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Highland Creek Modern Dentistry

Carrie P.
Dr. Patel was very fast and efficient. Lawrence was helpful and considerate of my comfort level. The entire team made sure I was aware of any potential issues and gave excellent feedback. I think the atmosphere in this place was amazing from the time I entered until I left. Great reception staff and all around great experience. I really felt like I was heard and cared for . Definitely will return for all other dental needs.
Fran F.
First time at Highland Creek Modern Dentistry and I love it. I had a wonderful experience. The office was very clean and bright. The staff was very professional and Dr. Patel was so warm, personable and made sure I was comfortable. She was very thorough in explaining my dental needs and concerns. Loved her!!! HIGHLY RECOMMEND this place.
Shayla F.
My son and I both went here for a routine exam and cleaning. I was more than pleasantly surprised. The office was very clean,open and practical. The front desk was very nice and knowledgeable in explaining some of my general insurance questions. Dr. Patel was also very nice and very thorough when explaining what she was doing and our treatment plans at the end. I could not have been happier with the service. The rest of my family will now go here too.
Nirali P.
Dr. Patel and her team are amazing! From checking in to getting my teeth cleaned, the entire process was seamless. Highly recommend for anyone looking for a dentist
Bethany R.
In a world where it takes forever to get any kind of medical appointment, I needed a reliable dentist- *quickly* - following serious trauma to my front tooth. Dr. Patel was beyond helpful and efficient in providing me the appropriate care that I needed as well as eased my nerves throughout the process. Our family has been looking for a new dentist for a while now and there is no doubt we will be continuing our dental care at this practice! Not to mention, her office space is beautiful, warm, and welcoming!
Allyson P.
I cannot say enough great things about Dr. Patel. She is so warm, personable, and thorough in her explanations of every step. It's clear that she's trying to do the best thing for you and what you're most comfortable, instead of racking up your bill (a problem I had with the last dentist I tried). Her office is lovely and modern, her staff all incredibly kind, and the scheduling and online portal tools are incredibly convenient. I am definitely a patient for life after my first visit today.
Janet K.
Dr Patel was amazing! Her office is so bright and fresh and clean and her patient care is the best I’ve ever experienced. I will never go to another dentist here in the Charlotte area.
Shannon C.
As a new patient, I felt well taken care of from beginning to end. Dr. Patel, Glenn and Melissa were all so caring and exemplified the true meaning of professional patient care. I will definitely be returning and referring family and friends to the Highland Creek Modern Dentistry practice.
Matthew F.
Best dental visit experience ever. Friendly informative staff. We found our new family dentist!
Megan B.
Such a wonderful experience (and I hate the dentist haa). This office was kind, helpful and enjoyable.
Went in for a cleaning and I was extremely pleased with how nice everyone was. The space looks really good and I will be returning with the rest of my family.
Alberto O.
Dr. Patel and staff are so awesome. Wonderful experience
Laurie H.
Everyone is so nice! By far, the best dental experience I’ve ever had. I’d recommend to all!

Don't Suffer in Pain – Get Emergency Care Now

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What Qualifies as a Dental Emergency?

  • A knocked-out or broken tooth
  • Severe toothache
  • Broken or cracked dentures
  • Lost filling or crown
  • Abscess or swelling in the gums or jaw
  • Severe bleeding in the mouth
  • Injury to the mouth, teeth, or gums

How are Dental Emergencies Treated?

At Highland Creek Modern Dentistry, we understand the urgency of dental emergencies, and we strive to provide prompt and efficient dental care to our patients. Our emergency dental services include:

  • Examination and diagnosis: Our dentist will examine your mouth and diagnose the dental emergency. She will use the latest technology and techniques to determine the extent of the damage and the best course of treatment.
  • Pain relief: Dental emergencies can cause severe pain and discomfort. Our dentist will provide pain relief medication to alleviate the pain and make you comfortable.
  • Tooth restoration: If your tooth is knocked out or broken, our dentist will try to save it by reattaching it or repairing it. We use the latest techniques and materials to restore the tooth's function and appearance.
  • Dental fillings and crowns: If you have a lost filling or crown, our dentist will restore your tooth's function and appearance by placing a new filling or crown.
  • Root canal therapy: If you have an abscess or infection in your tooth, our dentist will perform a root canal therapy to remove the infection and save the tooth.
  • Denture repair: If your denture is broken or cracked, our dentist will repair it to fit properly and function well.

