Gentle Dental of Westland
825 S Wayne Road, Westland, MI 48186

Be Ready for Any Dental Emergency

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Experiencing a dental emergency can be frightening. Emergencies can occur at any time with no warning, and they are often serious and painful. If you’ve broken a tooth, lost a crown, bitten your cheek, or experienced a traumatic injury to your teeth or face, knowing what to do in the first few minutes after the event can help you to save your tooth or prevent serious medical complications. The following guidelines can help you manage a dental crisis until you are able to see an emergency dentist for professional assistance.

Misaligned or Loose Tooth

If a tooth becomes loose or moves out of position, try to reposition it gently. Never force the tooth back into place. Contact your dentist immediately.

Fractured Tooth

If you think your tooth has been fractured, rinse with warm water, and apply an ice pack to your face to lessen swelling. Take ibuprofen for pain if necessary; don’t use aspirin. See your dentist as soon as possible to determine if restorative procedures are needed.

Knocked-Out Tooth

The first priority in saving a knocked-out tooth is to get to your dentist within the first hour, when you have the best chance of success. Handle the tooth by its crown only; never touch the root. Rinse the tooth gently, but don’t rub or scrub it. Keep it moist; if you can’t replace it in the mouth, wrap it in gauze and store it in milk or salt solution.

Injury to Soft Tissue

Cuts, tears, and lacerations can be serious if bleeding is severe. Clean the wound with warm water, and take the victim to an oral surgeon for emergency dental services or to an emergency room for care.

Prepare a Dental Emergency Kit

A dental emergency kit should include the following items:

  • Contact information for your dentist in Westland
  • Contact information for emergency dental services
  • Acetaminophen or ibuprofen (not aspirin)
  • Saline solution
  • Sterile gauze
  • Small container with lid
  • Clean handkerchief

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Westland, call Gentle Dental of Westland today at (734) 329-5284 or make an appointment.

Gentle Dental offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Westland. With 8 affiliated practices throughout Michigan, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Gentle Dental of Westland, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Gentle Dental of Westland.

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