At McCue Dental Health, we offer emergency dentistry in Wauwatosa. Our team can help you save your teeth and get relief from the pain and discomfort of a dental emergency, no matter what has happened. If you have questions about emergency dental care, we’re here to help with this quick overview to keep you informed and prepared:
1: Can I Save A Knocked-Out Tooth?
Yes. If your tooth is knocked out, it can be replaced in the root and splinted to the adjacent teeth. Then, it will begin to heal and re-attach. However, this procedure will usually only work if you get help from Dr. McCue within 1-2 hours of your injury.
If you wait too long, your tooth will begin to die and your mouth will reject the tooth. It will not be possible to re-implant the tooth and save it. Instead, you’ll need to get a partial denture or dental bridge, or dental implant to replace your missing tooth.
2: My Tooth Is Chipped. Do I Need To See A Dentist Right Away?
Yes. Even if you don’t think that your tooth is seriously damaged and you’re not experiencing much pain or discomfort, a chipped tooth can lead to further complications. For example, the weakened enamel could deteriorate further, causing a tooth infection. Even if you only have a minor chip in your tooth, it’s best to get help immediately to ensure the best outcome for your oral health.
3: Does My Condition Count As An Emergency?
If you are experiencing serious pain, swelling, discomfort or bleeding, you are experiencing a dental emergency. Any oral condition that is painful and that you can’t treat on your own counts as a dental emergency. This includes oral trauma, such as a knocked-out tooth, but also issues like serious toothaches, advanced cases of gum disease or damaged dental work, such as a pulled-out filling.
4: Can I Go To The Emergency Room For Dental Care?
Yes, but it’s not usually a good idea to do so. Most emergency rooms do not handle emergency dentistry, and even if they do, you will pay much more at the ER than you would at an emergency dentist’s office like McCue Dental Health. Most dental emergencies are not life-threatening, so it’s best to avoid the ER in most cases.
There are exceptions, though. If you are experiencing serious swelling that interferes with breathing and swallowing, you think your jaw may be fractured, or you are bleeding uncontrollably, you should go to the ER. Use your best judgment to determine the right course of action.
5: Can I Be Sedated During My Emergency Appointment?
Yes. At McCue Dental Health, we offer sedation to help you feel more comfortable and get relief from the pain and discomfort of an oral injury or dental emergency. Dr. McCue offers sedation for all emergency patients. Simply ask about your sedation options during your appointment to learn more.
Get Help For Dental Emergencies In Wauwatosa – Come In Right Away!
When you have a dental emergency, it’s important to get help fast. At McCue Dental Health, we offer same-day emergency appointments to all of our patients. Contact us at (414) 456-1091 to let us know that you’re coming in, or just walk into our office at 10625 West North Avenue, Suite 300, Wauwatosa, WI 53226. We’ll do our best to see you as soon as we can.