If you’re suffering from dental pain and need an emergency dentist appointment, our Fayetteville dental office will find the earliest available emergency dentist appointment with Dr. Michael McQueen for you.
Tooth pain can be excruciating and can interfere with every other aspect of your life. Sleeping, working, or concentrating on everyday tasks can seem to be impossible when dental problems are causing constant pain.
At McQueen Dental, we specialize in providing the best solutions to our dental patients and can often provide you with same-day or emergency dentist appointment times to help you manage your dental pain and ensure your oral health!
Knocked Out Tooth
If you've knocked out a tooth, you need to act quickly to save your tooth and preserve your oral health! At McQueen Dental, we will immediately take care of our patients who are experiencing this painful dental emergency.
According to the American Association Of Endodontists (AAE), when you've knocked out a tooth, do the following:
- Carefully pick up your tooth by the crown, not by the root.
- If your tooth is dirty, rinse it gently with water (no soap or scrubbing!)
- Gently push the tooth back into its socket if possible, holding the tooth in place with your finger or by carefully closing your mouth.
- Keep your tooth from drying out. If you can't replace your tooth in its socket, place it in your mouth between your teeth and the inside of your cheek to keep it moist.
- See an emergency dentist within 30 minutes of having your tooth knocked out.
Teeth can be incredibly strong, but they can still chip, break or crack. Remember, treating a broken tooth at home is not an option; you need to see Dr. McQueen as soon as possible to repair your broken tooth!
Broken Dental Filling
As advanced as modern dentistry is, broken dental fillings can still happen. The most important thing to remember is not to put off seeing Dr. McQueen for treatment for a broken filling.
Many teeth can start out with a small break and would only need a simple filling, but the longer treatment is delayed, the bigger the problem becomes for your oral health.
A dental abscess is an infection that can not only spread to your healthy teeth and gums, but can transfer bacteria and infection throughout your entire body. If treated immediately, these dental infections are easy to recover from and can be prevented from causing lasting damage to the rest of your mouth.
After treatment, Dr. McQueen will likely prescribe an antibiotic to treat your dental abscess and prevent future complications.
Are you experiencing tooth pain? Does it hurt to chew or when air touches your tooth?
The first step to take if you are suffering from a persistent toothache is to call Dr. McQueen to schedule an emergency dental exam. During your appointment, our dental staff will likely x-ray your tooth to help determine if a cavity, crack, abscess or other problem is causing your pain before discussing treatment options with you.
The first few moments after an oral accident are vital in determining if your recovery will go smoothly. Dental trauma due to an accident is common and can happen due to motor vehicle accidents, falls, sports injuries or physical altercations.
Questions About Our Emergency Dentist Services?
If you have experienced an oral accident resulting in a tooth being knocked loose, a filling being damaged or a tooth being fractured, call Dr. McQueen immediately to schedule an emergency dentist appointment at our Fayetteville dental office.
After your appointment you can follow up with care with our complete menu of dental services.