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Dental Emergency or Not? Here’s What You Should Know

November 26, 2019
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Posted By: Gentry Dental
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Nobody likes to think about dental emergencies, but they are an unfortunate part of life. If you are in pain or have suffered a trauma, don’t panic. Give our Charlotte emergency dentist a call; the experienced team at Gentry Dental can help you decide on the best course of action. We keep spots open in our schedule so we can fit in emergency dental appointments when needed.

Assessing the Urgency of Your Situation

Sometimes it’s clear you need to seek immediate dental treatment. If you have a painful toothache that seems to be getting worse, or you suffered a blow to the mouth or were in an accident, and a tooth is loose or avulsed (knocked out). Call us right away, and we will get you in as soon as possible.

Other situations can probably wait until our next scheduled opening.

  • You’ve lost a filling or dental crown.
  • You’ve chipped a tooth.
  • You notice a small crack in a tooth.
  • You have food stuck between teeth.
  • You have a mild toothache that isn’t getting any worse.

Preventing Future Dental Emergencies

Did you know that many dental emergencies are preventable? All you have to do is go to the dentist for routine examinations. People who avoid going to the dentist regularly tend to be the ones who experience more dental emergencies in Charlotte. By keeping up with your oral care at the dentist, you give your dentist an opportunity to spot potential dental issues while they are small and easy to treat. A small cavity can grow into a tooth infection if it is left untreated—and suddenly, you are experiencing a painful toothache and needing a root canal.

Call Gentry Dental in Charlotte to make an appointment to see a general dentist. We can help you maintain your oral health—and keep emergency dental appointments to a minimum. Call us today!

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Given the evolving situation with COVID-19, we will be following ADA guidelines and temporarily closing the office starting Monday, March 23rd through March 27th and reassessing at the end of the week for reopening. If  you are experiencing a true dental emergency, we will still be answering calls and scheduling any emergencies for Tuesday morning . We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience during this time.