A painful oral condition, a cracked tooth, or knocked-out teeth are all reasons to seek urgent care treatment from an experienced dentist. Dr. Charles Dennis at Abington Center for Cosmetic & Family Dentistry is an experienced and caring dentist who serves the urgent dental care needs of your whole family. If you experience a dental emergency, call the office or use the online booking system to come in as soon as possible. Some situations that are considered emergencies and require prompt medical attention by an experienced dentist include:

  • Severe tooth or mouth pain
  • A cracked or broken tooth
  • Facial or mouth injuries
  • A loose permanent tooth
  • Knocked-out teeth
  • A laceration or tear on your lips
  • Swelling in your mouth, gums, or tongue
  • Bleeding from your gums or cheeks

Urgent Care Q & A

When should I seek emergency dental care for a dental issue?

If you or a member of your family experiences a mouth injury or another oral health condition, it’s a good idea to seek urgent dental care. Some situations that are considered emergencies and require prompt medical attention by an experienced dentist include:

  • Severe tooth or mouth pain
  • A loose permanent tooth
  • A cracked or broken tooth
  • Bleeding from your gums, cheeks, or tongue
  • Facial or mouth injuries
  • Swelling in your mouth, gums, or tongue
  • A laceration or tear on your lips
  • Knocked-out teeth

Does a chipped tooth require urgent care?

If you chip a tooth but it doesn’t appear as if you may lose the tooth entirely, it may not be a dental emergency. It’s still a good idea to speak to Dr. Dennis or one of his team members so they can advise you about how to care for your tooth until you come into the office.

What should I do if my tooth is knocked out?

Anytime you have a knocked-out tooth, you should seek urgent dental care. If you don’t receive prompt emergency dentistry, you may risk losing the tooth for good.

If you or a family member loses a tooth as a result of an injury or accident, it’s important to handle your tooth very carefully until you come in to see Dr. Dennis. Call the office immediately to explain the situation and let them know you need to come in for urgent care.

Clean both the injured tooth and inside your mouth. Rinse your mouth and tooth with warm water and be extra careful not to touch the tooth by the roots to avoid causing more damage. Gently handle the tooth by the crown (top) as you rinse it.

If possible, place the tooth back into the socket in your gum where it used to be. Try to gently bite down to keep your tooth in place until you can come to Abington Center for Family & Cosmetic Dentistry. If you’re unable to place the tooth back into its socket, place your tooth in a small cup of milk to help preserve it until you arrive at the office.

In the event of a dental emergency, call the office for expert assistance or to make an immediate appointment. Your comfort during an urgent care situation is paramount to Dr. Dennis and his caring team.

C Nolan
C Nolan
2022-07-11
Dr. Dennis and his staff are always very friendly, accommodating and professional. I highly recommend them to anyone and everyone!
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Ashley Reploeg
Ashley Reploeg
2022-07-08
Stop wasting your insurance money elsewhere. I’ve grown up going from one bad, rude, painful, insensitive, cruel, dentist to another. I’ve spent years trying to achieve one thing. A beautiful smile. I’ve wasted a lifetime of out of pocket money and insurance money (that yes, only let you do procedures ONCE in your life) pain, tears, ridicule, and embarrassment, on all the wrong dentists. Then my husband found Dr. Dennis and recommended I make the switch. After I was yelled at, hurt, treated rudely, and ALOT of my insurance money wasted, I now sit in Dr. Dennis’ chair. Did he tell me everything I’ve had done in my mouth was done wrong, yes. Does it ALL need to be fixed and insurance won’t pay for it again so out of our middle-class pockets it will come, yes. If every dentist had just been as kind and talented as Dr. Dennis. Here’s your sign. Don’t be another story like me. A kind dentist who does things right the first time? In a perfect world we would have all found him at the age of 5 when our fears were high and we are a clean slate but c’est la vie and I’m here to tell you that he does exist. You just hadn’t found him yet. But now you have. My husband and I both would recommend him seven ways from Sunday. And not mention, all of his hygienists are fabulous, kind, very knowledgeable, and explain things so kindly to us in such a nonjudgmental manner. ( It’s a very important and an under-acknowledged virtue.) Lastly, his front desk ladies are just as much the bees knees as well. I love every visit I have there.
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Michele Martin
Michele Martin
2022-07-03
Dr Dennis and his staff are the best I had a broken tooth I was just going to have pulled. They got me in within four days from my first call. I was to be a new patient so I was impressed how quick they got me in. Once there I was given two options he could pull the tooth or clean it up and place a crown over the tooth. After getting the estimates I chose to keep the tooth. 2 days later I was in getting the crown. They make their crowns onsite so I got my tooth that day. I received a call the following day to check how the crown felt check on an discomfort I said all good it works I can eat on the side where the crown is. I have more work that is needed which I won't go anywhere else to have it done. But never have a met a dentist that impressed me like this office has. Thank you for everything you all are awesome.
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Britni Murphy
Britni Murphy
2022-07-01
Dr. Dennis and his staff always provide exceptional services whether it’s a simple cleaning or emergency care. Staff even goes the extra step to reach out over the following days to check in.
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Ernest Keller
Ernest Keller
2022-06-27
Very nice, professional staff. Great service. Always good results
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rachael dowling
rachael dowling
2022-06-23
I’ve had so much work done and past work by other dentists fixed by Dr. Dennis. He is completely confident in the answers he presents to me which allows me to trust him completely with my teeth. I love that he tells me like it is and let’s me decide what to do with the information he gives me! He will truly do what is absolutely best for YOU! All the dental hygienists are always wonderfully social and compassionate too! Today, especially, you made my day! Thank you for getting me in! Love and light!!
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Sayan Bhattacharyya
Sayan Bhattacharyya
2022-06-22
Everyone at the clinic is very friendly and welcoming.All appointments have been catered to on time without any delays.The Doctor has been most patient and understanding. My teeth have never looked better.
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Lizbeth
Lizbeth
2022-06-19
I give them a five star in overall!! Reception, hygienist, dental assistant and Dr!! I had 2 crown replace! The fact that they custom make the crown same day in office is a home run— no temporary cap!!! I also had a filling that was done about a year ago incorrectly by another Dr in NYC. ———Dr Charles Dennis showed me the before picture and it was scary!! He proceeded to clean it all out and replace the filling and it was impeccable. I truly have to say he is the best Cosmetic Dr & Family Dentistry that I have come across.
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