Sesselmann Dental Association is proud to offer same-day emergency dental care in Norton Shores and Muskegon, Michigan. You can avoid the anxiety and discomfort that can come from an emergency situation by visiting our skilled and dependable dentists. Please call us at 231-798-3431 if you need same-day emergency dental care!
A dental emergency can result from a number of situations, including an injury while playing a sport, a bad fall, or a bike or car accident. If you experience a dental emergency, call our office as soon as you can for same-day emergency dental care. There are also a few things you can do to care for the injury before seeing Drs. Eric Sesselmann Sr. and Eric Sesselmann Jr.
If you have a serious injury like a broken jaw, we recommend that you go to the emergency room or to your general physician before receiving dental treatment. If you have a life-threatening injury, call 911 or go to the emergency room.
Time is critical in determining whether or not we can successfully place the tooth back in your mouth, so contact our office immediately. Then, follow these instructions:
- Rinse your mouth to remove debris and blood.
- Use a cold compress or ice pack to reduce swelling.
- Gently rinse the tooth with water. Do not use soap or any other cleaning agent. Do not scrub or dry the tooth or wrap it in tissue.
- If you can, place the tooth back in the socket and gently bite down to hold it in place. Do not force the tooth. Otherwise, place the tooth between your cheek and gums or in milk, your own saliva, saline solution, a tooth preservation kit or water.
Fractured or Chipped Teeth
Contact our office immediately. If a part of the tooth broke off, rinse it off with lukewarm water and bring it with you to our office. If there is any bleeding, apply gauze to the area for 10 minutes or until the bleeding subsides. Minimize any swelling or pain by placing an ice pack or cold compress on the check over the area. Use a topical pain reliever, if needed.
Loosened or Dislodged Teeth
First, contact our office immediately for same-day treatment. Then, apply a cold compress or ice pack to the area to reduce discomfort and swelling. Use a mild pain reliever, if desired.
Our dentists will examine, reposition and stabilize the tooth. If the tooth heals and remains attached to the blood vessels and nerves, root canal treatment may not be needed. However, if the tooth does not heal, we may recommend a root canal.
Lost Crown or Filling
We urge you to call our office immediately. Bring your dental restoration to our office, if possible. We will see if it can be reattached to the tooth. If not, we will place a new restoration. A lost restoration may cause heightened tooth sensitivity, and we will do our best to relieve your discomfort as soon as possible.
If you have a toothache, please contact our office so that we can determine the cause of your toothache and provide treatment.