If you have a dental emergency, please call Brilliant Smiles Family Dentistry at 231-389-6388.
Our dental office provides emergency dental services in Cadillac, MI, for patients with sudden or severe dental problems. Emergency dental care can help prevent future dental problems.
If you have physical injuries in addition to dental injuries, please visit an emergency room. We can provide you with dental care after you receive medical care. Emergency dentistry is one of the general dental services we provide to the public.
Emergency Dentistry in Cadillac, MI
Learn what to do if you have a dental emergency:
Knocked Out Tooth
If you have just knocked out a tooth, try to locate the tooth and place it back in its socket while waiting to see your dentist. First, rinse the mouth of any blood or other debris. Place a cold cloth or compress on the cheek near the injury. This will keep down swelling.
If you cannot place the tooth back in its socket, hold the dislocated tooth by the crown – not the root. Next, place it in a container of saline or saliva and keep it in the solution until you arrive at the emergency room or dentist’s office. We can replace a permanent tooth with a secure dental implant.
For a fractured tooth, it is best to rinse with warm water and apply a cold pack or compress. Ibuprofen can help keep down swelling. If the tooth fracture is minor and the pulp within the tooth is not damaged, we can sand or restore the tooth.
If a child’s primary tooth is loosened by an injury or an emerging permanent tooth, try getting the child to bite down gently on an apple or piece of caramel. In some cases, the tooth will easily separate from the gums.
There are many possible causes of toothaches and tooth pain, including a tooth abscess, dental injury, or gum disease. At home before your appointment, take ibuprofen and apply a cold pack to your cheek on the side of the affected tooth or teeth.
We will examine your smile and recommend the right treatment for your needs. Our team can also refer you to an oral surgeon as needed for root canal therapy or surgical periodontal treatments.
Broken or Lost Restorations
Please contact our office if you have broken or lost a dental crown, denture, or dental bridge. We can provide you with a temporary restoration while we plan your permanent replacement.
Do not attempt to place a broken restoration back in your mouth because you can damage your teeth and gums.
If you continue to experience bleeding after dental treatment, like dental extraction, please contact our office. You should not experience bleeding for longer than 24 hours after your extraction.
Post-extraction bleeding (PEB), or bleeding that does not create a clot is abnormal. Place pressure on the extraction site with gauze or a clean cloth and bite down for 45 minutes to an hour. Contact our office for treatment.
Contact Our Office Today
Have you lost a permanent tooth? Does tooth pain persist no matter what you do? If you need dental emergency services, please call 231-389-6388. You can request a dental appointment on our website if you require dental care but do not have a dental emergency.