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Emergency Dentist in Bristol

As they say, accidents happen, and unfortunately, sometimes they can happen to your teeth. If you or one of your loved ones suddenly experiences a dental injury, your first call should always be to Bristol Family Dental. We are the best place for you to get the urgent dental care that you need. When you call in, Dr. Ross Katkowski and our team will immediately spring into action. We’ll make an appointment to see you as soon as possible (even the same day!), and our team will start to walk you through basic first- aid over the phone.

Common Dental Emergencies

Woman in dental chair holding cheekIf you find yourself in any of these situations, be sure to contact us quickly:

  • Knocked out tooth
  • Partially knocked out tooth
  • Chipped, cracked, or broken tooth
  • Lost or damaged dental work (fillings, crowns, bridges, dentures)
  • Severe toothache
  • Large object stuck between the teeth
  • Injury to the gums
  • Injury to the jaw
  • Pain or swelling in the face

What To Do In a Dental Emergency

Woman holding ice pack to her  cheekHere are a few things you can do after you have called us:

  • Try to find any lost teeth or dental work, then rinse it off with water.
  • Place a lost tooth back into your mouth if you can. If not, put it in a container of milk until we can see you-- this will keep the tooth viable.
  • Gently rinse your mouth with warm water.
  • Use a clean rag or towel to apply firm pressure to control any bleeding.
  • Apply a cold compress to manage any pain or swelling.
  • Ideally, have someone else drive you to the office.

Remember, when you need emergency dental care, be sure to call us first! We can also provide urgent care for Plainville, Farmington, Burlington, and Southington.