Frequently Asked Questions
If you have a dental emergency, such as loose fillings or a chipped tooth, the best thing to do is call a dentist right away and have a professional check out the problem.
When you call us with an emergency, we make every effort to see you as soon as possible, and most of the time will tell you to “come in now.” However, emergencies do not always happen during business hours. Many patients do not know what to do if they have a problem and can’t immediately reach a local dentist’s office. While you should still make an appointment to come in as soon as possible, these tips may help prevent the problem from worsening. Remember that an infection can be life threatening—if you have swelling or excessive bleeding, seek emergency medical care at your local hospital or urgent care center. If you have taken antibiotics repeatedly for the same dental infection, you can become high risk for antibiotic resistant infections which take lives throughout the United States yearly.
Call us at 336.272.4595 to schedule an appointment if you are experiencing any of the following problems:
If you have had an entire tooth knocked out, place the whole tooth in a glass of milk, saliva or saline and see a dentist or oral surgeon as soon as possible. If you are unable to see a dentist right away, go to the nearest emergency room or urgent care center.
Here at Friendly Dentistry, we are firm believers in the patient's ability to prevent gum disease. Perhaps the most effective way of doing so is to maintain a healthy mouth. As someone who cares about his or her oral health, we encourage you to work closely with us to ultimately prevent gum disease, along with any other oral health issues from developing. Without even looking inside your mouth, we can automatically tell you that consistent flossing and brushing, as well as routine checkups are the most beneficial habits for a healthy mouth.
If you have an infection with an unusual amount of swelling or a fever and you cannot reach a dentist, go to an Urgent Care facility or an Emergency Room. These types of dental infections are serious, and can be life threatening. Otherwise, call us at 336-272-4595, and we will set up an evaluation with one of our dentists as soon as possible.
We are not accepting Medicaid patients at this time.
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