I think it's an emergency. What do I do?
It's important to act quickly when it comes to emergency dental care. But it may be tough to know what is a true emergency. If you're dealing with persistent pain, it's a clear sign that something's not right. And if you don't know why it's happening or can't take care of it yourself, it's especially important to seek help. If you've recently injured your mouth or teeth, you should see your dentist right away. A knocked-out tooth or damaged dental work are emergencies — nothing should be falling out of your mouth! Still unsure? Give us a call and our team will be happy to help you figure it out and give you some tips for self-care in the meantime.
Digital X-Rays & Imaging
Better diagnostics means better results. With modern imaging techniques, we can quickly and accurately assess your dental emergency, and create a treatment plan right away, so you can relieve your dental pain and get back to your life.
When issues arise, our team can perform problem-focused exams (also known as limited exams) to help address the issues. Limited exams allow us to focus on what’s hurting or injured so we can get you out of pain and back to normal again.
During a dental emergency, everything can happen so fast. If you can’t get to a phone, or just need to get help right away, you can walk right into our office and get the immediate care you deserve.
Get the treatment you need right away, without waiting on a referral. We provide comprehensive dental care all under one roof, including root canals and oral surgery, so you can get out of pain and back to smiling!
The Benefits of Emergency Dentistry
Relieve Your Pain
There’s no reason why you should live in discomfort, emergency dentistry alleviates pain so you can live and smile comfortably.
Restore Your Bite
Get your smile back by fixing cracked, chipped, or missing teeth.
Prevent Further Complications
Get treated early and avoid complex problems that arise from tooth infections or fallen teeth.
Find a solution to your dental emergency
No one plans to have a dental emergency, and that’s why we offer affordable emergency dental exams, so you don’t need to wait to get the care you need to relieve your dental pain.
What do I do in a Dental Emergency?
Keep Calm & Reduce Bleeding
Dental injuries can turn a normal day into a stressful and painful experience, but it's important to remain calm. Remember that we are here to assist you. By taking a few deep breaths and assessing the situation, you'll be better equipped to make the right decisions in an emergency. If your dental injury or accident is causing bleeding, apply pressure to the affected area with a clean piece of gauze. Keep the gauze in place until the bleeding stops or until you can reach our office for further treatment.
Control Swelling & Pain
Pain medication such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen can temporarily reduce pain or swelling. Avoid blood-thinning medications such as aspirin as they can make it difficult to control the bleeding. Along with medication, you can also reduce pain by using a cold compress, such as an ice pack, on the cheek or lip near the affected area.
Call Us Right Away
After composing your dental emergency, call our Mount Pleasant dental practice right away. Even if you're not certain if your situation is an emergency, our team will evaluate the severity of the injury and schedule an appointment as soon as possible to provide the necessary care. That way, you can get out of pain and restore the health of your tooth.