Emergency Dental Services

Emergency Dentists Michigan
Don’t ignore tooth pain. If you need emergency dental care, call our office as soon as possible. The sooner we treat you, the more likely we’ll be able to save your tooth.

Our Cascade and Grand Haven emergency dentists act quickly to give you the best chance of regaining oral health after injury or illness.

When you arrive at our office, we’ll examine your mouth and take dental X-rays to determine the best course of action.

If you are unable to reach our office, seek help at the nearest ER.

When to Schedule Emergency Dental Care

If you’re experiencing any of the following, schedule emergency dental care as soon as possible:

  • Knocked-out tooth
  • Loose tooth
  • Broken or cracked tooth
  • Soft tissue injuries (lips, gums, tongue, inside of cheeks)
  • Persistent toothache
  • Dental abscess

What to do for knocked-out tooth:

  1. Pick up tooth by the crown
  2. Gently rinse dirt from tooth
  3. Place tooth in socket if possible or submerge in milk
  4. Seek urgent dental care

What to do for a broken or cracked tooth:

  1. Gently rinse mouth with warm water
  2. Apply cold compress if you were hit in the mouth
  3. Take acetaminophen (not aspirin) to manage pain
  4. Seek urgent dental care

Emergency Dental Services FAQ

1. What are the most common dental emergencies?
At MI Smiles Dental, our dentists offer a range of emergency dental services. Please schedule emergency dental care as soon as possible if you are experiencing any of the following:

  • Knocked-out tooth
  • Loose tooth
  • Broken or cracked tooth
  • Soft tissue injuries (lips, gums, tongue, inside of cheeks)
  • Toothache that won’t go away
  • Dental abscess

2. What should I do if my tooth is knocked out?
If you find yourself in this situation, it is important to follow these steps before seeking dental care either at our office or at the nearest emergency room.

  • Carefully pick the tooth up by the top, or crown to avoid damage to the roots.
  • Gently rinse off any dirt or debris that may be on the tooth.
  • If possible, place the tooth back in the socket or submerge in a glass of milk.
  • Seek urgent dental care.

3. What should I do if my tooth is broken or cracked?
Please follow these quick instructions if you have just broken or cracked a tooth. Do not delay treatment and immediately seek out emergency dental care at our office or at the nearest emergency room.

  • Save all pieces of the tooth if possible.
  • Gently rinse mouth with warm water.
  • Apply a cold compress to your face if needed to reduce swelling.
  • Take acetaminophen (not aspirin) to manage pain.
  • Seek urgent dental care.

4. When is it recommended to go to the emergency room?
If you have sustained another injury in addition to your mouth, emergency room treatment is recommended. Also, if for any reason you can’t reach our office soon enough, please visit your nearest emergency room.
5. What is not a dental emergency?
Knowing what is and what isn’t a dental emergency can influence how fast you seek out oral care. Though annoying, a lost crown or filling does not constitute a dental emergency. However, we encourage you to still call us soon after it has happened to schedule an appointment with our dentists.

Get Emergency Dental Care Fast

Our West Michigan family dentists provide quality dental care to patients of all ages. With five convenient West Michigan locations, we have the capability of handling all of your family's dental needs. Call MI Smiles Dental Grand Haven at (616) 842-1188, MI Smiles Dental Cascade at (616) 974-4990, MI Smiles Comstock Park at (616) 784-3515, or MI Smiles Grand Rapids at (616) 942-2870 today, or schedule your appointment online.