We understand that dental emergencies can happen when you least expect them. That’s why we offer convenient emergency dental appointments seven days a week. We also offer extended hours on weekdays so you can get the same-day emergency care you need when you need it.
Dental emergencies can be scary, but your Wauwatosa dentist is here to help. We offer emergency dental care for patients of all ages in Wauwatosa, WI.
You should seek immediate dental care if you are experiencing severe pain or any of the below has occurred:
Chipped or Broken Teeth
If you have a chipped or broken tooth, it’s important to take steps to protect your oral health. Rinse your mouth and any broken pieces with warm water, and apply pressure with gauze to stop any bleeding. A cold compress can help with pain and swelling. Then, call our office so we can see you as soon as possible. We will evaluate the damage and recommend the best course of treatment to restore your smile. Don’t wait to take action – call us today!
If you have a tooth that has been knocked out, time is of the essence. First, find the tooth and pick it up by the crown (the white part), being careful not to touch the root. If the tooth is dirty, rinse it off with water but do not scrub it or remove any tissue fragments. If possible, gently place the tooth back in its socket. If that’s not possible, put the tooth in a cup of milk.
Then, call our office right away so we can see you as soon as possible. The sooner you get to our office, the better the chances are that we’ll be able to save your tooth.
Extruded (Partially Dislodged) Tooth
An extruded tooth is one that has been partially dislodged from its socket. This can be extremely painful and should be treated as a dental emergency.
First, try to gently push the tooth back into place with your fingers. Apply a cold compress to the area to help with pain and swelling. Then, call our office right away so we can see you as soon as possible.
If you’ve lost a filling or crown, it’s important to take action right away. First, try to find the lost piece and bring it with you to your appointment. You can also put a piece of sugarless gum in the empty space or cover it with dental cement from a pharmacy.
Broken Braces Wires
If you have broken braces wires, it’s important to take action right away to avoid further damage to your oral health. First, try to remove the broken wire with a pair of tweezers. If that’s not possible, cover the end of the wire with a piece of sugarless gum or dental wax. Then, call our office so we can see you as soon as possible.
Loose Brackets and Bands
If you have loose brackets or bands, it’s important to take action right away. First, try to reattach the bracket or band with a piece of orthodontic wax. If that’s not possible, call our office so we can see you as soon as possible.
An abscess is a serious infection that can damage your oral health. If you think you may have an abscess, it’s important to see our dentist right away. Call our office and we will see you as soon as possible.
If you are experiencing a dental emergency, don’t wait to get the care you need. Contact Firefly Family Dentistry today! We offer convenient same-day emergency dental appointments seven days a week and extended hours on weekdays. We’ll help you get the care you need to keep your smile healthy and beautiful.