If you are currently experiencing a dental emergency, please contact us as soon as possible.
A dental emergency is considered to be any unexplained pain or discomfort surrounding one or more of your dental structures. Dr. Jeffrey Hays offers emergency dentistry services to patients who need immediate dental care. From jaw pain and tension headaches to dental damages and tooth loss, we are prepared to help you when you experience any kind of dental emergency. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us if you think you are experiencing a dental emergency, had an accident or mouth trauma, and more. Our office will prioritize your care and ensure you are seen by the dentist as soon as possible.
Emergency Dentistry in Clinton, NC
Dr. Jeffrey Hays has helped many of his patients restore their dental health after experiencing a dental emergency. While each dental emergency is unique, it’s important to know what to do if you experience any of the following common dental emergencies before seeing a dentist. Learn more about how to handle common dental emergencies below.
If you experience a knocked-out tooth, please try to locate the tooth as soon as possible. Pick up the dislodged tooth by its crown, avoiding touching the tooth roots. Then, place the tooth in a glass of milk or water to keep it moist while you are in transit to the dentist’s office. Once at the dentist, we will do our best to reattach the tooth. The sooner you see a dentist, the more likely it is that we will be able to reattach the tooth.
Toothaches can be caused by many issues, including dental decay, gum disease, dental damages, tooth misalignment, and more. It’s important to have a toothache evaluated by a professional dentist as soon as possible, even if the pain eventually subsides. Toothaches often indicate underlying dental concerns, which will only get worse the longer they are left untreated. Taking over-the-counter pain medication should help manage your pain while you are waiting to be seen by the dentist. Additionally, a cold compress held over the cheek can reduce swelling.
If you experience frequent jaw pain, tension headaches, or earaches, you may be suffering from a TMJ disorder. TMJ disorders are caused by a variety of factors including anything that may be placing unintended stress on your jaw joints. Often, patients with TMJ disorders have a history of teeth grinding. Additionally, they may be suffering from bite misalignment. Depending on the cause of your TMJ disorder, Dr. Hays will work with you to provide symptom relief and ensure that the underlying cause of your pain is treated promptly.
Contact Us As Soon As Possible!
The sooner you address your dental emergency, the better. It’s important to see a dentist even if your pain has subsided to ensure that your overall dental health has not been affected. If you are currently experiencing a dental emergency, please contact our office as soon as possible so that we can reduce and treat your pain or discomfort. We look forward to helping you restore your dental health and your peace of mind.