Emergency Dentistry

If you are in pain, you are seen at Olympia Hills Family Dental the SAME day!

When you experience tooth loss, toothache, or another dental emergency, it is critical to contact our dental office at your earliest convenience. Dr. Hafen will assess your smile and properly diagnose and treat whatever the problem may be.

Common dental emergencies include:

  • Injury from physical trauma
  • Dental abscess or infection
  • Toothache
  • Broken, fractured, or chipped teeth
  • Pain from cavities
  • Lost or broken dental work

We handle dental emergencies with quality treatments such as:

  • Root canal treatment
  • Restoration repairs or replacements
  • Pain and infection relief
  • Fillings
  • Temporary crowns
  • Tooth extraction
  • And more

Give us a call and we’ll give you instructions and schedule an appointment. If a patient is healthy and has a driver, we may be able to offer oral sedation for large treatments. Here is some advice for handling some of the most frequently occurring problems.

Toothache

If you are suffering from a severe toothache, call our office so we can schedule an appointment. The cause may be decay entering the nerve area of your tooth. If this is the case, root canal treatment should be completed as soon as possible. Based on the severity of the infection, some patients may need antibiotics or the tooth may need to be drained.

Swelling

Dental swelling is usually caused by an infection. Use a cold compress to reduce the swelling and give us a call. If you are having difficulty breathing, call 911 immediately.

Chipped or Fractured Tooth

If there is no pain or sensitivity, the issue may not extend to an infection. You will need to call our dental office to schedule an appointment to repair the fractured area, and let your dentist know whether or not you are in pain.

Tooth Knocked Out

If a permanent tooth is knocked out, handle the tooth by the crown rather than the root. Rinse it in cold water gently, and try to re-implant it into the socket. If not possible, place it in the mouth or in a cup of milk.

If you experience any of these urgent problems, our caring staff would like to schedule you an appointment as quickly as possible. Contact us right away!