Injuries happen, which is the reason why board-certified dentist Dr. Matthew Wolfe reserves special times throughout the day to treat patients with dental emergencies at his practice in Rochester Hills, MI. Broken, chipped, and missing teeth are common problems that can arise from an accident involving anything from chewing hard foods to blunt-force trauma. You may or may not feel discomfort when these incidents occur, but regardless, it is important to get your mouth examined following an accident to assess any damage. At Signature Dentistry of Rochester, we always make your dental crisis a priority by offering in-depth care and steps to protect against future issues.
In some extreme cases, you may require emergency care and attention. These cases can involve anything from a broken or missing tooth to a lost crown or filling to a toothache or an abscess. If you experience a trauma to your mouth, gums, teeth, or jaw, we advise you to call our office as quickly as possible. Dr. Wolfe and his team will be able to help you determine when to come in, strategies to control pain, and how to care for your tooth or dental restoration. Even seemingly small injuries may result in larger issues if not handled as soon as possible; therefore, we recommend you to contact our office immediately.
What To Expect
Because each dental crisis is different, Dr. Wolfe will thoroughly evaluate you prior to making a diagnosis during your consultation. X-rays might be required to look for additional concerns. After Dr. Wolfe understands the degree of your problem, he will speak with you about your options and develop your treatment plan. You could require anything from one or a number of visits to restore your mouth.
Depending on the concern that brought you in, Dr. Wolfe will offer you directions that will help you recover following your treatment at Signature Dentistry of Rochester. We can provide you with a prescription for pain medication or antibiotics, which needs to be used as directed. We will inform you if you should make an appointment for a separate treatment or a follow-up examination. After your dental emergency is evaluated, you can speak with Dr. Wolfe about methods to prevent potential future accidents, including a custom-made mouth guard that should be worn during contact sports. You should also continue to stick to a regular home oral hygiene routine by flossing and brushing to help keep your gums and teeth healthy and strong. During your yearly dental examination at Signature Dentistry of Rochester, Dr. Wolfe will continue to observe your recovery progress.
If you are using dental insurance, we'll contact your insurer to ascertain your coverage after Dr. Wolfe has established your treatment plan. For those not using insurance, Signature Dentistry of Rochester takes several payment methods, and we can help you find low-interest financing to help make your care more affordable. Do not delay in handling a dental crisis due to concerns over price since waiting might lead to larger and more serious issues.
Emergency Dental Care
When you have bleeding, swelling, pain, or are experiencing an injury to your teeth, gums, or jaw, call Signature Dentistry of Rochester for urgent care. Dr. Wolfe, along with his staff, will help to deal with your pain and fix any injuries to your gums, teeth, jawbone, or dental restorations. Speedy treatment is the key to preserving your oral well-being and preventing potential issues so do not hesitate to get in touch with our office in Rochester Hills, MI for assistance.