What to Do in a Dental Emergency

If are a registered patient of our practice and have a severe dental emergency, call (336) 765-0904 and follow the prompts. Symptoms of a severe dental emergency include:

• Trauma to the teeth
• Severe toothache and/or jaw pain
• Pain when chewing or when you drink hot/cold beverages
• Facial swelling
• Significant bleeding from a particular area of the mouth
• Drainage from infection around the gum area (see periodontal health)

If you have difficulty breathing with facial swelling, don’t call our office, call 9-1-1 and go to the emergency room. Also, the most common dental emergencies are pain and swelling from an infected tooth, a condition that typically does not come on suddenly. Please call our office at the first sign of any discomfort in the teeth or gums.

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