Emergency Dentistry in Shorewood,WI

What Is Emergency Dentistry?

Emergency dentistry focuses on treating oral injuries and other time-sensitive dental health issues. It’s really important to get help for dental emergencies in right away. Coming to Acacia Dental Care in Shorewood for a same-day appointment gets you out of pain, prevents further complications, and gives you peace of mind. at (414) 212-8291 to schedule your appointment and get the care you need.

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An aching tooth may be caused by a tooth infection. This is a serious dental emergency, and requires immediate treatment with root canal therapy to save your tooth.

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What To Do In A Dental Emergency

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Call us immediately

First, call the team at Acacia Dental Care. We offer same-day, after-hours, and weekend appointments for emergency patients. Call us at (414) 212-8291 and tell us about your situation, and we’ll squeeze you in ASAP.

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Recover tooth/dental work

If you’ve lost a tooth, recover it and put it in a container of cold milk. Come to our office within 1-2 hours, or it will not be possible to save the tooth. If you’ve lost a piece of dental work, simply put it into a small plastic baggie or container, and bring it with you to your appointment.

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Deal with bleeding, pain, and discomfort

If you’re bleeding, use clean gauze, paper towels, or cotton balls to place pressure on your injury. To help with discomfort, you can take over-the-counter pain medication like ibuprofen. Icing your face near the affected area may also help with pain and swelling.

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Come in for treatment

The sooner you get help from Dr. Brookes, the better the outcome of your emergency will be. There’s no time to waste, so come to our office as scheduled, and get the emergency dental care you need in Shorewood.

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Common Emergency Dentistry Procedures

There are lots of common emergency dentistry procedures, such as root canals and dental crowns to fix infected, cracked, or broken teeth. Tooth splints are also common, and are usually used for loose or knocked-out teeth. This involves fixing the tooth to the nearby teeth to hold it in place as it heals. This allows the ligaments and other structures to re-attach, saving the tooth.A few other common emergency dentistry procedures include replacing missing dental fillings and crowns, suturing up cuts to the mouth, and tooth extractions.

Same-Day Appointments

We offer same-day appointments for patients in Shorewood. Just give us a call at (414) 212-8291 to schedule a consultation. We’ve always got time in our schedule for patients who are experiencing dental emergencies.

After-Hours And Weekend Appointments

We know that injuries and emergencies don’t just happen from 9-5, or from Monday through Friday. That’s why we also offer after-hours and weekend appointments that fit your schedule and your lifestyle. If you’re in pain, just give us a call. Even if you need after-hours or weekend care, we’re here to take care of you.

Dental Sealants

Dental sealants are often recommended for children, who are at a higher risk for tooth decay, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t a great option for patients of all ages who want to protect their teeth from cavities. The application of dental sealants is a very straight-forward procedure, beginning with the application of a dental resin to the molars. Located in the back of the mouth, molars are filled with grooves and uneven surfaces where plaque and bacteria can hide and flourish. The resin is then cured with a UV light to help it harden, creating a powerful barrier between your teeth and the foods, drinks, acid, and bacteria that lead to decay. And the best part? Dental sealants can last for years!

Periodontal Care

Gum disease is more common than you may expect, and if left untreated, patients struggling with it can risk developing additional problems, up to and including the loss of their teeth. The first stage of gum disease is called gingivitis, and is the only stage that can be reversed with deep cleanings and good at-home hygiene. If you have gingivitis, staying on top of your regular cleanings, checkups, and at-home care will help you to  regain control over your oral health before it becomes irreversible.

More advanced stages of periodontitis require more advanced and frequent treatment. We usually recommend scheduling deep cleaning sessions every three to four months, depending on your unique needs. Although the effects of more advanced periodontitis are irreversible, deep cleanings, scaling, and root planing can stop gum disease in its tracks and help preserve your oral wellbeing.

Oral Cancer Screenings

As a part of every preventive care visit, we’ll perform an oral cancer screening. Catching oral cancer early on gives us a better chance at stopping it before it spreads, and can even save your life. 

During your exam, your dentist will examine your gums, tongue, and the rest of your mouth, looking for abnormalities like lesions, lumps, and discolorations. If we discover anything out of the ordinary, we’ll take a biopsy to send to a specialist for a comprehensive analysis. Although oral cancer is relatively rare, it’s important to be diligent about your oral hygiene routine, and to regularly visit our office for cleanings and checkups so we can identify any potential problems before they become major issues.

Night Guards

Bruxism, or unconscious teeth grinding and clenching is a common issue faced by many patients. As this behavior tends to happen at night while patients are asleep, night guards are a great solution for Bruxism. Night guards can be made from a variety of materials depending on the severity of your case, and work by creating a barrier between your teeth that protects them from damage caused by clenching and grinding. 

