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If you are experiencing a broken tooth, toothache, extruded tooth, lost crown or any other extreme pain, it can be easy to panic. Stay calm and apply an ice pack or cold compress to help reduce the swelling and pain before calling Van Dyke General and Implant Dentistry.

What Is A Dental Emergency?

Whether you’ve chipped a tooth, had a tooth knocked out, lost a filling or just have an incredible toothache, a dental emergency usually involves a great deal of pain. At Van Dyke General and Implant Dentistry, we understand the excruciating pain a toothache or broken braces can cause. Schedule an appointment at our Gainesville or Lake Butler location for quick dental care so you can feel better faster.

What Should I Do If I Have A Dental Emergency?

A dental emergency can occur at any moment. We understand that accidents happen, and we strive to provide quick and professional emergency dental care for all of our patients. Our dentists are committed to providing high-quality and convenient care, and offer extended hours in the evenings and availability on Saturdays. If you are a new patient and you require services for general dentistry in Gainesville, please print out and complete our new patient form and bring it with you to your appointment.

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Common Types Of Dental Emergencies

Our dentists in Gainesville, FL, can treat patients for a wide range of dental emergencies, such as the following.

Dental Emergency Tips

A dental emergency can be extremely uncomfortable. We understand how painful these emergencies can be which is why we’ve provided some tips for dealing with dental emergencies.


If you have a toothache, first clean the area around the tooth. Saltwater can be used to rinse the area and clear food particles from between the sore tooth and surrounding teeth. If you experience facial swelling due to a toothache, apply an ice pack or cold compress. We recommend taking acetaminophen rather than aspirin for toothache pain relief until you can see your dentist, however, acetaminophen should not be considered a long-term solution.

Broken, Chipped Or Knocked-Out Tooth

Whether you’ve chipped a tooth on food or have had a tooth knocked out in an accident, you’re probably in pain. If you’ve been injured, we recommend placing an ice pack or cold compress on the area to reduce swelling and minimize bruising. If you can, collect the broken tooth fragments and schedule an appointment with your dentist. If your tooth has been knocked out, gently rinse the tooth while holding it by the crown. Do not clean or disinfect the tooth, and try not to handle it by the root. Wrap the tooth in clean gauze and try to reinsert it. If it cannot be reinserted, store the tooth in a container with water or milk and see your dentist immediately.