Dental Emergencies

Accidents happen. No one plans to fall and knock a tooth out or bite down on something hard and chip one. The important thing is you know what to do when an emergency happens. It can mean the difference between saving and losing a tooth.

For all dental emergencies contact Vogt Family Dentistry as soon as possible. Where possible, we will work you in same day or immediately, or coordinate to ensure you can get into another nearby dentist in our network immediately.

804-642-2120 ext. 2

If an accident occurs when the office is closed, visit the local emergency room.


If you or a family members knocks out a permanent tooth, keep it moist. The American Dental Association recommended trying to place the tooth back in the socket without touching the root, if possible, or placing it between your cheek and gums or in milk.


Contact us here and come in for a visit. We’ll check to see if the entire tooth was knocked out or just a portion of it. We can help determine if it should be implanted again.


Immediately rinse out your mouth with warm water. Place a cold compress on your face to keep swelling down and contact us.


First Aid Kits aren’t just for band aids and alcohol swabs. Consider adding floss to your First Aid Kit and investing in the Save-A-Tooth emergency tooth preservation kit.
More info here.


The best treatment for dental emergencies is prevention. There are a number of precautions you can take to avoid dental emergencies and potential injuries to your teeth.

  • Wear a mouth guard where appropriate, especially when participating in contact sports
  • Don’t chew ice or hard candy, which can crack a tooth
  • Don’t use your teeth to cut things.

Print these forms and fill them out before your appointment to save time during your visit.