Dentist in Charleston, SC area provides tips and suggestions for emergency dental situations
Dr. Andrew Greenberg of Mouth Carolina Dentistry is a quality professional who has years of experience in providing comprehensive care to patients in and around the community of Charleston, SC. Patients are welcome to book a consultation visit to discuss the options available to them when it comes to emergency care or even routine dental visits. Emergency care is offered, and our dentist can provide patients with tips and suggestions in their time of need!
What is emergency dental care?
Dr. Andrew Greenberg describes emergency dental care as any situation that affects the oral cavity that requires immediate attention for one’s oral health and wellness. This can mean anything from a broken restoration to a knocked-out tooth. Emergency dental care allows a patient to visit the dental office and obtain comprehensive care for a specific situation that requires a professional’s attention.
Types of dental emergencies
Common dental emergencies may include the following situations:
- Trauma to the mouth that results in a tooth that has been broken, chipped, or knocked out
- A severe toothache that cannot be maintained overnight or during the day with over-the-counter pain medications until an appointment can be made with the dentist
- A filling or other restoration that has come loose or has been lost, including dental crowns, dental bridges, and porcelain veneers
- Dentures or other oral appliances that are broken or do not fit properly
- Loose restorations including veneers, bridges, or crowns
Dr. Andrew Greenberg can be reached at his practice by phone, and our front office team can walk patients through whether their situation is an emergency and, if so, will get them in on the same day whenever possible.
Tips and suggestions for emergency dental care
First, patients should assess their situation and determine if they need immediate care. Sometimes, this can be determined with a simple phone call to Mouth Carolina Dentistry. Second, patients may be advised by our team of how to proceed. For example, in a situation when a tooth has been knocked out, patients should put their tooth in a cup of milk and bring it with them to the dental office as soon as possible to increase the chances of the dentist being able to reattach the tooth. Patients who have severe toothaches may be able to get a prescription painkiller over the phone that they can take until they are able to get into the dental office for a procedure. If there is ever a time when the dentist feels that patients should visit their local emergency room instead, the front office team will advise patients to do so.
Who can receive emergency dental care at Mouth Carolina Dentistry?
Patients of all ages can contact the team of Mouth Carolina Dentistry to receive comprehensive, quality care for their smiles. Additionally, patients do not have to be prior patients of our practice to get in for an emergency dental appointment. Many patients love the practice enough to continue receiving care at Mouth Carolina Dentistry for their everyday dental needs. Dr. Andrew Greenberg proudly accepts new patients and families into his practice!
What procedure might I require for my emergency?
It is important for patients to know that there is no one size fits all solution for dental problems that occur and require immediate attention. Our dental staff will assess a patient’s specific situation and make recommendations regarding the procedures that may be required.
Learn more about services offered at Mouth Carolina Dentistry today!
If you live in the area of Charleston, SC and want to work with a dentist who provides emergency services, we welcome you to contact Dr. Andrew Greenberg and his team. Quality and comprehensive care is at the forefront of his practice, and patients are encouraged to work with the practice for routine dental care as well as emergency services. Call the office at (843) 751-4262 if you are experiencing a dental emergency and discuss your options with our staff. We are conveniently located in Suite 302 at 3 Gamecock Avenue in Charleston, SC.