Emergency Dentistry Specialist

Blakeney Dental

Mark B. Ranzinger, DDS

General & Cosmetic Dentist located in Charlotte, NC

Severe mouth pain, knocked-out teeth, or an abscessed tooth are all reasons to seek immediate treatment from an emergency dentist. Mark Ranzinger, DDS and the team at Blakeney Dental in Charlotte, North Carolina are ready to serve the emergency dental needs of your entire family. Call the office nearest you at the first sign of a dental emergency. You can also use the convenient online booking system to schedule your appointment.

Emergency Dentistry Q & A

What does an emergency dentist do?

Emergency dentists treat oral injuries and pain that need to be fixed or addressed immediately. A good many dental emergencies are situations that involve saving broken or knocked-out teeth. Coming in to Blakeney Dental within 30 minutes of your mouth or tooth injury can mean the difference between saving and losing your tooth.

Are you in need of emergency dental care?

Whenever you are concerned about a severe mouth injury or condition for yourself or a member of your family, it’s a good idea to seek immediate emergency dental care. Common dental emergencies often include:

  • Knocked-out teeth
  • A loose permanent tooth
  • Extreme mouth or tooth pain
  • Bleeding inside your mouth from your cheeks, tongue, or gums
  • An injury to your face or mouth
  • Swelling in your tongue, gums, or mouth
  • A badly fractured or cracked tooth
  • A cut or tear on your lips

You may not be dealing with a dental emergency if you chip a tooth but it doesn't appear as if you'll lose the tooth entirely. Even so, it’s a good idea to contact one of the experienced dentists at Blakeney Dental so they can tell you how to handle your tooth until you can get to the office.

What do I do with a knocked-out tooth?

A knocked-out tooth is a serious dental emergency. Put off going to the dentist and there's a good chance you'll lose the tooth for good. Do your best to rinse your mouth and the damaged tooth. Rinse your mouth and tooth with warm water, being careful not to touch the tooth by the roots.

As you clean the tooth, hold it gently by the top, or crown. Never pick up your tooth from the root. If you can, hold the cleaned tooth by the crown and reinsert it into the empty socket. Bite down softly on a gauze pad to hold the tooth in place until you can get to Blakeney Dental. Call the office right away. Or, have a family member or friend call to let our staff know you're on your way.

If the tooth cannot go back into the empty socket, hold the tooth in your mouth next to your cheek or keep it in a glass of milk. The moisture will help prevent the roots from drying out. When you're facing a dental emergency, call Blakeney Dental for expert assistance.

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