Dental Emergencies in Jacksonville, NC
Eastern Carolina Dental welcomes dental emergencies brought about by accidents, persistent toothaches or broken teeth. If you have lost a tooth, have broken teeth or have a toothache, we recommend you reach out to a trusted emergency dentist immediately.
Our goal is to help you to minimize the risk of emergency treatment. This is why we commit a generous amount of time designing a Lifetime Treatment Plan that will help you to offset the possibility of unforeseen pain or tooth breakage.
Toothaches need to be treated as soon as possible. It is a sign of an underlying dental problem and if left untreated the problem may progress and worsen over time. Treating a toothache early will almost certainly be less costly and extensive than if it is left alone.
Having a broken tooth means that there is a problem with your tooth itself. The causes for a broken tooth are decay, teeth grinding or an old filling. Whatever cause your tooth to break you must see an emergency dentist to have it treated immediately. Your broken tooth may become exposed and give way to infection from bacteria and this will lead to more serious dental problems.
Knocked out teeth
Accidents and injuries from sports and other activities can occur. If you get your tooth knocked out accidentally, we recommend placing the knocked out tooth in a container of milk and bring it immediately to an emergency dental office. If it is within 1 hour, there is a possibility that we can still save the tooth. Take care to NOT wash the broken tooth under water.
A dental emergency should be addressed as soon as possible. Getting the right treatment done can save your teeth as well as relieve your toothache and discomfort.