At Kildaire Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we provide same-day care and walk-ins for emergency dental appointments. Fitting emergency dental care into your packed schedule can be difficult, but we’ve done all we can to help. We offer early morning appointments during the week and strive to start any treatment plan recommended right away, especially if you are in pain. That way you can get in and out and back to your schedule fast.
We all know that emergencies happen, and usually at a time that isn’t convenient. If you’re in pain or you’ve experienced dental trauma, call our office and we’ll do our best to fit you in the same day you call. We set aside time in our daily schedule to treat emergencies because we don’t want you to suffer in pain.
Let us help you with your dental emergency in Cary, NC! Dr. Elise Brace aims to provide comfortable and comprehensive general dental care at Kildaire Family & Cosmetic Dentistry.
Common Dental Emergencies
Some of the most common dental emergencies include:
- Chipped, broken tooth, or knocked-out tooth
- A lost or loose filling
- Lost dental crown
- Abscess around tooth
Dental Emergency FAQs
Can you save a tooth that has been knocked-out?
If you’ve experienced dental trauma that caused injury to your gums or obvious tears on your lips, cheeks, etc., you need to call our office as soon as possible or go to the emergency room. If a tooth has been knocked out, it may be able to be saved. Call our office and follow these instructions to improve your chances of saving the tooth:
- Rinse — do not scrub — the tooth to remove dirt and debris.
- Place the clean tooth in your mouth between your cheek and gum, or under your tongue.
- Do not attempt to replace the tooth in its socket, as this could cause further damage.
- Get to the dentist as soon as possible. Successful re-implantation of the tooth is possible only when treatment is performed promptly.
- If it is not possible to store the tooth in the mouth of the injured person, wrap the tooth in clean gauze and immerse it in milk.
What can I do about sensitive teeth?
If your teeth are highly sensitive to temperature or pressure, Dr. Brace recommends that you come in for an exam, so we can pinpoint the underlying cause of your sensitivity. Some ways we may recommend treating tooth sensitivity include:
Sensitivity toothpaste — the active ingredient, either strontium chloride or potassium nitrate, is very effective in treating tooth sensitivity. Make sure you continue using the toothpaste, even if the sensitivity seems to go away. Toothpaste that contains calcium, phosphate, and fluoride can also be helpful.
Avoid highly acidic foods. Citrus fruits, tea, and soda can increase sensitivity and limit the effectiveness of sensitivity toothpaste.
What is the most common dental emergency?
The most common dental emergency is a toothache. Other dental emergencies include a broken tooth, a lost tooth, and an infection.
Will the ER pull a broken tooth?
The ER will not pull a broken tooth. If your tooth is broke, the ER will refer you to a dentist.
Call our office as soon as possible if you have a dental emergency.
What is classified as a dental emergency?
A dental emergency is an unexpected event that requires immediate attention from a dentist. Some common dental emergencies include a toothache, a knocked-out tooth, and a broken tooth.
Call Our Cary, NC Dental Office
Call Kildaire Family & Cosmetic Dentistry for emergency dental care today at 919.823.7107. For non-emergencies, request an appointment with Dr. Brace on our website.