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Dental Emergencies

When it comes to dental emergencies in Charlotte, it’s important to remain calm and resolve them as quickly as possible. Aspire Dental Wellness is an emergency dental clinic in Charlotte, NC, that will provide exceptional care when you need it most.

What Is a Dental Emergency?

A dental emergency is a term used for severe dental injuries that require immediate attention and care. If left untreated, they can lead to bigger issues down the line.

When Should You Call Your Charlotte, NC, Dentist?

When dealing with dental emergencies, time is of the essence. You need to act fast and resolve the issue as soon as possible – that’s what emergency dentistry in Charlotte, NC, is for. So, immediately contact your Charlotte dentist in SouthPark, because the more you wait, the bigger the chances of complications.

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Dental Emergency Aspire Dental Wellness Can Help You With

How can you tell what falls under the category of Charlotte emergency dentistry? Not every dental issue does, and sometimes, it can be difficult to tell if you need to act quickly or not. For example, teeth whitening is never an emergency, not even if you’re walking the red carpet the following day. Here are some examples of oral health emergencies we treat at our Aspire Dental Wellness clinic.

Severe, Sudden Toothaches

One of the most common dental emergencies people experience and report are severe and sudden toothaches. They can be caused by many different things, and while in most cases they only cause temporary discomfort, sometimes they can be a symptom of much more serious issues. 
That’s why it’s so important to resolve them as soon as they occur. If you ever experience such a toothache that causes you a lot of discomfort, start by rinsing your mouth, then carefully and meticulously remove any food stuck between your teeth with floss, and take some pain relieving medication such as ibuprofen. If the discomfort doesn’t go away or gets even worse, make sure to immediately call your periodontist in Charlotte, NC.

Broken, Cracked, or Chipped Tooth

In case your tooth breaks, cracks, or gets chipped badly, call your dentist as soon as possible. Try to hold onto the part of the tooth that broke off. If you experience bleeding, rinse out your mouth with water and apply a clean gauze to the affected area, pressing on it slightly until it stops bleeding. However, do keep in mind that a slightly cracked tooth is not cause for concern, nor is it a medical emergency.

A Dislodged or Knocked-Out Tooth

An extruded (dislodged) or knocked-out tooth is considered to be an emergency, and you should call your dentist right away. A dislodged tooth is a tooth that fell out of its socket and requires immediate attention. 
A knocked-out tooth is even more serious, as it comes off with the root still attached to it, and has the biggest likelihood of getting saved and repaired if it’s returned into the socket approximately within an hour. In case your tooth gets knocked out, place it in some milk or salty water and take it to your dentist like that. The liquid will preserve your tooth until the dentist returns it to the socket.

Dental Abscesses - Swelling Around the Teeth

Abscesses are small infections of the tissue around your teeth. This is where the area around the root of your tooth or between the gums gets infected and swells up, and if left untreated, can cause the damage to spread to surrounding tissue or even cause the face or the jaw to swell up. It’s one of the most serious emergencies in dentistry, and it requires immediate treatment.

Lost or Cracked Filling/Crown

Even though fillings and crowns are meant to last for a long time, they sometimes crack or even completely fall out. If that happens, it’s important to see your dentist as soon as possible. In the meantime, try to save as much of the restoration as you can by filling it temporarily with denture adhesive or use over-the-counter dental cement.

Bleeding or Swelling of Gums, Lips, or Face

If you injure your gums, lips, or face and you experience excessive bleeding or swelling, visit your dentist as soon as possible. Of course, in case of more serious injuries, you should visit the emergency room, but for less severe cases, a visit to your dentist will be enough. 
If you want to control the bleeding or swelling on your own, start by rinsing your mouth and applying gauze to the affected area, pressing lightly to stop the bleeding. If you’re in a pinch, you can also use a tea bag, as it contains tannic acid that helps slow down bleeding. A cold compress can also help reduce swelling. If none of these options have worked, immediately contact your dentist.

We Provide Information Regarding the Cost of the Procedure and Create General Estimates

One of the main concerns people have in case of emergency is not only if their teeth will go back to normal but also how much they will pay for the repair. When you have to act fast, you don’t have much time to budget, and that’s why our clinic gives accurate estimates even in emergency cases. We practice complete transparency, so give us a call, and we will make sure to address any questions or concerns you may have

Contact Aspire Dental Wellness in Case of Dental Emergencies

If you ever find yourself experiencing a dental emergency, whether it’s a knocked-out tooth or gum swelling, make sure to immediately contact us at Aspire Dental Wellness, where Dr Sladjana Bjelac will fix the issue and restore your smile with ease. Our holistic approach will take out all the stress of the visit, and you can rest assured that you will leave with a more gorgeous smile than you came with.

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