In the event of a dental emergency, call our office at 910-335-4392.
Dr. Michael Weis is an emergency dentist who helps patients solve their oral health problems in his Hampstead, NC dental office. He also welcomes brand new patients to visit his office if they have a sudden dental emergency. Knowing the signs of a dental emergency and acting fast by calling our office can help prevent your dental problems from worsening. With immediate general dental treatment, our team can save permanent teeth, prevent tooth or gum infections, and restore damaged crowns, dentures, bridges, and more.
Treating Common Dental Emergencies
Dr. Weis and his experienced dental team help both new and existing patients when they are experiencing a dental emergency. Some of the most common dental emergencies that patients face include but are not limited to:
- Toothaches: If you have sudden tooth pain, take over-the-counter pain medication and apply a cold compress on the side of the face to stop swelling. Call our office if the pain worsens or does not go away. Toothaches may be caused by tooth decay, an infection, or an abscess. These serious problems require care as soon as possible.
- Knocked-out tooth: Have you just knocked out a permanent tooth? Pick your tooth up by the crown and avoid touching the root. Gently rinse off the tooth and place the tooth in a cup of milk so that you can preserve it for transport to our office. If it is preserved in this way, we may be able to restore it. Otherwise, we can replace your tooth with a dental implant, a natural-looking dental restoration.
- Broken or damaged teeth: If you have just chipped, broken, or fractured your tooth, call our office for repairs. Breaks in the tooth enamel can expose the nerves to bacteria, which can cause infection. Infected teeth will require root canal treatment or extraction if the infection is severe.
- Damaged or broken dental restorations: Call our dental office if you have a damaged or broken dental bridge, tooth crown, denture, or implant. Our team can restore or replace your restoration. Dull, ineffective, or old restorations can be replaced with more stable solutions. We also work with a local dental surgeon for implantation services if patients have removable restorations and want to secure them with dental implants.
- Bleeding gums: Do your gums bleed after you brush or floss your teeth? You may have gum inflammation or gingivitis. Gum inflammation is not an emergency, but persistent or severe bleeding is abnormal. Contact our office, especially if you are recovering from a recent dental procedure. Our team can stop the bleeding and find the root cause of the problem.
Call Our Dental Office Today
Have you just knocked out a permanent tooth? Are you experiencing excessive bleeding after a dental procedure? Contact Seaside Family and Cosmetic Dentistry immediately for emergency dental care at 910-335-4392. If you do not have a dental emergency but have concerns about your smile, schedule an appointment with our team on our website.