If you’re a parent, you can probably expect to have at least one dental emergency for each child. Luckily, most dental emergencies can be handled quickly, even when they occur outside of normal office hours. If you have a dental emergency, call Livonia Family Dental at 734.427.2222 and listen for further instructions.
If you have broken a tooth, you’ll want to first rinse your mouth with warm water and then use a cold compress to reduce any swelling from the injury. If you’re having extreme sensitivity to temperature, the tooth is probably cracked. When biting with this type of injury, you’ll feel a sharp pain that dissipates quickly.
If you have had a tooth knocked out through an injury, rinse off the root in room-temperature water and call for emergency dental care. Insert the tooth back in its socket if you can; if you can’t, submerge the tooth in a glass of milk and bring it with you to your emergency appointment.
If you are having extreme tooth pain not controlled with over-the-counter medication, you may have an infection in the gum or root, or you may have an exposed nerve due to tooth decay. Call us right away and we’ll have you feeling better in no time.