Emergency Dentist

Dental Emergencies Dentist Plymouth, MIIf you think you have a dental emergency, call (734) 459-7110 now to see our Plymouth, MI emergency dentist as soon as possible.

In the meantime, follow our instructions below for what you should do while waiting for emergency dental care. The sooner you act to save a tooth, the more likely you’ll have a good outcome.

Continue reading to learn how to respond to a toothache, knocked-out tooth, loose tooth, and other situations that require urgent dental care.

What Is a Dental Emergency?

Call our emergency dentist if you have sharp and/or consistent oral pain, tissue bleeding that won’t stop, abscesses, or broken teeth. If you aren’t sure if you have a dental emergency, call our office anyways for further instruction. Getting emergency dental care in time can help you save a tooth.


Many mild toothaches are caused by food caught between teeth. Before calling our emergency dentist, gently floss to remove any trapped food particles that could be causing pain and rinse with warm water. If the toothache persists, call our office as soon as possible and take over-the-counter pain relievers until your appointment. DO NOT put crushed aspirin on your tooth as this burns gums and destroys tooth enamel.

Knocked-Out Tooth

Your best chance to replant a knocked-out tooth is within 30 minutes of injury. Our emergency dentist can help with these types of emergencies, giving you the best chance of saving your tooth.

  1. Call our emergency dentist ASAP.
  2. Pick up tooth by crown (chewing surface), not the root. Touching the root can damage cells needed for reattachment.
  3. Gently rinse tooth.
  4. If possible, gently place tooth back in socket. Otherwise, store tooth between your gum and cheek or wrap tooth in clean gauze and immerse in whole milk.

Loose Tooth

  1. Call our emergency dentist ASAP.
  2. Apply cold compress to cheek to temporarily relieve pain.
  3. Take over-the-counter pain reliever if necessary.

Cracked, Chipped, or Broken Teeth

  1. Call our emergency dentist ASAP.
  2. Rinse mouth with warm water.
  3. Apply cold compress to cheek to temporarily relieve pain.
  4. DO NOT put crushed aspirin on tooth. Doing so will burn gums and destroy tooth enamel.

Schedule an Appointment Today

Dental emergencies are common, that’s why our Plymouth emergency dentists, Dr. Sharvil Shah, DDS, FAGD & Dr. Anupama Sangadala, DDS, are available by phone after regular office hours. To request emergency dental care, call Plymouth Dentistry at (734) 459-7110.

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