Gentle Dental at Gratiot Avenue
11180 Gratiot Avenue, Detroit, MI 48213

Dental Emergencies Happen – Be Ready

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When immediate professional help is essential for saving a tooth, or there is bleeding or extreme pain, you have a dental emergency on your hands. Keeping your teeth healthy by visiting your dentist for regular checkups can prevent many emergencies, but sometimes accidents happen. Whether you’re at home or traveling, knowing what to do in the first 30 minutes after an incident can save your tooth. Always keep your dentist’s after-hours contact information on hand, and remember the following tips for handling any kind of common dental emergency.

Knocked-Out Teeth

If your tooth is completely removed from its socket, you must act quickly to save it. Rinse the tooth in water, and attempt to place it back into the socket. If this isn’t possible, store the tooth in milk. Call your emergency dentist immediately for instructions.

Loose or Misaligned Tooth

Gently try to move the tooth back into position using your finger. Don’t force it. Contact your dentist for emergency dental services.

Cracks, Chips, and Fractures

Cracks and chips that don’t cause pain are usually not an emergency, but a fractured tooth may be serious. Rinse with warm water, and apply a cold compress if swelling is present. Make an emergency appointment with your dentist. If you are in pain, take acetaminophen. Avoid using aspirin or topical treatments like Orajel, which can burn sensitive gum tissues.

Soft Tissue Injury

Puncture wounds, tears, and lacerations to the cheeks, lips, or tongue can be serious. Clean the area with lukewarm water. Place pressure on the wound if it is bleeding. Call your oral surgeon, or visit a hospital emergency room immediately. Do not take aspirin or ibuprofen as these can increase bleeding.

When to See an Emergency Dentist

In general, if any of the following occurs, it is time to seek emergency dental services.

  • Mouth bleeding
  • Severe pain
  • Bulges or knots on gum tissue
  • Trauma to the teeth, mouth or face
  • Swelling
  • Loose teeth

To learn about our family dentistry practice in East Detroit, call Gentle Dental at Gratiot Avenue today at (313) 925-3090 or make an appointment.

Gentle Dental offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in East Detroit. With 8 affiliated practices throughout Michigan, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Gentle Dental at Gratiot Avenue, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Gentle Dental at Gratiot Avenue.

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