Emergency Dental Care

Stress-Free Emergency Dentistry in Rapid City, SD

If you believe you are having a dental emergency, please contact us immediately at 605-593-0999 for a same-day dental appointment. If it is outside of our office hours, listed below, or we were unable to answer the phone, please leave a message and we will return your call as soon as possible.

Office Hours:

  • Monday – Friday: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Saturday & Sunday: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Only closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Memorial Day and Easter Sunday.

 

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What Is a Dental Emergency?

Dental emergencies are any dental problems that need immediate treatment to stop bleeding, save a tooth, treat a severe infection, or alleviate severe pain. Severe infections or tooth abscesses can be life-threatening and you should call your dentist immediately.

If any of the following statements apply to you, you are having a dental emergency and should contact us immediately.

  • I have a tooth knocked out.
  • My mouth is bleeding and won’t stop.
  • I’m in extreme pain or am experiencing severe swelling in my gums, mouth, or jaw.
  • I have a toothache and swelling in my cheeks or face.
  • My jaw is injured.
  • My teeth are extremely sensitive and the sensitivity will not subside.

 

Wondering If You Have An Urgent Or Emergency Dental Issue?

It isn’t always easy to tell the difference between a dental emergency and a problem that needs treatment quickly. Learn the difference by visiting our urgent care page.

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Cost of a Dental Emergency

At Black Hills Dentures, Implants and Urgent Care emergency exams, including x-rays, are just $169 for patients without insurance. For a list of our accepted forms of payment and all other payment information, visit our financial page.

 

Financial and Insurance Information

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Emergency Dental Services

Home Care for Dental Emergencies

  • What if my tooth gets knocked out?

    • Prepare a warm glass of water and mix in 1/2 a teaspoon of salt. Rinsing about once every two hours will help keep the area clean.
    • Rinse the tooth very gently with only water, no soaps or chemicals. Do NOT scrub the tooth.
    • If possible, place the tooth back into the socket. Gently push it in with your fingers then hold it in place while trying to bite down.
    • If you can’t place the tooth back into the socket, put it in a container with milk.
    • Apply a cold or warm tea bag to your tooth. Do no use this method often as tea can stain teeth.
  • How do I minimize tooth ache pain at home?

      If you’re hoping to minimize pain from a toothache, you can try the following home remedies:

    • Saline rinse. Mix 1/2 tsp salt in a glass of warm water, rinse and gargle the mixture, then use mouthwash.
    • Apply a cold compress on/near the area of pain.
    • Use over-the-counter medication to reduce inflammation and pain.
    • Teabags. Apply a cold or warm tea bag to your tooth—but tea can stain teeth so don’t use this method often
  • What can I do to stop the bleeding in my mouth?

    • Wash or sanitize your hands before doing anything.
    • If available, use gloves to reduce direct contact of the wound
    • Apply pressure to the affected area.
    • Resist the urge to check the wound while applying pressure, as this may prolong the bleeding
    • After bleeding has stopped, to reduce the chance of infection gently clean the wound regularly.
    • If bleeding is persistent, please contact Black Hills Dentures, Implants and Urgent Care to get the necessary attention.

More Questions?

If left untreated, dental emergencies can lead to other serious health issues. Please contact our office if you have more questions about dental emergencies.

Black Hills Dentures, Implants and Urgent Care – Rapid City

719 Omaha St
Rapid City, SD 57701
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Hours

Monday - Thursday: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Phone

605-593-0999

Fax

605-593-0710

Email Address

[email protected]