Dental emergencies can be sudden and frightening, especially when they affect the people you love. Whether your family is struggling with a sudden traumatic injury or severe oral pain that has left your loved one in tears, do not hesitate to contact your emergency dentist in Concord. Generations Dental Care provides unconditional support and guidance to stop your discomfort as quickly as possible. We will do everything we can to see you the same day as your initial call.
Although you never expect it to happen to you, 1 in 6 Americans faces a dental emergency every year. Some injuries cannot be avoided, like those that occur from trauma or injury to the face. Other situations could have been prevented with the right dental care. Leaving a small cavity or fracture untreated may not seem like a large concern now, but it can lead to a painful and frightening dental emergency down the road.
We provide the immediate care you need for several situations, including:
Nothing is worse than a toothache. While you may think it is normal for a tooth to be painful from time to time, it is never a good sign. Often, it is an indicator of a larger underlying problem, even if the pain dissipates in a few days. A toothache is often a sign of an infection, which could lead to the loss of your tooth. We can save it with a root canal. Use over-the-counter pain relievers until your appointment.
A chipped or broken tooth needs immediate care. It is best to rinse your mouth with salt water and avoid chewing on the tooth until after it is repaired. Use an over-the-counter pain reliever and apply a cold compress to the outside of you mouth to manage any swelling or discomfort. Your treatment process will vary depending on the extent of the damage. If we cannot save your tooth, we will discuss your replacement options if it needs to be extracted.
A knocked-out tooth can often be saved if you act quickly. Hold the tooth by the crown and rinse it with cool water. Do not dry it. Instead, gently try to reinsert it back into its socket. If you cannot, place it in a cup of milk or water.
Never try to fix a lost restoration on your own. Keep your teeth clean and avoid placing pressure on your tooth until after it is repaired.
Although you cannot fully prevent dental emergencies, there are several things you can do to help decrease your risk of one, such as:
The cost of dental emergencies varies depending on the issue you are having and the treatment you need. We provide you with a custom estimate and discuss your payment options, such as using your dental insurance or CareCredit.
If you are experiencing heavy, sustained oral bleeding, a broken jaw, or severe swelling, please proceed to the nearest emergency room. After your initial care, we can assist you with the emergency dental services you need. Contact us today for a same-day appointment.