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Emergency Dentistry Specialist

Jane Ney, DDS -  - Dentist

Heritage Comfort Dental

Jane Ney, DDS

Dentist located in Flint, MI

Pain, Knocked-out teeth, a mouth wound, or a cracked tooth are all reasons to seek immediate treatment from an emergency dentist. If you live in or around Flint, Michigan, visit Heritage Comfort Dental. Jane Ney, DDS, and the team of dental experts can take care of the emergency dentistry needs of everyone in your family, often on the same day. Call the office nearest you at the first sign of a dental emergency. You can also use the convenient online booking system to schedule your appointment.

Emergency Dentistry Q & A

 

SAME DAY TREATMENT

 

What is considered a dental emergency?

Emergency dental situations usually involve saving knocked-out or broken teeth. Making it to Heritage Comfort Dental within half an hour of your mouth or tooth injury gives you the best chance to save your tooth.

Whenever you are concerned about a severe mouth injury or condition for yourself or a member of your family, it’s a good idea to seek immediate emergency dental care. Common dental emergencies often include:

  • Knocked-out teeth
  • A loose permanent tooth
  • Intense tooth or mouth pain
  • Bleeding inside your mouth from your cheeks, tongue, or gums
  • Trauma to your face or mouth
  • Swelling in your mouth, gums, or tongue
  • A badly cracked or broken tooth
  • A cut or tear on your lips

If you chip a tooth, but it doesn’t appear as if you may lose the tooth entirely, it may not be a dental emergency. Even so, it’s a good idea to contact one of the experienced team at Heritage Comfort Dental so they can tell you how to handle your situation until you can get to the office.

What do I do with a knocked-out tooth?

Quick action is imperative for a dental emergency like a knocked-out tooth. Without immediate dental care, there's a good chance you'll lose the tooth for good. Do your best to rinse your mouth and the damaged tooth. Rinse your mouth and tooth with warm water, being careful not to touch the tooth by the roots.

Hold the tooth by the crown (the smooth white top part) as you rinse it. If it's possible, place the tooth back in your mouth and into the gum where it was knocked out. Bite down softly on a gauze pad to hold the tooth in place until you can get to Heritage Comfort Dental. Call the office right away. Or, have a family member or friend call to let our staff know you're on your way.

If the tooth cannot go back into the empty socket, hold the tooth in your mouth next to your cheek or keep it in a glass of milk. The moisture will help prevent the roots from drying out. 

When you're facing a dental emergency, call the experts at Heritage Comfort Dental for assistance.