Emergency Dental Services in Steele Creek

At Harlow Dental, we understand that dental emergencies don’t always happen at convenient times. If you're experiencing a dental emergency, don’t wait to contact our Charlotte, NC dental office. Often, quick emergency dental treatment in Charlotte can mean the difference between saving and losing your injured tooth.

Dr. H. Justin Harlow accepts emergency dental patients, and we work hard to guarantee you receive the dental treatment you need to be healthy again. Common dental emergencies include having a tooth knocked out or suffering a severe injury to your face. If you are bleeding or experiencing extreme pain in your mouth, give our dental team a call right away, and we will schedule your emergency dental appointment in Charlotte, NC.

Dental emergencies can range from a lost dental crown to tooth pain from an infection or decay. Dr. Harlow has extensive training in treating patients efficiently and thoroughly. We make your emergency our emergency, and we work hard to relieve any pain, discomfort, and stress.

Even if you are not one of our regular patients, we have time built into our schedule to accommodate you and your dental emergency, so give us a call so you can return to your busy life!

What Is a Dental Emergency?

If you’re unsure about a sudden change with your jaw, teeth, or gums, we urge you to call us so we can help solve your dental mystery. It never hurts to get your smile checked, and Dr. Harlow may find and diagnose an oral issue that has gone unnoticed. Any oral healthcare problem needs to addressed immediately before it becomes a costly dental nightmare. Most times, patients schedule an emergency visit because of severe pain, but you may be wondering if a loose filling or non-painful dental situations count as an emergency.

Some indicators of a dental emergency include:

  • Bleeding gums
  • Severe tooth pain
  • Knocked-out tooth
  • Loose tooth
  • Trauma and injury to mouth and face
  • Swelling around mouth and jaw

If you are experiencing a toothache, even if it’s just a mild throbbing, you may be experiencing a dental emergency. Tooth pain can indicate an infection that can quickly lead to a root canal or dental extraction. A toothache can also point to an abscess or a lost dental filling.

Dr. Harlow can quickly identify and diagnose the source of your pain, and we can relieve it. If you’ve experienced trauma to your mouth and jaw in the form of an injury, please contact Harlow Dental at Steele Creek immediately so we can establish you haven’t broken or fractured a tooth. The sooner we see you, the greater a chance we have of saving your tooth.

Contact Us Any Time You Have a Dental Emergency

If you have oral pain or are experiencing some other type of emergency, including bleeding, swelling, or trauma, be sure to get in touch with our dental team. After learning more about your situation, we will get you on our schedule at the best available time. We will do everything we can to treat your problem and attend to your needs as soon as possible.

Even if we find that you need a tooth extraction or a root canal, we can sometimes provide same-day treatment. If we find that we cannot complete treatment the same day, Dr. Harlow may prescribe pain relievers or antibiotics until we can finalize your treatment.

Whether it is on a weekday afternoon or late into the weekend, give us a call, and we will determine the most appropriate steps to take. We offer evening hours to help accommodate your busy schedule. If you are not a patient of record, we hope you will become one after we handle your emergency and treat you the way you deserve to be treated – especially in a stressful situation.

Dental Emergencies We Treat

No two dental emergencies may look alike, but they all have pain as a factor. If you are uncomfortable due to pain and throbbing, please come in right away for an oral examination. Dental emergencies we often see are:

  • Broken or cracked dentures
  • Cracked teeth
  • Broken teeth
  • Swollen and bleeding gums from infection
  • Severe toothaches
  • Injury to the mouth
  • Lost fillings
  • Loose dental crowns
  • Knocked-out teeth

If you find yourself in any of these dental situations, give us a call right away at (704) 588-1515. Our experienced dental staff will be able to assess your situation, schedule a same-day appointment, and offer advice and instructions to handle the pain.

If you are in pain, don’t try to be a tough guy. Toothaches don’t go away on their own; they only grow bigger. In the end, professional guidance will be necessary, so it’s better to see us right away.

Tips to Avoid Dental Emergencies

We are a judgment-free zone; it's not our judge to lecture or steal your joy because of a dental mishap. At Harlow Dental at Steele Creek, we are big cheerleaders for preventive dental care. Simple at-home dental care can prevent critical dental emergencies in the future. We always recommend practicing the following so that you can enjoy your natural teeth for a lifetime:

  • Daily brushing for at least two minutes
  • Daily flossing, especially after a meal
  • Hydrate Hydrate Hydrate! Water helps flush out bacteria and food debris and prevents dry mouth
  • Avoid chewing on food like ice or hard candy
  • Don't use your teeth as a tool—even if you can't find scissors to open a package
  • Regular dental cleanings and exams to keep track of your dental health. 

We want to keep your mouth as clean and healthy as possible. Dr. Harlow and his knowledgeable dental team can check for potential dental problems and ensure that your teeth and gums are pink and healthy. If you have dental crowns or fillings, we can check to make sure the fit is still perfect. Plus, we enjoy spending time with each of our patients and learning more about them!

Call Your Charlotte Dentist with Your Dental Emergency!

A dental emergency is terrible enough, but we know that paying for treatment is also a concern when the unexpected happens. Because of this, we offer ways to make emergency dental care affordable. We provide our patients with a variety of payment options, including cash, checks, and credit cards. We also offer financing from CareCredit for patients who wish to make payments on the cost of their dental care. We never want patients to suffer or let a dental emergency go untreated because of financial worries. We work together with our Charlotte, NC patients to ensure they get the proper dental care they need, and to relieve any discomfort or agony they may be experiencing. 

If you have a dental situation that may or may not be an emergency, call Dr. Harlow immediately. Please let us know if you have any questions about our emergency dental services. We hope you will never go through a dental emergency, but we also know that they do happen. If it happens to you, we are available when you need us. If you have never seen us before but are frantic to receive professional dental attention, do not hesitate to contact us. We treat everyone with the same level of care, concern, and respect—we do hope to continue seeing you after your dental emergency.