At Union Bridge Family Dentistry, we know that accidents and dental emergencies can occur at any time and we want you to know that our team is always here and ready to help. Aside from our comprehensive dental care, we also offer preventative care and advice. You can save valuable time and unnecessary stress by communicating any risks, hobbies, or sports you engage in during a routine dental exam so that we can best equip you with preventative gear and knowledge to help keep you safe. Knowing exactly what to do in an emergency can be the difference between losing or saving a tooth.
Remember to save our number in your phone, so that should you need our services we are only a phone call away.
What to do if I lose a tooth?
In an emergency situation, contact our office or emergency services (dial 911) immediately. If you lose a permanent tooth, try to keep it moist until you arrive at the office. This will help to improve the chances of saving your tooth.
What to do if I crack a tooth?
If you crack a tooth, clean the area with warm water and use a cold compress to reduce swelling. If severe, contact us immediately for our emergency services. It is important to treat cracked teeth regardless of how minor they may appear as a cracked tooth can leave you vulnerable to tooth decay, cavities, and other oral health complications.
Combining these preventive efforts with routine examinations, you can minimize your risk of dental emergencies.
If you have a dental emergency, please contact us at (410) 775-7878.