Same-Day Emergency Treatment
If you are having a dental emergency, such as a toothache, dental trauma or cosmetic emergency, we're here to help. Dr. Kivel is one of the rare doctors who can be reached 24 hours a day for emergency care or assistance. Simply call our normal business line for instructions for emergency care: 541.482.4995.
During office hours we will make every effort to see you right away. After office hours, Dr. Kivel can coach you through your dental emergency and see you on the next business day - or other arrangements as necessary.
Tips for dealing with a dental emergency
The following suggestions are based on regulations by the American Dental Association:
- If an adult, or permanent tooth, is completely knocked out, try to keep it moist at all times. If you can place the tooth back in the socket without irritating the root, do so. Otherwise, keeping the tooth between your cheek and gums or submerged in milk are good alternatives. Get to a dentist’s office as son as possible
- If your tooth has cracked, clean the area by rinsing your mouth with warm water as soon as possible. You should also use a cold compress to reduce any swelling.
- If you accidentally bite your lip or tongue, clean the area gently with water and apply a cold compress as necessary. These type of wounds heal quickly as the mouth receives a larger amount of blood supply that the rest of the body.
- For toothaches, clean your mouth by rinsing with warm water. We also suggest gentle use of dental floss to be sure to dislodge any food caught between the teeth. Have a dentist evaluate the tooth's prognosis.
In general, if you have a true dental emergency, it’s important to visit your dentist or an emergency room as soon as you can.
To make an appointment, call 541.482.4995 or request an appointment online.
“I was having an issue with a temporary crown and experiencing some pain from a nearby tooth. I sent Dr. Kivel a message. He was quick to contact me and set up a time to meet to take care of it. That may not sound so extraordinary except it was a Saturday afternoon. He along with his wife Ryann, met me at his office and took care of the issue. Who does that? Thank you Aron and Ryann for going the extra mile!”
—Pam V. via Facebook