Welcome to Hillside Family Dentist
Are you experiencing a dental emergency? Call us immediately! Hillside Family Dentist is here for you. We try to see most dental emergencies the same business day. A dental emergency may consist of an immediate trauma involving chipped, cracked, broken, or knocked out teeth, or pain that has increased suddenly to levels of intensity that feel unbearable.
Emergency Dental Care
Whether you are an adult experiencing a dental emergency, or the parent of a child in need of emergency dental care, please feel free to call our office. We will make every effort to see you the same day you call, to get you out of pain and on the road to a successful treatment and recovery.
What is an Dental Emergency?
You may be having a dental emergency if:
- You have intense pain when chewing, drinking or speaking
- You have lost a filling, cap, or crown and are experiencing pain
- You or your child have been in an accident, and teeth are damaged
- Your child has fallen and hit his or her mouth and the bleeding won’t stop
- You are experiencing abnormal pain when flossing or brushing your teeth
- If a food particle has become stuck in between your tooth and gum and the area is now swollen, or there is drainage around a tooth (a sign of infection)
Don’t wait – Call us today!
Common Dental Emergencies
In many cases, a dental emergency involves a trauma, during which teeth or gums may be visibly injured. In such cases, the mouth should be rinsed with cold water, and a cold compress should be applied.
For bitten tongue or lips, apply direct pressure and call our office. For a chipped tooth, locate the fragment if possible and call our office to let us know you are coming in. If you cannot find the fragment, don’t worry.
Any knocked out teeth should be collected and either placed in the socket and held there with clean gauze, or placed in a small cup of cool milk, saline solution or ice water so it doesn’t dry out. Call our office to let us know you are coming.
For children with injuries to the mouth or teeth, attempt to keep them call and call our office immediately. Follow the above steps for permanent teeth, and don’t worry if a baby tooth is knocked out – the permanent one will be checked to ensure there is no damage and will come in to replace it on schedule.