After Hours Emergency Dental Care
If you are experiencing a dental emergency when our office is closed, we have an on-call dentist for your after-hour dental needs. In any emergency dental situation, please do not hesitate to contact us. Call 763-753-1900 and we will help to triage your situation and get you the help you need.
If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency, dial 911 for immediate medical help, or go to the nearest hospital emergency room.
Helpful Tips During A Dental Emergency
To be as prepared as possible for a dental emergency, we provide some tips below for specific types of dental crises that you can do before you are able to see our St. Francis Dental dentists:
Taking Tylenol or Ibuprofen as directed (if you are not allergic) can help alleviate pain.
Applying an over-the-counter medicine, like Orajel, may reduce the pain.
Bleeding After An Extraction
If your bleeding is substantial, place a thick gauze pad over the extraction site and apply pressure. If bleeding continues, soak a tea bag in water, put it inside a thin gauze pad, and apply pressure for 30 minutes.
Bitten Tongue Or Lip
Apply ice or pressure to the area to decrease the swelling or bleeding. If your laceration is deep (larger than ¼ inch) or if the pain persists, please call our office for immediate care.
Place a piece of soft wax where the chipped area is, and then schedule an appointment with us.
Tooth Knocked Out
Do NOT touch root of tooth if possible. Place in milk, saline or water, or area between teeth and cheek. Call the office immediately.
Do not move your jaw and seek immediate medical help at your nearest hospital emergency room.