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When You Should See an Emergency Dentist

June 26, 2022
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Posted By: East Cooper Smiles

The basic definition for dental emergencies is any oral health condition that leaves you in pain or risks your oral health. Your emergency dentist in Mount Pleasant, SC, makes time in their schedule to accommodate dental emergencies as soon as possible. 

What Defines a Dental Emergency?

There are too many scenarios to consider every situation, but most dental emergencies include one or more of the following: 

  • Toothache or increasing sensitivity
  • Jaw or face swelling
  • Tooth or restoration broken
  • Tooth knocked out or loose tooth
  • Tooth trauma with bleeding
  • Object lodged between teeth

If you notice an oral change that doesn’t fit the above list, we encourage you to reach out to a dental team member for guidance. We can assess your symptoms and let you know whether you should come in immediately or wait for the next available appointment. Rest assured, we’ll not leave you in pain! 

Lower Your Risks for Dental Emergencies

Most dental emergencies involve tooth infections, specifically deep tooth infections at the root. A straightforward root canal treatment in Mount Pleasant can relieve this infection and restore your tooth health and strength. 

Root canals are painless procedures performed under anesthesia. So you’ll feel pressure but not pain. 

To lower your risks for deep root infections: 

  • Visit your dentist every six months for preventive maintenance
  • Brush and floss your teeth at least twice daily or after eating
  • Report oral health changes to your dentist as soon as possible
  • Wear the proper face gear or mouthguard when competing in sports
  • Talk to your dentist if you notice grinding and clenching of the teeth (bruxism)

Contact Your Emergency Dentist in Mount Pleasant for Prompt Treatment

The best time to contact your emergency dentist is when you have an emergency dental issue or suspect you might. 

If you have a toothache or other unusual symptoms, we encourage you to reach out to our dental team as soon as possible. 

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