Got a Dental Emergency and possibly need some after-hours dental emergency assistance? Did you break a tooth playing sports or bite down on a popcorn kernel and crack a dental crown? Maybe you suffered some other form of a dental accident? No matter the case, we know all accidents don’t happen Monday-Friday between 8-5. That is why we are proud to provide emergency dentistry.

If you have a dental emergency and are a current patient, don’t hesitate to contact our office right away for an after-hours emergency dentist phone consultation. Please leave a detailed message if the office is closed. We’ll call you back as soon as possible to help diagnose and recommend treatment over the phone and determine whether we need to meet you in person or book an emergency dental appointment.


Emergency Dentistry

Northside Dental Group takes a proactive approach to emergency dentistry with caution and preparation. Even if you don’t feel pain, a broken tooth can become problematic later. If you are in pain, it’s even more important to seek help. It’s critical to remain calm when you or a family member experiences a dental emergency. Emergencies can be terrifying, either because of the nature of the problem, such as a knocked-out or sudden, unexplained pain.


What is a Dental Emergency?

When you have a dental emergency, whether it’s due to an unexpected accident or an abscessed tooth, your teeth and/or the tissues surrounding them need to be treated immediately. As with any medical emergency, it’s critical to know what is a dental emergency and what you can do to ensure the best outcome. Common dental emergencies include:

  • Broken or cracked tooth/teeth
  • Broken jaw
  • A knocked-out permanent tooth
  • Severe bleeding from gums or tooth
  • Object caught between teeth
  • Severe toothache
  • Abscessed tooth


What to do in a Dental Emergency

Almost everyone has undoubtedly experienced tooth pain at some point in their lives, ranging from minor pains and sensitivity to severe discomfort. In general, pain is a protective response that signals something is wrong. 

Take an over-the-counter pain reliever like Ibuprofen or acetaminophen first if you’re in discomfort. Medicine can reduce inflammation and pain. You can also use a cold compress to numb your gums and reduce pain.

Broken teeth are almost always reparable, but you must handle the issue as quickly as possible. If you’ve lost a tooth, rinse the tooth with water before gently inserting it into the space. If it won’t fit or you can’t get it back in place, put it in a cup of milk until you come to Northside Dental Group.

If you’re bleeding, use a clean cloth or gauze pad to apply pressure. You can also use a cold compress to help stop any bleeding.

Some dental concerns are severe enough to necessitate a trip to the emergency room. If you have any of the following symptoms, go to the nearest emergency room right away:

  • Significant and uncontrollable bleeding
  • Pain that does not respond to painkillers
  • Major trauma to your face, mouth, or teeth
  • Swelling down your neck and along the side of your face


Emergency Dentist in Clinton, MS

Dr. David Henry and Dr. Stephen Greer and the Northside Dental Group are equipped to address any dental emergency, no matter how serious. From dental fillings to dental implants, we provide comprehensive dental care. 

Our staff will go to great efforts to make you feel comfortable and relaxed during an unexpected dental visit. Our patient-centered approach and cutting-edge treatments are highly valued when it comes to emergency dentistry.

Call and schedule your emergency dental appointment today! If it is after hours, be sure to leave a detailed message, and we will call you back as soon as possible.