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Tips for Handling Common Dental Emergencies

June 26, 2022
Posted By: Christopher J. Wigley, DMD, FAGD, Staff
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Dental emergencies are inconvenient and sometimes scary! When you're experiencing dental pain or a knocked-out tooth, you need relief, and you need it fast.

Your emergency dentist in Jensen Beach, FL, understands this, and Dr. Wigley and his team are here to help!

How to Handle Common Dental Emergencies

Dental emergencies are less stressful when you have a trusted dental team to rely on and you know what to do. Here are some tips on what to do during common dental emergencies until you can get to our Jensen Beach dental office.

Broken or Chipped Teeth

If you have a broken tooth, please get in touch with us right away. Our team will assess your situation over the phone to determine if you need immediate attention. Bring the pieces of your tooth to your appointment if you have them.

A chipped tooth may not require a same-day visit but should be smoothed as soon as possible to avoid irritation to your gums and soft tissues.

Cracked or Broken Dentures

We will need to send a broken denture to our dental lab for repair. We will coordinate with your schedule and theirs to ensure you are without your teeth for the shortest time possible.

Lost or Broken Dental Restorations

This is another situation in which you should contact our team. A lost or broken restoration could cause tooth sensitivity or discomfort and must be replaced or repaired.

A Knocked-Out Tooth

We'll need to see you immediately in this situation to have the best chance of saving your tooth. Contact us directly and carefully transport your tooth to our dental office. Don't touch the root; use milk or saliva to keep it moist during transport.


Don't wait to have a painful tooth examined. You may have a dental infection that won't resolve on its own and could progress if we don't treat it as soon as possible.

If you or a loved one is experiencing a dental emergency, don't hesitate to contact us at (772) 334-4004 for prompt dental care. If it is outside of our regular business hours, you'll receive instructions on how to contact our on-call dentist. 

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