We hope that you will never experience a dental emergency such as bleeding, swelling, or trauma, but in case you do, please call us immediately so that we may schedule the best available time for you. We will do everything possible to treat your problems as soon as possible and attend to your needs.

If an emergency occurs after hours, we can be reached 24 hours a day. Dr. Hudimac can be reached at home at 724-532-1079. Please leave your name, telephone number, and a brief message as to the nature of the problem, and Dr. Hudimac will respond to your call.
Incidentally, you will be happy to know that due to the thoroughness of our comprehensive examinations, our patients experience very few emergencies.

Dental Emergency? Call 724-537-5505

Dental emergencies with toothache include:

  • Broken tooth or missing filling.
  • Advanced tooth decay.
  • Infected or abscessed tooth.
  • Dry Socket (a painful condition after extraction).
  • Need for a root canal.


What Can You Do Before Your Appointment?

Some simple and effective actions include

  • Rinse your mouth with warm water.
  • Don’t apply aspirin to the area, as aspirin may damage your gums.
  • Cap a lost filling with a piece of sugarless gum until you reach the dentist.
  • Gently apply gauze to stop any bleeding.
  • Apply a cold compress to the outside of your mouth to reduce swelling and pain.
  • If your tooth has been knocked out, rinse it gently in cold water, call your dentist immediately and follow your dentist’s instructions. The best chance of successfully saving the tooth is to be seen within 1 hour.
  • For pain, take an over-the-counter pain reliever such as Tylenol or Advil. Do not exceed recommended doses!
  • Never use a pin or sharp object to remove items caught between your teeth
  • Swab the sensitive area with clove oil (available at your local drug store).