Uh-oh! You’ve had a dental emergency. It’s important to not panic, stay calm, and of course, call us for help. If you’re experiencing a dental emergency in Kalamazoo, MI, call Briarwood Valley Dentistry at 269-482-3171 for a same-day appointment. 

1. Stay Calm

The most important thing to do during any sort of medical emergency is stay calm. If possible, take calm, even breaths. This will help steady you, ground you, and reduce risk of fainting or additional damage. 

It’s easy to feel anxious in a dental emergency, especially if you’re in a lot of pain. A broken tooth or getting your tooth knocked out often come with sharp, acute pain. 

Assess the situation. If you’re bleeding, the most important thing to do first is stop it. Rinse your mouth and clean the area with sterile gauze. If you can’t stop the bleeding, go to the emergency room. If your tooth is knocked out, put it in a glass and cover it with milk or saliva.

Once you’re calm and stable, call us at 269-482-3171

2. Use Your Dental Emergency Kit

Having an emergency is unpredictable. By keeping a stocked dental emergency kit, you’ll already be somewhat prepared. We suggest keeping the following in a box nearby:

  • Sterile Gauze
  • Plastic gloves 
  • Non-aspirin pain medication
  • Dental cement (available at most drugstores)
  • A small, sealable container 
  • Dental floss
  • Our phone number written down on paper or in permanent marker on the kit

It’s a good idea to have a dental emergency kit close by in the house and on the go. 

3. Call Us!

We’ve got you covered! Call Briarwood Valley Dentistry today at 269-482-3171 for an appointment in Kalamazoo, MI. You can also online.

If you’re in pain, call Briarwood Valley Dentistry immediately. We can often fit you in on the same day. Existing patients may be seen after hours or on weekends.