Traumatic injuries can be painful. Dental emergencies have an added element of being frightening because of how your appearance will be changed by damaged teeth. We rely on our smiles as a means to convey our mood and have pleasant interactions with others. Missing, cracked, chipped, or otherwise badly damaged teeth can be embarrassing. Prompt treatment will not only alleviate pain, but also will ensure the greatest possible chance that you might be able to save your natural teeth. Having a reliable, reputable emergency dentist programmed into your phone is a fantastic plan, so you don’t have the added worry of figuring out who to call. Farmington Hills dentist, Dr. Aziza Askari would be happy to be the dentist you turn to in an emergency.
Dealing with a Knocked Out Tooth
If a tooth has been knocked completely out of your mouth, seeing a dentist immediately is essential I you want to keep it. Your blood vessels become damaged with such a traumatic injury, but many people are surprised to know that a tooth can be placed back into its socket with quick action. An hour is the magic window of time where re-implantation might be possible. Be sure when you handle the dislodged tooth that you do so by the crown and don’t touch the root. You might actually be able to place it back into its socket. Otherwise, tuck it into the pouch of your teeth, or submerge the tooth in water or saliva to keep it from drying out. Call your dentist and hit the road as swiftly (but safely) as you can.
Dislodged Filling or Crown
The most common way people lose crowns and fillings is while they’re eating. Once a restoration is out of your mouth, the affected tooth may be instantly and markedly temperature and pressure sensitive. Decay underneath the restoration is generally the reason for it loosening and eventually dislodging altogether. Decay literally rots the tooth structure away, changing the shape and size so that the crown or filling becomes ill-fitting. If this happens to you, call your Farmington Hills emergency dentist right away. With a crown, keep it in a cool place in case the dentist might be able to place it back in your mouth. If you have clove oil on hand, it can help alleviate pain with direct application.
Emergency Dentist in Farmington Hills
We offer emergency dental appointments with your Farmington Hills dentist, Dr. Aziza Askari. If you would like to schedule an appointment, contact our 48335 dentist office at (248)566-6490. We are happy to provide comprehensive dentistry to patients from Farmington Hills, Dearborn, Novi, Livonia, Detroit, and surrounding neighborhoods.