An Emergency Dentist Near You
Our emergency dentists understand that whether it’s the weekend or after hours, emergencies and accidents can happen at any time. If you encounter a dental emergency outside of our regular office hours and are a current patient of ours, contact us now so we can help you relieve your pain. Our emergency dentists will examine your tooth and get to the root of your pain, review treatment options, and make sure you get the dental care you need.
If you need urgent dental care after our regular business hours or on Saturday or Sunday and you are a patient of record, Friendly Dentistry is a 24-hour emergency dentist located in Greensboro, NC and we’re always available to help.
Signs You Need an Emergency Dentist
Toothaches: Severe toothaches are some of the most annoying dental experiences. Sometimes you experience a dull, somewhat tolerable pain. Other times, the pain is so intense, you can’t think of anything else. You’re having a dental emergency if the pain suddenly increases in intensity. This means you may have a possible tooth problem like a cavity, crack or abscess.
Dental Pain: If touch, temperature or chewing you severe dental pain, it’s very likely that your toothache is just getting worse, and it’s time to see a doctor. Next time you’re in pain, and you’re asking yourself,”What to do if I have a toothache?”, pick up the phone and give us a call today. If you’re a current patient of Friendly Dentistry, we’ll be able to provide you with care.
Loose Teeth: As an adult, your teeth should not feel loose. Contact our dental office immediately if your teeth are loose or wiggle easily, even if they’re not painful. Taking care of loose teeth promptly will help prevent tooth injury or localized infection later on. Additionally, if the loose tooth is paired with red and bleeding gums, it could indicate advanced gum disease, something you want to get checked out.
Swollen Gums: If you experience swelling of your gums, jaw, or skin around your mouth, it could be many things from a swollen lymph node to a gum or tooth infection. Since any of these symptoms could be attributed to a variety of culprits, it’s a good idea to see a dentist if the feeling persists.
Emergency Dentist Services
Sometimes you’ll know where the source of pain is coming from. Other times, the problem won’t be as clear-cut as a broken tooth. For example, you may have a never-ending toothache, or you may find yourself dealing with severe tooth pain from an abscessed tooth. If you think you need emergency dental care and are a current patient of ours, contact Friendly Dentistry first.
Friendly Dentistry emergency dental care covers:
- Cracked tooth
- Toothache relief
- Swollen jaw relief
- Dental repair
- Sore gum relief
- Repair of lost or loose fillings
- Root canal therapy
For all other medical and dental emergencies, call 911. Please note, you must already be a patient of Friendly Dentistry to receive our emergency services.
“I had an emergency, and Friendly Dentistry made every effort to help me. I really appreciate the fact they were so willing to work around my schedule. I would recommend them to anyone!”
Emergency Dentist FAQ
Visiting the dentist’s office makes many people nervous. If that sounds like you and you’re at the dentist’s office due to an emergency, your stress and anxiety will probably only be heightened. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about emergency dental care, so you know what to expect.
What do I do if I chipped a tooth?
If you chipped a tooth, give us a call as soon as possible. If you don’t seek help, the crack or chip can get bigger and cause excessive pain and risk of infection. When you visit us at Friendly Dentistry for a dental emergency regarding a chipped tooth, an emergency dentist will check the extent of the damage and see if the injury is causing pain when you breathe through your mouth or when you drink the cold liquid. Then, we’ll place a clean, moist gauze on your tooth until we’re able to see you. If you’re able to, save the chipped-off piece of your tooth and keep it moist with milk or water. Depending on the extent of the damage, a root canal may be necessary. The tooth may also be able to be restored with dental bonding, a porcelain veneer or a dental crown. We won’t know until we’re able to analyze the issue ourselves.
If I have a dental emergency with no insurance, can I still come in?
Not having insurance should not stop you from getting the help you need to alleviate your dental pain. If a lack of insurance is stopping you from getting the treatment you deserve, give us a call and together we’ll figure out a solution. You must also be a current patient of ours to receive care.
What do I do if I have a severe toothache?
A toothache is usually a sign of an infection. Sometimes the pain is duller, but if it’s constant and getting worse, it’s probably time to visit an emergency dentist. A tooth infection can be caused by decay, gum disease or trauma. Over-the-counter pain relievers may be a temporary solution, but the infection will progress until it can be treated by a dentist.
At Friendly Dentistry, an emergency dentist will help relieve your pain, examine your tooth, and let you know what your options are. Usually, emergency tooth extraction or root canal treatment is needed. If it is, we’ll do everything we can to make sure you’re comfortable, and the process is as quick and painless as possible.
Do I have to be a patient of Friendly Dentistry to receive 24-hour dental care?
Yes, you must be a current patient of record at Friendly Dentistry to receive our emergency dental care. To provide immediate service, we must have your dental records on file.
If You’re Experiencing A Dental Emergency, Friendly Dentistry Is Here To Help!
If you want to know more about our emergency dental services, or you’d like to schedule your appointment, give Friendly Dentistry a call today (336) 272-4595. We don’t want anyone to go through sharp dental pain, and we will do everything we can to help make you feel as good as new again, no matter what time of the day or night.