If you have a dental emergency, please call our office at (517) 655-1500. Most dental emergencies are treated at the time of your emergency appointment. The following are some practical tips for handling dental emergencies.
These are a number of precautions you can take to avoid injury to your teeth:
Wear a mouth guard when participating in sports or recreational activities. Avoid chewing ice, popcorn kernels, and hard candy to avoid the possibility of cracking a tooth.
Use scissors instead of your teeth for cutting string and opening packaging.
Accidents do happen, and knowing what to do when one occurs can mean the difference between saving and losing a tooth.
Bitten Lip or Tongue
Clean the area gently with a cloth and apply a cold compresses to reduce any swelling. If the bleeding doesn't stop, go to a hospital emergency room immediately.
Rinse your mouth with warm water to keep it clean the area. Use cold compresses on the area to keep any swelling to a minimum. Call our office immediatly at (517)655-1500.
Possible Broken Jaw
Apply cold compresses to control swelling. Go to the hospital emergency room immediately.
Tooth That Has Been Knocked Out
Gently rinse off the tooth with water if necessary. Place tooth back into the socket, if possible. If not place it in a cup of milk and seek treatment as soon as possible.
Object Caught Between Teeth
Gently floss to try to remove the object. If unable to remove please contact our office at (517)655-1500.
Tooth Discomfort - Possible Cracked Tooth
Please contact our office at (517)655-1500. Never place asprin on the tooth as it may cause damage to the gum tissue.