If you are experiencing great pain in your teeth or jaw, and if you have little or no dental insurance, you may wish to call an oral surgeon or go to the local emergency room directly. If you do not know an oral surgeon, or wish a recommendation, we can help you find one.
If you let us treat you, then as dentists, our first step is to provide you with the highest resolution, low dosage x-rays from the most advanced machines available. Tooth or jaw pain can have multiple causes. We will then bring you pain relief with dental care that treats the real sources of your pain.
Our next step is to begin a comprehensive periodontal care for your mouth that will preserve your smile and enable you to keep your teeth for life.
Unless a blow to the mouth from a sports accident, a fall, travel accident or altercation, has caused your pain, chances are you will never again experience such a painful dental emergency once you are in our care.
It is all part of the complete care from the Kerry Family of Ann Arbor Dentists that enables you keep your teeth for life.
Brush your teeth twice a day, in the morning and before bedtime, with fluoride toothpaste. Make sure to brush all sides of your teeth, as well as, your tongue.
Floss or use another between-the-tooth cleaner daily to remove plaque and bits of food from areas your toothbrush can't reach.
Eat a balanced diet for good general health and limit sugary snacks. Avoid tobacco, smokers are more likely to develop periodontal disease & tooth loss.
Visit your dentist regularly. Professional cleanings are the only way to remove tartar, which traps bacteria along the gum line.