What is a dental emergency?






A tooth that has been knocked-out or loose


Extreme pain or excessive bleeding


Past dental work that has become loose or fallen out


Toothaches were a leading cause of death less than 100 years ago and one of the only dental emergencies that are life-threatening. We take them seriously and want you to know it!

It doesn’t seem fair to charge high fees for someone who is in a painful, vulnerable position like that associated with tooth pain. We believe that you deserve to get in fast and find out what’s wrong. Call NOW and we’ll have your pain removed so you can get back to your life!

There are a number of simple precautions you can take to avoid accident and injury to your teeth. One way to reduce the chances of damage to your teeth, lips, cheek, and tongue is to wear a mouthguard when participating in sports or recreational activities that may pose a risk. Avoid chewing ice, popcorn kernels, and hard candy, all of which can crack a tooth. Cut tape using scissors rather than your teeth. Accidents do happen, and knowing what to do when one occurs can mean the difference between saving and losing a tooth.


  • Do you have same-day appointments?
  • What should I do if I have a loose filling or crown?
  • What should I do if I chip my tooth, crown or veneer?
  • What should I do if my gums are bleeding?
  • What should I do if I have an object stuck between my teeth?
Do you have same-day appointments?

Yes! The Summit Dental team is dedicated to providing high-quality emergency dental care in Rosemount. If you are experiencing a dental emergency, we are here to help you. Call us and our team will work to get you in our schedule the same day most of the time (especially when you call before 10:00 am).

What should I do if I have a loose filling or crown?

Make sure to secure your crown and place it in a safe place. We will want you to bring it when you come see us. Rinse your mouth with warm water to clean the area. If you have any pain or swelling, use cold compresses on the area to keep any swelling down. Call us to schedule an appointment to have your tooth repaired.

What should I do if I chip my tooth, crown or veneer?

Rinse your mouth with warm water to clean the area. If you have any pain or swelling, use cold compresses on the area to keep any swelling down. Call us to schedule an appointment to have your tooth repaired.

What should I do if my gums are bleeding?

If you bit your tongue or lip (most common causes of bleeding in the mouth), clean the area gently with a cloth and apply cold compresses to reduce any swelling. If the bleeding does not stop, go to a hospital emergency room immediately.

What should I do if I have an object stuck between my teeth?

Try to gently remove the object with dental floss; avoid cutting the gums. Never use a sharp instrument to remove any object that is stuck between your teeth. If you can’t dislodge the object using dental floss, contact us.







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