In the event of a dental emergency, call Dr. Greg Reece’s 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 treatment.
How to Handle Common Dental Emergencies
Learn how to handle emergencies before receiving professional dental care so you can be prepared for anything:
Tooth pain: You can take an over the counter pain reliever to assuage 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.
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.
Do you have a dental emergency? Call Dr. Reece’s office at 704.486.8911 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.