College Park Dental
7305 Baltimore Ave, Suite 204, College Park, MD 20740

Tips for Handling a Dental Emergency

Dental emergencies can be scary situations – for yourself and especially for your children. While no one ever anticipates when an emergency will occur, there are some simple steps that you can take to prepare yourself for a knocked out tooth or other dental trauma.

  • First you should have an established relationship with a dental office. As a patient, you may be more likely to get into the dentist’s office for quick treatment or for after hours care. Keep your dentist’s number handy and be sure to use it as soon as you experience a dental emergency. Failing to do so may leave the emergency room as your only option for care.
  • Be prepared with a first aid kit. This is especially useful if you or your children play contact sports or engage in other confrontational activities. You can purchase a lost tooth kit that will contain an ice pack, container for your tooth and solution to store it in until arriving at the dentist’s office.
  • Know what to do when you lose a tooth due to trauma. Try to place your tooth back into its socket. If it will not fit easily, place it in a container of your own saliva, in milk, or hold it in between your lower lip and gums. Visit your dentist or an emergency room immediately.
  • Don’t worry about baby teeth. If your child knocks out a baby tooth, do not worry unless there is a jagged remnant to be removed.
Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
Excellent customer service and professionalism. Worked with me when I was in awful pain to try and find a solution. They were patient and you could […]
Christopher S.
This office works well as a team. The receptionists, office staff, and dental team are great.
Joseph D.
Patient with my never-ending questions. Kept me comfortable during a gum surgery. Gave me options as to how to proceed.
Brigid S.
Great service, quick and 'easy' fix for my urgent need.
Anonymous
The procedure went very smoothly with no pain at all!
Maxine H.
I have only had my initial visit, but if the rest of my visits are anything like the first one, this will be the first dentist office I have truly […]
Connie B.
The office is very clean, everyone was friendly and very helpful from check in to check out. Dental procedures are sometimes frightening and the […]
Ashley W.
Quick, painless and courteous professional service. The ladies are fantastic.
Robert M.
Most friendly staff, and felt comfortable from the moment I arrived until the procedure was over. They got me in the same day I called. Very […]
Jesse M.
So painless that I fell asleep during a root canal.
Terrell C.
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Office Hours
  • Monday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Friday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Saturday 7:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (301) 238-7083
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