Emergency Dentist in Asheville
By definition, an emergency requires prompt and careful attention. That’s exactly what you’ll find when you make Dr. White your emergency dentist in Asheville. If you or a loved one is dealing with a dental emergency, call (828) 684-3020 immediately. We will be able to advise you and schedule a same-day appointment if necessary.
Our office is conveniently located at 7 Walden Ridge Drive, Suite 100 in Asheville, and Dr. White is uniquely qualified to treat dental emergencies. After earning his doctor of dental surgery at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, he went on to complete a two-year post-doctoral Residency program at Wake Forest University Baptist Hospitals and the Bowman Gray School of Medicine. If your dental emergency is at all painful or uncomfortable, don’t wait to call us. Dr. White and his staff are ready to help.
Example of Dental Emergencies
Some people wonder whether or not they even have a dental emergency. Dr. White recommends letting the “dentist near me” make that determination. Of course, some situations are more obviously emergencies that others, such as a knocked out tooth. A lost dental crown is certainly inconvenient, but is not necessarily an emergency. In any case, call our office and we can guide you.
Some other circumstances that may warrant seeing Dr. White immediately include:
- A broken tooth
- Something lodged between two teeth or in the gum
- A serious toothache
- Broken dentures
In all of these circumstances, Asheville dentist Dr. White can help. There are, however, times when you should head to the nearest hospital emergency room. If you are experiencing excessive bleeding, if you might have a concussion from a hard blow to the face or head, or if you think that you may have broken your jaw, then seeing an E.R. doctor is appropriate.
Self-Help in a Dental Emergency
As with any emergency—medical or dental—the key is to be prepared. Knowing what to do in case of an emergency is half of the preparation. Until Dr. White can see you, here are helpful tips.
First, stop the bleeding. Apply firm but gentle pressure with a pad of gauze or a clean cloth. You should see bleeding begin to slow or even stop within 10 minutes. If not, head to the nearest emergency room.
Secondly, if the emergency is a knocked out tooth, handle the tooth with care. Try to touch only the crown, because delicate tissue may still be attached to the root. Clean the tooth with water only and try to reinsert it back in the socket. If bleeding or pain prevents this, then store the tooth in a sealed container filled with milk.
Finally, always remember to be gentle. Don’t force a dislodged tooth back into place, and never use anything sharp when trying to remove something stuck between two teeth.