Dental Emergencies in West Allis
When a dental emergency happens, you can’t wait for dental care. Call us at (414) 327-2700 if you think you need emergency care for your teeth. Dental emergencies happen quickly and not treating them can lead to needless, sometimes severe pain or the loss of a tooth that could have been restored. Don’t let a dental emergency take control of your life. At Third Coast Family Dental, we can treat your teeth now so you can live a happier, pain-free day tomorrow.
Are You in Pain? Call Us!
Our office is located at 8531 W Lincoln Ave, West Allis, WI 53227. We are open most weekdays and are quick to answer emergency calls and schedule same day appointments when needed. Your dental health is important to us, but so is your comfort and peace of mind. When the worst happens, our highly trained team will be right here to help you find pain relief and care that you can trust.
Causes for Dental Emergencies
Knocked out Adult tooth: gently rinse your mouth with warm water and reposition the tooth if possible, holding the tooth by the crown and avoiding touching the root of the tooth. If the tooth can’t be placed back into the socket, place it in a container of cold whole milk to keep it moist while you contact our office and prepare to come in immediately.
Knocked out Baby Tooth: If your child has experienced an accident and lost a baby tooth before it was time to lose the tooth, keep the tooth moist in cold whole milk and see immediate care. Dr. Blair can determine if the tooth can be placed back into the mouth and examine if it has come out cleanly.
Cracked, Fractured, or Broken Tooth: Call for dental assistance immediately. To clean the area, gently rinse your mouth with warm water and gently floss around the area to remove any trapped food particles that might cause infection. If swelling occurs, apply an icepack to the side of the mouth.
Toothache: When a toothache is bothering you, rinse your mouth gently with warm water and floss to clean the area. Toothaches can range from severity to cause, so it’s important to seek a consultation to determine the cause of the pain and alleviate it quickly.
Contact Us Immediately
When dental emergencies aren’t taken care of immediately, pain may worsen and a tooth may become unsavable. When you come in to your same day emergency appointment with Dr. Blair, she will help to put your mind at ease and alleviate your pain as quickly as possible. Whether your tooth is broken, knocked out, or experiencing a great deal of pain, her conservative treatment methods are careful and effective, helping you to feel safe throughout your treatment. If you think you may be experiencing a dental emergency, don’t hesitate to give our office a call and receive the treatment you need when you need it.
After the Procedure
When you leave Dr. Blair’s office after receiving care for your dental emergency, she may prescribe antibiotics or pain relievers to be taken at home to help with the healing process. Depending on your unique situation, you may want to avoid any strenuous activities while you recover, and slowly introduce soft foods to reduce putting stress on your teeth. As you heal, Dr. Blair may check in on you with a phone call to see how you are feeling. If you have any questions about your dental condition or how to take care of your teeth after an accident, you may call our office or visit our patient forms online, which can provide helpful insight on the proper care of your teeth after treatment.
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“Your best care begins with compassion and understanding.”
Whether you’re calling to set your six month appointment or haven’t seen a dentist in awhile, we’ll help you feel comfortable and safe when it’s time to see the dentist. Our conservative approach means we will work with you to find a treatment that gives you your best sense of health now and helps preserve and maintain your healthy teeth for years to come.