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Emergency Dentistry in Charlotte
Dr. Dan Hostrander and the team at Horizon Dental provide compassionate care if you are experiencing a dental emergency. We know how painful and stressful dental injuries and severe issues can be, so we prioritize emergency cases and offer same-day appointments to get you out of pain and back to optimal health. Call us now at (980) 999-5007 to schedule an appointment, or stop by our office at 13425 Hoover Creek Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28273 for emergency care.
know the signs
what is a dental emergency?
Essentially, a dental emergency is any situation that is causing you pain that you can’t treat on your own. These situations include teeth that have fallen out or become loose in an injury, severe pain or excessive bleeding, and past dental work (like fillings or crowns) that have fallen out or become loose. If you are experiencing any of these issues, call or visit us immediately for quality dental care.
WhAt Counts As
A DENTAL EMERGENCY?
At Horizon Dental, we use two simple criteria to determine whether or not you’re experiencing a dental emergency. A dental emergency is an oral condition that:
- is causing you immediate pain or discomfort or is bleeding excessively
- you cannot treat or fix on your own
An oral injury such as a cracked tooth, for example, fits this definition of a dental emergency, as do other types of dental injuries like knocked-out (avulsed) teeth, chipped teeth, and lacerations to the gums, lips, and tongue.
However, oral injuries are not the only kind of dental emergency. A serious toothache, an advanced case of periodontal disease, or dental work that has been pulled-out or knocked-out is also considered an emergency. If you’re not sure whether or not you’re experiencing an emergency, contact Horizon Dental for an appointment with Dr. Dan or to speak with our knowledgable team.
What To Do With A Knocked Out Tooth
- The first thing you need to do is recover your tooth and wash it gently with warm water.
- Then, replace the tooth in your socket, if possible. If not, put it in a small bag or container of cold milk.
- Contact Horizon Dental right away to let us know that you are coming in for an emergency appointment. For your tooth to be re-implanted successfully, you need to have it replaced within 1-2 hours.
- Before you come in, you can also take some steps to treat pain, bleeding, and discomfort. Use clean gauze or cotton balls to absorb blood, and most bleeding should stop within about an hour. If you want, you can also take acetaminophen (Tylenol) or naproxen (Advil) to help with your pain. An external ice pack can also be used to help reduce swelling and pain.
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The Importance of Immediate Emergency Care
Immediate care helps you get relief from your pain and discomfort. An oral injury like a cracked tooth can be absolutely excruciating, but at Horizon Dental we offer sedation and powerful numbing agents to provide you with relief, and we take the appropriate steps to restore your tooth efficiently.
Getting treatment right after an emergency also helps reduce the risk of further complications. If your tooth is cracked, for example, it could become infected if you do not get treatment for it right away.
If you’ve experienced a dental emergency, come in to see Dr. Dan at Horizon Dental as soon as possible to minimize your pain and discomfort, and get the treatment you need to fix your smile. Give us a call at (980) 389-6753 or come to our office for an emergency walk-in appointment now.
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When patients come in for emergency care and they are experiencing severe pain, we offer sedation dentistry to minimize discomfort and keep you safe and calm during your treatment. Laughing gas is inhaled during treatment and gives you feelings of euphoria and relaxation. The effects of laughing gas wear off quickly, so you are able to drive yourself home after your appointment, if necessary.
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For same-day care
Sometimes the difference between saving a tooth and losing it is immediate care. If you’re in pain or experiencing an emergency, call us immediately to schedule a same-day appointment, or stop by our office at 13425 Hoover Creek Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28273. Dr. Dan leads a team that prioritizes emergency cases, and we’ll do our best to get you out of pain and smiling again!