If you are in pain, please call Olympia Hills Family Dental for our team to help relieve you of your discomfort and pain!
When you experience tooth loss, toothache, or another dental emergency, it is critical to contact our dental office at your earliest convenience. Dr. Hafen and his team 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
- 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
- Temporary crowns
- Tooth extraction
- And much, much 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 IV conscious and oral sedation for large treatments. We also offer nitrous oxide (laughing gas) as another option to help take the edge off.
Here is some advice for handling some of the most frequently occurring problems.
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.
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. If it’s dirty, one of the best things to do is to lick it clean. Our saliva has the best neutral properties and bacteria to keep the tooth clean and healthy. If not possible, place it in the mouth or in a cup of milk. Once cleaned, call our office and place the tooth in the side of your inside cheek. We can meet you at the office and re-implant your tooth into its socket.
Having a Dental Emergency? Don’t Wait to Get Treatment!
If you experience any of these urgent problems, schedule an appointment as quickly as possible. Contact us right away!