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When a Dental Issue Arises, What Should You Do?

For most people, brushing and flossing as recommended and seeing your dentist every six months is sufficient in keeping up with oral care. However, for others, additional care and treatment of teeth and gums may be required for a variety of reasons.

For example, you may experience an injury to the mouth or may be predisposed to dental issues like cavities.

Fortunately, Dr. Milan and his expert team of dentists can help with any dental issue that may occur. However, it is important to know what action to take if you find yourself with a dental woe. Keep reading to learn what to do if a dental issue comes about.

Tooth damage or loss

If you suffer an injury and crack or lose a tooth, time is of the essence. For a cracked tooth, depending on the extent of the crack, you may require a filling, and sometimes, the chipped piece can be fixed with bonding. If the chip runs deep, a root canal may be necessary.

If your tooth gets completely knocked out, and you still have the tooth, try to reinsert it into place and get to your dentist immediately. If you cannot put it back into the socket in the meantime, place it in a dish of milk until you get to your dentist to try to preserve it.


If your tooth has an ache, whether a consistent pain or discomfort while eating or drinking certain foods and beverages, you should schedule an appointment with us. The ache could be a sign of a cavity looming or even a gum recession issue—both of which can be treated early on to avoid more painful and costly issues down the road.

Bad breath

While bad breath can be common after eating pungent foods, for some people, it is chronic, which can be embarrassing. If you feel your breath has a strong odor, we can help determine the root cause and offer treatment options to remedy it.

Leading dentist in Birmingham, MI

For over 20 years, Birmingham Center for Cosmetic Dentistry has been leading the way in dentistry and advanced dental treatments. Truth be told, there is hardly a dental issue we cannot treat. Even so called “lost cause” cases, we have been able to restore.

Whether your teeth need a little or a lot of attention, rest assured we have solutions. Please contact us today to learn more about how we can help you achieve dental health excellence!

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