It goes without saying that dental emergencies happen when they are least expected. And it is always the worst possible time. But whatever else you have to worry about in the midst of such a trying moment, you won’t have to worry about whether or not a dentist is willing to see you without a pre-arranged appointment.
At North Oaks Dental, we will get you in the same day for your emergency dentistry solutions, even if that means we have to make ourselves available to you for later than usual weekday appointments or Saturday appointments. Keep reading to hear more about dental emergencies, and then give us a call at 248-712-1522 if you have any questions or would like to request a visit.
You’ll Be Forced To Act Fast
Here’s some good news: dental emergencies are not ordinarily going to be life-threatening. Now for the bad news: they can be life-altering, and not in a good way. That is to say that you could suffer permanent dental damage that negatively impacts your health and appearance. No one wants that for you.
Dental Pain Equals An Emergency
Dental pain doesn’t arrive casually and it certainly won’t just go away on its own. A simple toothache could actually be a telltale sign of something more alarming. Whatever is going on in your mouth, it is always best to let our team have a look. We want to be able to quickly identify the problem and get you some relief. Conservative treatments are usually an option when you act fast.
A Chipped Tooth Can Create Bigger Problems
There are so many things that can cause you to a chip or even break a tooth. But don’t make yourself vulnerable by using your teeth as tools or bottle openers!
Regardless of how it happens, this really is an emergency because you can expose the dentin and dental pulp, putting yourself at risk for a root canal or worse. Call us right away for some professional help, if you ever chip a tooth.
A Bite Might Be Alright
If you should happen to bite your tongue, lips, or any other part of your mouth, you will feel the pain right away. But you can usually manage this at home. Start by cleaning the area that you cut and securing some sort of ice pack or cold compress. In most cases, the bleeding will stop soon. If not, we’ll be ready to step in.
Saving A Tooth Requires A Quick, Calm Reaction
Losing a tooth will be a painful, scary, and emotionally charged occurrence.
Here’s what we want you to remember: your reaction time is crucial when attempting to save a tooth that has become loosened or was knocked out completely. Stay calm. That won’t be your natural inclination, but try your best not to freak out.
If you are able to locate the tooth, pick it up by the crown rather than the root, lightly rinse it off and place the tooth in milk. Then, you really get it to us as quickly as you can.
The goal is always to save your natural tooth. If we can not save your tooth, we will move forward with a restorative treatment solution that makes the most sense for you.
For Emergencies And More, Call North Oaks Dental
In case of a life-threatening emergency, such as a blow to the head, call 911 or make your way to your nearest hospital emergency room. Otherwise, you can call the team at North Oaks Dental at 248-712-1522. We have guided plenty of patients through similar moments of crisis. Our office is located on Rochester Road, near the intersection of East 13 Mile Road. We’re right by Oak Ridge Elementary School. And we’re standing by to help you get the emergency dentistry services you deserve.