Emergency Dental Care In Northville Mi

The sooner you act to save a tooth, the more likely you’ll have a good outcome. Continue reading to learn how to respond to a toothache, knocked-out tooth, loose tooth, and other situations that require urgent dental care. If you think you have a dental emergency, call our office right away to see our emergency dentists.

What is considered a dental emergency?

Call our emergency dentists if you have sharp and/or consistent oral pain, tissue bleeding that won’t stop, abscesses, or broken teeth. If you aren’t sure if you have a dental emergency, you should still call our office for further instructions. Getting emergency dental care in time can help you save a tooth.

Toothache

Many mild toothaches are caused by food caught between teeth. Before calling our emergency dentists, gently floss to remove any trapped food particles that could be causing pain and rinse with warm water. If the toothache persists, call our office as soon as possible and take over-the-counter pain relievers until your appointment. DO NOT put crushed aspirin on your tooth, as this burns gums and destroys tooth enamel.

Knocked-Out Tooth

Your best chance to replant a knocked-out tooth is within 30 minutes of injury. Our emergency dentists can help with these types of emergencies, giving you the best chance of saving your tooth.

  1. Call our emergency dentists ASAP.
  2. Pick up tooth by crown (chewing surface), not the root. Touching the root can damage cells needed for reattachment.
  3. Gently rinse tooth.
  4. If possible, gently place tooth back in its socket. Otherwise, store tooth between your gum and cheek or wrap tooth in clean gauze and immerse in whole milk.

Loose Tooth

  1. Call our emergency dentists ASAP.
  2. Apply cold compress to cheek to temporarily relieve pain.
  3. Take over-the-counter pain reliever if necessary.

 Cracked, Chipped, or Broken Teeth

  1. Call our emergency dentists ASAP.
  2. Rinse mouth with warm water.
  3. Apply cold compress to cheek to temporarily relieve pain.
  4. DO NOT put crushed aspirin on the tooth. Doing so will burn gums and destroy tooth enamel.

Do You Need Emergency Care?

Dr. Kiss and Dr. Thomas are emergency dentists in Northville, MI. To request emergency dental care, call Kiss Dental at (248) 348-7997.