Trauma

If you experience a dental emergency, be sure to call our practice as soon as possible. If you need immediate attention after hours, call our emergency phone number and our on-call staff member will help you. If you are unable to reach us during an emergency, dial 911.

We are here to help you at any time, on any day. When your dental health is at risk, we will do everything we can to make sure you’re treated as soon as possible. While dental emergencies are rare, they can happen, and it’s important to know how to take care of your teeth no matter what.

Common dental emergencies include:

  • Broken or cracked tooth/teeth
  • Broken jaw
  • Permanent tooth knocked out
  • Object caught between teeth
  • Severe toothache

Whiplash

Whiplash is the common term for a neck injury that often occurs in automobile accidents. Typically, the victim’s head snaps backward as the body is thrown forward.

Whiplash injuries are hard to detect, and symptoms may not be felt until hours or days after the accident. Most people relate whiplash to neck damage. Yet this type of accident can also damage the jaw joints and jaw muscles. Damage to the jaw joints and muscles can be quite subtle, and often goes unrecognized.

If you suffer from persistent symptoms of whiplash, your jaw joints and muscles may be the unsuspected culprits. A thorough dental evaluation will indicate whether this is the case. Correcting the bite will allow the damaged jaw joints and muscles to heal and relieve painful symptoms.

Been in a fender bender?

Before settling with an insurance company, you need to have a complete evaluation by Dr. John. If this problem is identified after the settlement, you will have missed out on the opportunity to receive financial reimbursement from the insurer or responsible party. Dr. John will work with your attorney and has the advanced training to document your condition and maximize your compensation, and even testify in court. Don’t get injured a second time!