200 S. Pleasantburg Dr.
Greenville, SC 29607

Emergency Dentistry

Most Americans will experience a dental emergency of some sort in their lifetime. Finding a reputable emergency dentist ahead of time can dramatically reduce the stress and anxiety associated with a pressing dental issue.

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Dental emergencies are common dental services, especially for young children. In fact, one out of three children will experience some form of dental trauma during their childhood.

The two “peak” times when people need emergency dental surgery are as toddlers (18 to 40 months), and during the adolescent and preadolescent period. For small children, it is easy to damage their teeth as they begin to explore and interact with their environments, and as children age, they may experience a dental emergency resulting from a sports-related injury.

Types of Dental Emergencies

Below are some of the most common kinds of dental emergencies that we offer solutions for our patients:


Toothaches are common issues, especially during childhood, and can be caused by a variety of issues including:

  • Tooth fractures
  • Impacted food
  • Tooth decay
  • Tooth trauma
  • Wisdom teeth eruption (preadolescence and adolescence)

Impacted food can usually be removed with a finger or a toothbrush, but any other issues should be addressed by a trusted dentist. If you’re looking for an emergency dentist in Greenville, SC, make sure to contact our dental clinic as soon as possible.

Dental Avulsion

Dental avulsion, or a knocked-out tooth, is another common dental emergency.  The course of action that your dentist will take depends on whether the tooth in question is a deciduous (baby) tooth or a permanent tooth.

In most cases, your dentist will not attempt to re-implant an avulsed baby tooth because the re-implementation procedure risks causing damage to the permanent tooth below the gum.

However, if the avulsed tooth is an “adult” permanent tooth, then the dentist may try to re-implant the tooth unless the trauma has caused irreparable damage to the tooth and surrounding tissue.

Dental Intrusion

Dental intrusion occurs when one or more teeth are pushed up into the jawbone as a result of dental trauma. If the teeth have been pushed in less than 3mm, then your dentist should be able to solve the issue, but if the force was strong enough to cause damage to the socket and tooth ligament, then root canal therapy may be necessary.


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“I was very impressed with how friendly and helpful everyone was. I love the location, its very convenient to where I work so making it very easy to visit during my lunch hour. Just a great experience, would definitely recommend”

Scott M

“After moving around the country the last few years I am embarrassed to admit making time for dentist appointments was not a high priority. I went in for a check up and cleaning today and they made me feel very comfortable and welcome. My cleaning was more than a bit over due and I was expecting
to be very sore after. Just the opposite, she was very gentle and understating of my procrastination. I made my next appointments with no hesitation. Pleasant experience and that says a lot when it refers to a dentist appointment”

Michele Z.

“Couldn’t be happier! The staff are so friendly and personable; appointments are quick yet thorough. The best service I’ve ever received at a dentist office.”

Jenni C.


“The staff is wonderful and extremely helpful!!! I did not hesitate to refer my family and friends.”

Angela W.

“Great dentist office in awesome location…staff is extremely nice, professional, and accommodating. Would definitely recommend this office to anyone looking for a new dentist.”

Mike W

“I am so happy I decided to pick Carolina Oaks as my new Dentist! They are so friendly. If you need a new dentist, go here! You won’t regret it!”

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Get your brightest and healthiest smile now.

You definitely do not want to be caught in a dental emergency without a plan in place, so call the dental emergency experts at Carolina Oaks Dental Care today at 864-235-3949. The friendly and helpful staff will answer any questions and help prepare you with a plan in case an emergency were to happen.

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The Carolina Oaks Greenville location
is just across from the University Center
at McAlister Square near the
Laurens Road overpass

200 S. Pleasantburg Dr
Greenville, SC 29607
Phone : (864) 235-3949
Email : greenville@nullcarolina-oaks.com

Business Hours

Monday – Thursday
8:30am – 1:00pm
2:00pm – 5:30pm

Carolina Oaks Dental Care