I was playing a sport and a tooth was knocked out. What do I do?
If a tooth is knocked out of your mouth, or is moving out of place, you should seek immediate dental care. While on your way to the urgent care dental clinic, avoid touching your tooth and tooth area as much as possible! Place the tooth in a container with milk or your saliva, and put a cold compress on your face to stop the bleeding from the tooth socket.
I am experiencing severe dental pain and I don’t know what to do.
If you are having abnormal dental pain that is causing you extreme discomfort, call your dentist’s office. They will be able to assess over the phone whether you should wait for an appointment, or seek emergency dental care. If you do need immediate care, they can suggest an urgent care dental pain specialist to help you as soon as possible.
Penn Dental Medicine Can Help in an Emergency!
Penn Dental Medicine is equipped to help you in case of a dental emergency. Emergency treatment appointments are available Monday through Friday from 8 am to 4:30 pm. If you require emergency help after these hours or on a weekend or holiday, call 215-898-8965 to receive directions to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. A sudden dental emergency can be a literal pain, but at the urgent care dental clinic at Penn Dental Medicine, we can help get you on the road to recovery.