At Dousman Family Dentistry we understand emergencies happen. As a family-owned and operated business we work to provide our community with any of the services they might need - even if that means handling emergencies outside of normal business hours.
What is a Dental Emergency?
Any of the following paired with pain, facial or gum swelling is considered an emergency:
- Broken tooth
- Missing crown
- Tooth infection
If you live in Dousman or anywhere in Waukesha County or the surrounding area, don’t hesitate to call us at 262-965-3662. We will do our best to find an immediate time to see you and treat your dental emergency.
Are dental emergencies covered by insurance?
Emergency procedures are not always covered by dental insurance plans. Fortunately, Dousman Family Dentistry has payment plans to make all our services affordable. We understand you’re not planning on a dental emergency, so we make sure you can get the help you need when you need it.
Can I go to the ER for a dental emergency?
In most cases, it's best to go to a dentist for a dental emergency. Dentists will have the tools and equipment needed to put in a bridge, filling, or treat most maxillofacial injuries.
Go to the ER for a dental emergency if you are:
- In extreme pain requiring immediate medical attention
- Struggling to stop from bleeding
- Experiencing severe additional injuries to areas besides the teeth, such as might require jaw surgery
- Unable to get ahold of an available dentist to treat the emergency
How severe is my toothache really?
While a really bad toothache might make you feel like you're dying, you really have a bacterial infection or an abscessed tooth. It hurts! And it is really important to treat the infection before it spreads to the rest of the body and leads to more severe consequences. Most tooth pain can be taken care of with simple treatments such as fillings and antibiotics, but it's best to make sure and get out of pain sooner rather than later.
What should I do if my tooth is knocked out?
Try to retrieve the tooth by picking it up from the top- avoid touching the root. Gently rinse the tooth but DO NOT scrub it and DO NOT use any soaps or chemicals, even toothpaste. If you are able, try and put the tooth back into the socket and head directly to get medical care from a dentist. If you are not able to put the tooth back into your mouth, put it in a small container of milk and head to the dentist asap!
Non-Emergency Dentistry Services
Dousman Family Dentistry has preventive services to keep your mouth as healthy as possible. We do everything from fillings to root canal therapy.