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5 steps in a dental emergency

Complete Guide to Teen Dental Health

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Emergency Pediatric Dental Services, Right In Burlington, NC

If your child is suffering a dental emergency, call one of our offices for urgent treatment. We will do our best to work your child in as quickly as possible.

Dental emergencies can include things like:

  • Swelling or severe pain from a bad tooth (where pain persists even after brushing)
  • Damaged or knocked out teeth
  • Chipped or cracked teeth
  • Gum, tongue, or cheek injuries
  • A filling or crown falls out
  • A permanent tooth becomes loose

Emergency Dentist FAQ

If a permanent tooth is knocked out, can it be saved?

Sometimes it can. If it can be safely inserted back into its socket, do that on your way in. Otherwise, store it in warm milk or saliva and bring it with you to your emergency appointment. This will help preserve the tooth and keep the root alive, which is a major deciding factor on whether the tooth can be saved or not.

What about baby teeth?

It’s still a good idea to come see a pediatric dentist as soon as you can to ensure there is no serious damage to the jaw, gums, or surrounding teeth. However, you should not attempt to re-insert a baby tooth.

What are the leading reasons to see an emergency dentist in Burlington, NC?

The American Dental Association has stated that sports injuries are the #1 source of dental emergencies, followed by car accidents. Sports makes sense as a leading cause, since an errant elbow to the mouth or a ball hitting the face are exactly the types of collisions that can cause some of the injuries mentioned above. A chipped tooth is a common malady.

Other than injuries, what are other common dental emergencies?

The next most common reason for an emergency dental visit is a tooth pain. This is usually when there is an abscess in the tooth and it’s become infected, which requires immediate treatment. Seek prompt assistance from a Burlington area dentist.

What can I do to relieve my child’s severe tooth pain while preparing to head to the emergency dentist?

Use a cold compress or ice pack to reduce swelling and severe oral pain. Sometimes, if we are not able to see your child right away, we’ll prescribe medicine you can pick up in the meantime to manage the pain until your visit.

Our Burlington East Dental Office

1203 Vaughn Rd.
Burlington, NC 27127

(336) 228-8392

Our Burlington West Dental Office

3154 S. Church St.
Burlington, NC 27125

(336) 524-5439

Our Yanceyville, NC Dental Office

3150 NC Hwy 86 N
Yanceyville, NC 27379

(336) 694-1114

3 Burlington, NC Area Locations For Your Child’s Emergency Dental Care

The worst thing that can happen during a dental emergency is not knowing who to call or for the office you’d like to visit to be too far away. When time is of the essence, we don’t want anyone to have to make a panicked drive further than necessary.

Luckily, Crisp & Associates has 3 locations throughout the Burlington, NC and Yanceyville areas. You can call any of our locations, and our staff can get you scheduled and help you determine which location may be closest to you if you’re not sure.

We’re committed to being a community resource for emergency dental care.

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Our emergency dental clinic is staffed with highly trained dental professionals, all of which were carefully selected and groomed by Rosalyn Crisp for the utmost patient care. That care began in the initial Burlington, NC office, and has expanded to meet the needs of the community.