Southeastern Dental

Dental Emergencies

When to Call Us (with contact information)

If you’re not sure if a dental problem is an emergency, we can offer this advice: if it hurts, it’s an emergency. This is because injuries that seem small can affect the living tissues inside the teeth. Quick treatment can improve the odds of saving your teeth.

Obvious damage or lost restorations should also be treated as soon as possible in attempt to prevent more extensive treatment.

Our Contact Information:

(864) 283-2838

4 Halton Green Way
Greenville, SC 29607

 

What You Can Do to Help Save Your Tooth

  • If a tooth is knocked out, DO NOT scrub it or remove any tissue fragments. If you can, gently place it back into the socket, store it in your own saliva, or store it in a cup of milk and head to the dentist immediately.
  • If you break a tooth, rinse your mouth with warm salt water, use a cold compress to reduce swelling, and go to the dentist immediately.
  • Treat a bitten tongue or lip by clean gently with a damp cloth and using a cold compress to reduce swelling. If bleeding doesn’t stop after a short period of time, proceed to the dentist or emergency room.
  • For a toothache, try a few of these techniques before heading the dentist: rinse with warm salt water, gently floss to remove trapped food, or try taking a sinus decongestant (some roots may be near the sinus cavity and if it is cloudy, this can cause toothaches).
  • Jaw injuries and possible fractures require immediate attention at a dentist or emergency room.