Dental Emergencies

Emergency Dental Services

Dentist in Grand Rapids, MI

Some dental issues can’t wait for your next 6 month checkup appointment. Dental emergencies are important to take care of immediately. Chipped, broken or knocked-out teeth, bleeding, deep pain, or pressurized pain caused by trauma or infection require emergency dental care. If you’re in Grand Rapids or the NE Grand Rapids area specifically, we can be your emergency dentist office.

If you are a new patient or an existing patient - We can help with emergency issues and we also take after-hours calls if needed. We care about your dental health and want to ensure your dental emergency gets taken care of quickly, so one emergency doesn't evolve into more.


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We encourage you to wear a mouth guard when participating in sports or recreational and activities with body contact or fast environments. Follow some of these basic tips in the case of a dental emergency:

Broken Tooth:

  • Rinse your mouth with warm water.
  • Use an ice pack or cold compress to keep the swelling down.
  • Use ibuprofen, not aspirin, for pain. Aspirin is an anti-coagulant, which may cause excessive bleeding in dental emergency.
  • Immediately contact us or the nearest dentist, who will determine treatment based on how badly the tooth is broken.

Knocked Out Tooth:

  • Immediately call your dentist for an emergency appointment.
  • Hold the tooth by the crown, not the root, and gently rinse the tooth in water if it is dirty.
  • Do not scrub the tooth or remove any attached tissue fragments.
  • If possible, gently insert and hold the tooth in its socket or in your mouth between the check and gum to keep it moist.
  • Otherwise, put the tooth in a cup of milk and get to the dentist as quickly as possible.
  • Remember to take the tooth with you!

Broken Jaw:

  • Apply cold compresses to control swelling.
  • Go to your dentist or a hospital emergency room immediately.

When the Gums or Tissues Are Injured:

Injuries to the inside of the mouth should be cleaned right away with a warm water and the injured person taken to the dental office or emergency room for care. Bleeding from a cut tongue can be reduced by pulling the tongue forward and using gauze to place pressure on the wound.

Bitten Lip or Tongue:

Clean the area gently with a cloth and apply a cold compress to reduce swelling. Contact your dentist or local urgent care center if bleeding or swelling increases or doesn't stop.


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