Emergency Dentistry

From toothaches to knocked-out teeth, we have emergency dental services for all of your pressing dental needs. Our compassionate team is here for you and your family when you need it.

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Emergency Dental Services for the Whole Family

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

The peak times when people need emergency dental care are as toddlers (18 to 40 months) and during the pre-adolescent and adolescent period. Small children are at risk for damaging their teeth as they begin to explore and interact with their environment. Older kids may experience a dental emergency resulting from a sports-related injury.

That said, dental trauma can happen at any age, including adulthood. At Carolina Oaks Dental Care, our team offers emergency dental services in Greenville, SC for patients of all ages. If you have an urgent dental concern, call our office at (864) 235-3949 and we’ll get you in for an appointment and out of pain as quickly as possible.

Types of Dental Emergencies

Below are some of the most common kinds of dental emergencies we treat at our practice:

Toothache

Toothaches are common issues, especially during childhood. Tooth pain can be caused by:

  • 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 office 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.