Dental Emergencies

Dental emergencies don't happen that often, but when they do, immediate action is usually necessary.

If you are in pain, we will always try to see you within 30 minutes. If this occurs on a weekend, please call the office (650-965-1234), and I will either prescribe analgesics for the pain, or I will come down to the office to treat you.


Broken tooth

If you have a broken tooth or fracture, contact me as soon as possible. If the tooth is knocked out, place it in a glass of milk, call the office, and there is a good chance we can re-implant it. Try not to touch the root portion of the tooth.



If you have swelling, an abscess, or a fever, always let me know as soon as possible. Waiting until Monday may be considerate, but it often makes it even harder to treat the problem if you wait.



A toothache can be caused my many different things. Sometimes the nerve is dying, and you will need to have a root canal. Other times, you may have a gum abscess, and an antibiotic will solve the problem.

Whatever the cause, we will usually need to see you, and take an x-ray to decide what the cause is. Please call us when you have a toothache and let us take you out of pain - before it gets worse.

Contact Us

If you or a member of your family has experienced a dental emergency, please contact me directly at 650-965-1234.

P.S. If you are having discomfort, and are worried about coming in because you think dentistry has to hurt, please visit our testimonial page. We take great pride in treating all of our fine patients with gentle, pain-free dental care.

Dr. Burch



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