In the event of a dental emergency, call Dr. Brock Hyder’s office at 208.243.9807.
If your emergency is happening during business hours, call our office to discuss your concerns and schedule an appointment. We will return your message ASAP and attempt to schedule your appointment the next day.
Dental Emergency: FAQs
WHAT DO I DO IF I HAVE A DENTAL EMERGENCY?
Call Dr. Hyder’s office to seek immediate treatment. If you are experiencing a dire emergency dial 911.
WHAT DO I DO IF I AM FEELING SEVERE TOOTH PAIN?
You can take an over the counter pain reliever to improve symptoms. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Hyder if pain persists and apply a cold compress if you are experiencing swelling. In severe cases, your pain may be caused by tooth decay which can be treated in our office.
WHAT DO I DO IF MY TOOTH GETS KNOCKED OUT?
If possible, retrieve the lost tooth and contact our office immediately.
Lightly rinse the tooth and place it in a cup of saliva or milk for transport to us. A tooth that is preserved like this may be able to be replaced within one hour of loss. Dental implants, dental bridges, and dentures can also be used to replace the missing tooth if it cannot be rescued.
WHAT DO I DO IF MY DENTURE OR DENTAL BRIDGE BREAKS?
If possible, schedule an appointment at our office and bring the broken appliance with you. Dr. Hyder will help you to determine the best treatment plan for replacing the appliance.
WHAT DO I DO IF MY DENTAL CROWN OR FILLING BREAKS OR FALLS OUT?
Contact our Philadelphia office and Dr. Hyder will be able to construct and fit you with a new dental restoration. Do not attempt to reglue your restoration or reach your crown or filling.
WHAT DO I DO IF AN OBJECT IS STUCK BETWEEN MY TEETH?
Do not use any sharp objects to try to remove the object as it may damage the tooth or gums. Gently floss between the teeth to see if this can remove the object. Contact our office if you can not remove the object.