Our office is extremely pleased that you chose us to treat your dental needs. We believe that an emergency should be seen as soon as possible. Only on rare occasions have we not been able to see emergencies on the same day that you call. We do not like to have any of our patients in discomfort. However, I cannot prescribe narcotics for anyone that I have not examined to be certain of the problem.
Also, if you or your child should happen to have a tooth knocked out with the root intact, you need treatment right away. Do not wash the tooth or scrub it clean. The best place to put the tooth is in a container of milk and then call the dentist. Teeth can be reinserted and remain in the mouth with a guarded prognosis. These teeth however will almost always need root canal treatment.