At Rebol Family Dentistry, we are committed to being there for our patients when they need us the most. This is why we are happy to provide emergency dentistry services. Dental emergencies occur often when you are least expecting them, leaving you wondering who to call or what can be done.
Rest assured that as soon as you contact us regarding your dental emergency, we will make every effort to see you promptly. We do not want our patients experiencing further pain or discomfort. Most important, we want to help our patients avoid tooth loss if possible. If you are currently experiencing a dental emergency, please contact our office as soon as possible.
Emergency Dentistry in Asheville, NC
Dr. Rebol and Dr. Sparks are experienced general dentists in Asheville, NC. They prioritize patients who are experiencing a dental emergency and will make every effort to ensure you are seen and treated as soon as possible. Dental emergencies are considered any sudden pain or discomfort associated with your teeth, gums, or jawbone. Common dental emergencies that we treat in our office include:
If you experience the sudden dislodging of a permanent tooth, try to recover the tooth. Lift the tooth by the crown, avoiding touching the exposed roots. Put the tooth in a cup of milk or warm water to ensure it remains moist in transit. Then, head to the dentist’s office. We will try to reattach the tooth if possible and offer restorative care as needed.
If you notice a small amount of blood in the sink following brushing or flossing, this is actually a common concern that is not necessarily an emergency. However, if you experience sudden, persistent bleeding from your soft tissues, please come see us immediately. This is especially important if you are post-opt from a dental procedure. We want to ensure any bleeding is remedied and monitored closely.
Any sudden, throbbing, or consistent tooth pain should be reported to your dentist as soon as possible. Even if the pain subsides, the dental concern that caused the pain is likely still there. Tooth pain can be the result of severe tooth decay or gum disease. It can also occur when a tooth is severely damaged or chipped while chewing. Please come see us if you are experiencing tooth pain so that we can prevent further discomfort.
Broken Or Chipped Tooth
A break or chip can range from cosmetic and harmless to painful and serious. If a large chunk of your tooth breaks off, try to retrieve it. Try to avoid letting your tongue or food touch the broken area. Nerves may be exposed, causing pain when something touches the area. If the edge is jagged or sharp, it can also cut the soft tissues in your mouth. Utilize over-the-counter pain medications and a cold compress for the pain.
Damaged Dental Restoration
The actions you take depend on the restoration that’s damaged. If it’s something like a bridge or denture, try to collect all of the pieces to bring to your appointment. The dentist will decide whether it’s worth it to repair the restoration or to get a completely new replacement.
If your dental crown is broken or falls out, try to retrieve the restoration if possible. Don’t make any attempt to reattach the crown, as this can damage both the restoration and your tooth. Drugstores advertise dental glue, but you should never try to glue a restoration by yourself. The dentist will most likely fabricate a completely new dental crown to replace the damaged one.
Get Emergency Care Today
If you’re experiencing a dental emergency, call our office immediately. If you’re experiencing other dental problems, but don’t believe you’re experiencing an emergency, schedule an appointment online.