Emergency Care



Toothaches and dental pain can be an extremely uncomfortable experience. If left untreated, an abscess can, in some circumstances, require hospitalization if the infection spreads into the face, head, or brain. While these side effects aren’t extremely common, they do happen from time to time and it’s important to know that there’s a risk to putting your treatment off. Our goal is to help patients as soon as possible to alleviate their discomfort and address their dental concerns. Should you experience a tooth infection or abscess, call our office to arrange an emergency dental appointment.

CORE Dental Care leaves appointment openings available throughout the day for dental emergencies.  If it is after hours, we invite you to call our office and a number will be provided for you to contact Dr. Ericksen.

Let CORE Dental Care get you out of pain today.


Breaking a tooth or teeth is a scary experience. Knowing the steps to take after the incident (accidental fall, sports injury, biting on a hard object are common causes) can help to improve the final outcome and lengthen the life of your tooth!

If the entire tooth comes out

A knocked-out tooth can sometimes be placed directly back into the mouth if done properly and quickly. Briefly rinse debris from the tooth (don’t scrub). If possible, place the tooth back into the socket. Otherwise, place it in a cup of saline or milk. Call us immediately.

The sooner a broken or knocked-out tooth is treated, the better the outcome will be. For knocked-out teeth, this needs to happen within one hour. Call our office as soon as your accident occurs.


Injured, infected, and painful gums can make it difficult to concentrate or even get through a meal. Although they may feel quite different from an emergency related to your tooth, gum emergencies certainly do happen. Our office is available to help treat and relieve your discomfort quickly.

What causes gum injuries?

There are a variety of reasons why a person can experience painful, infected, or injured gums. Some common causes include:

  • Sports related injuries

  • Accidental trauma

  • Dental abscesses

  • Impacted teeth

  • Failing dental treatment