Looking for an Emergency Dentist in West Union, SC?
Oconee Dental Associates is here for you when you need it. Our experienced dentists treat all types of dental emergencies, including chipped, fractured and knocked out teeth, infections, toothaches and other issues that require immediate attention. If you have an urgent dental problem, call our office at (864) 638-5631 and we’ll see you as soon as possible. If it’s after-hours, please follow the prompts on our voicemail and a friendly team member will reach out.
Types Of Dental Emergencies
The Oconee Dental Associates team has experience treating a wide range of dental emergencies. If you have a dental concern or feel any pain, contact us and we’ll schedule you for an appointment promptly.
The Most Common Dental Emergencies Include:
If you experience acute or persistent tooth pain, it’s a signal that you should visit the dentist as soon as you can. Tooth decay is the most common culprit behind a toothache, but pain can also be the result of infection, loose fillings, damaged restorations or an injury. The earlier the problem is diagnosed and corrected, the more likely it is we can save your natural tooth using the least invasive treatment.
A tooth avulsion means that a tooth has been knocked out. We may be able to reimplant the tooth within the first hour, so contact us right away. After the injury, pick up the permanent tooth by the crown (NOT the root). Reposition the tooth in its socket, using gentle pressure to hold it in place. If that doesn’t work, keep the tooth moist by storing it in your mouth between your cheek and gums or in a container of cold milk as you make your way to our office.
Dental intrusion is when a tooth is driven up into the gumline. Significant force can push the tooth through your gums or into the bone. Even if the pain isn’t severe, you should still call us immediately. An intruded tooth can lead to infection, pulp necrosis, tooth loss and other issues. Seeking emergency care will increase the likelihood that the tooth can be saved and help you avoid further damage.