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When to go to an Emergency Dentist

Jan 9

When to go to an Emergency Dentist 


A dental emergency is when a tooth is knocked out, broken molars from hard food, or a sudden, undiagnosed toothache. These are all possible situations that require prompt, professional treatment. It can sometimes be difficult to tell if you are experiencing an emergency. This information will help you determine if you require emergency dentistry and what you should do.

What's a Dental Emergency?

photo of tooth that has been knocked outUrgent dental care can include tooth pain, swelling and pain, loose teeth or teeth, broken or loose fillings, denture problems, or damaged or irritating ortho appliances. It is crucial to seek professional help immediately if you have a medical emergency. Bleeding, pain, and a broken or loose tooth can lead to complications that may require expensive, more intensive treatment.

What can I do if I have a dental emergency?

Dental Emergencies are usually characterized by pain, bleeding uncontrollably, or a tooth at risk. A tooth at risk is one that has been broken, cracked, or severely loosened. To improve your chances of saving your tooth, it is crucial to get professional help immediately.

What do I do if I believe I need emergency dental care?

Sometimes it can be difficult to know where to go in a emergency. In general, calling your dentist is your best option. We understand that dental emergencies can cause discomfort and upset. You can reach our office 24/7, regardless if you are an existing patient or a new patient to Gentle Dental. You may need to leave a message for the on-call dentist outside of normal business hours. He or she will return your call promptly.

What should I do while waiting for a callback or care?

woman getting the color of her teeth matched for replacementDo everything you can to save your tooth from being knocked out or severed. To help keep it in its socket, you can place moistened gauze on top. But be careful not to swallow it. To prevent the introduction of new bacteria, avoid touching the roots of the teeth.

Warm salt water is a good way to relieve pain and keep your mouth comfortable while you wait. To reduce swelling and pain, you can apply a cold compress to your cheeks near the tooth. You can also use a cold compress on your cheeks near the tooth to relieve pain.

Ask your dentist what you can do for yourself if you have to wait to see your dentist. Your dentist might recommend that you take an over-the counter pain reliever, or prescribe you a painkiller to help manage your discomfort until treatment can be provided.

Is Piedmont Dental a safe place to receive emergency dentistry?

You can rest assured that the practices at Piedmont Dental adhere to the CDC guidelines. After every patient visit, disinfection equipment is installed in all rooms with hospital-grade products. Additional information on our policies and protection measures can be found here. You can find out more about our policies and protections . On top of that, Piedmont Dental, Dr. Areheart, specializes in emergency dentistry as well as cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Areheart has a fantastic reputation in Rock Hill, SC for being the best family-friendly dentist in the area, in fact!

Dr. Areheart, Dentist in Rock Hill, SC



If you are looking for an emergency dentist that you can count on in the Rock Hill, SC area, give Piedmont Dental, Dr. Areheart, a call. Whether a filling fell out or trauma occurred to the jaw or face, Piedmont Dental's staff will get you taken care of.




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1562 Constitution Blvd #101, Rock Hill, SC 29732