If someone has a dental emergency, I always tell patients to call our office immediately. If they call the office, it will send them right to my personal cell number and we can assess the need. Sometimes it is the patient's not in any pain, but it's a front tooth. Something broke off and they have a space, so it's an aesthetic emergency. I realize that that's important to patients. I've been going to church with my family on Christmas Eve when I've gotten a call. I've sent the family on, taking care of the emergency, and then met my family back. Whatever the time.
Sometimes it's not just pain. Sometimes it's not just a sharp area. Sometimes it's an aesthetic emergency. Any of those emergencies are important, and I realize how it affects a person's daily life. I've had some emergencies with kids where they're playing sports and a tooth has been knocked out. I tell them to try to get ahold of me as quickly as possible. Some of the things that they can do is ... The ideal is to just put it in the cheek, because it's bathed by the saliva and that keeps the tooth in good shape. Some people don't want to swallow it, that, so if you wear contacts and you have any saline solution, that's an ideal. Others will put it in some milk, but just to keep it moist, and get to the dentist as quickly as possible.
Even if our Novi, MI office is currently closed and you have not seen Dr. Ross before, your dental emergencies call will be directed to his personal phone. Current patients can even call his cell phone directly in an emergency. And you won’t have to wait long either because Dr. Ross lives nearby. He and his compassionate staff will make sure you get the expedient care you deserve.
We Are Prepared For Your Dental Emergencies
Accidents happen. But that doesn’t mean you should have to suffer just because your dental emergency occurs outside of normal business hours. If you are experiencing any of the following, you may be in need of emergency restorative dentistry:
- A toothache, or a tooth causing pain in your jaw, face, or head
- A tooth that has been broken or severely chipped or cracked
- A tooth that has been knocked out
- A dental crown, bridge, or other restoration that has been broken
After Novi, MI dentist Dr. Ross has evaluated your particular dental emergency, he will explain your personalized treatment plan then get right to work. Some of the treatments he may offer in the case of dental emergencies in Novi, MI include:
- Dental implant services
- Veneers, inlays, and onlays
- Dental crowns and dental bridges
- Tooth-colored dental fillings
Don’t Delay Relief For Your Dental Emergency
Whether a new or current patient, you should not have to endure even one day of pain just because you didn’t have an appointment scheduled in advance. The whole team at Dr. James Ross, Family, Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry will do everything we can to get you fast, efficient treatment.
If you have dental emergencies in Novi, MI call 248-697-2487. Or, if you’re not rushed, fill out our convenient online form today to schedule your first appointment with Novi, MI dentist Dr. James Ross.