What is a Dental Emergency?
- Injuries that cause a tooth to become loose or get knocked ou
- Spontaneous pain that is that is now associated with chewing
- Pain that lasts several hours
- Pain, waking your child up at night
- Swelling of the face
When to call the Lifetime Dental Care emergency line?
Most dental emergencies can wait until normal business hours. If you are a patient of record and
experiencing pain, swelling, abscess, injury or extensive discomfort after a dental procedure,
please call our emergency line at (877) 900-8991. We may be able to collect data over the phone
that may help you provide home care for your dental emergency or be able to phone in a prescription,
such as an antibiotic, that may provide overnight relief. Please call our emergency line at
(877) 900-8991 to get in touch with our emergency doctor on call.
When to call the Emergency room?
Although most dental problems can be resolved during normal business hours there are some
circumstances that may warrant immediate attention or even a visit to the emergency room. Examples of
- Head injury that involves extensive facial lacerations
- Head injury that results in fatigue, vomiting, dizziness or loss of consciousness
- Excessive bleeding that cannot be stopped after pressure application
- Facial swelling that extends to the eye or past the jaw line
- A full rooted tooth that becomes knocked out after injuryGo back to Patient Education