Accessible Version
Antelope Creek Family Dentistry
Couple rollerblading at Holmes Lake Park in Lincoln, NE

What To Do If You Are Experiencing a Dental Emergency

October 29, 2021
Posted By: Antelope Creek Family Dentistry
man with tooth pain in lincoln ne

Have you ever bitten down on something hard and felt your tooth crack? Or perhaps you've had a toothache for weeks, and it won't go away? 

At Antelope Creek Family Dentistry in Lincoln, NE, we consider these and many other issues to be dental emergencies. A dental emergency is anything that requires immediate diagnosis or treatment, from unrelenting dental pain to broken or dislodged teeth. 

If you are experiencing a dental emergency, please contact us immediately. We reserve time slots for emergency dental patients so you can receive the exceptional and speedy care you need when you need it most.

Common Dental Emergencies 

Common dental emergencies we see at Antelope Creek Family Dentistry are:


A toothache can be painful and hinder your ability to focus on tasks or comfortably chew food. Though it may seem like a nuisance, a toothache can be more serious than you may think. Dental pain can indicate untreated gum disease, exposed tooth roots and nerves, untreated tooth decay, or other conditions. 

Knocked-Out Teeth 

A knocked-out tooth can be frightening, but don't worry! Your emergency dentists are here to help you every step of the way. If you locate the lost tooth, rinse it with water and avoid touching the root. Try to gently reinsert it or place it in a cup of your saliva or milk to keep it moist and viable until you get to our dental office. 

Your dentist will either reinsert the tooth or provide you with customized tooth replacement options.

Chipped or Cracked Teeth

A chipped or cracked tooth can cause internal damage or additional wear on surrounding teeth. Luckily, these mishaps are easy to repair with our high-quality restorations. 

Lost or Damaged Restorations

If you have a lost or broken filling or tooth crown, please see us right away. We can quickly repair or restore your tooth so you don't experience additional damage, disease, or decay. 

Oral Infections 

Oral infections are very serious, as they can enter the bloodstream and cause numerous health-threatening conditions. If you suspect you have an infection, or perhaps you noticed a dental abscess, please call us immediately. 

Contact Your Emergency Dentist in Lincoln, NE 

As your emergency dentists, we are equipped and experienced in handling urgent oral health concerns with comfort, speed, and accuracy. If you are experiencing a dental emergency, please try to remain calm and contact Antelope Creek Family Dentistry immediately. The sooner we see you, the sooner we can relieve your pain and treat your problem. 

If you have difficulty using our website, please email us or call us at
View the ADA Accessibility Statement