Emergency Dental Care
Same-Day Appointments in Oak Creek
Dr. Saleki has been treating dental emergencies for years, and he knows just what to do in a tough situation. We offer same-day appointments for patients experiencing extreme pain or dental injuries, and we always prioritize emergency cases. Call us immediately at (414) 762-9010 if you are having a dental emergency.
what is a dental emergency?
Though people typically know when to head to the hospital for urgent healthcare needs, dental emergencies are often not as obvious and many people wonder if they are, in fact, experiencing an emergency. A dental emergency qualifies as any painful situation with your teeth or mouth that you cannot treat on your own. These situations include, but are not limited to:
- A tooth that has been knocked out, damaged or become loose in an injury
- Past dental work (fillings or crowns) that have fallen out or become loose
- Excessive bleeding or extreme pain
If you’re still not sure whether you are experiencing an emergency, don’t hesitate to call us at (414) 762-9010 to discuss your symptoms with one of our experts.
what to do in a dental emergency
The most important thing to remember in a dental emergency is to stay calm. Avoiding panic will help you make the right decisions for your dental health quickly and safely. Schedule a same-day appointment or stop by the office as soon as possible, because the sooner you treat damaged teeth, the better the outcome will be for recovery.
If your tooth has been knocked out, place it back in its socket or in a cup of cold milk until you can make it to the office. To mitigate pain, use a cold compress on the outside of your mouth or take non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen. Do not use aspirin in a dental emergency, because this can prevent blood clots from forming and lead to excessive bleeding from the mouth.