Emergency Dentistry for All Ages
When it comes to dental emergencies, quick action is key. The sooner you visit the dentist, the more likely it is that a tooth can be saved. At The Oaks Dental Group, we offer emergency dentistry for kids, teenagers and adults in Greenville, SC. If you’ve sustained a dental injury or you’re experiencing pain, call our office at (864) 246-1811 and we’ll get you in for an appointment as quickly as possible.
Types of Dental Emergencies
Some of the most common types of dental emergencies we treat at our office include:
Tooth pain can be caused by:
- A tooth fracture
- Impacted food
- Tooth decay
- Wisdom teeth eruption
While impacted food can usually be dealt with by using a finger or toothbrush to remove it, any other issues should be evaluated by a dentist. If you’re looking for an emergency dentist in Greenville, SC, give our office a call.
Having a tooth knocked out, technically called dental avulsion, is another common dental emergency. The dentist may decide not to attempt to reimplant a knocked-out baby tooth, because there is a risk that the procedure could damage the permanent tooth below the gum.
However, if the avulsed tooth is a permanent tooth, the dentist may be able to re-implant the tooth within a few hours of the injury. Pick the tooth up by the crown (not the root), store it in your mouth or a container of milk and bring it with you to our office.
When a tooth is pushed up into the jawbone as a result of dental trauma, it’s called dental intrusion. Your Greenville dentist may be able to solve the problem. However, if the force was strong enough to damage the socket or ligament, then root canal therapy could be needed.