Dental Emergencies

Emergency Dentists Ann Arbor Mi

Accidents happen in life and more often than not, they’re unpredictable. Dental emergencies typically involve some form of trauma to the teeth, gums, or jaw. It is critical that you do not delay treatment and seek help from our Ann Arbor, MI, emergency dentists soon after an injury has occurred.

We treat a variety of dental emergencies in our Ann Arbor dental office. Our doctors will work quickly to relieve you of any pain you may be experiencing and prevent permanent oral damage that may require future restorative dental treatment.

If your injury is severe or life-threatening, please call 911 and immediately go to the nearest hospital emergency room.

Examples of dental emergencies include:

  • Knocked-out tooth
  • Broken or cracked tooth
  • Severe toothache
  • Dental abscess (pocket of infection in gums)
  • Bitten lip or tongue that won’t stop bleeding

It is critical that you act fast immediately following dental trauma. Before you reach our practice for treatment, here are a few things you need to do for two of the most common dental emergencies.

Tips For a Knocked- Out Tooth:

  1. Pick the tooth up by the crown (top of tooth), not the roots.
  2. Gently rinse off any dirt or other debris.
  3. If possible, try to put the tooth back into the socket so it doesn’t dry out.
  4. If the tooth can’t be put back in, place it between your cheek and gum or submerge it in a glass of milk.
  5. Call our office or seek out the nearest emergency room.

Tips For a Broken or Cracked Tooth:

  1. Save all pieces of broken tooth if possible.
  2. Rinse your mouth with warm water.
  3. Apply a cold compress to your face to reduce swelling.
  4. Call our office or seek out the nearest emergency room.

Don’t Delay Treatment – Call Us First!

Our Ann Arbor emergency dentists at Excel Dental want to get you back to feeling 100% as soon as possible and not have you endure lasting pain or oral damage. If you are in need of emergency dental care, please call (734) 929-9999 to reach our office.