How to Avoid Dental Emergencies

Prevention is the best way to avoid dental emergencies and injuries. Here are some tips to help you maintain good oral health and prevent dental emergencies:

  • Maintain good oral hygiene: Brush your teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste and floss daily to remove plaque and bacteria from your mouth. This will help prevent tooth decay and gum disease, which can lead to dental emergencies.
  • Wear protective gear: If you participate in sports or recreational activities, wear a mouthguard to protect your teeth from injury.
  • Avoid chewing on hard objects: Avoid chewing on hard objects like ice, popcorn kernels, and hard candy, which can cause your teeth to crack or break.
  • Visit your dentist regularly: Visit your dentist at least twice a year for routine checkups and cleanings. Your dentist can detect and treat early signs of dental problems before they become dental emergencies.

See the Dentist ASAP

Receiving prompt and efficient dental care for a dental emergency has several positive impacts on the patient, including:

  • Pain relief: Dental emergencies can cause severe pain and discomfort. Urgent dental care provides immediate pain relief, making the patient comfortable.
  • Preservation of teeth: Prompt dental care can save a tooth that has been knocked out or broken, preventing the need for tooth replacement options like dental implants or bridges.
  • Preventing further damage: Urgent dental care can prevent further damage to the mouth, teeth, and surrounding tissues. If left untreated, dental emergencies can cause serious complications, leading to further damage, pain, and discomfort. Prompt treatment can prevent these complications and promote faster healing.
  • Saving time and money: Receiving urgent dental care can save time and money in the long run. Delaying treatment can lead to more complicated and costly dental procedures. Timely treatment can prevent the need for expensive and time-consuming dental treatments.
  • Boosting self-confidence: Dental emergencies can cause embarrassment and self-consciousness. Prompt treatment can restore the appearance and function of the teeth, boosting the patient's self-confidence and self-esteem.

Dr. Bijal Patel


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We're passionate about your oral health and overall well-being. Our experienced team is dedicated to delivering high-quality dental care in a welcoming, luxurious environment. With our advanced technology and expert knowledge, we empower you to maintain a healthy, beautiful smile for life!

Judgment-free Care

Every smile is welcome at our practice. Regardless of your budget or lifestyle, we provide comprehensive care tailored to your specific needs to give you the best possible results.

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Enjoy a spa-like experience while we work on your smile! Relax with a pillow or blanket, tune out the world with wireless headphones, or watch your favorite show in your treatment suite.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What should I do if I have a dental emergency while traveling?

If you have a dental emergency while traveling, contact an emergency dentist in the area. They can provide prompt dental care and alleviate your symptoms. Additionally, it is a good idea to carry your dentist's contact information with you while traveling in case of emergencies.

Is emergency dental care covered by insurance?

Most dental insurance plans cover emergency dental care. However, it is important to check with your insurance provider to confirm coverage.

What is the cost of emergency dental care?

The cost of emergency dental care depends on the type and severity of the emergency. Your dentist will provide an estimate of the cost before starting the treatment. It is important to note that delaying treatment can lead to more complicated and costly dental procedures.

What are some common causes of dental emergencies?

Some common causes of dental emergencies include sports injuries, accidents, falls, biting on hard objects, cavities, and infections.

What if I have a dental emergency outside of regular office hours?

If you have a dental emergency outside of regular office hours, call our office to leave a message. We will return your call as soon as possible and help you schedule your appointment. If you’re experiencing a serious emergency or injury, please contact an emergency dentist right away. They provide after-hours dental care and are available to treat dental emergencies, even on weekends and holidays.

Can I go to the emergency room for a dental emergency?

The emergency room is not the best place to seek treatment for a dental emergency. While the doctors can provide pain relief, they do not have the equipment or expertise to treat dental problems. It is best to contact your dentist or an emergency dentist for prompt dental care.

What should I do if I have a dental emergency?

If you have a dental emergency, it is important to seek prompt dental care. Contact your dentist as soon as possible, and explain your symptoms. They will provide advice and schedule an appointment to treat your emergency.

What is a dental emergency?

A dental emergency is a situation that requires prompt dental care to alleviate pain, prevent further damage, and promote healing. Examples include severe toothaches, broken or chipped teeth, knocked-out teeth, and infections.

Do You Take My Insurance?

We work with many major dental insurances, including Carrington, Delta Premiere, Aetna, and more. Unsure if we take your insurance? Let us check for you! It only takes a few minutes, and a member of our team will reach out to you with more information.
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