Dental Emergencies

Dental Emergencies Westland, MI

Frequently Asked Questions

A dental emergency is any issue that causes pain, damage, or swelling that you can’t alleviate at home. The top 5 dental emergencies we see at Parkside Dental Team are:

  1. Broken teeth
  2. Knocked-out teeth
  3. Dental abscesses
  4. Toothache
  5. Injury to the lip, tongue, or mouth

If you have a toothache, you’ll be able to find temporary relief by applying a cold compress to the area or using an over-the-counter pain medication or oral anesthetics. It’s important to note that any issue causing tooth pain is not likely to go away on its own, so we urge you to contact our office to get treatment (and lasting relief) as soon as possible.

If you’ve suffered trauma that causes a tooth to become loose or crooked, you should contact our emergency dentists right away. It may be possible for us to reposition the tooth and prevent further damage or tooth loss.

If a dental crown (cap) or filling is lost, this is considered a dental emergency. This leaves the tooth vulnerable to further damage or decay, and often results in a painful exposed nerve. Should you encounter this situation, please contact us immediately.