In the event of a dental emergency, call Orchard Hill Dental at (828) 247-7001.
If your emergency is happening during business hours, call our office to discuss your concerns and schedule an appointment. We will return your message as soon as possible and attempt to schedule your appointment for the next day. If your emergency is after hours you can call our office. We will contact Dr. Jessica Christy or another available dentist for emergency dental treatment in Hendersonville, NC.
Types of Emergency Dental Problems
Toothaches are a common dental concern faced by many patients. If you feel tooth pain, you can try to rinse the tooth with warm water or a diluted salt solution. If you experience swelling, apply a cold compress to the cheek or outside of the mouth to reduce discomfort. Tooth pain may also be caused by an abscess. In this case, do not attempt to open or drain the abscess and do not apply painkillers directly against the gum area or aching tooth.
Broken or Missing Dental Crown
If your dental crown has broken or fallen out, the restoration may not be able to be reused, but please save it if possible. Do not attempt to glue or reattach the filling or dental crown. We will be able to replace your crown with a brand new one.
Broken or Knocked-Out Teeth
Retrieve the tooth, if possible, holding it by the crown (the part that is normally exposed in your mouth). Gently rinse the tooth, but do not scrub or remove any tissue that may be attached. The ADA recommends storing the tooth in a small container with your own saliva or milk. Teeth have the greatest chance of being replaced in the socket within one hour of being knocked out. If it cannot be saved, we offer a full range of restorative dentistry services such as dental implants or bridges.
If you have just chipped a tooth, clean the area gently by rinsing it with water. You can also use over the counter pain relievers and cold compresses placed on the outside of the mouth to combat tooth pain. Do not place anything directly on the damaged area of the tooth. Porcelain veneers or tooth bonding are treatments that we can use to fix your chipped tooth.
Broken Dentures or Dental Bridge
Save the broken denture or bridge and bring it with you to your appointment if possible. Dentures and dental bridges can be repaired in some cases. Our dentists will evaluate your denture or bridge to determine if it can be repaired or replaced.
Call Our Office
Do you have a dental emergency? Call our office at (828) 247-7001. If you have a non-emergency dental treatment that you are interested in, you can request an appointment with us online. The team at Orchard Hill Dental is dedicated to bringing high-quality care to patients and solving complex dental cases. Dr. Christy aims to provide personalized care that improves the form and function of the patient’s smiles, especially following dental difficulty.