Emergency Dentist in Brighton, MI

What is emergency dentistry?

If you’re suffering from severe oral pain, a toothache, or a dental injury, you can receive immediate care with emergency dentistry. The main goal of emergency treatment is to relieve patients’ pain and get them back to a healthy oral state. Emergencies can happen when you least expect them, which is why we provide same-day emergency appointments in Brighton, so you can get the care you need, when you need it.

Brighton emergency dentist

Did you know…

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Kids and adults lose over five million teeth every year! 

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What to do in a dental emergency

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Stay Calm

If you experience some sort of dental trauma, the best thing you can do is to stay calm. While you may feel inclined to panic due to the pain and stress of an injury, you can take comfort in the knowledge that nearly any dental issue can be addressed, treated, and resolved by a dentist. Our team is here to help get you back to a healthy, pain-free smile.

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Reduce Bleeding

Once you’ve gained control of the situation, take assessment of your injury. If you’re experiencing any bleeding, place a strip of gauze on the site of the injury and apply pressure by biting down on the gauze. This should slow the blood flow within an hour.

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Control Swelling & Pain

Over-the-counter medications like ibuprofen or acetaminophen can help to temporarily reduce pain and swelling. However, steer clear of any blood-thinning medications like aspirin, because they prevent clotting, making it difficult to stop the blood flow. Additionally, an ice pack or cold compress can be applied to the cheek near the affected area to help reduce pain and inflammation for a short period of time.

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Call Us Right Away 

Time is crucial in a dental emergency, so give us a call immediately! Dr. Jennifer Aminlari is standing by to help assess the severity of your dental injury and get you the care you need right away.

The importance of prompt emergency care

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Same-Day Orthodontic Care

We offer same-day care to ensure that you get the treatment you deserve when you need it most. A same-day orthodontic emergency appointment ensures that your issue will be examined immediately and resolved within the same day you scheduled your appointment. If you decide to put off or delay your treatment, you could be putting yourself at risk for more serious complications. For example, a broken bracket that could be easily fixed might prolong the alignment journey if left untreated.

You don’t need to wait in pain. The sooner you see an orthodontist for your emergency, the sooner you’ll be on your way back to getting the straight smile you’ve always desired.

common emergency procedures

While every dental emergency is different, there are a variety of common procedures that can alleviate pain and restore the form and function of your smile. At your appointment, Dr. Aminlari will perform an exam to assess the severity of your unique situation. They’ll also outline all recommended treatment options to nurse your smile back to health. For example, a broken, damaged, or decayed tooth can be restored with a dental crown. If you’re struggling with a severe toothache and an underlying infection is causing your pain, root canal therapy may be recommended by your Brighton dentist. Another common restorative procedure is tooth splinting, which stabilizes a loose or knocked-out tooth to allow for proper healing. Dr. Aminlari will avoid a tooth extraction if possible, but it can be a necessary procedure if you are experiencing a severely damaged tooth that can’t otherwise be fixed.

Did you know…

place a knocked-out tooth in a container of coldmilk
to preserve the root while you head to your emergency appointment.

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Have questions about emergency dentistry? Find answers here.

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What should I do if I’ve knocked out a tooth?

If you knock out a tooth, the first step is to try and remain calm. If you can find it, recover your tooth by grabbing it by its top, or crown, instead of by the bottom, or root, to prevent further damage. Then, place the tooth in a cup of milk and call the office (810) 626-5662.

If you are facing a serious dental emergency, don’t wait to call your dentist. Although you may be focused on alleviating pain, a knocked-out tooth only has a short window of 1-2 hours in which it can be saved, replaced, and splinted by your dentist. Give us a call right away for guidance, then head to our office to get the emergency care you need.

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What should I do if my dental work has fallen out?

If your dental crown, filling, bridge, or other appliance falls out, place your dental work in a container or plastic bag and keep it safe so you can bring it to your next dental visit. Give us a call right away to schedule an emergency visit so we can treat your issue as soon as possible.

When you lose a dental appliance, your teeth and gums can become exposed to bacteria. This may cause an infection, further decay or damage, and lead to even more issues in the future. A loose, broken, or missing dental appliance is considered a dental emergency and warrants a same-day appointment, so get in touch with us as soon as you notice that something’s wrong to schedule a visit. 

What should I do about a severe toothache?

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If you’re suffering from a severe toothache and it lasts for several days, it could be caused by a tooth infection. A tooth infection is a serious dental emergency, but fortunately, root canal therapy can be used to restore your tooth, and relieve your oral pain.

If you’re experiencing a lasting toothache, call our office immediately to book your appointment. To soothe your discomfort  in the meantime, apply a cold compress to your cheek, take over-the-counter pain relievers, or apply a topical numbing gel to the affected area.

What should I do about a chipped, broken, or cracked tooth?

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Even if the damage to your tooth appears to be minor, give us a call so we can help guide you on the next steps, and to see if your injury requires immediate treatment. When you arrive at the office, Dr. Aminlari will perform an emergency exam to determine the severity of the damage. If a broken or cracked tooth is left untreated, it is at risk for infection and other complications.

What should I do about a loose tooth?

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If you experience any form of oral trauma that causes one or more of your teeth to become loose, call our office immediately for a same-day appointment. When your tooth is loose, it’s incredibly important to get proper care right away, as the nerves that run through and support your tooth could die and lead to losing the tooth entirely.

Once your visit is scheduled, try to keep the tooth as stable as possible, and avoid touching the loose tooth with your tongue or fingers, as this can lead to further damage and increase the risk of infection. At your emergency appointment, Dr. Aminlari will apply a splint that stabilizes the tooth by attaching it to the adjacent teeth, providing support and allowing the tooth to heal and reattach to your gums. 

Did you know…

If left untreated, a tooth infection can spread
to other parts of your body and cause issues
that impact your overall health

Need emergency dental care?  

Call (810) 626-5662 Now!