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Maine Dentistry provides emergency dentistry in Auburn, Gray, and Portland, Maine. If you need urgent dental care, call 207-312-5422 to reach our Auburn office, 207-657-3553 for our Gray office, or 207-607-7221 for our Portland office. If your emergency is life-threatening, call 911 or proceed to your nearest emergency department. 

What Is Emergency Dentistry?

Emergency dentistry refers to urgent dental situations that need to be attended to immediately. Examples include a severe toothache, a broken tooth, a dislodged tooth, or a dental injury of some kind. Getting to the dentist as soon as possible could be the difference between saving or losing a tooth. 

Our Emergency Procedure

If your emergency occurs during normal office hours, give us a call at your most convenient location. We will see you as soon as possible according to the urgency of your situation. If your emergency occurs after hours, call your most convenient location and follow the prompts given in the after hours voicemail. We will return your call as soon as possible and provide instruction on how to proceed. If your situation escalates at any point to a life threatening degree, call 911 or proceed to the nearest emergency department. 

Below are different types of dental emergencies and how to deal with them if they happen to you. Some of them offer you the choice to take acetaminophen if you are experiencing any pain – if that is the case, take only acetaminophen. Do not take medicine like ibuprofen because they are anticoagulants and will result in excessive bleeding.


Examples of dental emergencies

Knocked-Out Tooth
Chipped/Broken Teeth
Objects Caught Between Teeth
Partially Dislodged Tooth or Loose/Misaligned Tooth
Lost Filling/Crown
Broken Braces/Wires or Loose Brackets/Bands
Tissue Injury or Facial Pain
Temperature Sensitivity or Pressure Pain

As with any difficult situation, it helps to be knowledgeable and prepared in the event of a dental emergency and you should contact us if you have any concerns or questions!

Learn more about dental emergencies.

How do I know if my situation is an emergency?
What causes a severe toothache?
If I have a broken tooth but it doesn’t hurt, is it an emergency?

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