Emergency Dentistry in Cary
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Dental emergencies come in different forms and can cause you to experience a lot of pain and discomfort. Some dental emergencies include:
No matter how much someone attempts to prepare ahead of time, accidents happen. Dental accidents and emergencies are no exception. Dental emergencies can include infections, tooth decay, damaged teeth, trauma to the mouth, and more. By visiting an emergency dentist, you are seeking the immediate care your teeth need.
Prolonging the time between injuring one’s teeth and seeing an emergency dentist will only increase the chance of the issue causing irreversible damage. By seeking treatment with us, we will provide the necessary help to stop the pain and prevent further injury or tooth loss.
If your tooth has been damaged or you are in pain, call us right away so that we can schedule your appointment and treat the issue quickly. Our friendly team will do our best to accommodate your schedule and ensure that you can get back to a life that is free from oral pain.
If you need an emergency dentist, do not hesitate to contact us as soon as possible for professional dental treatment.
- What should I do if my child's permanent tooth was knocked out?
Find the tooth and rinse it gently in cool water. (Do not scrub or clean it with soap — use only water!) If possible, replace the tooth in the socket immediately and hold it there with clean gauze or a washcloth. If you can’t put the tooth back in the socket, place the tooth in a clean container with cold milk, saliva, or water. Get to the Emergency Dentist immediately. The faster you act, the better your chances of saving the tooth.
- What if a tooth is chipped or fractured?
Contact your Dentist immediately. Quick action can save the tooth, prevent infection and reduce the need for extensive dental treatment. Rinse the mouth with water and apply cold compresses to reduce swelling if the lip also was injured. If you can find the broken tooth fragment, place it in cold milk or water and bring it with you to the dental office.
- What if my child has a toothache?
Call our office immediately. Over-the-counter children’s pain medication, dosed according to your child’s weight and age, might ease the symptoms. You may apply a cold compress or ice wrapped in a cloth to the face in the pain area, but do not put heat or aspirin on the sore spot.