Emergency Dentistry – Ashwaubenon, WI
Same-Day Dental Care When You Need it the Most
Our team at Brodhagen Dental Care understands that accidents happen, and without a professional you trust, dealing with them can be incredibly hard. That’s why we offer fast same-day, after-hours, and weekend emergency dental care for patients in pain. We truly care about you and your family and don’t want you to feel like you have to tackle these difficult situations by yourself, which is why we’re happy to accommodate our patients by offering appointments for emergency dentistry in Ashwaubenon, WI whenever possible.
Why Choose Brodhagen Dental Care for Emergency Dentistry?
- Weekend Emergency Dentistry Hotline
- Dedicated Time for Same-Day Emergency Appointments
- After-Hours Emergency Dental Care
How to Handle Common Dental Emergencies
The first step you should always take when it comes to dealing with a dental emergency is to call our dental office. If we’re closed, just follow the instructions on our answering machine to contact our emergency hotline. In the meantime, while you’re getting ready to come to our dental office, follow the tips below to help ease your discomfort and prepare for your visit. Our team will also be happy to provide you with over-the-phone first-aid guidance if necessary.
A toothache is often a sign of an infection that has developed deep beneath the enamel. To ease your pain or bring down swelling, you can take an over-the-counter medication like ibuprofen or place a cold compress on your face for 10 minutes at a time.
If you’re able to locate the broken-off portion of your tooth, rinse it off and store it in a container to bring to your appointment. If the damage has created a jagged edge, you can place a piece of orthodontic wax over the sharp piece of your tooth to keep it from irritating your gums or lips.
Time is of the essence, so try to quickly retrieve your tooth (being sure to only handle it by the biting surface, not the roots), and rinse it under cool water. Store it in a sealable container of milk or saltwater to keep it viable until you reach our dental office.
If you’re able to locate your missing restoration, rinse it off. You can temporarily try to place it back on your tooth using a dab of denture adhesive or toothpaste, but keep in mind that this isn’t a permanent solution. To prevent an infection from developing, you’ll need to have your filling or crown professionally repaired or replaced.
How to Prevent Dental Emergencies
There are some simple precautionary measures you can take to reduce your risk of experiencing a dental emergency, including:
- Maintain a good at-home oral hygiene routine.
- Visit your dentist every six months for a checkup and cleaning.
- Limit your sugar intake.
- Wear a mouthguard to bed if you grind your teeth while you sleep.
- Don’t chew on things like ice, pens, pencils, fingernails, etc.
Cost of Treating Dental Emergencies
The cost of your dental emergency treatment will depend on what type of procedure you need to address the problem at hand. For example, if you’re experiencing dental sensitivity as a result of a cavity, a tooth-colored filling would be a less expensive treatment than if you had a tooth infection, which would require root canal therapy and a crown. We’ll walk you through all of your options during your emergency checkup before we begin any treatments. This way, you’ll know exactly what to expect financially.
Root Canal Therapy
A root canal is a highly misunderstood dental treatment that is often described as painful, but that’s not the case. The discomfort associated with this treatment is actually what it cures. When a tooth infection attacks the vulnerable and sensitive nerves within a tooth, it can result in a severe toothache, which is the pain that many people associate with the treatment. However, we use root canal therapy to stop this kind of discomfort and save the tooth.
If you experience head, neck, or jaw pain associated with a dysfunctional jaw joint (called the TMJ), our team at Brodhagen Dental Care can help. We can diagnose the underlying issue and create a treatment plan to provide you with long-lasting relief. All of our TMJ therapy options can be customized to fit your needs, including occlusal adjustments and splints.