Emergency Dentistry

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Emergency Dentistry

Emergency Dentistry services offered in Marion, IA

If you break a tooth or have a severe toothache seek emergency dentistry as soon as possible. At Cottage Grove Dental Care in Marion, Iowa, general, cosmetic, and Invisalign dentists Connie A. Miller, DDS, Matthew Sieverding, DDS, and the team offer same-day emergency dentistry for toothaches, broken teeth, damaged restorations, and more. If you need emergency dentistry, call the office, walk in during regular business hours, or book online today.

Emergency Dentistry Q & A

What is emergency dentistry?

Emergency dentistry provides immediate care for serious dental issues, like knocked-out teeth or severe toothaches. If you or a loved one has a dental emergency, contact Cottage Grove Dental Care immediately. The team specializes in emergency dentistry and often sees patients on the same day whenever possible.


What types of issues does emergency dentistry treat?

At Cottage Grove Dental Care, the team uses emergency dentistry to treat various issues, including:

  • Swelling in the gums or face
  • Broken, chipped, or damaged teeth
  • Knocked-out permanent teeth
  • Damaged dental restorations
  • Broken orthodontic appliances
  • Oral abscesses
  • Cuts that won’t stop bleeding
  • Toothaches

You might also benefit from emergency dentistry if you need oral surgery. For example, the team at Cottage Grove Dental Care regularly performs extractions and root canals onsite.


What actions should I take if I need emergency dentistry?

No two dental emergencies are exactly alike, but here are three common emergency scenarios with suggestions:

Knocked out tooth

If one of your permanent teeth gets knocked out because of trauma, it’s crucial to act quickly. Pick up your tooth by the crown and rinse it in tap water. Put the tooth back in its socket, but if it won’t stay put, place it in a glass of milk and call the team at Cottage Grove Dental Care.

If possible, they will get you in on the same day and make treatment recommendations.

Broken dental restoration

If you break a dental restoration, like a bridge or a crown, collect all of the pieces and put them inside a sandwich bag or wrap them in foil. After securing all of the pieces, call the team at Cottage Grove Dental Care.

Tongue bite

Biting down on your tongue is very painful. Apply a cold washcloth to your tongue if the injury won’t stop bleeding. Then, have a friend or family member call Cottage Grove Dental Care. The team can get you in for an exam and determine the best treatment.


What can be done to reduce the risk of dental emergencies?

You can significantly reduce your risk of dental emergencies by practicing good oral hygiene. The Cottage Grove Dental Care team recommends brushing your teeth twice daily, flossing regularly, and visiting the office every six months for preventive dental cleaning.

If you or a loved one needs same-day emergency dentistry, call Cottage Grove Dental Care today or book online.