Dental emergencies can happen at any time. Whether you have a tooth chipped or a toothache, we always reserve time in our schedule for urgent dental issues and accidents. Our emergency dentistry in Morrisville provides early-morning appointments, and we stay open later in the evenings two days a week. We also offer Saturday appointments so you don’t have to suffer an emergency through the weekend.
We Treat Dental Emergencies:
- Root canals
- Extreme tooth pain
- Broken tooth
We are happy to help you restore your smile in case of an emergency. You can even book your appointment online.
Emergency Dentistry in Morrisville
Our Morrisville, NC family dentistry can see you in an urgent emergency situation early in the morning or later in the evening two days a week, as well as Saturday appointments. We treat toothaches, root canals, extreme tooth pain, broken tooth, swelling, and infections. Common types of emergency dental appointments we take are for addressing abscess teeth and tooth nerve pain, or “toothaches”.
An abscess in a tooth is a pocket of pus that is caused by an infection. Treatment includes antibiotics such as penicillin and amoxicillin, draining and getting rid of the infection as well as a root canal. If left untreated, an abscess can lead to serious, and possibly life-threatening, complications.
Tooth nerve pain
Tooth nerve pain is commonly called a “toothache.” Toothaches are the result of inflammation of the central portion of the tooth called pulp. The pulp contains nerve endings that are very sensitive to pain. A toothache can be caused by dental cavities, trauma, and infection.
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Emergency Dentistry FAQ
How to get rid of a toothache temporarily?
There are several avenues to take when you are trying to get rid of a toothache:
- take pain medication like Tylenol or Advil
- apply a cold compress
- elevate the head with an extra pillow if the pain is at night
- medicated ointments like an OTC numbing gel or ointment
- salt water rinse
- hydrogen peroxide rinse
- make a paste with soaking ground cloves in water
What is a root canal?
A root canal is a treatment to repair and save a badly damaged or infected tooth instead of removing the tooth. It involves cleaning the canals inside a tooth’s root.
What can you do for a toothache?
The best solution for a toothache is to make an appointment to see your Morrisville, NC family dentist to diagnose what the problem is and to arrange a treatment.
Can we use ‘urgent care’ for dental emergencies?
You can use urgent care but the physicians may not be knowledgeable of oral-related issues. Some will be, but their training in the management of common dental emergencies is typically limited. If at all possible, try to see your family dentist for proper care. An urgent care office may be able to help alleviate pain until you can see a dentist.
How do emergency dental services work?
When you have pain in a tooth, the dentist will use several tests to determine the cause of the pain. X-rays will more than likely be taken. After the source of the issue is diagnosed, a treatment plan is outlined.
What do I need to prepare for my emergency dental appointment?
Until you know the cause of the pain, you won’t know how much time to allow for the treatment. Block out several hours in the event that you need that amount of time to correct your dental problem.