Emergency Dentist Specialist

Charlotte Dental Esthetics

Vaibhav Bajaj, DMD, MPA

General & Cosmetic Dentist located in Charlotte, NC

Knocked-out teeth, a mouth wound, or a cracked tooth should all have you headed to an emergency dentist right away. Vaibhav Bajaj, DMD at Charlotte Dental Esthetics, and the expert team in Charlotte, North Carolina are ready to serve the emergency dental needs of your entire family. If you're dealing with a dental emergency, don't wait. Call the office nearest you or schedule an appointment online.

Emergency Dentist Q & A

What is an emergency dentist?

An emergency dentist addresses any dental problem that requires immediate treatment to stop ongoing tissue bleeding, alleviate severe pain, or save a tooth. A good many dental emergencies are situations that involve saving broken or knocked-out teeth. Making it to Charlotte Dental Esthetics within 30 minutes of your tooth or mouth injury could mean the difference between saving or losing the tooth.

Is it time to call an emergency dentist?

Whenever you are concerned about a severe mouth injury or condition for yourself or a member of your family, it’s a good idea to seek immediate emergency dental care. These types of situations are generally considered dental emergencies:

  • Knocked-out teeth
  • A loose permanent tooth
  • Extreme mouth or tooth pain
  • Bleeding inside your mouth from your cheeks, tongue, or gums
  • An injury to your mouth or face
  • Swelling in your gums, tongue, or mouth
  • A badly fractured or cracked tooth
  • A cut or tear on your lips

You may not be dealing with a dental emergency if you chip a tooth since it doesn't appear as if you'll lose the tooth entirely. That said, feel free to contact an experienced dentist at Charlotte Dental Esthetics if you're concerned. They can explain how to take care of your tooth until you can make it into the office.

How do I care for a knocked-out tooth?

A knocked-out tooth is no laughing matter. It's one of the most severe dental emergencies. If you don't seek dental care right away, you could lose the tooth entirely. To try and save the tooth, start by cleaning the injured tooth and the inside of your mouth. Rinse your mouth and tooth with lukewarm water. Do your best to avoid touching the tooth's roots.

Hold the tooth by the crown (the smooth white top part) as you rinse it. Using light pressure, reposition the cleaned tooth in the empty socket in your gum. Close your mouth slowly. Hold the tooth in place with your fingers or gently bite down on it to help it stay in place until you can visit Charlotte Dental Esthetics. Call immediately, or have someone call for you to explain the situation.

If you are unable to place the tooth back into its socket, put your tooth in a small cup of milk to help preserve it until you get to the dental office. Charlotte Dental Esthetics is here for you. Call for expert assistance in the event of a dental emergency.

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