Dental Emergencies

We’re committed to providing you with the highest quality dental care—even when the unexpected strikes. Call us during our regular office hours and we will give immediate attention to your dental emergency and arrange to see you as soon as we can to ensure that you get the urgent care you need.

When our office is closed, call us at 203-255-6878 and follow the instructions provided. Your call will be returned as soon as possible. If you’re dealing with a serious or life-threatening emergency, please call 911 or go to your local emergency room for treatment.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Emergency Dentistry

What is considered a dental emergency?

If you think you have a situation that needs emergency dental care, call our office and we can determine whether you should come in for same-day treatment. Generally speaking, a dental emergency is any situation in which a tooth or restoration needs immediate care in order to be saved, there is uncontrolled bleeding, or you’re experiencing unbearable pain.

Can a knocked out tooth be put back in?

Yes, a knocked out tooth can be put back in, but it’s important to act quickly. Call our office so we can begin preparing for your visit. Hold the tooth by the crown (the portion that is visible above the gum line) and rinse it with milk or water. Next, push it back into the socket and bite down on a piece of sterile gauze to hold it in place. If you can’t do this, put the tooth in a small cup of milk or saliva and bring it to our office so we can reinsert it for you. Once your tooth is back in place, we’ll use splints to stabilize it, which will allow the gums to reattach. 

Can you glue a broken crown?

We don’t advise trying to fix a broken crown yourself, even temporarily—it can cause damage that makes it difficult for us to bond the crown back in place, in which case a new crown will have to be made. Call our office and we can make an appointment for you and provide you with steps to take in the meantime to protect your remaining tooth.

Do emergency dentist appointments cost more?

No, we do not charge extra fees for emergency dental care.

Can I go to the hospital for a dental emergency?

If you’ve experienced severe facial trauma or have uncontrolled bleeding, you should go to the emergency room for treatment. Emergency rooms don’t have dentists on staff, so once you are stable, you can make an appointment with us to get the dental care you need. 

Is a broken tooth an emergency?

If you have a broken tooth that is painful or jagged, call our office for an emergency appointment. If you can find the piece of tooth that broke off, place it in a small cup of milk or saliva; we may be able to bond it back onto your tooth at our office.