Gentle Dental at Jefferson Avenue
529 E Jefferson Avenue, Detroit, MI 48226

Avoid Serious Complications in a Dental Emergency

Dental Emergencies

Accidents, injuries, or trauma to the teeth, gums, and mouth can turn into serious issues that require extensive and often expensive work if not promptly and properly addressed. According to the American Dental Association, knowing the proper dental care for your teeth in the event of a dental emergency can be the difference between saving a tooth and losing a tooth. Regardless of the type of dental emergency that occurs, contact an emergency dentist in Downtown Detroit immediately. Whatever you do, don’t ignore a dental emergency—it could lead to more serious complications and harm your health.

  • If you have a toothache, floss gently to remove any trapped debris that could be causing the pain and rinse your mouth with warm water. Do not place aspirin directly on the painful tooth or gums. Contact your dentist—even if the toothache subsides. Pain is a symptom that there is a problem and should not be left untreated.
  • If an object becomes lodged between your teeth or in your mouth, try to remove it gently with dental floss. Do not try to remove it with a sharp or pointed instrument that could injure your teeth or gums. See your dentist in Downtown Detroit as soon as possible.
  • If a tooth gets accidentally knocked out, find the tooth, hold it by the crown only, and rinse it with warm water to remove any dirt or debris. Do not scrub the tooth or remove any attached gum tissue. Place the tooth in a cup of milk—or warm water with a pinch of salt—to keep it moist and visit a dentist immediately. If you get the proper dental care within an hour of the accident, your tooth may be able to be saved.
  • If you suspect you’ve cracked a tooth, rinse your mouth with warm water and apply a cold compress to your face to reduce swelling. Visit a dentist in Downtown Detroit for evaluation as soon as possible. Cracked teeth can be difficult to see, but can cause damage if you don’t get the proper dental care.
  • A dental emergency should not be ignored. If you have concerns about the financial burden, talk to your dentist. Affordable dental care plans are available to get you the help you need.
  • When you visit an emergency dentist, be sure to provide as many details about the incident as possible and bring as many of the broken pieces of the tooth or gum tissue that you can locate.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Downtown Detroit, call Gentle Dental at Jefferson Avenue today at (313) 879-4769 or make an appointment.

Gentle Dental offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Downtown Detroit. With 8 affiliated practices throughout Michigan, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Gentle Dental at Jefferson Avenue, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Gentle Dental at Jefferson Avenue. 

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
The entire staff and the doctors were amazing
Breanna B.
I had an emergency and they did their job gentle and easy.
Renee A.
My DA Makita was wonderful.
Don E.
Hello, my experience today having a root canal done by Dr. Hanana went very well, and her assistant Shanekquah did a great job . Thank you both
Yvette H.
I was very anxious going in my cap had broke off and I needed it fixed asap,they were very comforting and understanding with my concerns and helped and are still helping through my DENTAL […]
Ingrid W.
Gentle Dentle is a great facility to receive care for ones mouth and dentle needs! I love Gentle Dentle and Staff!
Mary W.
This dental office is awesome.. I would recommend them to all of my family and friends.
Deressa B.
You guys are real good. Rozell was professional and really nice. I would send anyone here for a great experience.
Joyce P.
I went to the Jefferson office with an emergency that my current dentist could not squeeze me in to handle. The hours were convenient and I was able to get in the same day. Everyone was very nice and […]
Linda K.
I love Gentle Dental because they are professional I feel good every time I leave here and when I come here so to everyone out there come to Gentle Dental on Jefferson and get taken care of the right […]
Larry T.
I had a great experience with Gentle Dental! Dr. Hanan was very informational, Dr. Tracy took very good care of me even when I kept closing my mouth (not on purpose). I had many laughs with Tiffany […]
Asia C.
Your staff was great and they explain things to me where I could understand them
Dwayne P.
Great experience for the office on Jefferson.. I didn’t have to wait long at all in and out all Employees are professional from Dr to Assistants… This will be my dentist going forward. […]
Deandre L.
Great cleaning, friendly staff.
Kylen P.
Experience was great. Head assistant Shanekquah was very professional and charming. Tiffany explained my treatment well and Dr. Hanan was pleasant and Tracy was AWESOME didn’t feel a thing when […]
Tylass H.
Shanekquah is great! She made me feel very relaxed and calm. Very lovely. Dr. Hanan is real cool. How she speak makes me feel she’s part of the family. For my first visit, this has been a great […]
Christopher S.
Dr. Hanan did an excellent job. A lot of work was done and she her assistant Shanekquah worked diligently, professionally and both very nice. Go Gentle Dental!
S T.
All were nice
Cidnee S.
Shanekquah was Excellent in Dealing with me as a “Patient with MAJOR concerns(Fear of doctors.”) Dr. Hanan was great and swift in her services. Tiffany was very professional in explaining […]
Zeek M.
Very professional and painless and just nice people
Michael R.
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  • Monday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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