Accidents happen, which is the reason why experienced dentist Dr. Daniel Clement offers emergency dental care at his office in Midland, MI. Some common oral injuries are cracked, broken, and knocked-out teeth. Incidents could be caused by biting or chewing food that's too tough for your teeth to handle, a mishap while playing sports, a bad fall, or a blunt-force injury. You may or may not feel pain, but it's important to have your mouth checked after an injury to look for hidden damage. At Great Lakes Bay Dental, we will make your dental emergency a priority by providing fast treatment and steps to prevent future problems.
Emergency Dental Exams
In addition to emergency dental care, Dr. Clement also sets time aside to perform emergency dental examinations for those who have endured an accident or have detected something uncommon within their mouth, such as bleeding, swelling, or an abscess. If any unforeseen problem does occur, you can take comfort in knowing that Dr. Clement and his team at Great Lakes Bay Dental will do what they can to diagnose and treat your problem as soon as possible.
It's possible that you may require emergency care if a tooth or restoration comes out, if you are in pain, or if your tooth is cracked. In some cases, you may be unsure how quickly you need treatment (for example, a loose tooth or restoration, a trauma that doesn't cause pain or bleeding, or a chipped tooth). Whenever you experience an injury to your mouth, including your teeth, gums, or jawbone, it's best to speak to our office. Dr. Clement and his team can help you decide when to come in, strategies to manage any pain, and how to preserve your tooth or restoration. Even small injuries can result in bigger issues if not treated right away so it is better to contact our office immediately.
What To Expect
Every dental emergency is unique so our team will carefully assess your mouth before diagnosis at your appointment. X-rays may be required to check for additional damage. Once our team understands the extent of your condition, they will talk to you about options and create your treatment plan. You may need one or a number of visits to restore your mouth fully.
Based on your problem, Dr. Clement will give you instructions to help you heal after your treatment at Great Lakes Bay Dental. He may write you a prescription for antibiotics or pain medication that needs to be taken as directed. They will also tell you if you need to schedule an appointment for another procedure or a follow-up exam. Once your dental emergency is medicated, you may want to talk to Dr. Clement about ways to prevent future injuries, such as wearing a custom mouth guard while playing sports. You need to continue to stick to a regular home oral care regimen with brushing and flossing to keep your teeth and gums strong and healthy. During your annual dental exam at Great Lakes Bay Dental, our team will continue to observe your healing progress.
If you are using dental insurance, we will contact your provider to ascertain your coverage once our team has created your treatment plan. For those without dental insurance, Great Lakes Bay Dental accepts several payment methods, and we can help you find low-interest financing to make your treatment more affordable. Don't delay treating a dental emergency because of concerns over cost because waiting might lead to bigger and more expensive problems.
Emergency Dental Care
If you have pain, bleeding, or are experiencing an injury to your mouth, contact Great Lakes Bay Dental for emergency dental care. Dr. Clement, along with his team, will work to deal with your pain and repair any damage to your teeth, gums, jaw, or dental restorations. Speedy treatment is the key to saving your oral health and preventing future problems so don't hesitate to contact our office in Midland, MI for assistance.