Emergency Dentistry

According to a recent report from the American Dental Association, more patients with dental emergencies have been showing up in hospital emergency rooms. Unfortunately, hospital ERs are not always prepared or equipped to handle such emergencies adequately. Emergency rooms, by and large, are at full capacity with other health emergencies; waiting to be seen for your dental emergency can take hours.

Fortunately, that's not the case with Moores Chapel Dentistry. Your dental emergency will be treated with the care and attention it deserves. What better place to get a dental emergency taken care of than at a dentist's office. We know that there are a range of circumstances that constitute dental emergencies. Some are traumatic and others are not so painful and only require general dentistry. Broken fillings, a dislodged crown or broken dentures may not be painful, but there is still the anxiety of needing to get the situation handled. If you are in the public eye and your dentures should break, that counts as a dental emergency to you.

Other emergencies may be more serious. For example, getting a tooth knocked out, or the severe pain caused by an abscessed tooth, call for immediate attention. Your first priority is getting the pain managed. We treat such emergencies seriously; we do our best to provide you with the care and comfort you require. Knowing that you are in a soothing environment where your situation is understood and being dealt with properly does a lot to calm anxiety.

When you or someone in your family has a dental emergency to deal with, instead of going to the hospital emergency room where you may have to endure a long painful wait, contact Moores Chapel Dentistry right away. Here you will have a peaceful environment and a staff that is concerned with your care and comfort.

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How do I know if it’s a dental emergency?

It can be difficult to tell what needs immediate attention and what can wait until the following day or following week. Things like knocked-out or broken teeth, excessive gum swelling or bleeding, or unbearable pain are dental emergencies that need to be taken care of promptly. Here are some other questions you can ask yourself to help determine if you or a loved one needs emergency dental care. If the answer to any of these questions is “yes,” please call our office as soon as you can.

  • Do any adult teeth feel loose?
  • Has your mouth or jaw received trauma from a recent injury?
  • Are there any bumps or bulges that have appeared on your gums?
  • Have you been bleeding for more than 10 minutes?
  • Are you still in pain despite taking pain medication?

How can I relieve a toothache?

When your tooth is aching, it can be difficult to think about anything else other than the pain. We recommend creating a warm saltwater solution and swishing it around your mouth for fifteen seconds or so to clear away bacteria and numb the ache. You can also apply a cold compress to the side of the face where the tooth is to numb the area. Over-the-counter pain medication can also be very helpful in providing pain relief for a toothache. Of course, if the pain becomes unbearable or you develop a fever or begin to have trouble breathing or swallowing, you will want to see an emergency dentist right away.

How can I avoid needing emergency dental care?

There are some cases in which emergency dental care is simply unavoidable. For other dental emergencies, proper preventive and restorative care can keep emergency dentistry from becoming necessary. For example, a root canal is not usually considered a dental emergency, but if it is left untreated for too long, the infected tooth can cause severe pain and require an emergency root canal. Moores Chapel Dentistry also offers custom athletic mouthguards for patients who participate in aggressive contact sports, which can protect the teeth from trauma and damage.

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I've always been scared of the dentist I'm talking bad nerves and all but Dr Chun Peng and his staff took amazing care of me I had to get a tooth pulled usually I would get put to sleep but he numbed me up and I can honestly tell u I didn't feel a thing was a little sore and swollen yesterday today all my swelling is gone and I'm not that sore he's truly amazing and I'll definitely be going back to see him and his staff

Whitney B.

Very nice experience...they make you feel right at home like your family. Didn't have a long wait time. Excellent service...Dr. Chun and his assistants were every, kind and caring. They explain to you everything that they're doing befor and during the procedures. I would recommend any of my friends and family to go to Moores Chapel Dentistry.

Tijuana H.

Dr. Peng and his staff are all very friendly snd knowledgable. If you don't have a great smile when you get there, you will have one by the time you leave. Thanks, guys!!

Kim L.

Moores Chapel Dentistry is amazing! The facility itself is exceptionally clean, the staff is very open and friendly (Katey was the nicest assistant that's ever worked with me!) If you are worried about going to a Dentists office, you won't be anymore after you visit here!

Ronnie A.

They are the kindest people and do whatever it takes to make you comfortable. Always willing to explain what's about to happen in order to calm your nerves.

Emily J.


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