Emergency Dental Services in Erie, PA

Broken Tooth

From everyday activities gone wrong to sports-related mishaps, accidents happen. If you are experiencing a dental emergency, Merski Dental is here to help. We provide same-day emergency services and treat a variety of conditions including cracks, breaks, toothaches and broken teeth. We also provide full denture and partial denture repair services. Our team has over 100 years of combined dental experience, making our team well-practiced and confident in any situation.

Merski Dental has provided the highest quality family, cosmetic, and general dentistry services in Erie, PA for over 25 years. We are proud to serve patients of all ages with compassionate, professional services.

For emergencies during office hours, please contact our office:

Merski Dental

4404 Dexter Avenue
Erie, PA 16504

Phone: 814-825-6648e

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Office Hours
Monday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am – 7:00 pm
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 8:00 am – 5:30 pm
Friday 7:30 am – 2:00 pm (Winter)
7:00 am – 1:30 pm (Summer)
After Hours

After-office hours and on weekends, please contact Dr. Merski at his home: 814-899-8111

Common Dental Emergencies

If you are experiencing dental problems, it is important to know when to see a dentist and when to seek emergency medical treatment. Please refer to the list below for common dental issues that may arise.

Knocked Out Permanent Tooth

As you recover the tooth, make sure to hold it by the crown, not the roots. You will want to rinse but not clean or handle the tooth more than necessary. If you can, reinsert the tooth into the socket, holding it in place using a clean piece of cloth or gauze. If you cannot reinsert the tooth, place it in a cup containing milk or water. It is critical to have the tooth re-implanted within 30 minutes, so contact our office immediately.


A toothache can range from a minor irritation to a true dental emergency. If you are experiencing a toothache, rinse your mouth with warm salt water to displace any food trapped between the teeth. Never place aspirin on the gum or aching tooth. Ibuprofen can be taken orally for temporary pain relief. If the pain persists, please call our office.

Cut or Bitten Tongue, Lip or Cheek

Clean the bite gently with water and then apply a cold compress to any bruised areas. If the area is bleeding apply firm, but gentle pressure with a clean cloth or sterile gauze. If the bleeding has not stopped with pressure and continues after 15 minutes, please contact Dr. Merski or go to the emergency room.

Broken Tooth

Retrieve any tooth fragments and rinse your mouth with warm water. Apply a cold compress over the area of the injury. Tooth fragments can be placed in a clean container or cloth. Contact our office immediately and bring any tooth fragments with you to our office.

Possible Broken Jaw

If you have injured your jaw, tie the mouth closed with a handkerchief, tie, or towel. Go to the emergency room as soon as possible. You may use a cold compress to keep the swelling down. Refrain from talking or chewing.

Merski Dental provides a full range of family, general, and cosmetic dentistry services in Erie, PA. Our compassionate team has provided professional dental care for over 25 years.