When is emergency dentistry care available?

If you have an emergency during regular office hours, just call the office to let Dr. Zack know. They make every effort to arrange Dr. Zack’s schedule so he can see you right away.

Dr. Zack is available after regular office hours for emergencies. If you have an emergency situation, please call the Edward J Zack DDS right away and follow the instructions for contacting Dr. Zack to discuss your issue and get help.

When is it an emergency – and when can it wait?

It may seem a bit difficult to know when you’re dealing with a dental emergency. However, when an emergency strikes, you’ll have no doubts that help is needed right away. Some of the most common dental emergencies can include:

  • Broken tooth
  • Dislodged tooth
  • Significant bleeding in the mouth
  • Severe toothache
  • Major swelling in a tooth and/or around the jaw

If you think it could be an emergency, contact Edward J Zack DDS’s office so they can provide guidance and help.

What should you do with a dislodged tooth?

Retrieve the dislodged tooth immediately, handling it only by the crown, never touching the roots. There’s a good chance that Dr. Zack can save the tooth if you act promptly. If the dislodged tooth is dirty, you can gently rinse it in lukewarm water.

If you have vitamin D milk on hand — regular cow’s milk — put the dislodged tooth in a small cup of milk. Vitamin D milk has preservatives that can help keep the tooth alive and healthy for a short period. If that’s available, you can put the dislodged tooth back in the socket that it just vacated, as saliva can help preserve the tooth.

After the tooth is dislodged, there’s a window of around an hour to re-implant the tooth. Therefore, it’s vital that you contact the Edward J Zack DDS office right away to let us know what happened. Dr. Zack can often splint the tooth back into place to help it reattach over the coming weeks.

When you have a dental emergency, Dr. Zack wants to help. Contact Edward J Zack DDS’s office anytime through the online appointment tool or via phone.

Other Services