(414) 332-8150
3970 N Oakland Ave, Ste 702
Shorewood, WI 53211
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General Dentistry

Prevention is a crucial part of maintaining excellent oral health. Our nearby dentist can provide the vital support your teeth need.

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Cosmetic Dentistry

Feeling lackluster about your look? Our cosmetic services are designed to turn your smile into a stunner.

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Restorative Dentistry

Restore decayed and damaged teeth with our comprehensive restorative dentistry services.

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Our team strives to meet all of you and your family’s dental needs. Take a look at our other treatment options!

A Tradition of Quality Dentistry

We welcome new patients!

At Shorewood Family Dentistry, you’re never just another patient. Instead, we strive to provide your entire family with thorough, comfortable, and truly exceptional, patient centered care. When it comes to our patients, we are committed to forming strong, trusting, and rewarding relationships that take your unique preferences into account, while helping you achieve the happy and healthy smile you deserve. Whether you need dental checkups for the whole family, a cosmetic dentistry solution, dental implants to address tooth loss, or immediate relief from pain and discomfort, you can contact our dental office in your area today. We will be happy to schedule your first appointment and start working towards your improved oral health and more confident smile.

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Emergency Dentist — Shorewood, WI

Fast Care for Hurting Smiles

Would you know what to do in a dental emergency? You need a professional who’s qualified to provide the urgent and gentle care you need right away. If you have a broken, painful, or knocked-out tooth, don’t hesitate to contact your Shorewood emergency dentist at Shorewood Family Dentistry! We provide fast care for hurting smiles, often with same-day appointments. We’re here for you when you need us most.

Why Choose Shorewood Family Dentistry for Emergency Dental Care?

  • Same-Day Emergency Appointments for Fast Care
  • Dental Insurance Welcome & In-House Membership Plan Available
  • Compassionate and Highly Experienced Dentist

What to Do in a Dental Emergency

Should you or a loved one experience a dental emergency, follow these steps:

  • Call our office: Call our office as soon as you can. We’ll schedule you for a same-day emergency appointment and walk you through handling your situation until you can reach us.
  • Visit us for your emergency appointment. When you arrive, your Shorewood emergency dentist Dr. Peter J. Colosimo will see you for evaluation and pain relief. Once he’s reviewed his findings with you, you’ll work together to create a treatment plan.
  • Get the fast, professional care you need. As soon as a treatment plan has been made, our experienced team will leap into action. Whether you need a dental crown, tooth extraction, root canal therapy, or something else entirely, your comfort and the well-being of your smile will always be our top priorities.

The Most Common Dental Emergencies

Typically, there are two types of dental emergencies. Some need to be treated as quickly as possible, while others can wait until the next available appointment. In either situation, your first step should be to call us right away. One of our helpful staff members will assist you over the phone and schedule your appointment accordingly. Below, you’ll find some of the most common dental emergencies we treat here at Shorewood Family Dentistry.

Understanding the Cost of Dental Emergencies 

Since dental emergencies come in all shapes and sizes, the only way to get an accurate estimate of cost is to see you for an evalyation. Fortunately, you’ll be happy to hear that emergency exams themselves are relatively inexpensive. Plus, many of the services used to treat dental emergencies receive some form of coverage from dental insurance. We’ll be happy to help you review your benefits and go over other options for making your care affordable, such as our in-house membership plan.

Keys to Preventing Dental Emergencies

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While certain dental emergencies can’t be avoided, there are some things you can do that can reduce your risk of experiencing one. A handful of simple precautions and healthy habits can go a tremendously long way in preventing broken teeth and painful toothaches! A few of the most important steps we recommend taking include:

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Visit Your Dentist Regularly

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At your regular visits with our Shorewood dental team, we cover a lot of ground – from screening for oral cancer to removing built-up tartar. We also dedicate a portion of your appointment to checking the condition of your teeth and gums. If we find decay, an infection, or anything else concerning, we can intervene with the necessary restorative care now. Well before it requires an emergency visit to our office.

Maintain Good Oral Hygiene At Home

Simply put, avoiding smile-related problems requires a commitment to a solid oral hygiene routine, starting with brushing twice a day and flossing daily. As your dental healthcare team, we may recommend other additional to your routine to meet your specific oral health needs.

Your Diet

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It’s no secret that what you eat impacts your oral health; it’s one of the reasons dentists have been telling their patients for years to be mindful of their consumption of added sugar! However, it’s not just candy that can cause tooth decay. Any and all carbohydrates can contribute to cavities. Think crackers, chips, cookies, cereals, etc. Not only that, but anything acidic can significantly add to tooth decay. This includes juice, citrus fruits, and soda, including sugar-free and other diet varieties! Lastly, be mindful of very crunchy or very chewy foods such as nuts, carrots, and certain proteins that all require a lot of chewing or are hard on the teeth and jaw joints. These can cause tooth fractures, enamel damage, TMJ pain, or Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD).

Wear a Mouthguard

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Sports-related accidents can take a serious toll on your smile. To prevent one of your teeth from getting knocked out or from you biting down hard on your tongue, it’s important to wear a mouthguard during practices and games. Although the store-bought mouthguards are certainly better than nothing, our custom-made ones are crafted to the appropriate thickness, offer more protection, and fit much more comfortably.

Use Tools to Open Packages, Not Your Teeth

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In short, you should never use your teeth to open packages or bottle caps. Even though your teeth are sharp, they can easily break under the pressure, necessitating an emergency visit to our office for treatment. So, if you want to avoid that situation, don’t use your teeth as tools.

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Give Kids a Smile

Our team is proud to participate in the Marquette chapter of the national Give Kids a Smile (GKAS) program. This program proudly serves children in underserved populations across the US. GKAS and its volunteers provide oral hygiene products, dental health education, preventive screenings, and care for thousands of children each year. Since 2003, the program has cared for nearly 6 million children nationwide. Our local GKAS programs are conducted in partnership with the Marquette University School of Dentistry, and our nearby dental office relishes the opportunity to work with these future dental experts as well as helping children develop healthy smiles.

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