Emergency dentistry becomes critical if you’ve been in an accident or have experienced an injury to your teeth, mouth, or jaw. Instead of enduring pain and letting possible permanent damage worsen, our Troy, MI, emergency dentists can provide .
Because delaying treatment for amay result in more extensive and costly restorativeprocedures,our dentists will see you immediately — even if you are not currently one of our patients.
Whether you lose a filling, chip or break a tooth, or need to relieve unbearable tooth pain, don't put off emergency dentistry treatment any longer and contact our Troy, MI, emergency dental office today.
Assessing a Dental Emergency
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? Typically, real emergencies involve some form of trauma to the teeth, gums, or jaw and require immediate action to reduce severe pain, stop uncontrolled bleeding, and save teeth.
Learn More → Urgent vs. Non-Urgent Dental Emergencies
Below is a list of variousand several steps you can take to reduce your discomfort before you’re seen by our dentists.
Emergency Dental Problems & At-Home Solutions:
- Knocked-Out Tooth – Hold your tooth by the crown (not roots) and carefully rinse it off without removing any attached tissue. If possible, try to put the tooth back in the socket or else place the tooth in milk and contact us immediately.
- Broken Tooth – 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.
- Dental Abscess – 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.
- Toothache – 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.
Need Help? Call Us!
Our emergency dentists in Troy, MI, urge you to not ignore dental pain. Taking care of the issue right away allows for the best outcome so if you are in need, please call Mosaic Dental at (248) 528-2270. For less urgent emergencies or regular visits, request an appointment online today.