Any damage to a tooth that affects its structure needs to be addressed as soon as possible. In the case of a broken tooth, our emergency dentist needs to see you to determine the cause of the break and provide the appropriate treatment.
A broken tooth isn’t typically an urgent situation unless you are in pain, or there are jagged edges of the tooth that can damage soft tissue in your mouth. In many cases, patients don’t need to drop everything to obtain emergency dental treatment in Charlotte.
The first step is always to call us, however, so we can provide instructions for handling the situation and make sure we get you on our schedule as soon as possible. You should try to find the broken piece of the tooth and bring it with you to your emergency appointment.
Depending on the extent of the break and the damage to the tooth, Dr. Harlow may be able to repair the tooth with a filling or dental bonding. In some cases, we might recommend a crown if the tooth has been too weakened to function properly.
There may also be an underlying reason why the tooth broke in the first place, such as teeth grinding. If this is the case, we can repair the break and customize a nightguard to protect your teeth while you sleep.
Call Immediately if You Have a Dental Emergency
If you have a broken tooth and need emergency dentistry in Charlotte, NC, please call Harlow Dental so we can help you get the treatment you need.