What to Do If You Have a Dental Emergency
By Kathryn Winkel, DDS
September 17, 2021
Category: Dental Emergency

Life happens and when you have an emergency dental situation, it's important to know that you have a dentist who will respond at a moment's notice. If you live in Midland, MI, and need an emergency dentist, Dr. Kathryn Winkel is happy to help. Whether it's an injury, sudden tooth problem, or life-threatening situation, she will offer her services to alleviate your suffering and administer treatment.

What Causes a Dental Emergency?

Dental emergencies can be caused by a whole host of different events. It could be the result of an injury caused by playing a sport, riding a bike, getting into a car crash, or having an accident at work or home. It could be caused by biting into something tough or drinking from a glass bottle and accidentally chipping a tooth. Or it could be the result of a pre-existing dental problem that suddenly causes painful symptoms.

Common dental emergencies include:

  • Toothaches
  • Chipped tooth
  • Broken dental crown
  • Tooth or tooth filling falling out
  • Gum infection

Call an emergency dentist today if you are suffering from these problems and you're experiencing consistent pain. If you live in Midland, MI, Dr. Kathryn Winkel offers round-the-clock care.

What to Do in the Event of a Dental Emergency?

The first thing you should do if you have a dental problem that requires immediate attention is to contact an emergency dentist. Your problem could be a simple fix or it could require surgery and/or medication. So, it's important to gauge the severity of the situation - if you are suffering from a general toothache it may be better to wait until normal office hours. But if you have multiple teeth knocked out, you will need to be seen as soon as possible.

The best thing to do is stay calm and report all your symptoms and any other relevant details to your emergency dentist as clearly as possible. The sooner you act and the more information you give to the doctor, the easier it will be to receive treatment.

Patients in Midland, MI who need a caring, responsive emergency dentist, should visit the office of Dr. Kathryn Winkel. Call (989) 631-6680 to book an appointment or report an emergency.