What do I do after hours or on weekends when I have an emergency?
Call the office at (704) 365-4142 to hear a recorded message explaining how to contact the on-call doctor.
What do I do if my temporary crown comes off?
Save it and call the office. If it is on the weekend, you can wait until Monday unless you are uncomfortable. An easy home remedy is to purchase denture adhesive at the drugstore and re-cement the temporary crown yourself.
What do I do if I broke a tooth?
If it is during our business hours, call the office, and we will get you in as quickly as possible. If we are closed and you are experiencing no discomfort, it is fine to wait until the office is open again. Please call us when the office opens or leave a voicemail after-hours, so we can change the schedule to accommodate your emergency appointment.
What do I do if I lost one of my teeth?
Find the tooth if you can. Hold the tooth by the crown and rinse off the root of the tooth in water if it is dirty. Do not scrub it or remove any attached tissue fragments. If possible, gently insert and hold the tooth in its socket. If that is not possible, put the tooth in a cup of milk and get to the dentist as quickly as possible. Remember to take the tooth with you. Call (704) 365-4142 for the contact information of the dentist on call if your emergency is after hours or on a holiday.
If for some unforeseen reason, you cannot get in touch with our dentist through our answering service and you are in pain, please go to a nearby urgent care facility.