Emergency Dental Care

Emergency Dental Care

Life is unpredictable, which is why we make ourselves available 24/7 should you need to contact us with a dental emergency.

During Business Hours

If a dental emergency should occur during normal business hours, please contact us at 701.280.0088 regarding your concerns, and we will be happy to assist you.

After Business Hours

If a dental emergency should occur outside of normal business hours, please contact us at 701.280.0088 and leave a message on our voicemail.  There are also instructions on our voicemail should you need to speak to our team immediately.

Emergency and Injury Prevention

Here are some suggestions to prevent dental emergencies and injuries:
  • Keep your regularly scheduled check-ups with our office team.
  • Practice great oral hygiene. Brush at least twice a day and floss or use a Waterpik at least once a day.
  • Maintain a healthy diet. Minimize the use of pop, sports drinks, juice and sugar.
  • Avoid chewing on ice, popcorn kernels, and hard or sticky candy.  Avoid opening or cutting things with your teeth.
  • Always wear a mouthguard when involved in recreational or organized sports.

Treatment Tips for Common Emergencies

Should a dental emergency occur, please contact us at 701.280.0088 immediately. When you are faced with any of the following common emergencies, here are a few tips for treatment.

Common Dental Emergency

Tips for Treatment

Broken Tooth From Trauma Apply cold compresses to the area to decrease swelling and clean the area by rinsing with warm water.
Cracked Tooth Avoid chewing on the tooth.
Knocked Out Tooth Rinse, don’t scrub, the tooth in warm water, then place it in a plastic bag of milk and bring it with you to your dental visit.
Object Caught Between Teeth Try to gently dislodge the object with floss without injuring your gums.  Never use a sharp object.
Severe Toothache Rinse your mouth with warm water.
Broken Jaw Apply cold compresses to decrease swelling and go immediately to a hospital emergency room.
Bitten Tongue or Lip Clean the area with a damp cloth and apply cold compresses to decrease the swelling.  Go to a hospital emergency room should the bleeding continue.