Family Dentistry

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Emergency Dentistry

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Information and education are the keys to good health. Just as we believe in continuing education for ourselves, we recommend that our patients learn about their dental health. We are always happy to discuss your care with you, and we will never perform a procedure until you’ve been informed about the procedure we are treating and have given us your approval to proceed.

If you have a question, take a look at this selection of questions we are often asked about our practice, the services we offer, and dentistry in general. If your question isn’t answered here or if you need more information, you are always welcome to give us a call or send us an email using our convenient online form.

Emergency Dentistry

A chipped tooth can detract from your smile and make you uneasy. Additionally, a chipped tooth can leave you vulnerable to an oral infection, tooth pain, and more. Your dentist in Royal Oak, MI recommends treatment to protect your oral health and your chipped tooth.

A small chip is easily treatable through dental bonding. This treatment means your dentist uses tooth-colored resin to conceal the chip and protect your tooth.

If a chip is more significant, we may instead suggest a dental crown or veneer.

A dental crown is a tooth-shaped ceramic helmet that fits over a prepared tooth and customized to look like your natural teeth. The crown cushions the compromised tooth against biting forces and keeps it safe from further damage or fracture.

A veneer is a ceramic shell that goes over the front of your tooth. It conceals your tooth flaw and can even hide other issues like a short or discolored tooth.

When to Contact Your Emergency Dentist in Royal Oak, MI

If you notice a small chip in your tooth that is not causing pain, it is probably not an emergency, and you don't need a rushed appointment with our dentist. However, if the chip is significant and causing you pain, we want to hear from you as soon as possible.

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