We understand that emergencies can happen, and we’re committed to being there for you when they do. That’s why we’ll always make ourselves available to handle urgent situations, such as a broken or lost tooth.
If you experience a dental emergency at any time, even outside of our regular business hours, call 410-939-5800 and we’ll ensure you get the treatment you need.
In the event of an emergency, it’s important not to panic. Do your best to remain calm and logically assess your situation. Explore our convenient guide to learn valuable tips for handling some of the most common dental emergencies.
If you lose a tooth, it’s crucial that you act quickly to prevent your empty socket from closing or becoming infected. Here are some protective measures you can take while waiting for emergency care:
Any sort of traumatic impact to your face can permanently damage a tooth. If one of your teeth chips or breaks, it’s often extremely painful and you’ll want to seek treatment right away. The sooner you contact us, the greater chance we have of saving your tooth.
While you wait for treatment, rinse your mouth out with cold water and preserve any fragments of your tooth by storing them in cold milk.
If you knock out a filling or dental crown, you’ll want to call us right away for emergency dental service. This will protect your tooth from further damage and infection. Depending on your situation, you may or may not experience pain, but we recommend treating it as an emergency and replacing your crown or filling as soon as possible.
If you can find your crown, clean the inside of it, coat it with tooth cement, and try to slip it back over your tooth. If you can’t find the crown, use the cement to coat the surface of your tooth. This will help to protect and seal the area until we arrive.
In the case of a lost filling, try your best to find it. Also, rinse out your cavity with warm water and place a cotton ball in the socket until we can replace your filling.
If you experience any issue that needs immediate treatment, we’ll find a way to accommodate you. If it’s during working hours, come in to our practice and we’ll prioritize you over non-urgent appointments. If it’s outside of working hours, call us and we’ll figure out the best way to handle your situation.
Rest assured, you can count on Dr. Grubb and our team to be there for you in an emergency.