Emergency Dental Care
Emergency Dental Care – At Lakeland Dental, we understand that emergencies happen. Our experienced and compassionate team of dental professionals proudly serve people and families from throughout the Staples, Clarissa, and Long Prairie MN area. When you have a dental emergency, rest assured that you can rely on Dr. Gagnon to be there for you and your family.
Dental Emergencies During Office Hours
If you are experiencing an unexpected dental situation during regular office hours, call our Staples office at (218) 894-2201, our Clarissa office at (218) 756-2234, or our Long Prairie office at (320) 732-6141. We will do our best to see you as soon as possible. We help you to get out of pain and plan next steps to resolve your issue.
After Hours Emergency Dental Care
If you are experiencing a dental emergency when our office is closed, we have an on-call dentist for your after-hour dental needs. In any emergency dental situation, please do not hesitate to contact us — your emergency becomes our emergency. Call our Staples office at (218) 894-2201, our Clarissa office at (218) 756-2234, or our Long Prairie office at (320) 732-6141 and we will help to triage your situation and get you the help you need.
If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency, dial 911 for immediate medical help, or go to the nearest hospital emergency room.
Dental Emergency While You’re Out Of Town
If you should face a dental emergency while you are on vacation or out of town, call our office and we can help you find a dentist in your area who can help. We are members of several professional dental associations and can refer you to a dentist who can solve your dental emergency.
Helpful Tips During A Dental Emergency
To be as prepared as possible for a dental emergency, we provide some tips for specific types of dental crises that you can do before you are able to see our Lakeland Dental dentists:
Taking Tylenol (acetaminophen) (if you are not allergic) can help alleviate pain. You can also apply ice for 10-20 minutes every hour for severe pain.
Applying an over-the-counter medicine, like Orajel or campho-phenique, will pose as a bandage-like film over the sore.
Bleeding After An Extraction
If your bleeding is substantial, place a thick gauze pad over the extraction site and apply pressure. If bleeding continues, soak a tea bag in water, put it inside a thin gauze pad, and apply pressure for one hour.
Bitten Tongue Or Lip
Apply ice or pressure to the area to decrease the swelling or bleeding. If your laceration is deep (larger than ¼ inch) or if the pain persists, call our Lakeland Dental office.
Place a piece of soft wax where the chipped area is, and then schedule an appointment with us. Place the pieces of your chipped tooth in a cup of milk, or in water with a pinch of salt.
Tooth Knocked Out
If you cannot put the tooth back in place and hold it there while rushing to come see us, then you can put it in a cup of milk or water, and come see us immediately.
Do not move your jaw and seek immediate medical help at your nearest hospital emergency room.