Emergency Dentist in Shelby Township, Michigan
In the event of a dental emergency, Dr. William G. Ziecina understands the importance of prompt treatment. He prioritizes emergency patients so they can be seen in our dental office quickly. We provide care for patients with dental emergencies in Shelby Township and nearby communities.
Call our Emergency dentist at (586) 203-8686 to get help fast.
When you are experiencing severe dental pain, you want fast relief. A dental emergency can stop you from doing your job, or attending to routine activities. People often try a variety of remedies to alleviate their suffering including topical analgesic creams like Orajel, to aspirin or even stronger pain relievers. These solutions are temporary and neglecting your dental health by avoiding the dentist will usually only make your condition worse.
There are many causes of tooth pain, and some can indicate a serious issue. It is important to call us as soon as possible so that we can arrange for you to come in and have the problem diagnosed and treated. Below are some common causes of dental emergencies:
Severe Tooth Pain/Pulpitis
Pulpitis refers to the inflammation of a tooth’s pulp, which is the tissue that fills the innermost area of a tooth. This bacterial infection is often caused by a cavity that has reached this space but can be caused by gum disease or injury as well.
Symptoms include sensitivity to hot, cold, or sweet foods and drinks, and generalized pain in the mouth or jaw. In very mild cases, it may be possible to fill the cavity and save the tooth. In most cases of pulpitis, treatment with antibiotics and root canal therapy or extraction is necessary.
An abscess is an infection around the root of a tooth. Like pulpitis, it is usually due to extensive tooth decay. Symptoms may include fever, pain, redness, swelling, and a bitter or foul taste in the mouth. Left untreated, an abscessed tooth can lead to serious complications that threaten your teeth, gums, and overall health.
Injury to Teeth
A loosened or dislodged tooth is always a dental emergency, whether it’s a permanent tooth that has become loose suddenly for no apparent reason or one that has been knocked out completely. Always try to locate the dislodged tooth. Even children who have lost primary (baby) teeth due to a fall or other injury should be seen by a dentist as soon as possible.
Holding the tooth by its crown, rinse the tooth gently with warm water, but do not disturb any natural fragments attached to the tooth. Gently try to reinsert it into the gum, making sure to face it the correct way. If not possible to reinsert (or in the case of a child, to avoid choking) store the tooth in milk or water with a pinch of salt and call the office immediately.
Call Today if you have questions or are experiencing a Dental Emergency in Shelby Township
Our dentist takes your dental emergency very seriously and will make every effort to see you as soon as possible.
We are reachable during and after our regular business hours
Call our office at (586) 203-8686 to reach someone night or day.