If you have a dental emergency or dental trauma, call Oak Grove Family and Cosmetic Dentistry at 919-899-4467 for immediate professional care.
Dr. Erika Graham is an emergency dentist in Durham, NC that helps patients receive prompt treatment for their dental needs. Along with her professional dental team, Dr. Graham can provide extractions, restorations, cosmetic care, relief for tooth pain, and infection treatment for the teeth and gums.
Emergency dentistry is a general dental solution that addresses symptoms of dental problems and prevents further issues down the road.
Common Dental Emergencies We Can Address
Our office treats a number of dental emergencies for patients in Durham and Oak Grove, North Carolina.
Knocked-Out Tooth: If you have just knocked out or lost a tooth, hold it by the top, or crown. You may gently rinse it in cold water and transport it to our office in a cup of cold milk. Sometimes if a tooth is preserved like this, it can be reattached. However, if we cannot reattach the tooth, we will provide you with a single dental implant.
Dental implants are dental prosthetics that look like natural teeth.
Broken Tooth: Have you just chipped, cracked, or otherwise broken your tooth? Rinse the tooth with water and call our office. We can repair your tooth with dental bonding or a porcelain veneer.
Tooth bonding material adheres to the tooth to blend in with its natural color. Dental veneers fully cover the front of the tooth and offer long-lasting results.
Toothaches: Do you have severe tooth pain? Contact our dental office for immediate treatment. Cavities, dental infections, or broken restorations are common causes of toothaches. Our team will help find the source of your tooth pain and find the best treatment for your specific concerns.
Bleeding Gums: Gingivitis, or gum inflammation, is often marked by red, swollen, or bleeding gums. This in itself is not a dental emergency. However, if you experience excessive gum bleeding, that can be a sign of a larger problem. Particularly if you are recovering from a dental treatment but have severe bleeding, contact our office immediately.
A bleeding socket after an extraction is normal, but not in excessive amounts. Call us for treatment.
Broken Dental Restorations: If you have just broken a dental crown, bridge, or denture, call our office for repair services. You may bring your restoration to us. However, we may need to provide you with a brand new restoration if it cannot be repaired. Do not try to repair your restoration on your own as this can damage your teeth and gums.
DENTAL EMERGENCY FAQS
What is considered a severe toothache?
Pain that doesn’t let up or worsens over time could indicate an abscessed tooth or other serious oral problem. Extreme tooth pain that cannot be alleviated by OTC pain relievers requires immediate attention from an emergency dentist.
Will the emergency dentist pull an infected tooth?
In the event of an emergency, our office or any dentist should be able to remove a tooth. If you have a severely damaged or infected tooth, an extraction may be necessary.
How do you handle a dental emergency?
Do In the event of an emergency, do not throw any pieces away. Warm water may be useful to rinse the mouth out. You may also apply a piece of gauze to any bleeding area for at least 10 minutes to help it subside. You may also place an ice pack on the outside of your mouth, next to the broken or chipped tooth to reduce swelling and pain.
Schedule a Dental Consultation
Do you have a dental problem that requires immediate care? Have you just lost or damaged a tooth? Call Oak Grove Family and Cosmetic Dentistry for emergency dental care today at 919-899-4467. You may also request a dental appointment with our team on our website. Feel free to ask us any questions or let our team know about your current dental concerns. We are always here to help you get the answers you need.