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Emergency Dentistry - Hardy Smiles

Emergency Dentistry Services at Hardy Smiles

A dental emergency can happen at any time and are often sudden, painful, and distressing.

Whether it’s a severe toothache, a broken tooth, or an injury to the mouth, the team at Hardy Smiles has the experience and expertise to guide you through it. We strive to alleviate your pain, address the issue promptly, and ensure that your oral health is restored. With our compassionate approach and state-of-the-art facilities, Hardy Smiles is your go-to dental clinic for emergency dental services.

What Constitutes a Dental Emergency?

Dental emergencies can vary in nature and severity. Here are some common situations that require urgent dental attention:

Severe Toothache: Persistent and intense tooth pain can indicate underlying issues such as infection or decay that need immediate attention.

Broken or Chipped Tooth: Accidents or injuries can lead to teeth breaking or chipping, which, if not treated promptly, can cause further damage and pain.

Knocked-Out Tooth: If a tooth is knocked out, acting quickly can potentially save the tooth. Proper and swift action increases the chances of reattachment.

Abscessed Tooth: An abscess is a serious infection that can cause severe pain and swelling and can spread to other parts of the body if not treated promptly.

Lost Fillings or Crowns: Losing a filling or crown can expose the tooth to damage and sensitivity, necessitating quick repairs.

Injury to Gums or Soft Tissues: Cuts, lacerations, or injuries to the gums, cheeks, lips, or tongue need immediate care to prevent infection and manage pain.

Objects Stuck Between Teeth: Objects lodged between teeth can cause pain and infection if not removed promptly.

Our Emergency Dentistry Services

At Hardy Smiles, we offer comprehensive emergency dental care to address all types of dental emergencies effectively. Our services include:

Emergency Examinations and Diagnosis

Upon arrival, our priority is to assess the situation quickly and accurately. We perform a thorough examination to diagnose the issue. This may include X-rays or other diagnostic tools to get a complete picture of the problem.

Pain Management

Alleviating pain is one of our primary concerns. We offer various pain management solutions, including local anesthesia and pain relief medications, to ensure you are comfortable throughout the treatment process.

Tooth Repair and Restoration

For broken or chipped teeth, we provide restorative treatments such as dental bonding, crowns, or veneers. Our goal is to restore the tooth’s function and appearance effectively.

Root Canal Therapy

In cases of severe tooth infection or abscess, a root canal may be necessary. This procedure involves removing the infected pulp, cleaning the canal, and sealing it to prevent further infection. Our skilled endodontists ensure this procedure is as painless and efficient as possible.

Tooth Re-Implantation

If a tooth is knocked out, time is of the essence. We provide prompt reimplantation services. If you bring the tooth to us quickly and it is in a good condition, we may be able to reattach it successfully.

Treatment for Gum and Soft Tissue Injuries

For injuries to the gums or other soft tissues, we offer immediate care to stop bleeding, prevent infection, and promote healing. This might include sutures, antibiotics, and detailed aftercare instructions.

Temporary Restorations

If a filling or crown is lost, we provide temporary restorations to protect the tooth until a permanent solution can be implemented. This helps prevent further damage and reduces sensitivity.

Why Choose Hardy Smiles for Emergency Dentistry?

Hardy Smiles offers several advantages, including:

Experienced and Compassionate Team

Our team of dentists, endodontists, and dental assistants are highly trained in emergency dental care. We understand the stress and pain associated with dental emergencies and provide compassionate, patient-centered care.

Advanced Technology

We utilize the latest dental technology to diagnose and treat emergencies quickly and effectively. Our modern equipment ensures precise treatments and better outcomes.

Prompt and Efficient Care

We prioritize emergency cases to ensure you receive immediate attention. Our streamlined processes and dedicated emergency protocols mean you spend less time waiting and more time receiving the care you need.

Comfortable Environment

Our clinic is designed to be a comfortable and calming environment, even in emergency situations. We aim to make your visit as stress-free as possible with amenities that promote relaxation.

Comprehensive Follow-Up Care

After the initial emergency treatment, we provide thorough follow-up care to monitor your recovery and ensure long-term oral health. This includes scheduled check-ups and additional treatments if necessary.

What to Do in a Dental Emergency

In the event of a dental emergency, contact Hardy Smiles immediately. Here are some steps you can take while en route to our clinic:

Toothache: Rinse your mouth with warm water and use dental floss to remove any food particles. Apply a cold compress to the outside of your cheek if there is swelling.

Broken Tooth: Rinse your mouth with warm water and save any broken pieces. Apply a cold compress to reduce swelling.

Knocked-Out Tooth: Keep the tooth moist at all times. If possible, place it back in the socket without touching the root. If not, place it in a container of milk or a tooth preservation product.

Let Us Treat Your Dental Emergencies

For emergency dental care, call Hardy Smiles at (919) 726-9825 or click here to request an appointment. We are located at 122 Jolly Street in Louisburg. Our clinic hours are 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM on Monday and Tuesday and 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM on Wednesday and Thursday. We are closed Friday through Sunday.

We are ready to assist you with prompt, professional, and compassionate care, ensuring that your dental emergency is managed swiftly and effectively. Trust us with all of your emergency dental needs. Your smile is our number one priority, and we are here to help you through any dental crisis with our expertise and care.

Frequently Asked Questions

We understand that dental emergencies can leave you with a lot of questions. Below are a few of the most common ones that we’ve heard:

What qualifies as a dental emergency?

Severe pain, swelling, bleeding, a knocked-out tooth, or a broken jaw are all signs of a dental emergency requiring immediate attention.

Time is critical! Act fast, gently rinse the tooth, locate the socket, and try to gently put it back in. If that’s not possible, store it in milk and see a dentist immediately.

Over-the-counter pain medication can offer temporary relief. Apply a cold compress to the outside of your cheek to reduce swelling. Avoid chewing on the affected side and stick to soft foods.

No. Abscesses are serious infections requiring professional treatment with antibiotics and possibly draining the pus. Ignoring an abscess can lead to complications.

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