When you experience a dental emergency, time is of the essence. A cracked, abscessed, or infected tooth can cause excruciating pain that makes it difficult to eat, sleep, and function. And, critically, these disruptions to your normal life are only the start. Left unaddressed, minor tooth pain can evolve into major crises that can require root canals, extractions, surgeries, and other undesirable solutions. Thankfully, the team at KM Dentistry can help!

For over twenty years, Karen Mitchell DDS has been providing top-notch dental care to residents in Kalamazoo, Portage, and beyond. Having built a reputation for attentive, timely care, our team strives to provide our clients with emergency dental services that quickly and efficiently address the root causes of their issues.

As root canals and extractions are the typical solutions to major dental emergencies, it’s important to take steps to avoid the causes of these problems in the first place. While you’re here, our team will walk you through techniques for proper tooth and gum care to ensure that you avoid similar emergencies in the future. With hygiene cleanings, inspections, and regular general dentistry appointments, you should be able to waylay – or even avoid – future dental emergencies.

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What Is A Dental Emergency?

A dental emergency is an issue with a tooth that causes severe pain, swelling, bleeding or any issue that may lead to the loss of a tooth. Acting quickly may mean the difference between keeping a tooth or losing it. Though it is rare, a severe infection or abscess in your mouth can even be life-threatening. Early signs of a dental emergency include…

  • Stain or discoloration of the tooth
  • Loose or shifting teeth
  • Swelling or bleeding in the gums or cheek
  • Sores or lesions in the mouth that won’t heal
  • Intermittent pain when eating hot, cold, or sweet foods

If you’re experiencing any of these signs, you should contact KM Dentistry immediately.

Common Dental Emergencies

  • Abscessed teeth
  • Severe toothache
  • Swollen or infected gums
  • Cavities and tooth decay
  • Broken or cracked teeth
  • Permanent tooth knocked out or loose
  • Broken jaw
  • Facial pain