Dental Emergencies

Our emergency dentist in Lansing, MI treats dental emergencies fast, and we always work hard to get your situation treated as soon as possible.

If you have a dental emergency or if you’re not sure, we want you to contact a team member as soon as possible.

Dental Emergencies in Lansing, MI

A broken or chipped tooth is never good. It can compromise your other teeth, lead to infection, and even erupt into a powerful toothache.

If you break your tooth in multiple pieces, or if a large chunk is missing, you may require immediate treatment. If you have a minor chip or crack, treatment can most likely wait until the next day. A dental emergency can be very overwhelming and sometimes scary. We hope you never have to experience one. In the chance that you do, we at Dr. Mark Johnston’s are here to help. Give the office a call right away, and you will be given Dr. Johnston’s direct phone number to discuss your issue.

Dental emergencies usually include conditions such as:

  • Significant bleeding
  • A broken jaw
  • Knocked-out teeth
  • Severe toothaches
  • Infections and/or swelling
  • Shattered or broken teeth
  •  A broken restoration
  • Soft tissue injury

Dr. Mark Johnston will assess your situation and determine if you can wait until the next business day or if you need to be seen more urgently. We will do everything we can to get you out of pain as quickly as possible—we never want to compromise your oral health or leave you with a toothache.

Your Emergency Dental Appointment

During your emergency dental appointment, we take you in to see the dentist as soon as possible. Dr. Johnston’s goal is to relieve any pain, stabilize your situation, and restore your oral health.

In some cases, we treat your entire emergency during this initial visit, but other times, we ease your discomfort and finish treatment during a follow-up appointment. The decision depends on the nature of your dental emergency. A root infection, for example, requires another dental visit to complete root canal therapy.

Preventing Dental Emergencies

One of the most common dental emergencies is a root infection that requires root canal therapy. The best ways to prevent these types of emergencies are to brush and floss at least twice per day and see your dentist regularly for dental checkups and teeth cleanings.

If you grind and clench your teeth, ask your dentist about a nightguard, and never play contact sports without the proper mouthguard or fitted face gear.

The goal of our dental team is to keep you safe and free from oral pain.

Contact Us for Your Dental Emergency in Lansing, MI

We are here to help you through your toothache and other oral health issues.

We treat dental emergencies in Lansing, East Lansing, Haslett, Saint Johns, Okemos, and beyond.