Emergency Dentistry

Berger Family Dental

Robert Berger, DDS

Family Dentist located in Reynoldsburg, OH

A mouth wound, cracked tooth, or knocked-out teeth should all have you headed to an emergency dentist right away. The team at Berger Family Dental in Reynoldsburg, Ohio, are ready to serve the emergency dental needs of your entire family. If you or a family member are facing a dental emergency, call the office book an appointment online.

Emergency Dentistry Q & A

What do emergency dentists do?

An emergency dentist treats dental and mouth injuries that need immediate attention. Dental emergencies are typically any situation in which you need to save a broken or knocked-out tooth. Visiting Berger Family Dental within 30 minutes of your tooth or mouth injury could mean the difference between saving or losing the tooth.

Are you in need of emergency dental care?

If you're worried about a severe mouth injury you or a family member has sustained, it's the right time to call an emergency dentist. Immediate treatment calls for immediate action. Common dental emergencies often include:

  • Knocked-out teeth
  • A loose permanent tooth
  • Intense tooth or mouth pain
  • Bleeding inside your mouth from your gums, cheeks, or tongue
  • Trauma to your face or mouth
  • Swelling in your gums, tongue, or mouth
  • A severely cracked or broken tooth
  • A laceration or tear on your lips

If you chip a tooth, but it doesn’t appear as if you may lose the tooth entirely, it may not be a dental emergency. Even so, it’s a good idea to contact one of the experienced dentists at Berger Family Dental so they can tell you how to handle your tooth until you can get to the office.

How do I care for a knocked-out tooth?

A knocked-out tooth is a serious dental emergency. If you don't seek dental care right away, you could lose the tooth entirely. Do your best to rinse your mouth and the damaged tooth. Swish warm water around your mouth and rinse the tooth in warm water, being careful to avoid touching the tooth's roots.

As you rinse the tooth, hold it by the top part (the crown). Using light pressure, reposition the cleaned tooth in the empty socket in your gum. Bite down softly on a gauze pad to hold the tooth in place until you can get to Berger Family Dental. Call the office right away or, have a family member or friend call to let our staff know you're on your way.

If the tooth cannot go back into the empty socket, hold the tooth in your mouth next to your cheek or keep it in a glass of milk. The moisture will help prevent the roots from drying out. 

For calm, expert assistance in the event of a dental emergency, call the office at Berger Family Dental or schedule an appointment online.