Don’t wait to seek emergency dentistry in Grand Rapids, MI! The sooner you schedule an appointment with Bander Dental Group, the sooner we can address the root cause of your dental pain and discomfort.
Contact us through our web form if you have any questions for our office that aren’t already answered in the FAQ below and we’ll get back to you with an answer as soon as possible.
For a quicker response, you can also call our office directly at (616) 949-5980.
Check out our list of frequently asked questions to learn what you can expect from our dedicated team of dentists.
- Do you offer 24/7 emergency dental care? What number do I call?
- What constitutes a dental emergency?
- Are you accepting new patients?
- What emergency dental services do you offer?
- Why should I choose Bander Dental Group?
- What dental insurance do you accept?
- How soon should I see an emergency dentist?
- How can I relieve dental pain and discomfort?
- Will the dental treatment hurt worse than what I’m feeling now?
- What if I have an emergency and can’t reach my regular dentist?
- What do I do if I lose my dental crown?
- Should I worry about sensitive teeth?
- What do I do if I get something stuck between my teeth?
- Why did my tooth darken and why do I feel throbbing pain?
- What do I do if I knock out my tooth?
- What do I do if I chip my tooth?
- What should I do if I crack my tooth?
- How do I stop bleeding inside the mouth?
- Will an abscess or infection go away on its own?
Do you offer 24/7 emergency dental care? What number do I call?
with emergency appointments during our open hours. If you have an emergency outside of our office hours, call (616) 949-5980 to get our on-call emergency number.
What constitutes a dental emergency?
- Dental pain or discomfort
- Pain when chewing
- Pain to hot and/or cold
- Abscesses or swelling
- Cracked, broken, or loose teeth
- Hole in your tooth
- Dark spots on teeth
- Bleeding inside the mouth
- Broken fillings, crowns, bridges, or dentures
To learn more, check out our blog post on the differences between urgent and non-urgent dental care.
Are you accepting new patients?
What emergency dental services do you offer?
Why should I choose Bander Dental Group?
What dental insurance do you accept?
How soon should I see an emergency dentist?
How can I relieve dental pain and discomfort?
Will the dental treatment hurt worse than what I’m feeling now?
What if I have an emergency and can’t reach my regular dentist?
What do I do if I lose my dental crown?
In the meantime, we recommend placing the crown back on your tooth with some temporary dental cement from your local pharmacy. Once your crown is in place, bite down onto a dry washcloth to apply even pressure. After a few minutes have passed, wipe away any extra adhesive.
For more details, check out our blog post on what to do if you lose your dental crown.
Should I worry about sensitive teeth?
What do I do if I get something stuck between my teeth?
Why did my tooth darken and why do I feel throbbing pain?
What do I do if I knock out my tooth?
- Pick up the tooth by the top (crown). Do NOT touch the roots.
- Place a towel in the sink so you can’t lose your tooth down the drain.
- Gently rinse the tooth off. Do NOT scrub the tooth or remove any attached tissue.
- If possible, gently place the tooth back in its socket. Hold the tooth in place and carefully bite down. If the tooth won’t go back in its socket, go to the next step.
- Submerge the tooth in a container of milk.
- Call our office for same-day emergency dentistry.
If you wait too long to follow these steps, we may not be able to re-implant the tooth in its socket.
What do I do if I chip my tooth?
During your appointment, one of our dentists will most likely repair the tooth with cosmetic bonding.
What should I do if I crack my tooth?
Follow our steps below until you’re able to see one of our dentists:
- Gently rinse your mouth with warm water.
- Apply a cold compress to your face to reduce any swelling.
- Take acetaminophen (not aspirin) according to the directions on the box to relieve pain.
You may need a root canal if the pulp inside your tooth is infected. Otherwise, you may be able to get away with needing only a crown. We won’t be able to provide any specifics about your case until we examine the inside of your mouth and take X-rays.
How do I stop bleeding inside the mouth?
If you’re experiencing any pain, we recommend taking acetaminophen as directed on the box’s label. Do NOT take aspirin or ibuprofen as these are anticoagulants. Taking these medications will make you bleed more!