A mouth wound, cracked tooth, or knocked-out teeth are all good reasons to find an emergency dentist near you as soon as possible. The dental experts at Leesville Dental Studio in Raleigh, North Carolina, are able to serve the emergency dental needs of your whole family. If you or a family member are facing a dental emergency, call the office location nearest you or schedule an appointment online.
An emergency dentist addresses any dental problem that requires immediate treatment to stop ongoing tissue bleeding, alleviate severe pain, or save a tooth. A good many dental emergencies are situations that involve saving broken or knocked-out teeth. With same-day treatment at Leesville Dental Studio, it is best to arrive within half an hour of your mouth or tooth injury gives you the best chance to save your tooth.
It's never a bad idea to find emergency dental care if you're concerned about a severe oral injury or condition for yourself or a member of your family. Common dental emergency situations include:
You may not be dealing with a dental emergency if you chip a tooth but it doesn't appear as if you'll lose the tooth entirely. That said, feel free to contact an experienced dentist at Leesville Dental Studio if you're concerned. They can explain how to take care of your tooth until you can make it into the office.
Act quickly, and there's a good chance you can save a knocked-out tooth. If you don't seek dental care right away, you may be at risk of losing the tooth. To try and save the tooth, start by cleaning the injured tooth and the inside of your mouth. Rinse your mouth and tooth with lukewarm water. Do your best to avoid touching the tooth's roots.
Gently handle the tooth by the crown (top) as you rinse it. Using light pressure, reposition the cleaned tooth in the empty socket in your gum and close your mouth slowly. Hold the tooth in place with your fingers or gently bite down on it to help it stay in place until you can visit Leesville Dental Studio. Call immediately, or have someone call for you to explain the situation.
If you’re not able to put the tooth back in your mouth, the other option is to keep the tooth moist at all times. Put it in a cup of milk or in your mouth next to your cheek to help preserve it until you arrive at the dental office.
For expert assistance in the event of a dental emergency, call the office at Leesville Dental Studio or schedule an appointment online.