Associates are proud to be your premier choice. When you stop by your trusted Green Bay, WI family dentist, you’ll be treated to our warm and welcoming, family-friendly environment that’s perfect for those of all ages. We place your comfort and care as our utmost priorities, which is why we go above and beyond in providing emergency dentistry for our patients in need. 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. An example of some of the emergencies that we can treat in our office include the following.
First, you’ll want to clean around the sore tooth. With the usage of warm salt water, rinse the mouth to 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 us.
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.
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 dentist immediately. Emergency attention usually isn’t required in the case of a broken appliance that’s not causing any discomfort.
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 dental attention.
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 a dentist as soon as possible.
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.
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.
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.
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. If you’re interested in scheduling an appointment with us, please feel free to give us a call or fill out our online appointment request form. We encourage you to contact us if you have any questions or concerns. We hope to give you the dental care and comfort you’re looking for!
We at Oral Health Associates hope this notice finds you and your family in good health. Over the last few months Green Bay has been through a lot, and we all are looking forward to resuming our normal habits and routines. One thing that has not changed during this time is our commitment to the safety of you and our staff.
You may have noticed infection control has always been a top priority at our practice. Our established processes ensure you receive care that is both safe and comfortable. The COVID-19 pandemic is not the first contagious illness to have circulated our country, nor will it be the last. Over the lifetime of our practice we have successfully prevented the transmission of many infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS, Swine flu, H1N1, MERS, SARS in addition to our annual “flu season.” Furthermore, hepatitis in its many forms, HPV, herpes, etc. are all part of our everyday lives as your dental care team.
In addition to our standard and universal precautions we want to tell you of additional infection control procedures we have implemented. We follow the daily updates and recommendations of the American Dental Association, the CDC, and OSHA. You may notice the following changes at your next appointment:
We look forward to seeing you again and are happy to answer any questions you have regarding the steps we take to ensure the safety of everyone in our office. Thank you for being our patient and we look forward to welcoming back our patients, neighbors, and friends.
Oral Health Associates