Fast, Compassionate Emergency Dentistry to End Discomfort as Soon as Possible
Whether due to unknown causes or a simple accident, dental emergencies typically require immediate attention. At Heringer Dentistry, Dr. Everett E. Heringer provides complete emergency dentistry services. When you come to our Bismarck, ND, practice, we can get you in for timely treatment, which can often save gravely damaged teeth. We can address a broad range of urgent needs, including broken and missing teeth, as well as severe toothaches. If required, we can provide highly lifelike dental restorations, crafted from ultramodern, tooth-colored materials. We will also offer tips to care for your teeth before coming into the office. Contact Heringer Dentistry online or call us at (701) 255-4850 immediately for the emergency care that you need.
Common Dental Emergencies
Often, urgent situations arise because of sports injuries, car accidents, falls, biting down on something hard, or previously compromised oral health. These various situations can result in:
- Broken or chipped teeth
- Tooth loss
- A toothache
If you experience a dental emergency, you should call our office to book an appointment as soon as possible. In addition, by taking the right precautions before you come into the office, you can minimize the extent of your dental damage. When you call us, we will provide complete instructions, even as we schedule you for your appointment.
Lasting Emergency Dentistry Solutions
While immediate care is important, we work hard to provide long-term results after a dental emergency. Because knocked out teeth are a major worry, we offer a number of restorative options. First, if the roots are undamaged, we can sometimes place a tooth back in the socket. If this is not possible, we will clean the area and provide a custom-crafted restoration. A traditional bridge can be a lifelike and highly effective option, or we can provide an implant-supported restoration for the ultimate in stability.
Similarly, we can often repair a broken tooth by bonding the missing piece back in place. We use advanced composite resin, which will blend in with your tooth for a near-seamless repair. On the other hand, if the damage is too extensive, we may place a dental crown. This cap will cover your entire tooth. Thanks to its realistic shape and color, it can harmonize beautifully with your smile.
The right treatment for a toothache will depend on its underlying cause. We can provide medications to ease initial discomfort as we diagnose your condition. Dental infection is one of the most common reasons for a toothache. If you have an infection, we will often recommend root canal therapy. In other cases, we may place a filling to repair your tooth after treatment for a small or medium-sized cavity.
Routine dental hygiene can protect your teeth and reduce your risk for sudden, intense discomfort. Therefore, brushing, flossing, a healthy diet, and regular dental checkups are all essential for your oral health.
Preventing Dental Emergencies
In addition to treating dental emergencies, we want to help prevent them from occurring in the first place. Often, toothaches will come on suddenly and seemingly without cause. However, infection and decay develop slowly. Routine dental hygiene can protect your teeth and reduce your risk for sudden, intense discomfort. Therefore, brushing, flossing, a healthy diet, and regular dental checkups are all essential for your oral health.
Receive Urgent Care
If you have a pressing dental problem, we are ready to provide timely, effective treatment. Contact us online today or call us at (701) 255-4850 to schedule an appointment.