After Hour Emergency Calls
Accidents do happen, and knowing what to do when one occurs can mean the difference between saving and losing a tooth. Call us and provide as much detail as possible about your condition.
If you find it necessary to contact the doctor after normal office hours please call the answering service at
419-874-7071 or 419-353-1412. You will be directed as to what to do.
Hold the tooth by the crown and rinse off the root of the tooth in water if it's dirty. Do not scrub it or remove any attached tissue fragments. If possible, gently insert and hold the tooth in its socket. If that isn't possible, put the tooth in a cup of milk and get to the dentist as quickly as possible. Remember to take the tooth with you!
Rinse your mouth with warm water to clean it out. Gently use dental floss to ensure that there is no food or other debris caught between the teeth. Never put aspirin or any other painkiller against the gums near the aching tooth because it may burn the gum tissue.
Rinse your mouth with warm water to clean the area. Use cold compresses on the area to keep any swelling down.
Try to gently remove the object with dental floss; avoid cutting the gums. Never use a sharp instrument to remove any object that is stuck between your teeth. If you can't dislodge the object using dental floss, contact your dentist.
Clean the area gently with a cloth and apply cold compresses to reduce any swelling. If the bleeding doesn't stop, go to a hospital emergency room immediately.
Apply cold compresses to control swelling. Go to your dentist or a hospital emergency department immediately.