When you have a dental emergency, you may find yourself in pain and desperate need of treatment. From previous experience, you may also know that dentists are typically fully booked, and the chances are that you will not be able to see a dentist immediately.

There are, in essence, two types of dental emergencies. Dental problems that result from a physical injury that is immediately apparent, for example, a chipped or knocked out tooth, or a lost filling or crown. There are also emergencies that are the result of prolonged and underlying dental health issues, such as an abscessed tooth.

If your dental injury is the result of trauma or a blow to your head, treatment for head trauma at your local emergency room is crucial and should be treated before your teeth.

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If you have a dental problem as a result of trauma or underlying illness, you don’t have to wait before seeing a dentist. At 04 Dental, we provide high-quality emergency services to new and current patients.

Unless you have other severe injuries that require immediate medical attention, don’t go to your local ER. Hospital emergency rooms usually don’t have the proper facilities and equipment to provide adequate emergency dental care, and will most likely refer you to a dentist.


If you are asking yourself where the nearest emergency dentist is you should stop the search and call us directly. We're happy to help with any dental emergency you have.  We also provide care for adults without insurance.


We accept walk-in's if you are in pain or need urgent dental care. To ensure that we can help you effectively and without delay, bring the following with you when you visit our offices:

  • All your insurance information if you have dental insurance so that you can file a claim
  • All documentation and information you have available that you received during previous dental appointments
  • A comprehensive list of your allergies as well as medications that you take regularly


We typically can accommodate same day dental visits. If you make an appointment for the same day, try to show up fifteen minutes early to allow yourself time to fill in documentation and ask any questions you may have.

You can also use this time to talk to emergency healthcare providers about your medical history, concerns that you may have or discuss your preferences regarding sedation dentistry.


Remember that help is just a phone call away. Try to stay calm and consider your situation carefully.  Some common dental emergencies include:

  • EXCESSIVE BLEEDING: If your mouth is bleeding, refrain from taking aspirin or ibuprofen, as these medications are blood thinners and may worsen bleeding.
  • ALLEVIATING PAIN: Tooth pain is one of the most common problems patients typically have during emergencies.
    • There are several things you can do to reduce pain, including holding an ice pack to the area that hurts.  Doing this for just 15-20 minutes every hour can help
    • If the problem persists, contact 04 Dental to schedule an emergency appointment.
  • KNOCKED-OUT TEETH: A knocked-out tooth is another dental emergency that you should attend to immediately. If your baby or toddler’s tooth is knocked-out, schedule an emergency appointment to prevent the risk of infection, malalignment, or other issues like crowding.
    • A milk tooth that falls out prematurely can cause several problems, and professional dental care is crucial.  If your tooth falls out, you may have a window of up to two hours to re-implant the tooth.
      • Find the tooth or the piece of the tooth that fell out, rinse it with warm water, and then put it in a sterile container with milk or a salt-water solution.
      • Then, rinse your mouth with warm water before putting gauze on the area.
      • Apply pressure on the affected area to stop the bleeding, and contact us to schedule an emergency appointment.
  • LOST CROWN OR FILLING: If you have lost a crown or a filling, make sure that you find the crown or filing that came loose. The exposed area of your tooth will likely be sensitive and painful.
    • To alleviate the pain and sensitivity, take a cotton swab, dip it into clove oil, and apply it to the exposed area of your tooth.
  • TOOTH ABSCESS: Gums that are red, swollen, and sore may be an indication that you have infected gum tissue or inflamed tooth root. You might experience pain if you leave it untreated. The abscess may rupture, and the fluid from the ulcer could flow from the inflamed area into your mouth. If you have a tooth abscess, contact 04 Dental immediately for urgent dental care.

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