Dental issues come in different forms and severities. While some dental concerns can wait until you find someone specializing in dentistry in Concord, NC, some problems could end up disrupting daily routines, chores, and even school or work attendance. Our dental experts recommend emergency dental services for the following issues.
While different people will have varying levels of pain tolerance, we advise clients to get in touch with a dentist right away if there is swelling, heat on the outside and inside of the cheeks, and if the pain is causing a disturbance in daily activities or sleep. Toothaches are typically indicative of a more serious underlying issue such as tooth decay, tooth fracture, abscessed teeth, infected gums, or damaged dental implants.
Knocked Out, Broken Or Chipped Tooth
Teeth can get chipped, knocked out, or cracked due to external trauma, such as accidentally biting on something solid or getting into an accident. Apart from affecting how your teeth look, cracks and chips can also affect tooth functionality. If emergency dentistry services aren’t readily available, you can use cold compress to help relieve the pain.
You can also use chewing gum or wax paraffin to cover the jagged edges of the broken tooth until you can secure an appointment with our family dentistry clinic.
Damaged Or Lost Fillings, Crowns, And Implants
If you’re suffering from sleep apnea and are prone to teeth grinding, you might end up unintentionally damaging your dental fillings, crowns, or even your dental implants.
The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is more commonly known as the jaw joint. Jaw joint disorders can affect your general well-being, often leading to headaches, tooth sensitivity, soreness around the jaws, and facial pain among other things. We offer TMD / TMJ treatments to help address and alleviate issues brought on by the disorder.
Damaged or Broken Braces
The metals could rub against the mouth’s soft tissues if left unchecked and poke the cheeks.
Contact Clifford C. Compton III DDS, PA for prompt and reliable dental services.