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Dental Emergency in Colorado Springs

In case of a dental emergency in Colorado Springs, please contact our emergency dentist office. If urgent treatment is needed after hours, our emergency number is available for assistance. We are dedicated to helping safeguard your child's dental health, even in critical situations. Below are guidelines for managing urgent dental issues. Consider keeping a copy on your refrigerator or near your emergency contact numbers for quick reference.

Bitten Tongue, Cheek or Lip

Apply ice to the affected area and apply firm pressure with a clean gauze or cloth if bleeding occurs. If bleeding persists after 15 minutes or cannot be controlled, seek medical attention. Contact us anytime for assistance in assessing the severity of the bite.


Chipped or Fractured Tooth

Contact our office immediately for prompt action to save the tooth and prevent infection. To reduce swelling a cold compress may be utilized. If possible, locate the broken tooth fragment and bring it to our office.

Knocked Out Permanent Tooth

Handle the tooth by the crown, rinse gently with cool water (avoid soap), and attempt to reinsert it into the socket. If not possible, store the tooth in milk, Gatorade or saliva and contact our office or head to the hospital promptly for assistance.  Time is of the essence, so contact us immediatly.

Loose Tooth

If a tooth is very loose, it should be removed to prevent swallowing or inhalation. Contact our office promptly for assistance if having problems addressing.


Rinse the mouth with warm salt water, apply a cold compress, and avoid heat or aspirin placed directly on the tooth or gums. Children's pain relievers can be used. Schedule an appointment with our office to address the toothache.

Broken Jaw

Seek immediate medical attention at the emergency room or local hospital. Use a cold compress to reduce swelling. A blow to the head may be life-threatening and requires urgent evaluation.

Avoiding Injury

Child-proof your home to prevent falls and avoid giving hard foods like ice or popcorn kernels. Ensure proper use of car seats and seat belts, and consider using a mouthguard for contact sports. Regular brushing, flossing, and dental visits also help prevent toothaches and dental emergencies. Feel free to inquire about custom-fitted mouthguards for your child's protection.

If your child is involved in a dental emergency, please don't hesitate to contact our Colorado Springs location at 719-598-5437 to schedule an evaluation for treatment.  Your child does not need to be an established patient for dental emergencies.

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