What is Considered a Dental Emergency?

Dr. Greenberg of Mouth Carolina Dentistry provides emergency dentistry

When the unexpected happens, you may need assistance from a Charleston emergency dentist. Emergency dental care is not offered by all Charleston area dentists, but Dr. Greenberg of Mouth Carolina Dentistry understands the importance of offering emergency dentistry to both new and existing patients. You never know what could happen, and some situations require emergency care.

What is considered a dental emergency? Of course, routine cleanings and cosmetic procedures are not considered dental emergencies that would require patients to make a short-notice dental appointment at Mouth Carolina Dentistry. However, many situations may arise that require the immediate need of dental help. Here are just a few situations that may happen that could easily result in emergency dental care from Dr. Greenberg:

  • A natural tooth becomes cracked, chipped, or broken.
  • A restoration, such as a dental crown, veneer, or bridge, loosens.
  • An abscess or canker sore in the mouth results in severe pain and discomfort.
  • A severe toothache that cannot be calmed with over-the-counter pain relievers.
  • A tooth has been knocked out.
  • Unusual healing or bleeding after a dental treatment or procedures.
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Many of these situations may require the assistance of an emergency dentist who can get the patient out of pain and discomfort as soon as possible. After the pain is addressed, specific treatments may be needed, such as dental implants or a root canal.

Whenever an emergency dental situation occurs, Dr. Greenberg, dentist at Mouth Carolina Dentistry is here to help. Together with his helpful, caring staff, he can get you into his office as soon as possible to assist you in reversing the problem and treating the issue at hand. You can be rest assured that Dr. Greenberg can help, no matter what time of day your problem occurs.

When you call Dr. Greenberg to schedule an emergency appointment, it is important that you describe what happened in as much detail as possible. This will allow Dr. Greenberg of Mouth Carolina Dentistry to offer any immediate advice as to how you could rectify the situation, as well as allow him to be well prepared when you come into the dental office for your appointment. He may be able to walk you through taking care of the issue to get out of pain until you arrive at the practice.

If you are in need of emergency dental care, and live in the Charleston, South Carolina area, call Mouth Carolina Dentistry today to schedule an emergency appointment!

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