Emergency dentistry becomes critical if you have been in an accident or have experienced injury to your teeth, mouth, or jaw.
Instead of enduring pain and possible permanent damage to your smile, contact one of our emergency dentists immediately.
We offer emergency dentistry services for patients in need.
Delaying treatment for a dental emergency may increase the risk of permanent damage resulting in more extensive and costly restorative dental treatments.
If you are having a dental emergency, our team will do everything we can to modify our schedule to see you for an emergency dental treatment. Whether you lose a filling, chip or break a tooth, or need to relieve a persistent toothache, don't put off emergency dentistry treatment any longer. Contact one of our emergency dentist today.
Pain is your body's signal that something is wrong. It also means that it may be time to seek treatment for a known dental issue you may have been postponing. Not sure if your problem is a dental emergency? Below is a list of various dental emergencies and several steps you can take to reduce your discomfort.
Emergency Dental Problems & Solutions:
Knocked Out Tooth
Carefully rinse your tooth without removing any attached tissue. Always hold the tooth by the crown (top) to avoid damaging the tooth root. If possible, gently place the tooth back in its socket, or else place the tooth in milk and contact us immediately.
Save all pieces of the broken tooth and rinse your mouth out with warm water. Apply a cold compress to the area to decrease swelling and pain until we can examine the damage and restore your tooth.
If you find a pimple formation or swelling on your gums, rinse your mouth with salt water and immediately contact our dental office. If not treated promptly, abscesses can lead to more serious infections.
Lost Dental Filling or Dental Crown
For dental fillings and crowns, a temporary repair can be made using dental cement. You may also seal the hole with a piece of sugarless gum until one of our emergency dentists can place a permanent filling or crown.
Rinse your mouth out with warm water. Next, use dental floss to make sure there isn't any food or other debris causing the pain. If the tooth pain persists, call our office.
Bitten Lip or Tongue
Clean the area and apply an ice pack to reduce swelling. If the bleeding doesn't stop, see your dentist right away or go to a hospital emergency room.
Our Grandville dentists will do everything they can to repair your teeth after oral injury. If you need to set up an appointment with one of our Grandville emergency dentists, give us a call at (616) 534-0080.