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Same-Day Emergency Dental Services in Wayne, MI

Emergency Walk-in Appointments

By definition, no one plans to have an accident. If you experience an emergency dental injury, it can be a frightening and stressful experience. At Village Dental, we’re committed to being there for our patients when they need us most.

That’s why we leave a buffer in our daily schedule to ensure we can take same-day emergency appointments, if necessary. No matter the issue you’re suffering from, Dr. Seth will evaluate your symptoms and determine the best course of treatment to relieve pain and preserve your long-term health.

Common Dental Emergencies

Many patients wonder what constitutes a dental emergency. Feeling mild to moderate discomfort doesn’t always require emergency care, as issues such as gum disease or minor root canal infections can wait for treatment until you have a scheduled appointment. Below, we’ve listed some of the most common dental emergencies that should be addressed immediately:

  • Broken or chipped tooth or restoration
  • Inflamed or infected bump on gums
  • Knocked-out tooth
  • Lost dental filling
  • Severe toothache
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How to Handle a Knocked-Out Tooth

Losing a tooth through accident or injury is one of the most common dental emergencies. There are a variety of ways it can happen, usually involving some form of trauma to the face. If this happens to you, pick the tooth up by the crown (not the roots) and try to gently rinse off any dirt or debris. If possible, place the tooth back into its socket and bite down on a piece of gauze to hold it in place.

If you’re not able to reinsert the tooth on your own, call our office and bring the tooth in as soon as you can. Keep it in a cup of milk or saltwater to preserve it until Dr. Seth can see you. Once you’re here, we’ll do everything we can to save your tooth and replant it successfully. If we’re unable to save your tooth, Dr. Seth will likely recommend a dental implant as a permanent, natural-looking replacement.

How to Relieve Tooth Pain

Toothaches can be extremely painful and many patients aren’t sure when they’re severe enough to require emergency care. If you’re experiencing any level of tooth pain, we recommend trying over-the-counter pain relievers such as Tylenol and aspirin to counteract the discomfort. If this isn’t successful and your toothache gets worse or lasts longer than a day, call our office right away.

If you come in for an emergency appointment, Dr. Seth will listen to your symptoms and examine your teeth to determine the cause of your pain. Often, if your toothache is the result of decay and infection, we can provide root canal therapy and place a customized porcelain crown to restore your health.

Contact Us for Emergency Dental Care in Wayne, MI

If you or a loved one is suffering from a dental issue, don’t hesitate to call us at 734-722-1617. One of our caring team members will listen to your concerns, let you know if your condition is an emergency, and schedule an appointment with our dentist as soon as possible. Rest assured that our team is here for you so you can get the care you need.

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Frequently Asked Questions