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When it’s time for your next dental appointment, be sure to call Smile Center. Our experienced dentist provides the highest quality of general dentistry with a caring touch. We will treat you and your family with the courtesy, compassion, and honesty you deserve.
Injuries to the teeth or mouth are serious and require urgent care to treat. Without prompt dental care, your symptoms may worsen and require more invasive or expensive treatment. Common dental emergencies and injuries include:
If you’re experiencing swelling, bleeding, or pain, call Smile Center right away.
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Teeth that have been completely knocked out should be evaluated immediately. It takes a high degree of force to knock a tooth completely out of place. This is not an easy task to do. The most common cause of teeth removal is trauma. But this is not the only thing that can cause complete removal or traumatic extraction of the tooth. A high level of tooth decay and tooth disease can also be the cause of completely removal of your tooth by your jaw.
You will need to get evaluation by a dental professional immediately in order to make sure that your remaining teeth are not in jeopardy. After a tooth becomes dislodged make sure to examine you mouth.
You may be able to find clues to help your dentist. See if there are any painful areas, swelling or bleeding. To examine for bleeding it is best to wash your mouth with warm water. Examine the warm water wash in the sink for bleeding. If there is frank blood identify, disinfect, and apply pressure to the area of interest.
Pressure can be applied by cotton balls or gauze if it is available. Once the bleeding has stopped look for swelling in the mouth. Apply a cold compress to the area using a bag of ice wrapped in a towel. This will help halt the swelling as well as the inflammatory process. Next call your dentist immediately for dental evaluation. You will want to make sure no other structures in your mouth are injured.
This condition can be caused by many diseases. It is often difficult to diagnose the problem behind loose teeth without the help of a trained dental professional. There are many things that go into keeping teeth strongly attached to your jaw.
Your teeth are a highly complex organ that has attachments to your lower jaw (the mandible) and your upper jaw (the maxilla) via larger structural attachments as well as microscopic cellular attachments. Your teeth are physically anchored to your mouth at the tooth root. Think of you tooth like a plant that starts as a seed in your jaw.
It sends out its roots, anchors itself to the durable bone in the jaw and grows upward from its roots. The roots are supplied by nutrients just like a plant as well in the form of blood vessels and nervous tissue. This is the large structural support.
he microscopic support is at the cellular level. Your tooth is anchored to your gums by dental ligaments which are like little ropes attaching your gums to the tooth.
f any of these attachments are violated through infection, tooth decay, genetic diseases, or cancer then your teeth could be in big trouble. if your tooth is loose it could be due to one sole reason, or there could be a larger systemic disease causing your symptoms.
His could lead all of your teeth to be in jeopardy. If you want to find out answers now you can call the 24 hour emergency dentist hotline of our associates over at Smile Center at (919) 646-2709.
Yes, our office accepts most major dental insurance plans. We also offer in-house payment plans and financing options through CareCredit and iCare Financial.
This condition can be caused by a variety of diseases. Tooth pain and toothaches are highly non-specific for one disease. Diseases that can cause tooth pain could be tooth infection, gum infection, tooth decay, referred pain from sinusitis, abscess and even oral cancer.
Toothaches are not just limited to these diseases either so it is best that you get evaluation by a trained professional in order to get a definitive diagnosis. If you are experiencing toothaches at this time the best thing to do would be to examine your mouth. If you see any abnormalities such as bleeding, swelling, or tooth decay this could give you clues to your underlying cause of the toothache.
Take warm water and swish it around your mouth initially. Examine the warm water wash in the sink for bleeding. If there is bleeding make sure to disinfect the area and apply pressure via gauze or cotton balls to halt the bleeding. If there is associated swelling it may be best to apply a cold compress to the area. This can be made by placing ice in a bag and wrapping the bag in a towel.
After you can apply to the face in order to help with the inflammation and swelling. It is always best to get an evaluation for tooth pain. Our associates at Smile Center can help you with this problem.
There are multiple causes for broken or chipped teeth. The most common reason that we see broken or chipped teeth is due to traumatic causes.
Often times people fall or get hit in the mouth with an object causes ejection of a piece of their tooth. There has to be a high degree of force enacted on the tooth in order to cause damage to the enamel in your mouth.
Your tooth is highly durable and can usually withstand hard substances such as hard candy, chicken bones as well as other tough substances. That is why it is imperative that you get evaluated right away to make sure there is not further damage to the jaw bone, hard palate, soft palate, or any other soft tissue structures in your mouth.
If you have a chipped tooth the best thing to do initially is to inspect your mouth immediately after the traumatic event. Look for the broke piece of the tooth. Inspect the inside of the mouth to make absolutely sure there are no fragments that have become lodged in the gum.
Examine for any signs of soft tissue swelling or pain as well in order to have a better idea of the damage done. Take warm water and swish it around your mouth. Upon examining the warm water wash look for signs of bleeding in the sink.
If there is frank bleeding it can be stopped by disinfecting the are and applying pressure. If you have a broken or chipped tooth it is best to be evaluated by a dentist. We have associates who take care of dental emergencies located at the Smile Center.