Zachary Chipman, D.D.S.
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Dental Emergencies

Reliable Emergency Dentistry in Wilmington & Pike Creek

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At the dental office of Zachary Chipman DDS, we know it can be a stressful experience to have a sudden dental emergency. Whether it's unexpected tooth pain as you lay in bed at night or an unfortunate injury leaving you needing a swift dental restoration, we have your urgent dental care needs covered. It is our passion to protect your oral health and well-being in your time of need. We have seasoned expertise, advanced technology, and a devotion to helping stabilize your condition and working to get you back to ideal oral health.

Located in Wilmington, our practice boasts a passionate team that has been providing comprehensive and state-of-the-art services to our local community and beyond since 2003. If you're experiencing pain, discomfort, injury, or infection, contact our office immediately, and we will work to give you the swift and reliable emergency dental care you deserve.


Types of Dental Emergencies

When you're experiencing a dental emergency, it is crucial that you contact our office immediately, as acute oral pain often gets worse without proper treatment. Dental issues can seriously jeopardize overall physical health, and receiving quality services as soon as possible is vital to alleviating pain and giving the tooth its best chance of survival.

Regardless of the circumstance, we are ready and able to accept the challenge you present to us. Some types of dental emergencies that usually require urgent dental care include, but are not limited to:

  • Avulsed or loose tooth
  • Loose filling or crown
  • Cracked or broken teeth
  • A tooth infection
  • Swollen gums

Our Advanced Emergency Dental Care Services

We understand that getting to the root of your dental issue should be done swiftly and with care. Our in-house technology excels at keeping you comfortable and increasing the accuracy of diagnostics as we work to resolve your emergency dental care needs. We can repair single or multiple damaged teeth using our quality fillings and crowns that are customized to fit securely and naturally into your oral structure. If we find that you are suffering from an infection, we can begin root canal therapy and craft an effective treatment plan to get you back to optimal oral health as quickly as possible.

If you feel like you're experiencing a dental emergency, contact us immediately, and we will do our best to fit you into our schedule and see you the same day if possible, including some after-hour appointments for patients of record. Should your situation be complex, our dentist can stabilize your condition and alleviate pain before scheduling a more in-depth procedure on our next business day.

Emergency Dentistry FAQ

Teeth can become fractured by trauma, grinding, or biting on hard objects. Fillings, crowns, and other restorative devices can become damaged or fall out completely. Our practice is ready and capable to start working on swift solutions for you as soon as you contact us. It's also common to have questions during an emergency. Our team works hard to keep you informed at every step of the process to minimize stress and keep you feeling confident in our care. Some frequently asked questions regarding emergency dentistry include:

Can I contact you after hours if I have an emergency?

If you are suffering from a dental emergency after our regular operating hours, call us immediately and leave a message. Our dentist will call you back as soon as possible and talk you through the problem, setting up a prompt appointment for the next business day.

If your crown has become dislodged, retrieve it if possible, and call our dental office as soon as you can. We will schedule an appointment to reaffix or craft you a new one if needed. Make sure to keep your dislodged crown in a clean, safe place, such as a plastic bag. Our dentists will also provide any additional instructions you may need to follow before your next appointment.

Generally, a baby tooth doesn't need replacing. Still, you should contact us immediately so we can ensure there hasn't been any trauma to the gums or jaws. We will run inspections and determine if anything needs to be fixed or cared for.

Trusted & Caring Wilmington Emergency Dental Care

At the dental practice of Zachary Chipman DDS, we have the devotion, expertise, and advanced technological capabilities to handle your dental emergencies by alleviating pain and readying you for further processes you may require. Our passionate dental team is dedicated to providing tender, respectful care with the compassion that any patient in need deserves. Let us help ease your pain or discomfort while stabilizing your condition to better investigate the cause and properly treat it.

We are always prepared to welcome you and your loved ones into our clean, high-tech office. Contact us today to find out more about our Wilmington emergency dentistry services!