Emergency Dental Care
Emergency Dentist in Mission, Prairie Village, & Overland Park, KS
If you believe that you are experiencing a dental emergency, we urge you to reach out to us promptly at (913) 384-0044 to schedule a same-day dental appointment. In the event that you contact us outside of our regular office hours, which are listed below, or if we are unable to answer your call, kindly leave a message, and we will make every effort to return your call as soon as possible.
Monday: 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Tuesday: 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Wednesday: 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Thursday: 7 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Friday: 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: Closed
Cost of a Dental Emergency
The payment guidelines for dental emergencies follow those of our regular dental procedures. To view a comprehensive list of accepted insurance providers, forms of payment, and other relevant payment details, please visit our financial page. We strive to provide transparent and accessible information to ensure a seamless experience for our patients.Financial and Insurance Information
What is a Dental Emergency?
Dental emergencies include any urgent dental issues that require immediate attention, such as stopping bleeding, preserving a tooth, addressing a severe infection, or alleviating intense pain. Severe infections or tooth abscesses can be life-threatening and you should call your dentist immediately. In the event that your dentist is unavailable, we recommend seeking urgent care at the nearest medical facility to ensure prompt medical attention.
If any of the following statements apply to you, you are having a dental emergency and should contact us immediately.
- I have a tooth knocked out.
- My tooth has been chipped or cracked.
- My mouth is bleeding and won’t stop.
- I’m in extreme pain or am experiencing severe swelling in my gums, mouth, or jaw.
- I have a toothache and swelling in my cheeks or face.
- My jaw is injured.
- My teeth are extremely sensitive and the sensitivity will not subside.
- My tooth is loose or out of alignment.
Home Care for Dental Emergencies
What if my tooth gets knocked out?
- Pick up the tooth by the top (crown), NOT by the root—do not touch the root.
- Rinse the tooth very gently with only water, no soaps or chemicals. Do NOT scrub the tooth.
- If possible, place the tooth back into the socket. Gently push it in with your fingers then hold it in place while trying to bite down.
- If you can’t place the tooth back into the socket, put it in a container with milk.
- Contact your dentist right away—the faster you act, the more likely it is that your tooth will be able to be reimplanted.
What if my tooth is loose?
If you have a loose tooth or a tooth that is misaligned, we strongly encourage you to contact us immediately to arrange an appointment as soon as possible.You can try to put the tooth back in its original position by very gently positioning the tooth with your fingers, without applying excessive force. It is crucial to note that we will provide further guidance on any additional steps you should take before your scheduled appointment.
What if I have a chipped or cracked tooth?
If you have a chipped or cracked tooth, contact your dentist right away. Chipped teeth that aren’t painful can usually be smoothed out or filled in at a regular dental appointment. A cracked tooth typically indicates that there’s damage to the inside of the tooth, as well as the outside. If your tooth is cracked please follow these steps, after contacting your dentist.
- Rinse your mouth with warm water
- Apply a cold compress to minimize swelling
- Take acetaminophen (not aspirin) to alleviate pain
- Do NOT apply any pain medication—including Orajel—directly to the gums, as it can damage gum tissue