Parents never want to see their kids in pain. But sometimes, a dental emergency will happen and our West Bloomfield and Taylor, MI emergency dentists are available to address serious concerns promptly. Our pediatric dentists and staff are thoroughly prepared to handle all types of emergency dental care.

Types of Dental Emergencies

The following are some of the most common pediatric dental emergencies:

  • Toothache – Kids of every age experience toothaches, and it is important to uncover the cause. Some common causes of tooth pain include cavities or decay, tooth fracture, trauma, or in older children, a wisdom tooth issue. If the pain persists, contact your pediatric dentist at Golnick Pediatric Dentistry.
  • Knocked-Out Tooth – If your child’s tooth has been knocked out completely, call our Taylor or West Bloomfield, MI dental office immediately. Time is of the essence to save the tooth. Most dentists will not reinsert a primary tooth because the procedure can damage the tooth bud and inevitably harm the permanent tooth. An adult tooth can usually be re-implanted unless the tooth was damaged due to trauma. This procedure is often successful if completed within one hour of the incident.
  • Broken Tooth – Most of the time, the tooth crown is the part that sustains any trauma. This is the visible portion of the tooth and the largest. A color change such as a yellow or pink tinge is a warning sign of inner tooth damage. An X-ray can uncover the severity of the fracture.

A minor fracture can be repaired with dental sealant, but a more serious injury may require pulp treatments. If the enamel is left jagged, it can irritate surrounding soft tissues and lead to infection. To prevent a dental emergency from progressing into a serious dental problem and future damage, please contact us for emergency dental care. Our pediatric emergency dentists are always happy to help.

Emergency Dental Care in Michigan
Dr. Jason Golnick

Dr. Jason Golnick

DDS (Doctor of Dental Surgery)

Dr. Jason M. Golnick received his DDS degree and his MS degree in Pediatric Dentistry from the University of Michigan. He is a C.S. Mott Fellow in Pediatric Dentistry and has served as a adjunct clinical professor in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics at the University of Michigan, School of Dentistry. Dr. Jason Golnick is an active staff member of Oakwood Hospital and the Detroit Medical Center / Childrens Hospital of Michigan,

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