Emergency Dentist Grand Rapids, MI

For dental emergencies, call our Grand Rapids emergency dentists at (616) 245-3205. If our office is closed and you can’t get in contact with our dentists, go to the nearest emergency room. The sooner you act, the better the outcome.

Schedule an emergency dental appointment for the following:

  • Knocked-out tooth
  • Fractured tooth
  • Dental abscess
  • Lost dental filling
  • Lost dental crown
  • Severe toothache
  • Bitten lip or tongue

What to do for Knocked-Out Tooth

  • Pick up tooth by the crown, not the root.
  • Gently rinse dirt and debris from the tooth.
  • Place tooth back in the socket if possible to keep moist. If not possible, submerge tooth in milk until you receive emergency care. A dried out tooth is prone to breaking.
  • Schedule emergency appointment with a dentist. If not possible, go to the nearest emergency room.

What to do for Fractured Tooth

  • Save all pieces of broken tooth.
  • Rinse mouth with warm water.
  • Apply cold compress to reduce pain and swelling.
  • Schedule emergency appointment with a dentist. If not possible, go to the nearest emergency room.

Teeth can be damaged or knocked out when a person sustains an oral injury, often from a fall or playing contact sports. However, quick thinking can make the difference between saving and losing a tooth.

How to Prevent Dental Emergencies

The best way to keep your teeth healthy is through prevention. Make sure you schedule dental exams every six months so our Grand Rapids dentists can catch small issues before they grow into larger oral health problems. If you play contact sports like football or hockey, make sure that you always wear a mouth guard to protect your smile.

Donald VanderLinde DDS and Alexandra Dodds DDS are dedicated emergency dentists whose quick thinking minimizes tooth damage. For emergency dental care, call our dental practice at (616) 245-3205. If our office is closed, go to the emergency room.