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Emergency Dentistry – Rochester, MN

Expert Care Right When You Need It

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If you or a loved one suddenly find yourselves dealing with an excessive amount of dental pain, what would you do next? For many, their first instinct is to head to the nearest ER, where they will likely wait for hours behind more urgent patients. Instead, if you’re ever in need of immediate dental care, you should just call Gentling Dental Care. We’re ready and able to accept emergency patients, and we’ll be happy to see you right away so you won’t have to spend hours waiting in pain!

Why Choose Us for Emergency Dentistry?

  • Same-day appointments available for emergency patients
  • Latest technology leads to faster pain-relief
  • Experienced team that has seen & done it all

How to Handle Common Dental Emergencies

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Some dental emergencies happen all of a sudden, like a broken or knocked-out tooth, while others may take months to develop, such as a painful toothache. In either case, the best thing to do is call Gentling Dental Care right away. This allows us to schedule an appointment to see you as soon as possible and minimize any pain or damage. Plus, our team will be able to give you helpful first-aid tips over the phone, including:

Toothaches

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If you or a friend/family member is experiencing acute toothache or pain, our caring dental team is here to help. Over-the-counter pain medication can help curb some of the pain and reduce inflammation, but it's important not to overdo it. Simply take the recommended dose, and give us a call. We will get you in as soon as we can to help diagnose the issue put a plan in place to take care of the problem.

Chipped/Broken Teeth

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Collect any large pieces of the tooth and put them in a safe container. A cold compress should be placed on the face to reduce any swelling, and the remaining tooth should be covered with a piece of sugar-free gum or dental wax to prevent it from cutting the mouth.

Knocked Out Tooth

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Time is of the essence in this situation, as we can only replant a tooth about an hour or two after it has been fully dislodged. Find the tooth, rinse it off, and try to place it back into its socket. If this isn’t possible, store it either in the cheek or a container of milk—it needs to remain wet until we can see you!

Lost Filling/Dental Crown

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Find the restoration, rinse off any debris, and attempt to place it back onto the tooth. A little bit of toothpaste can help with this. Avoid chewing with the tooth, and if there is any pain, a patient can take an OTC medication to help.

How to Prevent Dental Emergencies

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These easy tips will drastically lower your chances of needing to make an unexpected trip to the dentist:

  • Wear a protective mouthguard whenever you participate in sports. Dental injuries are extremely common on the field, mat, and court!
  • Don’t use your teeth to open packages, bottles, or remove tags.
  • Don’t chew on hard items like pens, pencils, ice, or fingernails.
  • Brush and floss your teeth every day to keep them strong and resistant to breakage.
  • Come see us at Gentling Dental Care for routine checkups and cleanings so we can prevent future dental emergencies.

Cost of Treating Dental Emergencies

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As you can see on this page, there are multiple types of dental emergencies, and because of this, there is no set cost for urgent dental care. One patient might just need a filling to solve their problem, while another may require multiple teeth to be removed and replaced. Our first goal will be to get you out of pain, and then we’ll quickly go over your repair options so you know exactly what you’ll be expected to pay.