101 SW Main Suite 290
      Portland, OR 97204

1-503-223-1322

Dental Emergencies

 
Dental emergencies happen, and you should always know what takes precedence. Remember, Dr. Aron Geelan of Geelan Dental Care is an emergency dentist that offers same day appointments at his downtown Portland practice.

1) If there is any chance that a dental emergency is life-threatening, call 911 or go to a hospital emergency room immediately and make sure to stay calm.

2) Do your best to stop any bleeding. If bleeding cannot be managed, or seems to be getting worse, call 911.

3) If a tooth is knocked out or displaced, it is recommended that you pick it up by the crown (the visible portion), rinse with water, and reposition the tooth in the socket. If it cannot be placed in the socket, keep it moist by immersing it in milk. We do not recommend immersing it in tap water.

4) Do not take aspirin or ibuprofen during a dental emergency. These medications are anticoagulants and can cause excessive bleeding.

5) Contact your dentist immediately. If you’re an existing patient of Geelan Dental Care, call 503-223-1322.