Dental Emergencies

How Do I Know if I Have a Dental Emergency?

It’s common to feel a twinge in a tooth and wonder if it is a true dental emergency or something that will go away on its own. It’s important to remember that dental pain is a signal that something is wrong and requires emergency dental care. In most cases, toothaches will not resolve on their own and will often worsen with time.

We understand that dental emergencies are stressful, and our Sheldon Family Dental team is here when you need us most. We offer emergency dental appointments during regular business hours and reserve time in our schedules to restore your comfort and dental health.

Common Dental Emergencies We Treat

Both Dr. Ali Ismail and Dr. Carla Ismail can address just about any dental emergency in our Canton dental office. 

  • Broken tooth
  • Chipped tooth
  • Swelling of the face, jaw, or neck
  • Tooth pain or severe sensitivity
  • Broken or lost fillings, crowns, or bridges
  • Avulsed (knocked-out) tooth
  • Sports accidents 
  • Auto accidents
  • Trauma

If you have any of the above situations, and you are uncertain if you have a dental emergency on your hands, contact our dental office. You can speak with one of our knowledgeable team members who will help you decide if an immediate appointment is necessary.

Your Dental Emergency Appointment

The goal of an emergency dental appointment is to reduce or eliminate pain and to stabilize the emergency. 

  • We will begin by taking a medical and dental history to make sure we treat you safely and appropriately. 
  • Our team will take any necessary digital x-rays of the area to assist Dr. Ali or Dr. Carla with making a diagnosis.
  • If needed, we will complete additional testing, such as temperature or pressure tests.
  • Your dentist will discuss all of your options with you.
  • We will stabilize the situation, though a follow-up visit might be necessary.

A common cause of swelling and pain is an infection. In some cases, root canal treatment might be necessary. Modern root canals are far more comfortable and faster than they used to be. In fact, root canals are no more painful than a filling. In most cases, patients feel immediate relief after their procedure. 

Dr. Ali and Dr. Carla use microscope-enhanced dentistry to improve the success rate and speed of treatment. You can learn more about root canals by visiting our service page.

Do You Have a Toothache or Dental Emergency?

Dr. Ali and Dr. Carla are your emergency dentists in Canton, MI. We even offer specials for new patient emergencies that include an exam and x-ray for $39. Don’t wait or put your oral health at risk. Our gentle dentists can get you back on track with your oral health