Emergency Dentistry in Lapeer, MI

Have you ever dealt with a dental emergency? Do you know what to do in a dental emergency? It’s important to have a plan in place to ensure you get the care you need as soon as possible. At Lapeer City Dental, we offer emergency dentistry near you. Our dentists in Lapeer, MI are prepared to help if you experience a dental issue and need urgent dental care.

If you have a dental emergency, give us a call. We will help you determine what steps need to be taken and how we can help.

What Should You Do in a Dental Emergency?

If you have a dental emergency on your hands, it’s important to stay calm. This will allow you to make the necessary decisions so you can receive treatment.

First, you should call our dentist to ensure we can accommodate your emergency. This is important so you don’t have to drive all over looking for a dentist.

When you arrive at the dentist, you will receive the appropriate care for your dental emergency. Because emergencies vary, treatments and recoveries do too.

If you are able to, find a friend or family member to help you. They can drive you or care for you after your appointment. If someone can’t be with you in-person, stay on the phone with a friend to help you stay calm.

Examples of Dental Emergencies

If you are experiencing a dental issue, you might be wondering if it is truly a dental emergency. The following are examples of dental emergencies:

  • Knocked-out teeth
  • Cracked teeth
  • Tooth or mouth swelling
  • Oral infections

If you are experiencing one of these issues, it’s important to call the dentist right away. These issues cannot wait for another day. If you aren’t sure if you should come in, give us a call. We can help you determine whether you’re having an emergency or if you can wait for an appointment.

For more information about emergency dentistry, call Lapeer City Dental. Our dentists near you are here to help with emergencies and all of your other dental concerns.

Need Emergency Dental Care?

We’re here for you! Our office is available for emergency dentist appointments in Lapeer City Dental and surrounding communities during our normal office hours. Same-day appointments are available if we receive your call prior to 3pm in the afternoon.

Call as soon as you know you have a dental emergency (810) 664-2999. The sooner you receive attention for your problem, the better the outcome is likely to be.

NOTE: IF YOUR EMERGENCY OCCURS during our off-hours, please call the number above, listen to the recording for our emergency phone number, and call right away.

Regardless of your symptoms or situation, if you feel you have a dental emergency, call us! We will be happy to listen and provide assistance as needed.

Common Dental Emergencies

Toothache

If you have a severe toothache that requires emergency treatment, take an over-the-counter pain medicine that you know you are not allergic to (for example, Tylenol®) and call your dentist as soon as possible.

Loosened or Chipped tooth

Be careful not to bite down or apply any hard pressure to the loosened tooth. Use very light pressure with your finger to keep the tooth from moving around, and see your dentist immediately.

If your tooth is chipped or cracked, rinse your mouth with warm water and keep it clean until you reach the dentist. Treatment will vary depending on the severity of the damage to the tooth. If you find the missing piece of tooth, wrap it in cloth soaked with warm water or saliva, and bring the piece with you (it’s possible it can be placed back in the tooth).

Knocked out Tooth

If you have a tooth completely knocked out, call your dentist right away. Getting treatment within an hour of the incident is vital to re-implanting the tooth. Be sure to do the following, prior to your emergency appointment:

  1. Recover the lost tooth
  2. Use water and rinse the tooth free of any debris present  be gentle with the tooth
  3. Keep the tooth moist! When traveling to your appointment you can hold the tooth in your mouth, between your cheek and gums, or wrap the tooth in a cloth soaked in warm salt water
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