Residents in Clarkston MI ask, “Which emergency dentist is near me?”

You would be hard-pressed to find a dentist with the depth and breadth of emergency services offered at Metropolitan Dental Center. Dr. Ingber’s role on the staff of St. Joseph Mercy Oakland Hospital allows Metropolitan Dental Center patients with serious dental concerns to be treated in an emergency room setting.

Just because you may be calling outside of office hours does not mean you should have to settle for sub-standard care. In fact, if ever there was a time to get top-notch care it would be during these situations, when time is of the essence.

With easy access to top emergency dental care during regular office hours, there is no excuse to delay calling Metropolitan Dental Center.

There are some eyebrow-raising facts to keep in mind, some of which may come in handy should you find yourself needing emergency dental care:
  • Even a knocked-out tooth might be saved, as long as it is replanted within 60 minutes of the accident. The longer the tooth remains outside of the mouth, the less likely it will be safely and securely replanted.
  • If you can’t place the tooth back in its socket temporarily, store it in milk. While it may seem a curious choice, milk contains proteins that make it an ideal medium to prevent the death of the cells.
  • Baby teeth should not be replanted, because of the risks associated with damage to still-developing permanent teeth.
  • Resist the urge to put any painkillers or aspirin near the tooth. Doing so can burn and damage the surrounding delicate gum tissue.
  • While dental emergencies are often associated with sports injuries, keep in mind that a significant percentage of mouth-related accidents in the very young (aged 2 to 3) occur at home. Childproof your home to reduce the risk of falls or other injuries that can result in a knocked-out tooth or another dental emergency. Soften sharp table edges with padding. Install locks on cabinets that may be reached by and potentially hit children.
While doing your part to minimize the risks, be sure to keep our number in your cellphone contacts – 248-365-7737.

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