Call Waterford Family and Cosmetic Dentistry at 910-519-1624 if you have a dental emergency.
Our emergency dentists in our Leland, NC office are dedicated to helping patients restore as much of their smiles as possible. Whether you have just lost a tooth or have a broken restoration that needs to be replaced, we’re here to help. Please contact your office if you have a dental problem and are unsure if it is an emergency. We will help you schedule an appointment as soon as possible. Sometimes oral health issues that may seem minor are a sign of a bigger problem.
Common Dental Emergencies
Emergency dental care is a general dental solution that treats urgent dental problems. Some of the most prevalent dental emergencies that our dental team treat include:
- Tooth Pain: Sudden and sharp tooth pain is often caused by a tooth or gum infection. If you are experiencing swelling, apply a cold compress to your cheek. Call our office and we will schedule an immediate appointment to find the cause of your pain.
- Knocked-Out Tooth: If you have just lost a tooth, hold it by the crown, or the top part of the tooth. Gently rinse it in water and put it in a cup of milk to take to our office. If a lost tooth is preserved in this way, we may be able to reattach it within one hour of loss. We can also recommend a single dental implant if the tooth cannot be reattached. Implants help replace teeth at the root to create a fuller and more stable bite.
- Broken Dental Restorations: Call our dental office if you have a broken dental crown, denture, or dental bridge. Do not try to use glue or any other material to try and replace your restoration as this can damage your teeth and gums. Take an over-the-counter pain reliever to ease your discomfort before you visit our office. We will help create a brand new restoration for you.
Preventative Dental Care
Sometimes preventative dental care can stop dental emergencies from ever happening. Taking care of your teeth by brushing and flossing twice a day and making regular dentist visits can prevent dental emergencies. Our dentists always thoroughly examine the teeth and gums during routine visits and look for signs of infection or change in the fit of your dental restoration.
If we find any problems, we can create a personalized treatment plan for you to address the issue head-on. Not visiting the dentist enough or ignoring signs of dental problems will increase your chance of encountering a dental emergency. As problems worsen, more will need to be done to treat the problem which can also increase the cost of treatment. Care for your teeth and schedule regular appointments in our office to prevent these problems.
Schedule a Dental Appointment
If you are not currently facing a dental emergency but have a dental concern that you want to treat, request a consultation online. You may also call our Waterford, North Carolina office at 910-519-1624.