Need an emergency dentist in Royal Oak?
A dental emergency can happen to anyone, at any time. Anything from biting into bone and breaking a tooth, dealing with a strong toothache, to having a random accident, sometimes you need emergency dental care, and we’re here for you. We can see 1 or 2 emergency patients a day, for same day emergencies.
What’s an dental emergency?
- When you break or chip a tooth.
- If you’ve gotten a tooth knocked out.
- If you have a tooth abscess or infection.
- Any damage to dental work you’ve had done.
- Any time you have broken braces.
- When you feel a severe and persistent toothache.
- If you lose dental work, such as a night guard, retainer, or your Invisalign® Clear Braces.
- When you get something stuck between your teeth.
- If you have a bad bite to your tongue, or a cut to your tongue, cheek, or lip.
What should I do?
Emergency dental care starts with you. Here are some tips that can help you until you have a chance to come see us at our Royal Oak dentist office.
- If you crack your tooth, make sure you immediately rinse your mouth with warm water to clean the area. Then use a cold compress to keep down swelling.
- For a bite/cut to your tongue, lip, or cheek, clean the area gently with water and then apply a cold compress.
- If you have a toothache, rinse your mouth with warm water to clean it. Then, gently floss to remove any food that may be stuck between your teeth. Do not put aspirin on the aching tooth or gum tissue.
- For objects stuck between your teeth, try to remove it gently with dental floss, but don’t use any sharp or pointed instruments.
- If you knocked-out your permanent or adult tooth, make sure you keep the tooth moist at all times. If possible, try to replace the tooth back in the socket without touching the root.
- If you can’t, put the tooth between your cheek and gums, put it in milk, or use a tooth preservation product, such as Save-A-Tooth®. Make sure it has an ADA Seal of Acceptance. Then call us right away.
When can I call?
For same day emergencies, we usually have room for 1 or 2 emergencies a day, so we encourage you to call as soon as possible.