If you need a night guard, your dentist will take impressions or digital scans of your teeth and gums to craft a custom mold that will then be sent to the lab, where your night guard will be made to your exact specifications and measurements. Night guards ease tension in your jaw in order to alleviate the painful headaches and other uncomfortable or damaging side effects of clenching and grinding, so you can get more restful sleep and keep your smile healthy.

Sport Guards

Like night guards, sports mouth guards are worn over the teeth, but are designed specifically to protect your grin from oral trauma common in patients who play high-impact sports. A custom-fitted sports guard can help protect you from dental injuries caused by collisions to the mouth, face, or head. If you’re an athlete who plays football, basketball, baseball, soccer, rugby, hockey, gymnastics, mountain biking, or other activities that put you at risk for injury due to falling, body contact, or flying objects, a sports guard is essential for protecting your smile. Tailored to fit your own unique grin, custom-fitted sports guards are comfortable, and durable, so you can keep playing the sports you love.

Did you know…

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1 in 4 adults in the U.S. has at least one cavity.

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What is a dental emergency and how do you deal with one?

A dental emergency refers to any oral health issue that requires immediate attention to alleviate pain, prevent further damage, or save a tooth. Dental emergencies can range from severe toothaches to knocked-out teeth, broken dental restorations, or even soft tissue injuries.

When faced with a dental emergency, it is crucial to remain calm and take the appropriate steps to address the situation promptly. Here are some common dental emergencies and how to deal with them:

1. Severe toothache: Rinse your mouth with warm water to clean the area around the affected tooth. Use dental floss to remove any food particles that may be causing the pain. Avoid placing aspirin or any other painkiller directly on the tooth or gums, as it can cause tissue damage. Contact your dentist immediately to schedule an emergency appointment.

2. Knocked-out tooth: Hold the tooth by the crown (the visible part) and gently rinse it with water, being careful not to remove any attached tissue fragments. If possible, try to reinsert the tooth back into its socket, making sure it is facing the right way. If reinsertion is not possible, place the tooth in a container of milk or saliva to keep it moist. Contact your dentist immediately, as time is of the essence for successful reattachment.

3. Broken or chipped tooth: Rinse your mouth with warm water to clean the area. If there is bleeding, apply gentle pressure with a clean cloth or gauze. Save any broken tooth fragments and bring them to your dentist. Schedule an emergency appointment to have the tooth restored or repaired.

Remember, these are just general guidelines, and it is essential to consult your dentist for personalized advice and prompt treatment in dental emergencies.

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How do you know if your tooth is infected?

Tooth infections, also known as dental abscesses, can cause severe pain and discomfort. Here are some signs that indicate you may have an infected tooth:

1. Persistent toothache: A persistent, throbbing toothache that worsens with pressure or when lying down can be a sign of an infection.

2. Swelling: Swelling in the face, cheek, or gums near the affected tooth is common in tooth infections.

3. Sensitivity to temperature: If you experience heightened sensitivity to hot or cold substances, it may indicate an infection.

4. Bad taste or odor: An unpleasant taste or odor in your mouth, even after brushing, can be a sign of an infected tooth.

5. Fever: In some cases, a tooth infection can cause a low-grade fever.

If you suspect you have a tooth infection, it is crucial to seek dental care immediately. Left untreated, dental infections can spread to other parts of the body and lead to serious complications.

What to do if you knock a tooth out?

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Accidents happen, and knocking out a tooth can be a frightening experience. However, quick action can significantly increase the chances of saving the tooth. Here's what you should do if you knock a tooth out:

1. Handle the tooth carefully: Hold the tooth by the crown (the visible part) and avoid touching the root. Touching the root can damage the delicate tissues necessary for successful reattachment.

2. Rinse the tooth: Gently rinse the tooth with water to remove any dirt or debris. Avoid scrubbing or using soap, as this can damage the root.

3. Try to reinsert the tooth: If possible, try to reinsert the tooth back into its socket. Make sure it is facing the right way and gently push it into place. Bite down on a clean cloth or gauze to hold it in position.

4. Keep the tooth moist: If reinsertion is not possible, place the tooth in a container of milk or saliva to keep it moist. This helps preserve the tooth until you can see a dentist.

5. Seek immediate dental care: Contact your dentist right away, as time is critical for successful reattachment. Your dentist will provide further instructions and schedule an emergency appointment.

Remember, the chances of saving a knocked-out tooth decrease significantly after 30 minutes. So, act quickly and seek professional dental care as soon as possible.

Did you know…

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Keeping up with preventive care can save you money, time, and future dental pain.

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