Am I Experiencing a Dental Emergency?

Dental Emergency Dentists Cascade Coopersville Wayland MI

Am I Experiencing a Dental Emergency?

Dental Emergency Dentists Cascade Coopersville Wayland MI

There’s never a good time to experience a dental emergency. That being said, it’s important that you seek urgent dental care as soon as possible. At Robinson Dental, we’re proud to offer three convenient office locations with emergency dentists in Coopersville, Cascade, and Wayland, MI. This allows us to treat patients as soon as possible when they’re experiencing dental pain and discomfort.

If you’re unsure of whether your situation is a tooth emergency, be sure to check out these top warning signs. If you recognize any of the following, contact one of our offices as soon as possible to schedule emergency dental care.

Knocked-Out Tooth

A knocked-out tooth is always a dental emergency. This is because you have a limited amount of time to reimplant a tooth after it’s been knocked out. In general, we have the best chance of saving your tooth if you see us within 30 minutes of the accident.

Follow these instructions for a knocked-out tooth:

  1. Pick up the tooth by the crown, NOT the root. Otherwise, you risk damaging the cells needed for reimplantation.
  2. If the tooth is covered in dirt, gently rinse it off with running water. Do NOT dry the tooth, scrub the tooth, or use soap.
  3. If possible, place the tooth back in its socket and bite down gently to hold it in place. Otherwise, you may hold the tooth inside your cheek or submerge it in a container of milk to keep it moist.
  4. Seek urgent dental care and call our office to let us know you’re coming.

The sooner you see us for a knocked-out tooth, the more likely we’ll be able to restore your smile without the need for a dental implant or other tooth replacement option.


Pain is your body’s way of telling you something is wrong. If you’re experiencing a toothache, whether it’s mild or severe, it’s important that you contact our office as soon as possible to schedule an appointment. During your visit, our emergency dentists will diagnose and treat the source of your pain. That way, you can find toothache relief as soon as possible.

A toothache could have a number of causes, from infected dental pulp to a deep crack caused by teeth grinding. For this reason, it’s important that you receive a proper diagnosis from one of our emergency dentists. Once you have a diagnosis, you’ll be one step closer to the pain relief you seek.

Fractured Tooth

If you have a fractured tooth, it’s important that you seek emergency dental care at Robinson Dental as soon as possible. If left untreated, a fractured tooth may continue to break apart and even require extraction. Depending on the extent of damage to your tooth, our dentists may recommend a crown or total tooth replacement.

Dental Abscess

Do you have what looks like a pimple on your gums? If so, this indicates that you have a pocket of infection that needs immediate medical attention from one of our emergency dentists. Often, a dental abscess is a sign that you need an emergency root canal.

During a root canal, our dentists remove the infected dental pulp and fill the inner chamber of your tooth with a rubber-like material called gutta-percha. Next, they’ll place a temporary filling over the tooth until you return to our office to get the permanent dental crown. The dental crown will restore the tooth to its full strength and natural appearance.

Schedule Urgent Dental Care

If you have a dental emergency not listed above, please don’t hesitate to call Robinson Dental. During the call, one of our office staff will ask you to describe your symptoms so we can determine the severity and urgency of your case.

Are you in need of urgent dental care? Our emergency dentists in Coopersville, Cascade, and Wayland, MI, are accepting new patients. To schedule an emergency appointment, please call 1-888-WE-C-U-NOW. For non-emergencies, you may also fill out our online contact form and someone from our team will reach out to you soon.