Dental emergencies are stressful enough without having to search for a dentist who can treat you immediately. At River Vista Dentistry, we leave room in our schedule to be able to accommodate emergency appointments the very same day we’re notified. Our goal is to help alleviate your discomfort, provide you with a permanent solution, and get you back to your daily routine as quickly as possible. Call to get in touch with our emergency dentist in Charlotte NC today!
Common Dental Emergencies
While not everyone experiences the same symptoms in a dental emergency, there are a few scenarios that nearly always call for an emergency dentist. If you’re experiencing any of the following, please contact our emergency dentist in Charlotte NC as quickly as possible.
- Abscessed Tooth
- Broken or Chipped Tooth
- Dislodged Tooth
- Inflamed or Bleeding Gums
- Lost Dental Filling or Restoration
- Severe Toothache
Tips for Prevention
Keeping up with your routine preventive care, both at home and in our office, is the key to warding off dental emergencies. When you’re visiting our office on a regular basis, we’re able to accurately monitor changes in your oral health and treat problem areas before they transform into emergency cases. We also recommended wearing a customized mouthguard when participating in contact sports or physical activity to help avoid breaking or knocking out a tooth.
Frequently Asked Questions
What qualifies as a dental emergency?
We’ve outlined a few of the most common dental emergencies above, but a good rule of thumb is to call our office immediately if you’re experiencing severe tooth pain. It’s always better to seek a professional opinion before the pain progresses.
What if I don’t have dental insurance?
Don’t let a lack of insurance stop you from getting the emergency dental care you need. We offer both in-house dental membership plans and flexible financing through CareCredit® to accommodate a variety of budgetary needs.
What are my options for tooth pain relief?
Before you have an opportunity to get into our office, you may take an over the counter pain reliever to help stop tooth pain. Never apply medication directly to the affected area and ensure you’re following the recommended dosage.