typically use a few very common procedures, such as:
- Root canal treatment
- Temporary crowns
Why Choose The Ricco Dental Group?
When you are in pain or don’t feel well due to a dental issue, it can make you feel better just knowing that you have a dental team you can trust and have confidence in. At The Ricco Dental Group, you are our focus. You can count on us as we prioritize our appointments so that we always have room for emergencies when they arise.
Our knowledgeable staff will be able to assess your emergency over the phone and get you access to treatment accordingly. We know that tooth pain and injury can be excruciating – and time is of the essence when it comes to saving natural teeth - so don’t delay.
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Below are instructions for handling minor dental emergencies.
Gently clean the area around the tooth by rinsing the mouth with warm water and gently flossing to remove any particles that may be lodged in the tissue around the tooth. If the pain continues, or if the area around the affected tooth is warm, please call our office to schedule an appointment.
Apply ice to help reduce swelling and apply pressure with a clean cloth or sterile gauze to stop any bleeding. If the bleeding continues, call your physician or visit your local emergency room.
Please call our office to schedule an appointment.
Call our office right away and take these steps.
- Do not touch the tooth root, but hold the tooth by the crown and gently rinse the tooth with water.
- Place the tooth back into the socket as quickly as possible and bite down on clean gauze to hold it in place.
- If the tooth cannot be placed in the socket, put the tooth in a small container of milk or saliva and bring it with you to your appointment.
Gently rinse the area with lukewarm water and place a cold compress on the face to reduce swelling. If you can locate the piece of the broken tooth, place the piece in milk, and bring it with you to the office. If more than half of the tooth is broken off, please call us immediately.