Emergency Dentistry

Complete Health Dental Care

Carl S Piontkowski , DDS

General Dentist located in Clinton Township, MI

Dental emergencies often happen when you least expect it. When they do, you can turn to board-certified dentist Carl Piontkowski, DDS, and his team at Complete Health Dental Care in Clinton Township, Michigan. They offer comprehensive emergency dentistry services when time is of the essence. Schedule a same-day appointment with Complete Health Dental Care by phone or online, or simply walk in today.

Emergency Dentistry Q & A

What is emergency dentistry?

Emergency dentistry includes dental evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of dental situations that require immediate attention to prevent or fix oral health problems. Examples include:

  • Cracked teeth
  • Chipped teeth
  • A loose or missing crown
  • Tooth infections
  • Severe tooth decay
  • Toothache
  • Loose permanent teeth
  • Knocked out tooth
  • Object stuck in your teeth

Emergency dental care can save a tooth and restore your beautiful smile. At the first sign of a dental emergency, schedule a same-day appointment with the Complete Health Dental Care team for an evaluation.

What should I do during a dental emergency?

During a dental emergency for you or a family member, it’s important to stay calm. If you experience a toothache or injury, apply a cold compress to the area to reduce swelling and relieve pain. If your gums or mouth bleed, place pressure on the area to stop the bleeding.

If you have a knocked-out permanent tooth, save the tooth if you can. Place it in some milk, back in its socket, or between your cheek and gums to keep it moist. Bring the tooth with you to your emergency dental appointment.

What should I expect during emergency dentistry visits?

When you arrive at Complete Health Dental Care for same-day emergency dental treatment, you’re greeted by friendly staff. Dr. Piontkowski and his team offer pain management right away, to relieve the discomfort you might experience. 

They ask about your symptoms and oral health history, examine your teeth and gums, and may take dental X-rays to determine the extent of an injury or decay. Dr. Piontkowski might recommend the following treatment based on your condition:

  • Root canal
  • Filling, crown, or bridge
  • Veneers
  • Dental extraction
  • Tooth restoration
  • Soft tissue repair
  • Foreign body removal
  • Medications
  • Minor surgical procedures

The Complete Health Dental Care team personalizes each emergency dentistry treatment to match your needs and desired outcome. They do everything possible to save an injured or diseased tooth from requiring extraction. The earlier you seek treatment for a dental emergency, the easier it is for your provider to restore teeth and gums.

Don’t delay dental care in the case of tooth pain or another dental emergency. Schedule a same-day appointment with Dr. Piontkowski and his team at Complete Health Dental Care by phone or online, or simply walk in today.