Types of Dental Emergencies
Dental emergencies are a top priority at Tanty Family Dental. We understand how unbearable these scenarios can be, so we seek to provide relief as soon as possible. The best way to avoid dental emergencies is to keep up with the recommended daily dental care routine. If something comes up, do not ignore it. If it gets worse as time goes on, be sure to schedule an appointment before it becomes an emergency. Administering care before it becomes a dental emergency makes it easier for us to help and saves you a lot of discomfort too.
Contact our staff for emergency dental services in Waukesha, New Berlin, Pewaukee, Brookfield, Wales and throughout Waukesha County.
Every patient is unique, but there are a handful of scenarios that warrant same-day emergency care:
What to do in a Dental Emergency
If you find yourself in a dental emergency, it's important to stay calm and take quick action. Here are some steps to follow:
- Call us as soon as possible to schedule a same-day emergency appointment. Tanty Dental is here to help you get the care you need as soon as possible.
- Follow our first-aid instructions. We will provide guidance over the phone on how to manage your emergency until you can reach us.
- Visit Tanty Dental for an exam. We have experienced emergency dentists and will assess your situation and provide a thorough examination.
- Create a treatment plan. Our dental staff will review her findings with you and fully explain your treatment options. Together, you can create a custom plan to address your dental emergency.
- Get the fast and efficient care you need. Once a treatment plan has been established, our dental team will work quickly to repair your smile and save your teeth
If you are experiencing a dental emergency, don't hesitate to call us right away. We are here to provide the care you need to get you feeling your best.
Emergency Dentistry FAQs
What is the most common dental emergency?
A broken tooth that has gone untreated and becomes painful is one of the most common types of dental emergencies. When a dental issue arises it is best to contact your dental professional immediately. Untreated dental issues can result in more serious health concerns like gum disease and loss of teeth. At Tanty Family Dentistry, we provide many restorative treatment options to resolve your dental pain and improve your oral health.
Do I need an emergency extraction?
It is common to think you need an emergency extraction when you experience extreme dental pain. However, in many cases, your tooth may still be restorable with a filling, root canal therapy, and/or the placement of a dental crown. If you experience any pain or swelling in your mouth, contact your dental professional immediately.
What happens in an emergency visit?
Before any treatment is provided, your dental professional will first diagnose the source of your pain which often includes an oral exam and an x-ray of the affected area. Once the professionals at Tanty Family Dentistry determine the cause of your discomfort, they will discuss with you the best course of treatment to resolve the issue and provide answers to any questions you may have about the recommended treatment.
Is a sensitive tooth an emergency?
Although it may not be an emergency, tooth sensitivity could be an indication of an underlying dental concern. If a tooth has become sensitive and discomfort persists longer than a few days, contact your dental professional as it is best to address any changes in your oral health immediately so the issue can be resolved with the least invasive procedure possible.
My crown fell off, what should I do?
The glue which keeps a crown cemented to your tooth can weaken over time due to daily forces such as chewing. If your crown falls off, don't worry, put it in a container and call the professionals at Tanty Family Dental. Dr. Tanty will determine the best course of action which could mean simply recementing the crown.
What should I do if I have a toothache?
If you have a toothache, schedule an appointment to determine the source of your pain. Antibiotics can minimize discomfort and temporarily treat dental infection but without treating the underlying issue, your toothache will return. After diagnosis, follow through with recommended treatment to prevent future discomfort and provide the best long-term outcome for your dental health.
My child's tooth was knocked out, what should I do?
When a fully intact tooth is knocked out of its socket, it is possible to put it back in the socket and achieve full reintegration. Immediately place the tooth in a glass of milk to preserve vitality and schedule an emergency visit with your dental professional. Follow post-visit instructions for most favorable outcome.