In the event of a dental emergency, call Dr. Greg Reece’s Charlotte, NC dental office at 704.486.8911.
If your emergency is happening during business hours, call our office to discuss your concerns and schedule an appointment. We will return your message as soon as possible and attempt to schedule your appointment for the next day. If your emergency is after hours you can call our office number. We will work with you to contact Dr. Reece or another available dentist for emergency dental treatment in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Call 911 if you are experiencing severe pain or bleeding. Some emergencies require medical care.
Dr. Reece works with patients every step of the way to ensure that your dental trauma is addressed in a timely manner. The Dentistry of the Queen City offers a full range of emergency dental care services. Depending on the type of emergency you’re experiencing, Dr. Reece may recommend a tooth extraction, dental crowns, tooth bonding, porcelain veneers, dentures, dental bridges, or dental implants. These cosmetic and restorative solutions address tooth damage or lost teeth and restore balance to the smile.
How to Handle Common Dental Emergencies
Learn how to handle dental emergencies before receiving professional dental care so you can be prepared for anything:
Tooth pain: Take an over-the-counter pain reliever to fight your tooth pain. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Reece if pain persists and apply a cold compress if you are experiencing swelling. In severe cases, your pain may be caused by tooth decay which can be treated in our office.
Knocked out tooth: If possible, locate the lost tooth and pick it up by the crown. You can place the lost tooth in a container of saliva or warm milk. Cold compresses on the outside of the mouth may also be used if there is pain or swelling in your gums. Contact our office immediately for advice on how to proceed. We can try to restore the tooth or use other methods for missing teeth such as dental implants.
Chipped tooth: Clean the area gently by rinsing it with water. Use over-the-counter pain relievers and cold compresses placed on the outside of the mouth to combat tooth pain. Do not place anything directly on the damaged area of the tooth. Tooth bonding or porcelain veneers are great treatments that repair chipped teeth for a seamless finish.
Broken dental crown or bridge: If possible, schedule an appointment at our office and bring the broken appliance with you. Dr. Reece will help you to determine the best treatment plan for replacing the appliance. He may reattach the crown or bridge or may recommend a new restoration. Dr. Reece will conduct a thorough examination to help determine the best possible treatment options for you.
Emergency Dentistry FAQs
Can a dentist pull a tooth that is broken off at the gum line?
If a tooth is broken off at the gum line, it should be surgically removed. Most patients will need to be sedated or use an anesthetic for this type of procedure, because it can be uncomfortable.
What helps unbearable tooth pain?
If you are dealing with extreme tooth pain and cannot get in touch with your dentist, the first thing to do is rinse your mouth with saltwater. This soothes irritation. Taking an OTC pain medication will also help to relieve pain.
What is the most common dental emergency?
Having a toothache is the most common dental emergency. It can be caused from a possible cavity or even teeth grinding. If you happen to have a toothache, rinse your mouth out with warm water and floss the area to see if any food or anything else might be stuck that’s causing irritation.
Schedule a Consultation with our Dentist in Charlotte, NC
Do you have a dental emergency? Call Dr. Reece’s office at 704.486.8911 or schedule an appointment for comprehensive care today. Dr. Reece and the professionals at Dentistry of the Queen City in Charlotte, NC are dedicated to bringing high-quality care to patients and solving complex dental cases.