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What Is The Most Common Dental Emergency?

February 13, 2022
Posted By: The Benton & Nelson DDS Family and Sedation Dentistry Team
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If you believe you are experiencing a dental emergency, contact us at (336) 760-1277 to see if we can schedule you for treatment as soon as possible.

At Benton & Nelson DDS Family and Sedation Dentistry, we are committed to providing the best care we can offer the Winston-Salem, NC area.

That is why we offer emergency dentistry appointments to clients in need. We will do everything we can to promptly see any patient experiencing a dental emergency.

What Is The Most Common Dental Emergency?

The most common dental emergency is an infected root.

Patients will frequently experience an infection inside the root of the tooth. This infection is typically caused by an issue like a cavity or a crack that allows bacteria to bypass the enamel, moving deep into the tooth.

Once this infection has started, it will typically cause significant pain. The pain that infection causes depend on the infection's severity and the patient's reaction to the pain.

For many patients, pain is severe, disrupting their normal sleep or work routines. The pain will come and go, but it will not stop until you seek treatment.

 Minus post-operational pain, a root canal stops the pain almost immediately once the procedure is complete. It will also protect the tooth from further damage.

Less Common Dental Emergencies

If you are experiencing a different kind of dental emergency, we can still help.

Other dental emergencies include:

  • Cracked teeth
  • Knocked-out teeth
  • Severe or uncontrollable bleeding in the gums
  • Severe infection
  • Lost filling or crown
  • Broken dentures

Your Winston-Salem Emergency Dentist Is Here

If you are in pain or worried about a dental issue, do not hesitate to contact us. We are here to help you get relief from pain and to provide the best quality dental care available in Winston- Salem, NC.

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Dr. Nelson and Dr. Benton are here to help you through your dental emergency 

Are you having dental pain, jaw pain, or facial swelling caused by a bad tooth?  Has a tooth fractured, a filling fallen out, or a crown come off?  Have you had trauma to your face that has moved or displaced a tooth?  All of these conditions are considered dental emergencies, and our office is happy to help you during all of these scenarios.  

What should I do if I'm having a dental emergency?

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