Emergency Pediatric Dental Services, Right In Burlington, NC
If your child is suffering a dental emergency in the Burlington area, 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.
Meet Our Burlington Emergency Dentists
Dr. Rosalyn Crisp
Dr. Crisp graduated cum laude from Spelman College in Atlanta, GA, and went on to receive a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University Of North Carolina Adams School of Dentistry. After earning a Master of Science degree in pediatric dentistry, she further distinguished herself by becoming a diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.
Dr. Gayla Bivens
Dr. Bivens received her bachelor’s degree in biology from North Carolina Central University, and attended dental school at the University of North Carolina Adams School of Dentistry. She has devoted her career to removing the anxiety of going to the dentist for her young patients.
Dr. Jennifer Crisp
Dr. Jenn completed her undergraduate studies at UNC-Chapel Hill, and then got her Master of Science in Biology from NC Agricultural and Technical State University. She then received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from UNC Adams School of Dentistry. After dental school, she completed a General Practice Residency at UNC Hospitals, where she worked with medically compromised adult and child patients with complex dental treatment needs.
Dr. Kristal Tucker
Dr. Tucker began with a BS in Biology and minored in Chemistry at the University of North Carolina. She then earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Adams School of Dentistry. After dental school, she completed her Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry at East Carolina University School of Dental Medicine. She is a member of the American Dental Association, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, North Carolina Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and the Academy of Sports Dentistry.
3 Burlington, NC Area Locations For Your Child’s Emergency Dental Treatment
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.
Call us for immediate assistance!