We’re here for you! Our office is available for emergency dentist appointments in Jenison and surrounding communities during our normal office hours. Same-day appointments are available if we receive your call prior to 3pm in the afternoon.
Call as soon as you know you have a dental emergency (616) 226-5090. The sooner you receive attention for your problem, the better the outcome is likely to be.
NOTE: IF YOUR EMERGENCY OCCURS during our off-hours, please call the number above, listen to the recording for our emergency phone number, and call right away.
Regardless of your symptoms or situation, if you feel you have a dental emergency, call us! We will be happy to listen and provide assistance as needed.
Common Dental Emergencies
If you have a severe toothache that requires emergency treatment, take an over-the-counter pain medicine that you know you are not allergic to (for example, Tylenol®) and call your dentist as soon as possible.
Be careful not to bite down or apply any hard pressure to the loosened tooth. Use very light pressure with your finger to keep the tooth from moving around, and see your dentist immediately.
If your tooth is chipped or cracked, rinse your mouth with warm water and keep it clean until you reach the dentist. Treatment will vary depending on the severity of the damage to the tooth. If you find the missing piece of tooth, wrap it in cloth soaked with warm water or saliva, and bring the piece with you (it’s possible it can be placed back in the tooth).
Knocked out Tooth
If you have a tooth completely knocked out, call your dentist right away. Getting treatment within an hour of the incident is vital to re-implanting the tooth. Be sure to do the following, prior to your emergency appointment:
- Recover the lost tooth
- Use water and rinse the tooth free of any debris present – be gentle with the tooth
- Keep the tooth moist! When travelling to your appointment you can hold the tooth in your mouth, between your cheek and gums, or wrap the tooth in a cloth soaked in warm salt water