Cut or Bitten Mouth

Apply wrapped ice to bruised area. If bleeding, apply gentle pressure with clean gauze or cloth. If bleeding doesn't stop after 10-15 minutes, or if heavy and can't be controlled by pressure, go to the nearest emergency room or urgent care center or call 9-1-1.

Permanent Tooth Knocked Out

Quickly locate the tooth and pick it up carefully, touching the crown (top) and not the root if possible. Rinse the tooth if needed, but do not clean or handle it unnecessarily. If the tooth is whole (not broken or cracked), gently re-insert it into its socket. Hold the tooth in place by biting down on clean gauze or cloth. If you can't re-insert it, transport it in a cup of milk or water. This helps keep the root alive until you can see us. Timeliness is crucial to help save the tooth!  Call us at (248) 435-8880 or email DrVan@GLDentistry.com right away!

Broken Tooth

Rinse dirt or debris from injured area with clean, warm water. Place a cold compress over injured area of face. Find and save any pieces of broken tooth you can. See us IMMEDIATELY.

Toothache or Sore Gums

Thoroughly clean around sore area. Rinse by swishing warm salt water and/or try to dislodge trapped food or debris with dental floss. Don't put aspirin directly on teeth or gums, but do take an over-the-counter pain reliever like ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil, etc.) if you are able to. If your face is swollen, apply a cold compress or a bag of frozen peas.

Possible Broken Jaw

Try to keep the jaw from moving by using a towel, tie, or handkerchief. Go to the nearest emergency room or urgent care center.

Bleeding After Baby Tooth Falls Out

Have child bite down on clean, folded gauze or cloth over the bleeding area for 15 minutes. Repeat once if necessary, but call us if bleeding continues.

Cold Sores / Canker Sores

Usually over-the-counter preparations bring relief until sores heal. Because some serious diseases can begin as small sores, let us know if sores worsen or persist longer than two weeks.

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Best in the area. I even sent my mom! Great staff and 1 Great Dentist.
Bob Campbell
Bob Campbell
15:17 06 Jun 18
As a new client I was made to feel welcome by all of the staff members I came into contact with. Very professional but cordial and friendly group. Thank you.read more
Phillip Babich
Phillip Babich
23:00 22 May 18
Installed two crowns and squeezed me in the very next day to fit them better 15 minutes after I left still wasn’t feeling quite right and they squeezed me right back in very professional very positive staff can’t say enoughread more
Kent Geistler
Kent Geistler
16:17 28 Mar 18
Super friendly and helpful staff. They offer weekend hours which is awesome for people like myself who can’t make it during the week. They use amazing technology, are thorough, and walk you through what they are doing. Some people stress going to the dentist. Well, stress no more at Great Lakes!read more
Alison Corso
Alison Corso
02:51 25 Mar 18
What an experience, the staff and Dr. Shawn Van de Vyver are very professional and friendly. I was terrified because 1) I have anxiety of dental offices and procedures and 2) feeling ashemded of my teeth. However not once did I feel judged or looked down on about my current teeth and I am greatful and very appreciative for that, thank you Great Lakes Dentistry. I am looking forward to future visits and a happy and healthy smile 😃. Thanks again and have a wonderful day.read more
Daniel McCrae
Daniel McCrae
17:44 12 Feb 18
Very professional and thorough! I am always pleased with my care here! Just recommended this facility to my sister and her husband who are currently looking for a new dentist because they are not happy with their current dentist.read more
Melissa Thompson
Melissa Thompson
22:58 17 Jan 18
I thought I needed a filling replaced on a tooth that also had a root canal done about 10 years ago....all by another dentist. Apparently that tooth should have had a crown put on at the time of the root canal and I'm lucky that tooth didn't break. Dr. V took great care of me and I got a crown put on in 2 hours!!!!! Seriously..2 hours? Yes. It was amazing. It's my canine tooth, so very visible. It actually looks better than the real tooth which was discolored. I've had 2 other crowns done by 2 different dentists and the experiences were not great and very time consuming. His assistant was great...Samantha I think, and Sarah at the desk very nice as well. I would recommend Dr V's office to everyone!read more
Martha Wright
Martha Wright
15:34 09 Jan 18
Great staff, efficient and make you very comfortable. Glad we switched to Dr. V.
maureen lafleur
maureen lafleur
15:40 28 Dec 17
Super friendly staff, and same day crowns keep me and my family coming back. Dr. V also has a good music playlist going.. bonus!read more
Deb Creech
Deb Creech
14:34 28 Dec 17
The staff is always very friendly and the quality of work has been exceptional. I would highly recommend them.
Rick Sutton
Rick Sutton
20:28 24 Dec 17
Favorite Dentist & Staff! Very friendly, professional, & high tech! Awesome!
Kristen Soard
Kristen Soard
01:29 17 Nov 17
Dr. V and staff do such a great job!! Dr. V has an excellent "bedside manner". I am one who stresses when major things have to happen to my mouth and he does what he can to eleviate my unease and even takes breaks to help calm. Thank you, Dr. V, for being a doctor who looks out for others first!read more
Heather Tarpinian
Heather Tarpinian
18:12 09 Nov 17
Everyone there is incredibly friendly and skilled. I actually look forward to going to the dentist!
Amber Steciuk
Amber Steciuk
12:17 05 Aug 17
Everyone was so nice! I look forward to going back to complete my treatment after seeing the two specialists that the dentist referred me to. Thanks to all of you at Great Lakes Dentistry.read more
Marcy Beck
Marcy Beck
02:24 17 Jun 17
Always a great experience. Quality dental work, great staff and more than willing to get you in when you have an emergency.read more
Marilyn Sullivan
Marilyn Sullivan
23:01 15 Jun 17
Always an excellent experience! The staff, hygienists, and docs all make for a calm, welcoming, and overall positive experience. I always leave feeling very well cared for.read more
Belinda Bombrisk
Belinda Bombrisk
15:42 10 Jun 17
Kelsey is an awesome hygienist!! Dr. V is caring and remembers his patients, very engaged. Also, Sarah is the most welcoming, soothing and helpful front office rep; just love going to the dentist now! It makes a difference when you have a caring staff. I would recommend Dr. V and his staff to anyone who may have any fears or dislike of visiting the dentist, this office will change your opinion and you will love going!!!read more
Z Schillinger
Z Schillinger
22:22 13 Mar 17
After going to the same dentist for 30+ years he retired. A friend recommended Dr. V, that it would be worth the drive. I live in Canton so it is 70 miles round trip. The friend was correct in recommending Great Lakes Dentistry. His office staff is competent and friendly which usually tells you their boss is also. Dr. V was very courteous and put me at ease. I am so happy I have my dentistry needs met now that my family will be going over there also. Thank you Dr. V and your staff for a pleasant dentist visit. Great Lakes Dentistry is certainly worth the drive.read more
Mark Moore
Mark Moore
18:44 14 Dec 16

Two locations to best serve our patients, Royal Oak and Shelby Township

Great Lakes Dentistry – Royal Oak
4313 Rochester Rd.
Royal Oak, MI 48073
(248) 435-8880

Great Lakes Dentistry – Shelby
53620 Van Dyke Ave., Suite 2
Shelby Township, MI 48316
(586) 677-2828

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