At Lakeshore Dental Studio, we understand that accidents can happen at any time. Some oral injuries require immediate treatment, and when that is the case, the experienced team at Lakeshore Dental Studio is here for you.
Common oral injuries include broken, cracked or even knocked out teeth. These may be a result of biting hard food, a sports-related injury, a fall, or other type of accident. Depending on the severity, a chipped tooth or a minor fracture may be able to wait for regular business hours; however, if the fracture is severe, a large piece of the tooth is missing, or the tooth appears to have nerve damage or is knocked out entirely, you should seek immediate attention.
Your first step in these cases should be to call Lakeshore Dental Studio. Until you see us, if your tooth is knocked out, handle it as little as possible. If possible, put the tooth back in the socket. Biting down on a moist piece of gauze or a wet tea bag can be helpful. Be careful not to swallow your tooth. If your tooth won’t stay in the socket, you can keep it in milk or your saliva until you see us.
If you are not sure if you need immediate care, feel free to contact us and ask! Our friendly and experienced team will give you the best advice. Our goal is always to provide five-star service no matter the time or the situation. We may be new to the area, but we are committed to becoming an integral part of our community and building trusted relationships with our patients. We hope you’ll never need us in an emergency, but if you do, give us a call at (773) 839-0177.