We are seasoned professionals with the experience, knowledge and rapid response mechanisms necessary to handle dental emergencies. Call our office immediately for information as to first steps.

We work to schedule emergency appointments as quickly as we can, since time is of the essence with dental emergencies.

Emergency Dentistry:

  • Tooth Aches
  • Broken Tooth
  • Knocked Out Permanent Teeth
  • Abscessed Tooth

Recommendations in the Event of an Emergency:

Tooth Ache

Begin by cleaning around the sore tooth meticulously with your toothbrush. Using warm salt water, rinse the mouth to displace any food trapped between teeth. Do not apply aspirin on the aching tooth or on the gum. In the event of facial swelling, apply a cold compress to the area. For temporary pain relief, acetaminophen is recommended.

Broken Tooth

Rinse the area with warm water. Put a cold compress over the facial area of the injury. Recover any broken tooth fragments.

Knocked Out Permanent Tooth

Recover the tooth, making sure to hold it by the crown (top) and not the root end. Rinse, but do not clean or handle the tooth any more than necessary. Reinsert the tooth in the socket and hold it in place using a clean piece of gauze or cloth. If the tooth cannot be reinserted, carry it in a cup containing milk or water. Because time is essential, contact our office immediately.

Cold or Canker Sores

Over-the-counter medications will usually provide temporary relief. If sores persist, visit Dr. Kittrell. A soft tissue laser may be a good option for treating mouth ulcers without pain or the need for medicines or anesthesia.