Unexpected dental emergencies happen and when they do Wesley Dental is here to help. It is important that you call us as soon as possible to avoid further pain and discomfort. We routinely build time in our daily schedule to handle emergency situations.
When you call during normal business hours you will speak directly to one of our team members. Please explain your situation in detail so you can be correctly advised. If it is after hours, you will most likely get our emergency number for the doctor on call.
If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency please call 911 directly.
Knowing what to do before you can get into our office can mean the difference between saving and losing a tooth. Here are a few tips for common dental emergencies:
- For a knocked-out permanent or adult tooth, keep it moist at all times. If you can, try placing the tooth back in the socket without touching the root. If that’s not possible, place it in between your cheek and gums, in milk.
- For a knocked out baby tooth, the best thing to do is find the tooth, keep it moist and call us. Depending on whether or not the entire tooth came out will determine whether to implant it again.
- For a cracked tooth, immediately rinse the mouth with warm water to clean the area. Put cold compresses on the face to keep any swelling down.
- If you bite your tongue or lip, clean the area gently with water and apply a cold compress.
- For toothaches, rinse the mouth with warm water to clean it out. Gently use dental floss to remove any food caught between the teeth. Do not put aspirin on the aching tooth or gum tissues.
- For objects stuck in the mouth, try to gently remove with floss but do not try to remove it with sharp or pointed instruments.
In any of the above instances, you should always call our office 248-601-4460 for further instruction. We are here to help!