Emergency Dentist Specialist

Family Dental Choice

Philip Hahn, DDS

General Dentist located in Charlotte, NC and Ballantyne, NC

Knocked-out teeth, a mouth wound, or a cracked tooth are all good reasons to find an emergency dentist near you as soon as possible. If you live in or near Charlotte, North Carolina and Ballantyne, North Carolina, visit Family Dental Choice. Dr. Philip Hahn is available to take care of the emergency dental needs of everyone in your family. If you're dealing with a dental emergency, don't wait. Call the office or schedule an appointment online.

Emergency Dentist Q & A

What do emergency dentists do?

An emergency dentist treats dental and mouth injuries that need immediate attention. Dental emergencies are typically any situation in which you need to save a broken or knocked-out tooth. Getting to Dr. Hahn at Family Dental Choice within 30 minutes of your mouth or tooth injury can mean the difference between saving and losing your tooth.

When should I call an emergency dentist?

It's never a bad idea to find emergency dental care if you're concerned about a severe oral injury or condition for yourself or a member of your family. Common dental emergencies often include:

  • Knocked-out teeth
  • A loose permanent tooth
  • Intense tooth or mouth pain
  • Bleeding inside your mouth from your tongue, gums, or cheeks
  • Trauma to your face or mouth
  • Swelling in your tongue, gums, or mouth
  • A severely cracked or broken tooth
  • A laceration 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, you can't go wrong by calling Dr. Hahn. He’s trained to handle dental emergencies and can walk you through what to do with your tooth until you can visit the office.

How should I handle a knocked-out tooth?

A knocked-out tooth is no laughing matter. It's one of the most severe dental emergencies. If you don't seek dental care right away, you could lose the tooth entirely. Do your best to rinse your mouth and the damaged tooth. Rinse your mouth and tooth with lukewarm water. Avoid touching or holding the tooth's roots.

Gently handle the tooth by the crown (top) as you rinse it. 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 Family Dental Choice. Call immediately, or have someone call for you to explain the situation.

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. Don't let a broken tooth prevent you from enjoying your smile. Call Family Dental Choice for expert assistance in the event of a dental emergency.