You bite down on a piece of hard candy and your tooth cracks. Your kid’s tooth is knocked out during a hockey game. Or you are doing nothing at all and are hit with sudden mouth pain. Almost by definition, a dental emergency strikes out of the blue. It can be painful and traumatizing.

If you are prepared, however, you are less likely to panic and more likely to have a successful outcome. Take this quiz to see if you know what to do in an urgent dental situation.

One of the first actions you should take in a dental emergency is call Aberdeen Smiles of Aberdeen, SD at 605-277-9049. We also have an online contact form, though this should be reserved for less pressing matters.