Dental Emergencies

Top Rated Emergency Dentist in Milwaukee
Dental Emergencies, Evaluation & Treatment

Dr. Catherine Eserkaln has the experience and credentials you should look for when considering a dentist for your dental emergency.

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Dedicated to life-long learning, Dr. Eserkaln has averaged 100 continuing education credit hours (per licensing period) throughout her career; the minimum requirements for the state of Wisconsin are 30 continuing education credit hours per licensing period!

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Dr. Catherine Eserkaln, with a high-tech dental office located in Milwaukee, has been serving emergency dental patients from Milwaukee & Southeast Wisconsin since 2014.

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Emergency Evaluation / Treatment

Our team at MKE Dentures knows how important it is to act quickly in dental emergencies. We provide urgent dental care in the following situations:

severe dental pain: pulpitis or third-molar pain.
dental trauma: avulsion, luxation, fractures.
post-extraction dry socket pain.
abscesses that are causing swelling and pain
inconvenient or lost final or temporary crowns or restorations.
denture adjustments in radiation or oncology patients.

Common Dental Emergencies

Painful Denture or Denture Sore Spot

We always make sure that our patients walk out of the office with no pain. But sometimes denture sore is inevitable, especially when they are brand new or too old. We encourage our patients to make an appointment if they are having any problems with their dentures.

If you have a denture sore, take it out and only wear it a few hours the day before coming to the office. In this way, we make sure that we can detect the exact spot where the denture is hurting.

Dental Pain

At MKE Dentures, we know how unbearable toothaches can be. There are many reasons why patients experience this pain. Still, the most common ones are infections, trauma, teeth decay, and bruxism. Our team will examine your tooth in the emergency visit to find out what is causing the pain and provide different treatment alternatives to relieve it.

In the meantime,
We advise you to visit the office as soon as possible, but in the meantime, you can rinse with salty, warm water to remove food particles that might be present around the tooth. If you detect swelling, apply a cold compress in the area. Take over-the-counter painkillers only if necessary.

Dental chips and Fractures

The treatment will vary according to the complexity and extension of the fractures:

small chips or fractures: in these cases, only the enamel is damaged. Usually, the tooth can be easily fixed with a white filling.
fractures involving dentin: these fractures are more extensive and affect an inner layer of the tooth. In most cases, the tooth has lost too much structure to be restored with a filling, so a porcelain crown might be required to save the tooth
fractures affecting the dental pulp: the pulp is the inner soft tissue that keeps the tooth alive. When this tissue is exposed, it inevitably gets infected, so there’s no choice but to treat the tooth with a root canal. Then, a crown or a filling is required to finish the restorative process.
complicated fractures: in some unfortunate cases, the fracture is too extensive to save the teeth, so our team will have to pull it out. We will assess each case and offer different alternatives to replace this missing tooth,

If you have suffered dental trauma, don’t hesitate to contact our team. We will examine the tooth and take x-rays to see the best course of treatment in each situation.

Loose or Lost Teeth

This kind of emergency is frequent in children and sportspeople. Hard falls, sports accidents, and any other traumatic injury can loosen or even knock out a tooth.

In these cases, it is vital to visit the office as soon as possible. The successful reposition or reimplantation of a tooth is time-dependent, so the sooner you come to see us, the more likely the tooth will fix itself back into the gums.

If the tooth is completely knocked out, please find it and bring it to the office. It is important to rinse it (always holding it by the crown) with milk, saline, or a strong saline medium. Even saliva is also a good option. And then store it in any of these liquids (water is strictly forbidden!)

Abscesses

Dental abscesses are acute bacterial infections that are related to teeth or gums. They are generally presented as a collection of pus (necrotic material) that clinically shows the four signs of inflammation: redness, swelling, heat, and pain.

When the dental pulp is infected, they are called periapical abscesses, and they can be found around the root of the affected tooth. If they are a consequence of periodontal infection, they are known as gingival abscesses and are found in the gum tissue.

The treatment of any abscesses aims to drain the pus and eliminate the focus of infection. This is achieved with a root canal treatment or extraction in dental abscesses and a small incision in gingival abscesses. Antibiotics can also be indicated.

Lost Crowns and Fillings

On some rare occasions, crowns and fillings can fall off. There are many reasons why this can happen. Sometimes it is merely due to the end of the restoration’s lifespan. In other cases, it’s a consequence of inappropriate care.

How to deal with this situation will depend on the cause of the problem. If you are having any trouble with your restoration and need urgent attention (nobody wants to go to a wedding without a front tooth!), come to see us. We will try to solve the problem (at least temporarily) in that same visit and discuss the prognosis of the restoration.

If you have a dental emergency, don’t waste time and come to visit us straight away. Our team at MKE Dentures is always ready to help.

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