What to Do in a Dental Emergency

What to Do in a Dental Emergency

At Richmond Dental in Richmond, VT, we are dedicated to helping our patients achieve and maintain healthy, beautiful smiles. Unfortunately, situations do arise that become an emergency dental situation; these can range from a sudden emergent toothache to a dislodged tooth due to an injury. Regardless of your dental emergency, Richmond Dental is always here to help.


Toothaches usually develop over a period of time. However, in certain cases, a patient can experience a severe, sudden and emergent toothache. This can be a result of a cavity, exposed root or even a damaged tooth. If you experience an emergency toothache, don’t hesitate to contact our office.

Chipped/Cracked Tooth

There are many things that can chip or crack a tooth, including chewing on hard objects, and a traumatic injury to the tooth. If you experience a chip or crack in your tooth, we recommend immediate dental treatment to prevent further damage or an infection.

Partially Dislodged Tooth

When a patient experiences a dental injury, there is a chance a tooth may become partially dislodged. Timeliness is of utmost importance in these situations, and we recommend contacting our Richmond dental practice immediately as it could be the difference between saving or losing the tooth.

Dislodged Tooth

In certain cases, a dental injury can actually dislodge an entire tooth. A missing tooth can not only affect the appearance of your smile but can also cause functionality issues such as teeth shifting and an increased risk of dental decay. We recommend contacting our office to discuss which treatment options can replace the missing tooth.

Missing Dental Work

Depending upon how patients care for existing dental work, on occasion it may become dislodged or come loose. In the event you are missing any dental work such as a filling, crown or veneer, we recommend contacting our office so that we can get the dental work replaced to protect the tooth from additional decay or damage.