Emergency Dental Care
Drs. Don and Cathleen Czaplicki can treat issues such as toothaches, a bitten tongue, and teeth that have been knocked out or severely damaged with prompt emergency dental care. At our Milwaukee, WI, office, we will take care of you by providing immediate, professional treatment in your urgent situation. If you are in need of immediate attention, contact our office. You can also enter our contact information into your cell phone now under “Emergency Dentist,” and we will be a call away when you need us.
About Dental Emergencies
Emergencies are unexpected and often stressful. Your child might sustain a knee to the mouth during soccer practice, for example. Adults are also injury prone, whether a popcorn hull becomes lodged between the teeth and gums or a cracked tooth begins causing acute pain. At Czaplicki Family Dentistry, our team is prepared to help you when you need us most.
Common dental emergencies include:
- A broken or chipped tooth
- Knocking out a tooth due to trauma
- A bitten tongue or cheek
- An intense toothache
- Food or other item lodged between teeth
- A painful dental or gum infection
- Damaged jaw joints
If your emergency may require stitches, or you suspect a broken jaw, go to the nearest emergency room for urgent care. Once first aid has been provided by the staff, contact us to discuss your next steps.
Enter our contact information in your cell phone under “Emergency Dentist,” and we will be a call away when you need us.
Reduce Your Risk for Emergencies
The best defense against a dental emergency are preventive measures. Dr. Don and Cathleen Czaplicki highly recommend that anyone who participates in sports (children as well as adults) wear a sports mouth guard to protect against or reduce the effect of injuries to the teeth and soft tissue. In addition, do not neglect good daily oral hygiene at home, coupled with six-month checkups and cleanings in our office. These preventive dental visits allow us to detect and treat potential dental problems or early, existing problems, before an emergency situation arises.
Dental First Aid
If you experience dental pain, rinse your mouth vigorously with water. Use floss to dislodge any food particles lodged between teeth. If pain persists, take an over-the-counter pain reliever, like ibuprofen or acetaminophen, and call our office.
When a blow to the mouth causes a tooth to fall out, stop and look for the tooth. If it is extremely dirty, gently dust off dirt, then place the tooth into a small cup or bag with either milk or the patient’s saliva. Do not manipulate the tooth’s nerve. Bring the tooth with you to our office since there is always a possibility for reattaching it. Control bleeding by applying gauze, a clean rag, or a moist teabag over the empty socket, and ask the patient to bite down to hold it in place. Gentle pressure should be applied. Call us on the way to our office, if possible.
Damaged Soft Tissue
A bitten tongue or cheek, or laceration to the gum tissue, will bleed. Apply a clean, moist cloth or gauze, as well as gentle pressure. Contact us as soon as possible so we can determine the extent of the damage during an exam.
Dental emergencies can be overwhelming, but our team provides prompt and personalized care. Contact Czaplicki Family Dentistry to schedule an emergency appointment. Our dental office is designed for optimal efficiency and patient comfort.