Occasionally, despite your best efforts to prevent a problem, a dental emergency will occur. In summer, many times those dental emergencies are due to broken or knocked out teeth. If you accidently break or lose a tooth, it is important to contact your Dakota Dental family dentistry office immediately even if it is after hours. The Apple Valley dentist on call will help you determine if you need to be seen immediately or if a dental services appointment can be scheduled. Remember, the sooner you call and seek treatment, the greater the chance of saving a tooth.