HIGHLAND DENTAL – DR. GARRISON & DR. KEMPEMA
Fort Atkinson, WI
Dr. Garrison understands that when you’ve had an accident or experience sudden pain in your mouth, seeing the dentist for emergency care can make a large difference in saving your affected tooth and restoring your dental health.
Do You Accept Emergency Appointments?
At Highland Dental Health we believe your experience at the dentist should be calm and positive no matter what brings you in through the door. When an accident or sudden change in your dental health causes you to seek professional care you should know that you are in safe and capable hands. We help our patients find the answers they need for their dental anxiety or concerns even before they come in for treatment by answering their questions over the phone and walking them through our relaxing sedation dentistry services.
What Should I Do In A Dental Emergency?
Whether you’ve cracked a tooth on a hard cookie or your dental crown comes loose at a company outing, dental emergencies can happen at anytime, anywhere. In these untimely situations, read the details below to take care of your teeth and health while you make a call to see Dr. Garrison and Dr. Kempema from Highland Dental.
Advice For A Dental Emergency
Follow the simple instructions below and call Highland Dental as soon as possible to get care (920) 542-2746.
Knocked Out Adult Tooth
If you or a friend knocks out a permanent tooth, find the tooth and always hold it by the crown (the white part that you normally see), never by the root. Use warm water to gently rinse your mouth and attempt to place the tooth back into place by holding the tooth by the crown. If this is not an option, place the tooth in a small container of whole milk or worst case, inside your cheek to preserve it while you visit the dentist immediately.
Knocked Out Baby Tooth
If a baby tooth has come out prematurely, contact the dentist right away as you keep the tooth moist in cold whole milk. Our services in pediatric dentistry may be able to observe if the tooth has come out cleanly or if the tooth can or must be repositioned. Never try to replace a knocked-out child tooth into the mouth as you may damage the adult tooth growing underneath.
Carefully clean the area by rinsing with warm water and flossing gently to remove any trapped food particles. Applying a cold ice pack to the area can reduce swelling. Phone our Fort Atkinson, WI office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Garrison or Dr. Kempema.
Broken or Cracked Tooth
Gently rinse your mouth with warm water and floss around the affected area to remove any trapped food particles that could infect the tooth. Don’t worry if you can’t find the piece that broke off or is chipped. Our doctors will use tooth-colored material to build the tooth back up. Call our convenient Fort Atkinson office immediately to come in for emergency restorative care and try to avoid contact with any outside particles if possible.