Emergency Walk-Ins Welcome
You can’t plan for dental accidents or injuries and we never want you to have to spend precious time trying to find a dentist who can fit you in. At Village Dental, we leave a buffer in our schedule to be able to provide same-day appointments for patients in need of emergency dental services. Our mission is to treat the issue right away, relieve any discomfort, and minimize any lasting damage. We’re here for you!
Common Types of Dental Emergencies
What constitutes as a dental emergency? Here are some of the most common dental problems that require emergency dental service:
- Broken Tooth or Restoration
- Chipped, Cracked, or Broken Tooth
- Inflamed or Infected Bump on Gums
- Knocked-Out Tooth
- Lost Dental Filling
- Mild to Severe Toothache
How to Handle a Knocked-Out Tooth
If a permanent tooth gets knocked out, pick it up by the crown (top of the tooth) and gently rinse off any debris. Then, if possible, place it back into the socket and bite down carefully on a piece of clean gauze to hold it in place. If you can’t reinsert the tooth, transport it to our dental office in a cup of milk or saltwater. This will help keep the root alive so that we can hopefully save the tooth and successfully replant it.
Frequently Asked Questions
what is considered a dental emergency?
Any dental problem that requires immediate attention is considered a dental emergency, such as a chipped, cracked, or broken tooth. Other signs that you may require emergency dental service include nerve damage, severe pain, puncture wounds, and more. If you’re experiencing a dental emergency, it’s important to contact us immediately at 734-722-1617 so we can address the problem as soon as possible. If it can wait, follow our dental emergency guide above.
what helps relieve tooth pain?
If you’re experiencing a toothache, we recommend taking an over-the-counter pain reliever to help alleviate any pain or discomfort. Some common medications include ibuprofen, acetaminophen, and aspirin. If the pain continues, give us a call to schedule an appointment so we can determine the cause of your toothache.
what if i’m not sure if it’s an emergency?
If you or a loved one feels uncertain, it’s best to contact our Wayne, MI office to schedule an appointment with Dr. Kaur as soon as possible. He’ll examine your oral health, assess the damage, and determine the best course of action. In some cases, waiting to seek treatment can result in further damage or infection. That’s why it’s better to be safe than sorry and take advantage of our emergency dental services.