Novi Family Dentistry
Abir Faraj, DDS
Cosmetic Dentistry & Family Dentistry located in Novi, MI
A dental emergency can happen when you least expect it, which is why having immediate access to emergency dentistry is important. At Novi Family Dentistry in Novi, Michigan, general and cosmetic dentist Abir Faraj, DDS, and his team offer comprehensive emergency dentistry options when time is of the essence. Schedule a same-day appointment with Novi Family Dentistry by phone or online, or walk in today.
Emergency Dentistry Q & A
What is emergency dentistry?
Emergency dentistry at Novi Family Dentistry includes diagnosis and treatment of oral health problems requiring immediate attention. Examples include:
- A chipped or broken tooth
- Fractured teeth
- Tooth pain
- An infected tooth
- Soft tissue damage
- A loose permanent tooth
- A knocked-out permanent tooth
- Mouth or gum pain
- A broken crown or bridge
At the first sign of a dental problem, see the highly trained Novi Family Dentistry team, as doing so may help save a badly damaged tooth.
What should I do during a dental emergency?
The first thing to do when a dental emergency strikes is to stay calm. If you or your child has a knocked-out tooth, keep the tooth moist by placing it in its socket, some milk, or between your gums and cheek. Head to Novi Family Dentistry right away.
If you experience a cracked tooth, toothache, or soft tissue damage, rinse the area with warm water and apply a cold compress to it until you arrive at your dental office.
What should I expect during emergency dentistry?
When you arrive at Novi Family Dentistry for emergency dentistry treatment, compassionate staff members greet you. If you or your child is in pain, your provider manages the pain to optimize comfort.
They examine your teeth, mouth, and gums, and take dental X-rays. Dr. Faraj lets you know which emergency dentistry treatment is the most appropriate. Depending on the type and severity of your condition, he might recommend:
- Dental fillings
- A root canal
- A dental bridge
- Dental implants
- Soft tissue repair
- Tooth extraction
- Surgical procedures
The Novi Family Dentistry team personalizes each emergency dentistry treatment to match your needs and desired outcome. When saving a permanent tooth isn’t possible, they can replace it with one that looks, feels, and functions just like your surrounding natural teeth.
How can I reduce my risk of a dental emergency?
Dental emergencies can happen despite your best efforts. However, there are a few precautions you can take to lower your risk of tooth and mouth trauma. Avoid chewing on popcorn kernels, ice, pens, hard candy, and other hard objects.
Brush your teeth twice daily using a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. Wear a mouthguard at night if you grind your teeth and during contact sports activities. Visit Novi Family Dentistry every six months for routine dental cleanings and exams.
If a dental emergency strikes, you can trust the highly trained Novi Family Dentistry team and their advanced emergency dentistry services. Schedule a same-day appointment today. Call, book online, or simply walk into the office.