Emergency Dental Services in Orleans
What is a Dental Emergency?
Emergencies can unexpectedly happen at any time, and our dental team is here to help you.
Unsure if you need emergency dental care? Below are some of the dental concerns that our dentists should address immediately. Call our dental clinic so we can schedule an appointment as soon as possible.
Lost Fillings or Crowns
If possible try to find any broken or lost fillings or crowns. Rinse and attempt to place it back on your tooth. Contact our office as soon as possible to schedule a visit to have your tooth repaired.
Chipped or Broken Teeth
Did you suffer an injury that resulted in a broken or chipped tooth? Try to find the missing tooth, put it in a clean container and bring it with you when you come in to have it examined. It may be possible for your dentist to reattach it. Whether the piece is found or not, call our office right away to have it repaired.
If possible, find your knocked-out tooth, rinse it well, being sure to hold it by the crown - not the roots - and re-insert it into your tooth socket by gently biting down once it is in its place. Try to keep it moist by putting it in a glass of milk or holding it in your mouth until you arrive at your office.
If you are experiencing pain then you can take an over-the-counter pain medication. Do not take aspirin if you are experiencing any bleeding. Apply a cold compress against your cheek where your tooth has been fractured. This will help reduce your pain and swelling.
Come to the office as soon as possible. If possible, please call ahead of your arrival. The sooner you can be treated after a tooth has been knocked out, the better the chance your dentist will have of saving it.
Severe Swelling, Pain or Discomfort
Do you notice your face, mouth or neck areas have sudden moderate to severe swelling or severe pain in and around your mouth?
Call us as soon as possible and follow the steps below to provide some pain relief while you wait.
- Apply a cold compress to your cheek, on the area where you are feeling pain.
- Take an over-the-counter pain medication.
- Use saltwater to flush the area that is in pain. This will help remove any debris that could be causing the toothache.
Our dentists will assess the swelling or condition to diagnose the cause and plan quick, effective treatment.
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LocationChapel Hill Dental
- Monday:08:00 am - 05:00 pm
- Tuesday:08:00 am - 05:00 pm
- Wednesday:08:00 am - 05:00 pm
- Thursday:11:00 am - 08:00 pm
- Friday:08:00 am - 01:00 pm
- Saturday:08:00 am - 01:00 pm
*During COVID-19, we are open one Friday and Saturday of each month. Contact us to learn more.