Need Same-Day Emergency Care?
We’ve Got You Covered
Do you have a toothache, a broken tooth, or a loose crown in Forest Lake? At Forest Lake Smiles, Dr. Jonathan Siverson offers same-day emergency care to both new and existing patients. No matter what your oral issue may be, we can get you relief from your pain and discomfort, save your tooth, and prevent further complications.
Call (651) 464-8207 now to schedule a same-day appointment. Calling ahead will help us prepare for your visit and provide you with care more quickly. But we will also accept walk-in emergency patients at our office, located at 1068 Lake Street S, Suite 210, Forest Lake, MN 55025.
Knowing When to Call
What is a Dental Emergency?
A dental emergency is any oral health problem that is causing you pain, discomfort, or bleeding that you can’t treat on your own. One obvious category of oral emergencies are injuries, such as:
- Cracked tooth
- Broken tooth
- Loose tooth
- Knocked-out tooth
You’ll need immediate care to restore or replace your tooth, and preserve your oral health.
However, a number of other issues also count as emergencies.
- A severe toothache, for example, could indicate an infected tooth or a deep cavity.
- Bleeding gums could indicate advanced gum disease.
- Pulled-out or loose dental work, such as crowns or implants, also counts as a dental emergency because they need to be replaced quickly.
If you think your issue counts as an emergency, you’re probably right. So don’t wait. Get help from Forest Lake Smiles now. Call today for a same-day appointment.
What We Offer
Cosmetic Dentistry Services at Forest Lake Smiles
We offer a full suite of cosmetic dentistry services, including:
- Teeth whitening
- Dental bonding
- Porcelain veneers
Tips for Home Care
What If I Knock Out My Tooth?
A knocked-out tooth is one of the most serious and time sensitive dental emergencies. Your tooth must be re-inserted into the socket and splinted within 1-2 hours. If it is not replaced in time, it will begin to die, and we will not be able to save your tooth.
If your tooth is knocked-out, the first thing you should do is call Forest Lake Smiles. Inform us about the situation, and let us know when you’re coming in, so that we can prepare for your visit and get you the care you need immediately.
Next, you’ll need to recover your tooth. If it’s dirty, you can rinse it with warm water. Make sure to only grasp the tooth by the crown (top), not the root (bottom), in order to avoid damaging it. Until you come into our office, you’ll need to keep your tooth moist. To do this, you can either replace it in its socket, or put it in a small baggie or plastic container of cold milk.
You can use gauze or clean paper towels to absorb blood, if necessary. Once you’ve recovered your tooth, don’t wait. Come to our office as soon as you possibly can. The sooner Dr. Jonathan Siverson is able to treat your tooth, the more likely it is that we will be able to save it.