Handling a Dental Emergency

In the event of a dental emergency, please call Reedy Creek Family and Cosmetic Dentistry as soon as possible so we can get you the care you need as soon as possible.

One of the most common dental emergencies is a severe toothache which could be a sign of a root canal issue or cavity. Other emergencies can include a lost, chipped, or broken tooth or dental restoration. Contact Dr. Emily Ann Reece for dental care in her Raleigh, North Carolina dental office.

Dental Emergency in Raleigh, North Carolina

Common Dental Emergencies

Tooth pain: You can take over-the-counter pain medications like Ibuprofen. Wrap ice in a clean cloth and hold it against your mouth. Do not eat anything that will irritate your tooth and try to chew on the opposite side of your mouth.

Knocked out tooth: Apply pressure to the gum with a damp cloth to stop the bleeding. If you can locate the tooth, pick it up by the crown and do not touch the tooth root. Gently rinse the tooth off and put it in a glass of milk or your own saliva to transport it to our office. There is a chance that the tooth can be saved within a couple of hours, but we can provide a dental implant if you lose your tooth.

Broken dental restoration: Do not attempt to replace the restoration on your own as you can end up causing more damage to your tooth. If you can find the broken restoration, bring it to our office. We will help you determine if you need a new restoration.

Object lodged between teeth: If you have something large stuck between your teeth, gently floss it to try and get it out. If you are unable to get it loose, call us. Do not try to remove it with anything else as you could hurt your teeth or gums.