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Oral Health Associates is proud to be your premier dental choice in Green Bay. Our family and emergency dentists work hard to provide a warm, welcoming, and family-friendly dental environment that is perfect for patients of all ages. Whether you are looking for a dental check-up or you have experienced a dental emergency, Oral Health Associates will be there to help. As an emergency dentist, we’re capable of tending to any dental emergency you may have. We also provide 24/7 care, meaning that no matter when you suffer from a dental emergency, just give us a call and we’ll be available to help. Follow our dental emergency instructions below and seek help if necessary.

Toothache

First, clean around the sore tooth. Use warm salt water to rinse the mouth and displace any food that may be trapped around or between the teeth. In the event of facial swelling, apply a cold compress to the affected area. For temporary pain relief, it’s best to use acetaminophen. Under no circumstances should you use an aspirin for your toothache. If the pain continues for an entire day, please contact our Green Bay dentist.

Cut or Bitten Tongue, Lip, or Cheek

You can apply ice to any bruised areas. If there’s bleeding, apply firm pressure with a clean cloth or sterile gauze. If the bleeding doesn’t stop after 15 minutes, you should go to an emergency room.

Broken Braces or Wires

If part of your braces break, remove it only if it will come out easily. If it’s stuck or painful to remove, cover any protruding or irritating edges with orthodontic wax, cotton balls, or gauze. Don’t remove any wire that’s caught in the gums, cheek or tongue – see a Green Bay dentist immediately. Emergency dental attention usually isn’t required in the case of a broken appliance that’s not causing any discomfort.

Broken Tooth

Rinse the area with warm water and put a cold compress over it. Recover any of the broken tooth fragments you can and seek immediate emergency dental attention.

Knocked Out Permanent Tooth

Recover the tooth, making sure to handle it by the top (crown) and not the root. Rinse it, but don’t clean or handle it more than necessary. Attempt to reinsert the tooth into the socket and hold it in place using a clean piece of cloth or gauze. If the tooth can’t be reinserted, keep it in a cup containing water or milk. Time is of the essence when it comes to saving the tooth so you’ll want to see your Green Bay dentist as soon as possible.

Possible Broken Jaw

If you receive a jaw injury that you suspect may be a broken jaw, you should tie the mouth closed with a towel or a similar object and immediately go to an emergency room.

Bleeding from a Baby Tooth Falling Out

You’ll want to fold a piece of gauze (or soft cloth) and place it firmly against the bleeding area. Bite down against the gauze for 15 minutes. If the bleeding continues, visit your dentist.

Cold or Canker Sores

You can temporarily relieve any irritations or discomfort from these sores with over-the-counter medication. If the sores persist, we recommend visiting your dentist.

Contact Your Green Bay Dentist for any Dental Emergency!

If you believe that you’re suffering from a dental emergency and you’re in need of an emergency dentist, call us at (920) 437-3376. To schedule an appointment with us, please feel free to give us a call or fill out our online appointment request form. We look forward to assisting you with all of your dental care needs!