Same-Day Emergency Dental Treatment
We try to provide emergency dental treatment on the same day, subject to available appointments. If you have a dental emergency, call our office for assistance at (252) 638-8000.
If you have a dental emergency such as a severe toothache, broken or fractured tooth, knocked out tooth, or other injury, please contact us. We’ll try to answer your questions and help with things you can do to manage your symptoms. Over-the-counter pain medication may help reduce any pain you may be experiencing.
If your emergency is after office hours, call our office and listen to the voice recording for information on after-hours emergency care.Book Now
Frequently Asked Questions
I’ve broken or lost a tooth. Can it be saved?
A broken or knocked-out tooth can sometimes be saved if you bring the damaged tooth to our office in time. If a tooth has been knocked out, you can try to place it back in the socket to help keep it healthy until you get emergency care. If you can’t place the tooth in the socket, you can keep it in your mouth between your gums and your cheek, or you can put it in a container of cool milk and bring it with you. Don’t try to clean the tooth or wrap it in anything.
it is imperative that the tooth be placed back in the socket with-in one hour to have a reasonable chance for saving the tooth!
I have a severe toothache. What can I do?
Over-the-counter pain medication can bring relief from a toothache. Some patients also get relief by holding a warm or cold compress over the painful area for 15-20 minutes. If you notice bleeding or severe swelling, call our office for assistance.
When should I go to the emergency room?
Go to the ER or call 911 if you have difficulty breathing or swallowing, are bleeding heavily or feeling faint, or suspect you’ve broken a bone.