Dental emergencies, which include injuries to the teeth or gums, can be serious. If ignored, dental emergencies can cause permanent damage and may increase the need for more expensive treatment in the future. If needed, Dr. Armstrong and Dr. Tant will treat a dental emergency in Jacksonville, North Carolina. Our dental emergency services are available 24 hours a day.

We stress the importance of knowing what measures to take in the event of a dental emergency. In all cases, it is imperative to see our dentists as soon as possible. If you have a toothache, rinse your mouth with warm water and use floss to remove any lodged food. If a tooth becomes chipped or broken, save the pieces. Rinse your mouth and the tooth pieces in warm water. Use gauze to control any bleeding and a cold compress to control any swelling. In the event of a lost permanent tooth, rinse the tooth and put it back in place if possible. Never force the tooth into the socket. If the tooth will not reinsert, put it in a small container of milk.

We invite you to contact our dental office today to learn more and to schedule your next appointment.