Dental Emergencies

When you damage a tooth or have unexplained pain, or if a tooth is lost, then you need treatment right away! At Stubbs Family Dentistry, we offer emergency dental care to repair damage and protect your smile from major discomfort and complications, such as infection or even tooth loss!

Common Dental Emergencies

Dental emergencies could be as minor as an unexplained toothache to a lost tooth, and may include:

  • Infected or abscessed teeth
  • Cracked or broken teeth
  • Lost fillings or crowns
  • Lost teeth
  • Pain when eating or biting down
  • Sudden toothaches
  • Objects caught between teeth

How to Take Action

Once you contact our team and schedule a visit, you can take action to help minimize discomfort and prevent complications until we can see you and offer treatment. You can always take an over-the-counter pain reliever to ease discomfort, and other tips include:

  • Broken tooth: If a tooth is broken try to recover any pieces to bring with you. If this isn’t possible, we can still repair your tooth. You should rinse with warm water and use gauze or cloth to control the bleeding. With a cold compress, you can minimize facial swelling.
  • Knocked-out tooth: When a tooth is knocked out, retrieve it quickly. Pick it up by the crown, never touch the root. Rinse away dirt but take care not to remove any tissue. Place it in a sealed container of milk or salt water. You can also return it to the socket and bite down gently to hold in place.
  • Loose crown: If a restoration is lost, then place it in a cool place to keep it from changing shape. Avoid very hot to cold foods and drinks, and items high in sugar, as the exposed tooth is very sensitive.
  • Toothache: If a tooth hurts or has something caught between it, gently floss on either side and rinse with warm water.

Our team will examine your smile to assess the cause and severity of your emergency, so we can then create a personalized treatment plan to bring relief and restore not only the health and function of your smile, but the appearance of your teeth as well. For some, we could offer repair with composite resin or a custom crown. We can restore lost teeth or if they can’t be replaced, offer prosthetics like dental implants to fill the gaps in your smile. Don’t let your emergency threaten your oral health, talk to our team today!

Schedule Your Emergency Dental Visit

Don’t let your injury or discomfort lead to more trouble for your smile, see us right away for emergency dental care. To schedule a consultation, fill out our online form, or call our office in West Allis, WI, at 414-541-8250. We proudly serve the residents of West Allis, Brookfield, Wauwatosa, and all Western Milwaukee communities.