When you have problems with your teeth, time can be of the essence when it comes to saving your teeth and maintaining great oral health. However, not every little bit of pain or discoloration merits a visit to Dr. Mark Osenieks.
So to help you keep your oral health where it should be, our team here at Mark A. Osenieks DDS, PC in Grand Rapids, Michigan put this piece together that gives some examples of when you need to seek immediate dental care.
Knocked out teeth
If you have a tooth suddenly get knocked out (during contact sports, for example) then you need to come to Mark A. Osenieks DDS, PC as soon as possible. If you can, you should bring the tooth that was knocked out. Storing it in milk is a great way to keep it alive and clean until our team can assess whether or not the original tooth can go back into its socket.
If you chip or crack a tooth, you need to see our team as soon as possible. While it may not seem as serious as having a tooth knocked from its socket, a chipped or cracked tooth presents just as many problems. When a tooth is chipped or cracked, it puts your enamel at risk. Your enamel protects your teeth from cavities and other infections, so the sooner a chip is fixed, the smaller chance you have of getting an infection in your tooth.
If you need to schedule an appointment, call us today at (616) 453-0002.