Canton Emergency Dentist
Urgent Care Right When You Need It
Did you wake up in the middle of the night with a terrible toothache? Maybe you were playing a friendly game of basketball and had a tooth get knocked out? Now, you are facing a dental emergency that is going to require immediate care. Although you may be tempted to wait until your next appointment, delaying the treatment you need could result in the loss of your tooth. At Robison Dental Group, we offer the same-day services you need to restore your oral health and to stop your discomfort.
Why Choose Robison Dental Group for Emergency Dentistry?
- Same-day appointments for emergency patients
- Dental sedation available
- Skilled & highly-experienced team
Unparalleled Experience & Qualifications
In addition to his general dentistry training from the University of Michigan, Dr. Robison has also completed hundreds of hours of continuing education, many of them at the prestigious Dawson Center for Advanced Dental Studies and the Las Vegas Institute. This has given him the ability to handle pretty much any dental emergency you can imagine with confidence and expertise. And, his dedication to only using the most advanced technology enables him to provide patients with the fast and precise care they need so they can get back to their regular lives as fast as possible.
Dental Accidents & Facial Trauma
Whether due to an accident on the field, in the car, or at home, broken and knocked out teeth are emergencies we see all the time. Fortunately, Dr. Robison is able to repair severely damaged teeth and even replant ones that have been fully dislodged, but patients need to act quickly! If you find yourself in either of these situations, try to recover as much of the tooth/teeth that you can, and give Robison Dental Group a call right away. We’ll let you know exactly what to do next!
Dental Emergencies Due to Oral Care Neglect
Is one of your teeth causing you a lot of pain? Is it preventing you from going about your day? We can help you get the relief you need, just be sure to:
- Start by rinsing and flossing around the tooth to dislodge anything that might be stuck and causing the pain (like a stray piece of food).
- If this doesn’t fix the problem, give our office a call.
- Until you can come to see us, a cold compress placed on the face or an OTC-pain reliever can be used to manage any pain.
Treating Dental Emergencies
Dental emergencies can take many different forms, making it difficult to determine which situation requires immediate care. You may not even know how to react. No matter the issue that you are facing, we will provide you with the prompt care that you need. While you wait for your appointment, there are several things you can do at home to help save your tooth.
Knocked Out Tooth
A knocked out tooth is among one of the leading dental emergencies, although they can easily be prevented with an athletic mouthguard. If you should find yourself in this position, hold the tooth by the crown and rinse it with water. Do not use any soaps, cleaners, or dry it. If you can, reinsert it back into its socket. If you cannot, place it in a cup or milk or water.
If a tooth has been moved out of position, gently try to push it back in place and bite on a piece of gauze.
Rinse your mouth with saltwater and keep your tooth clean. Avoid chewing on it until after it has been repaired. If you have any pain or swelling, use over-the-counter pain relievers and cold compresses.
A sudden or gradual toothache can indicate a serious infection. Call our office right away to keep it from spreading. You can take over-the-counter pain relievers to help manage your discomfort.
If a crown or filling comes loose or falls off, do not try to repair it on your own. Instead, rinse your mouth with salt water and avoid chewing on it until after it has been repaired. Home remedies can be used to manage any pain or swelling.
Broken Oral Appliance
If a denture or another oral appliance has become damaged, it is best to stop using it right away. In addition, do not try to fix it on your own. Instead, call our office to have it repaired or replaced.
Preventing Dental Emergencies
It is estimated that one in six Americans will have a dental emergency this year. You can help to reduce your risk for one by maintaining your home oral hygiene habits and regular appointments for a cleaning and checkup. If you participate in sports, it is best to wear an athletic mouthguard to protect your teeth and gums from impact or trauma to your face.
Root Canal Therapy
If bacteria is able to reach the innermost layer of a tooth (called the dental pulp), then it can easily become infected. This usually causes quite the toothache because the pulp includes the delicate nerve of the tooth! With a root canal, we can stop this kind of pain and save the tooth from extraction. Dr. Robison will simply remove the pulp, clean and sanitize the tooth, and then rebuild it using a restoration. Thanks to modern-day techniques, this often-feared procedure is now no more painful than getting a small filling!
While our main goal is to help our patients preserve their natural teeth for as long as possible, in some situations, simply removing a tooth is the best option. We may recommend an extraction if:
- A tooth has a cavity that can’t be repaired with a filling or crown
- A tooth is too damaged to be put back together
- Advanced periodontal disease has deteriorated the bone supporting a tooth
Dr. Robison always uses a gentle touch, plenty of local anesthetic, and even dental sedation if requested to ensure the comfort of his extraction patients.
Wisdom Tooth Extractions
By far, the most commonly extracted teeth are the wisdom teeth, which are a third set of molars that tend to come in around the late teens or early twenties. Most people simply don’t have enough room in their mouth for these teeth, leading them to cause pain, crowding, and even an infection as they struggle to erupt. Thankfully, we can prevent and correct these kinds of problems with a wisdom tooth extraction right here at Robison Dental Group.