Same-Day Emergency Dental Care in Greenville, SC
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Dental emergencies can be extremely painful and even prevent you from doing your daily activities. Some dental emergencies can even have long-lasting negative effects on your oral health. Here are some of the dental emergencies our emergency dentist can help you with:
- Chipped or broken teeth
- Wisdom tooth pain
- Inflamed or infected gums
- Loose fillings or crowns
- Broken dentures
What to do in case of a dental emergency?
We all know that accidents happen, so knowing what to do when one happens can save a tooth and prevent further damage.
For all dental emergencies, it is important to visit Nickles Dental Oral Surgery and Family Dentistry as soon as possible. We reserve time in our daily schedules for emergency patients, so be sure to call us and provide as much detail as you can about your condition. If the accident occurs when we are not open, please visit your local emergency room immediately.
Below are the most common dental emergencies and what needs to be done to help you get through them.
When you experience a toothache, the first thing you should do is use hot water to rinse your mouth. If you experience swelling, press a cold compress against the outside of your cheek or mouth to reduce swelling. To reduce the pain, you can take an anti-inflammatory pain reliever such as ibuprofen. Our dentist may prescribe a stronger medication once in our office. Toothaches have a tendency to become extremely painful, so don't wait too long to make an appointment.
Cracked or broken tooth
Just like with a toothache, use hot water to rinse your mouth and clean the area. Again, you can also use a cold compress against your face to help reduce swelling. Go to our dentist as soon as you can to get your broken or cracked tooth treated before it turns into a major oral health problem.
A cracked tooth can quickly turn into a broken one. So if you notice a protruding lump of dental pulp or a broken line running through your tooth, schedule an emergency dental appointment right away.
Remember to save the pieces of your broken tooth that have fallen out. You can apply gauze to any area that is bleeding until it stops. Don't wait to see our dentist located in Greenville, SC. Our dental staff can also advise you in more detail over the phone.
Fallen permanent tooth
If you have suffered an injury that has caused the loss of one or more permanent teeth, you will need immediate treatment. Also, if it is possible to find the tooth, then save it.
Gently rinse the fallen tooth with water and do not rub it. Try to put the tooth back in the socket, gently holding the crown to avoid touching the roots. If this is not possible, keep the tooth next to the socket opening between the cheek.
If you can't put the tooth back in its socket or if there is a danger of swallowing it, place it in a cup of fresh milk. Then call the dentist right away. If you think you may have a broken jaw, go to the emergency room immediately.
An abscess is a dangerous infection that occurs around the root of the tooth and between the gums and the teeth. This infection can quickly become severe and damage surrounding tissue and teeth. An abscess infection can also potentially spread to other areas of the body if not treated promptly and properly.
Since an abscess has the potential to cause serious oral and general health problems, schedule an appointment with us right away if you notice any painful swelling of your gums. In the meantime, before seeing our dentist, you can rinse your mouth with a mild saltwater solution. This can help bring the pus from the gums to the surface while also relieving pain.
If you have lost a filling, you can place a piece of sugar-free gum temporarily in the cavity or use over-the-counter dental cement to keep food out. Call 864-244-3211 to make an appointment with our dentist as soon as possible. If left untreated, you could start to experience tooth pain, and it could also get infected.
If you lose a crown from a previous dental treatment, you will want to reschedule an appointment with Nickles Dental Oral Surgery and Family Dentistry right away. If possible, bring your crown to your dental appointment. If you feel pain and it is not possible to go to our dentist immediately, you can apply a little clove oil on a cotton swab to the exposed area.
Clove oil can be found in the spice section of your grocery store or drug store. You can also use some over-the-counter denture adhesive or dental cement to reattach the crown to your tooth and hold it in place temporarily while you wait for your dental appointment. Don't try to use super glue.
Do you have a dental emergency? We are here to help you.
At Nickles Dental Oral Surgery and Family Dentistry, we know accidents happen, and when they do, you're going to need emergency dental care fast. That's why we are available for same-day and next-day appointments to accommodate you with the emergency dental help that you need. Whether you are suffering from a toothache, chipped or cracked tooth, a knocked-out tooth, or a missing dental crown, we are here to help.
Ask About Urgent Dental Care
We are here to answer any questions you have about your own dental emergency. We have friendly staff standing by to schedule an appointment right away. Call us today at 864-244-3211 or fill out the form on this page to schedule an emergency dental visit here in Greenville, SC.
We welcome both same-day and walk-in appointments. If the accident occurs outside office hours, you can leave a voice message or go to your local emergency service. Leaving issues like these untreated can increase your risk of developing serious infections or other health problems. Please call our Greenville, SC Dental Office at 864-244-3211 as soon as possible.