So You Think You Have A Dental Emergency…
Have you ever had that sinking feeling after biting into something soft and chewy and feeling something hard and crunchy instead? You’ve chipped or broken a tooth, but what should you do next? First try to assess the damage by determining whether it’s a chip or a whole tooth.
As Dr. Harbin and Dr. Jones will tell you, a broken or chipped tooth is usually not a dental emergency unless you are experiencing a great deal of pain or bleeding, but you should contact us for an appointment shortly afterward. Be sure to mention that you have a broken tooth so we can fit you into our schedule rather quickly. After a thorough evaluation we’ll recommend a course of action. If it is a small chip, we may simply smooth it out. For a larger break, we may fill in the space with a composite material that matches your other teeth.
Emergency Dental Care.
If you are severe pain, are bleeding excessively, have a major break, or have lost a tooth, that is a dental emergency and you should contact us. As emergency dental specialists, we’ll be able to schedule an appointment immediately and advice you on the nest steps to take.
A broken tooth may not always be an emergency, but it’s best to have it treated with us at Hendersonville Family Dentistry. While it may only cosmetic problem at first, if left too long without treatment, you may experience further damage to your tooth and mouth.