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Emergency Dentistry – Milwaukee, WI

Don’t Put Off Your Emergency Any Longer!

When a dental emergency strikes, it’s typically because of a long-term issue like tooth decay or gum disease or a physical injury that chipped/damaged a tooth in some way. Regardless of the type of emergency you’re experiencing, you should give our dental office a call. Putting it off will only make it worse, and we’re more than equipped to get you out of pain and save your smile with emergency dentistry in Milwaukee, WI.

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How to Handle Common Dental Emergencies

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Whether your tooth aches, you’ve experienced an oral injury, or you notice facial swelling after waking up in the morning, the first thing you should do is give our dental office a call. Our team can schedule an appointment immediately and more than likely provide same-day care. We’ll also give you tips on how to manage your dental emergency, no matter how minor or serious it may be. A few things you can do on your own to help with a dental emergency include…

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Toothaches

Start by flossing around the tooth to remove potential food debris. If the discomfort persists, take an over-the-counter painkiller like ibuprofen to reduce it. If swelling is present, you can also apply a cold compress to your cheek for about 10 minutes, then remove it for an additional 10 minutes. Repeat this for up to one hour. You may have tooth decay or an oral infection that requires more involved treatment.

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Chipped/Broken Tooth

Collect any pieces of your tooth that you can find and bring them to our dental office. Use a cold compress to reduce swelling and take painkillers as needed to minimize discomfort. Apply sugarless gum to the remaining tooth if it appears sharp or jagged. We will likely need to restore your tooth with a crown, which we can do in a single appointment.

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Knocked-Out Tooth

Do your best to locate the tooth and stay calm. Once found, pick it up by the crown portion only and avoid touching the root or any tissue still attached to the tooth. Rinse off any dirt or debris, then attempt to place it back into your open socket. If this isn’t possible, keep it in a container of milk or saltwater, and get to our dental office within the hour.

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Lost Filling / Crown

If you have lost a restoration, avoid chewing on that side of your mouth until you get to our dental office. If you still have the restoration, rinse your mouth out with water and remove any debris from the restoration before using dental cement, denture adhesive, or sugar-free chewing gum to temporarily reattach it to your tooth.

How to Prevent Dental Emergencies

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Most dental emergencies can be avoided if you practice daily brushing and flossing as well as attend routine dental appointments at our dental office. It’s also important to avoid eating foods that are extremely sticky or hard, especially if you have dental crowns. Never chew on inedible objects such as pens, pencils, bottle caps, or packages that you’re trying to open. And, if you play contact sports or grind your teeth while you sleep, get a custom-made oral appliance at our dental office.

The Cost of Treating Dental Emergencies

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Most dental emergencies are difficult to evaluate in terms of cost until you get to our dental office for closer examination. When you do, we’ll be able to confirm if your needed treatment is relatively simple or complex. For example, treating minor tooth decay is less expensive than a severe oral infection. No matter what your emergency care requires, we’ll work with you to build a treatment plan that fits your budget.

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