4 Dentists found in Raleigh, NC
St. Mary's Family Dentistry
817 Brooklyn St, Raleigh NC 27605
Cameron Village Dentist
2104 Smallwood Dr, Raleigh NC 27605
Shireman Jessica Dr
2104 Smallwood Dr, Raleigh NC 27605
Night & Day Dental - Raleigh
2945 New Bern Ave, Raleigh NC 27610
What to Bring to Your Emergency Dentist AppointmentBefore you leave for your emergency dentist appointment, make sure you have the following listed below ready to go to take with you:
- A detailed list of your known allergies and medications you’re taking on a regular basis
- Insurance information needed for filing a dental insurance claim, if applicable
- Any recent paperwork given to you at your most recent visit to the dentist
Common Dental Emergencies Seen by Emergency DentistsDental emergencies are the result of ignored or untreated oral health problems, entirely. That, or they happen from an injury or an accident. Either way, if your dental emergency could have come from some form of head trauma, you’re going to need to seek treatment for said head trauma before anything else.
Knocked Out or Lost TeethIf you’ve had a tooth knocked out, randomly fall out, or just come out for whatever reason, then you know how truly alarming it can be. However, if the tooth has been knocked out due to an accident or injury, you need to seek treatment for head trauma – even if you’re not completely sure you have any. Once you’ve got the green light you haven’t received head trauma, or you received treatment for it, do your best to find the tooth. If you’ve found it, try to handle it by the crown as much as possible. Handling it by the root, even if it’s only a couple of times, can cause serious, almost irreversible, damage. You can try to put it back into the empty socket as a temporary measure yourself. If you’re not comfortable doing this or are unable to do so, in general, the next best thing is to store it in a cup of milk or water and bring that with you to the emergency dentist appointment we’ve booked for you.
Abscessed Teeth and Oral InfectionsOral infections are just as dangerous as an infection anywhere else in your body. They can be fatal like any other type of infection, so time is not on your side if you have an infection of the mouth. Patients tend to not notice that they’re suffering from an oral infection until the blinding pain starts, but there is one way you can check to see if you have one before this starts. Check your mouth on a regular basis for anything that looks like acne, which is obviously not supposed to be in your mouth, or a small, red bump. If you find anything in your mouth that isn’t supposed to be there, or you suspect something is going on with your oral health, in general, call us as soon as you can so we can get you to see an emergency dentist appointment.
Lost Crowns or FillingsCrowns and fillings are incredibly common among patients and are typically used to protect an already damaged tooth, such as from a cavity, for example, from sustaining further harm. Though these are common, most patients don’t realize what will happen if one falls out and temporary measures aren’t used to protect the tooth. If dental cement, cotton palls, fractions of gauze, or any other temporary protection measure isn’t used to protect the tooth where the crown or filling came of from, the tooth will be damaged further. Depending on the extent of damage, the emergency dentist may have no choice but to extract it.
Going for an Emergency Tooth ExtractionIt’s perfectly normal to be afraid of emergency tooth extractions, but nothing can be more alarming than being told you need one at your emergency dentist appointment when you thought you would be needing a different procedure. We’ve found that the best way to be prepared for an emergency tooth extraction is to know what will happen. Knowing what to expect can ease some of the fear you may have. The tooth will be removed either whole or by being broken up into pieces. No pain will be felt whatsoever, just a bit of pressure when the tooth is being extracted, due to the use of a numbing agent. One the tooth has been fully removed, someone will sit down with you, either the emergency dentist or someone from their staff, to go over aftercare instructions. You need to follow their instructions exactly at home over the next couple of weeks to ensure the extraction site does not become infected.
Same Day Denture Repair in RaleighAre you in need of same day denture repair in Raleigh or emergency denture repair Raleigh? If so, we can help. The emergency dentists who work with denture lab technicians are able to repair or dentures or put you through a full fitting for new ones on the spot.
Emergency Dentist vs Emergency Room DoctorHead trauma will always need to be treated before anything else, which can only be treated by an emergency room doctor. We can book you an appointment while you’re receiving treatment for your head trauma, though.
For more information or to seek immediate help from a 24-hour dentist, you can call Emergency Dentist 24/7 toll-free at (855)-352-6790. Our operators are standing by right now to take your call.
There are a wide variety of common injuries and emergencies that require immediate or as soon as possible dental care. Fortunately for you, these are often easily dealt with and do not require such a fuss once you’ve made it to an emergency dentist.