Dental Emergencies

In the Event of a Dental Emergency

Dental emergencies happen. We realize that when they do, they are typically scary and cause quite a bit of stress. At Broadway Family Dental, we believe in tending promptly to our patients experiencing a dental emergency.

If you experience a dental emergency, it is advisable to schedule a visit with us right away. Phone our office to make an appointment. If you reach our office after hours, listen to the recorded message for how to reach the dentist on call.

Delaying treatment could mean further permanent damage requiring more extensive treatment later. Whether you’ve experienced injury to the jaw, a broken tooth, or have lost a tooth filling, please seek emergency dental treatment as soon as possible.

Dental Emergencies

The human body is not typically subtle with its messages. If you are in pain, it usually means something is wrong. If you’re unsure what might constitute a dental emergency, or would like some information on minimizing pain between now and your visit to the dentist, please read on.


Ensure no food stuck in your teeth using dental floss. Then rinse with warm water. If the pain persists, schedule an appointment with us as soon as possible.

Tooth Knocked Out

Every situation is different. Please call our office immediately

Bitten Lip/Tongue

Clean the area and apply ice to reduce swelling and minimize pain. If you’ve broken the skin and bleeding persists, call us or visit the emergency room.

Broken Teeth

If you break your teeth, try to collect and set aside any large pieces if possible. Then, rinse your mouth out with water to ensure no small pieces remain. Contact our office to schedule an appointment.

Dental Abscess

If you experience a swelling of your gums, perform a saltwater rinse, and contact us.  Some abscesses can develop into serious infections.

Foreign Object Stuck in Teeth

If the object is small enough and there is no risk of damaging the tooth, carefully use dental floss to remove the object. Use care, and very minimal force. Do not try using a sharp implement of any kind. If the object cannot be removed, contact us.

Lost Dental Crown

If you dental crown has loosened or come off, please make an appointment so that we can assess the tooth and recement the crown if possible.