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How Do I Know If It’s a Dental Emergency?

February 5, 2021
Posted By: Dr. Jason Annan
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When patients experience pain or an injury, they are sometimes unsure whether or not what they are experiencing is a dental emergency. We are here to help you understand dental emergencies, and we can help you decide whether or not an emergency dental appointment is necessary. 

We always recommend taking your dental problems seriously, and we never want you to delay treatment. If you are experiencing severe pain, please call our office immediately for assistance. Our caring dentist, Dr. Jason Annan, and his trained dental team will make accommodations for your situation. We even provide same-day emergency dental appointments when necessary. 

Here are some dental problems, besides severe pain and toothaches, that may necessitate an emergency dental appointment:

  • Severe or persistent swelling in your mouth, gums, or jaw
  • Broken tooth
  • Knocked out tooth
  • Bleeding or injury
  • Tooth infection
  • Lost filling or crown

Just because a situation is considered an emergency doesn’t mean you will necessarily need invasive or expensive procedures to fix it. Often, our dental team can perform an emergency procedure in a matter of minutes.

What Should I Do If I’m Unsure?

Call our dental office for assistance! In fact, even if you know you are experiencing a dental emergency, you should not come straight to our dental office but should call us for assistance as soon as possible. That way, we can be prepared for your situation when you arrive, and we can offer you tips to help you reduce pain and stabilize your tooth while you’re making your way to our location.

If we do not believe your situation necessitates an emergency dental appointment, we will let you know over the phone. In that situation, we will provide you with instructions on how to best care for your dental issue, if necessary, until your scheduled appointment time. 

Emergency Dentist in Mount Pleasant, SC

As an emergency dental office in Mount Pleasant, we are here to serve your dental needs, whether you have experienced dental trauma or have a severe toothache. Call our office today to relieve your tooth pain! 

We are always happy to assist the people in our community, and we will adjust our schedules to care for your situation. 

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