Like all medical emergencies, dental emergencies require immediate quality care. If there is a lot of pain, swelling or discolored teeth and gums are visible, you have broken or knocked out a tooth, or there has been some other trauma to your mouth or jaw affecting teeth or gums, please seek emergency dental treatment as soon as possible. Sports impact, chewing hard food, using teeth as scissors, and infections can all lead to dental emergencies.
In any dental emergency, call your dentist and make an appointment before you do anything else. When the offices are closed, you may get an answering service, but Dr. Beelman is still on call and available to help. At the same time, clean and treat your wound as much as you can until you can get in to the dentist to preserve the tooth and surrounding tissues.