Gentle Dental at Grand River Avenue
13874 West Grand River Avenue, Detroit, MI 48227

Be Prepared for Dental Emergencies


If you’ve ever had a tooth knocked out or experienced a fracture, you know how quickly and unexpectedly a dental emergency can happen. How you react after the event occurs is important; if possible, you should see a dentist within 30 minutes. Knowing the right steps to take before you are able to see an emergency dentist can save your tooth, and reduce your risk of infection. To keep damages minimal, find an affordable dentist you trust and remember the following tips for handling dental emergencies.

Dislodged Tooth: If a tooth has been pushed out of place, try to reposition it gently with your fingers. Don’t force it. Bite down to keep the tooth in place until you can see the dentist.

Broken/Fractured Tooth: Rinse your mouth with warm, clean water. If swelling is present, apply an ice pack or cold compress. See your dentist in Detroit immediately to determine the extent of damage and treatment options. Your dentist may be able to smooth a minor fracture. Moderate fractures may involve dentin or pulp tissues, so more extensive work may be necessary. If you have pain, take ibuprofen instead of aspirin. 

Knocked-Out Tooth: Call your dentist immediately. Handle the tooth by its crown; do not touch its root. Rinse the tooth gently in clean water, but don’t scrub. Place the tooth back in its socket if possible. If unable to do so, wrap it in a clean cloth and immerse it in cold milk. 

Oral Tissue Injuries: Injuries to the mouth, cheeks, lips, or tongue should be cleaned with warm water, and the injured person should be taken to a hospital emergency room for care. If there is severe bleeding from a tongue injury, pull the tongue forward and place gauze on the wound to reduce blood loss. 

Emergency Dental Supplies: To be prepared for all dental emergencies, keep your dentist’s phone number in an easy-to-find spot. Essential medical supplies include a handkerchief, rolled gauze or gauze pads, ibuprofen, and a small container with a lid for storing injured teeth.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Detroit, call Gentle Dental at Grand River Avenue today at (313) 651-7260 or make an appointment.

Gentle Dental offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Detroit. With 8 affiliated practices throughout Michigan, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Gentle Dental at Grand River 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 Grand River Avenue.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
Staff was very friendly from the moment I walked in the door. Don, who took my x rays and Dr Oliver were both very polite and attentive Definitely recommend this facility
Ashleigh H.
Wonderful service…I was treated by Janice and services was excellent.
Tarsheema P.
Thank you Mr. Ward, Ms. B and Dr. Patel for giving me my smile back. Seeing my children’s faces light up was priceless.
Yvette P.
Everyone was polite and helpful!….
Jeffraisha H.
Very nice staff and was very helpful
Tearia S.
Timely, professional staff, clean and updated office etc.
San J.
The staff was very nice. Little Don is the best dental assistant I could’ve asked for and Dr. Patel was very kind and informative. The front staff was respectful but they could pick up the pace of […]
Danielle C.
My rating is for the Grandriver Office. My dentist Dr. Oliver is AWESOME!!!
Evonne B.
My visit was 08/09/17.Jacklin Brown and a young gentleman, I don’t remember his name but he took exrays of my teeth. They where very very nice. They explained everything to me as they were doing […]
Latricie T.
I had one extraction and several fillings worked on. Dr. Oliver and her assistant were wonderful. My teeth are in bad shape and Dr. Oliver took care of me in a timely, very professional manner. I […]
Vanessa K.
The staff are nice. The dentist was very kind. My waiting time was good. The setting is comfortable that I was very relaxed. The hygienist was friendly and caring no rush job. I like coming to Gentle […]
Estella H.
Because Gentle Dental fixed my front teeth they are so awesome and the staff is friendly.. So I recommend anybody to go down to Gentle Dental and get your teeth fixed
Reginald S.
I didn’t have a long wait and the Dentist was excellent
Darlene D.
This dentist is wonderful. They take out time explain and talk to you. They have great attitudes. They scheduled my appointments great and they call and text to remind you. They are so on point. I […]
Kida B.
I was very pleased today!!! Dr. Vineet Also Mohammed made me feel very welcome!!! This dentist office not just all about money if you don’t need something done they will tell you!!! I won’t ever […]
Zarita R.
Very welcoming and proffessional ☺
Terrance W.
Has been my dental office for years! The staff is always friendly and courteous from front to back! Janice has been one excellent dental specialist for me and my family, outstanding services and a […]
Tarsheema P.
Cause they had great customer service in took care all my needs without any problems..
Camille C.
The atmosphere was very nice the setting the style was awesome they help get you in and get you out always smiling.
Kimberly K.
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We accept most insurance plans and will be happy to help you understand the coverage that you have. We will do our best to see that you receive your maximum insurance benefits for all covered services.

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Office Hours
  • Monday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Saturday 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (313) 651-7260
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