207 North Jackson Street, Charles City, IA 50616

We Offer Care For Dental Emergencies

charles city dental emergency
charles city dental emergency

When you chip a tooth, or one is knocked out or begins to hurt, then you need to see the dentist right away. Which is why our team offers dental emergency care, so you can obtain treatment when you need it. In today’s blog, your Charles City, IA, dentist talks about emergency dental care and what to do when you injure a tooth.

What is a Dental Emergency?

Essentially, a dental emergency is any discomfort or injury to your teeth or gums that is not life threatening, but still needs immediate attention. For example, a cracked or chipped tooth, sudden toothache, object caught between teeth that floss doesn’t remove, or even a knocked-out tooth. If a crown, filling, or dental restoration is damaged or lost, this is also a cause for immediate attention. When the emergency occurs, please contact our team, even outside of normal business hours. We will arrange a time to see you and address your injury before your smile is left vulnerable to issues like tooth decay and infection.

How Do You Respond?

You can take actions to limit discomfort before we see you. For expel, following the injury, be sure you rinse with warm water and apply gauze or cloth to any bleeding areas. A cold compress or ice pack to the side of the face can reduce swelling too. If a tooth is damaged, try to recover any pieces to bring with you. If this is not possible, don’t worry, we can still repair the tooth. If a tooth is knocked out completely, pick it up only by the crown, never touch the root, and put it in a sealed container of milk or salt water. If a restoration is damaged or missing, try to avoid very hot or cold foods and drinks, or items high in sugar, as the exposed tooth is very sensitive. You can take an over-the-counter pain reliever as needed.

A Look at Treatment

When you arrive, we will assess the issue and offer treatment. For damaged teeth, we could repair them with dental bonding or even a custom crown, so you avoid the risk of cavities or infection, and enjoy attractive results. We can restore the tooth that has been knocked out, and offer replacements for compromised restorations or prosthetics as needed. To help limit the risk of future injuries for you or your children, we can also create custom athletic mouthguards too. If you have any questions about our approach to emergency dentistry, then contact our team today.


We want to help you smile with confidence following an injury to your teeth. For information on our dental emergency services, talk to Central Park Dentistry in Charles City, IA at (641)228-1115!