Our Harrisburg, NC office treats dental emergencies in numerous ways. Our first action is to do everything we can to preserve your natural teeth before considering removal. In the case of intense pain where a tooth is no longer capable of being restored, we would extract the tooth. Dr. Miller is trained to perform 99% of all treatments for dental emergencies and determines what method is best for your individual situation. In the unfortunate event you may lose your tooth, he is also well-equipped to preserve your tooth’s socket with a bone graft, an advanced procedure designed to preserve bone for future placement of a dental implant. Emergency dental care can also result in the treatment of an extraction and immediate placement of a dental implant.
In cases of damaged, chipped, or knocked out teeth, we are able to use fillings to limit the possibility of discomfort from exposed nerves. Our dentist is also able to perform a bonding process on teeth that are visible in your smile. This process allows us to use a tooth-colored resin to recreate the original shape of your affected teeth in order to restore your natural smile.
A dental emergency may also be treated with procedures called root canals, where Dr. Trey Miller will be able to save your tooth by removing the nerve, blood supply, and lymphatics from within your tooth’s root and replacing it with a material called gutta percha. Dr. Miller performs and completes almost every root canal procedure in one simple visit! That visit can take anywhere from 45 to 90 minutes.