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Emergency Services in Sun Prairie, WI

Parkview Dental Associates provides same-day emergency dental services during clinic hours. Dental emergencies include but are not limited to: toothaches; swelling in the mouth; chipped, broken, or knocked-out teeth; or any other oral condition causing severe pain. Please call our office at (608) 837-7394, and our patient coordinators will assist with scheduling. Our on-call emergency dentist will address your urgent dental needs/concerns outside of normal business hours.

Below, you will find a list of our most common dental emergency situations as well as best practices for alleviating pain and/or preventing further damage prior to your appointment.

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Common Types of Dental Emergencies:

Toothache and Swelling (Abscess)

An abscess is an infection that occurs on the gums at the base of the tooth or in the space between two teeth. This is a serious condition as the infection can quickly spread throughout the mouth. If left untreated, the infection can also spread to other parts of the body. Rinse your mouth with warm, salty water and apply a cold compress to the outside of your mouth or cheek if there is swelling. Do not put painkillers against the aching tooth as it may lead to tissue damage. Call your dentist as soon as possible.

Chipped, Cracked, Broken Tooth

If a tooth is chipped, gather up the broken pieces and take them to the dentist for repair. Rinse your mouth with warm water. Apply gauze if there is bleeding and cold compress on the outside of the mouth to reduce any swelling.

Knocked out Permanent Teeth

Time is of essence when it comes to saving a knocked-out tooth. The tooth will likely survive if it is reimplanted in the socket within 60 minutes. Call your dentist immediately to have the tooth re-implanted.

Never touch the root of the tooth where there are periodontal ligaments that are necessary for proper healing. Only handle the teeth by the crown (chewing surface). Rinse the tooth if it is soiled. Do not scrub or dry the tooth, and do not wrap the tooth in a tissue or cloth.

Instead, try gently putting the tooth back into the socket right away (be mindful of the direction of the tooth). Hold the tooth in place with your fingers or by gently biting down on it.

Keep the tooth moist at all times. Put the tooth in a small container of milk. Do not use regular tap water.

If you can’t get to the dentist within an hour, try using a tooth-preserving medium such as Save-a-Tooth (Walgreens, Target, Walmart), which may keep the tooth alive for up to 24 hours.

Prevention is the best strategy. Athletes are 60 times more likely to suffer dental injuries when not wearing a mouthguard. A properly-made mouth guard can protect the teeth by cushioning the impact and dispersing the forces. Ask your dentist for more information.

Soft-tissue injuries

Injuries to the tongue, cheeks, gums and lips can result in significant bleeding due to the dense vascular nature of these tissues. Rinse with lukewarm saltwater. Use gauze to apply pressure to the bleeding area for 15-20 minutes. Hold a cold compress to the outside of the mouth to reduce swelling. If the bleeding doesn’t stop, call your dentist immediately for further instructions.


I have been a long time patient since the early 90s. Dr. Wilhelms and his staff have been calming and professional every visit for the last several years. Thank you!

Sierra P.

I have been a patient at Parkview for over 30 years and counting. The staff is awesome and Dr. Wilhems has been a wonderful dentist and I couldn't be happier with the service.

Joel T.

Always friendly. courteous staff and a positive experience. Knowledgeable dentists and support staff. Will work with your insurance and also any excess payments you might need to make.

S. Stoffel

Dr. Casteel did an amazing job on two fillings, very impressed! Not to mention I was able to get seen for an appointment right away! I felt I was in such good hands. I would definitely recommend Parkview Dental to anyone!

M. Berthiaume

After not being at the dentist for sometime I was a bit worried how my first cleaning would go. I was very pleased!

F. Johnston

Dr. Limke is the best dentist I have ever had! He tells it to you straight and is invested in your overall health. The staff is always friendly and accommodating! I tell all my friends about Parkview Dental!

L. Pharo

The whole team was super helpful and respectful! They went above and beyond to take care of me! I am super thankful for them and their service!!

S. Allen

I have the best hygienist in Sun Prairie. Very personable and knowledgeable. Love her.

E. Denning Durkee

My hygienist was great. I would recommend her.

B. McCauley

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601 N Thompson Rd.
Sun Prairie, WI 53590


Mon:  7:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tue:  7:00 am - 5:00 pm

Wed:  7:00 am - 5:00 pm

Thu:  7:00 am - 5:00 pm

Fri:  8:00 am - Noon

Sat:  Closed

Sun:  Closed