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Are You Prepared for a Dental Emergency? Fort Mill, SC
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Emergencies of any kind are never welcome. But they can be especially stressful when they involve your mouth or your teeth. While dental emergencies are difficult to prevent entirely, there are some ways you can prepare for the event if it were to occur – even if that means just gaining knowledge about what requires an urgent visit to the dentist and what can wait. If you are concerned about a sudden tooth trauma or unexpected dental pain, it is always best to call your dentist. Leaving a dental emergency untreated can lead to worsening symptoms and more costly treatments.

Responding to a Dental Injury

Teeth can get chipped, broken or even come out during an injury or trauma. Whether it was a bad fall or a sports accident, emergency dentistry could mean the difference between saving or losing a permanent tooth. Since time is of the essence when it comes to addressing a dental injury, you need to know some dental first aid until you can see your emergency dentist.

Consider creating a separate first aid kit specifically for oral injuries. It should include:

  • Gauze to stop bleeding
  • Mouthwash to help clean wounds
  • Toothpaste or denture adhesive to temporarily hold lost crowns or fillings in place
  • Small cup to preserve a knocked-out tooth

See A Dentist Today or Within the Week?

It is important to know that an avulsed or knocked-out tooth needs to be treated by a dentist immediately. In fact, getting to your dentist within an hour is your best chance of saving the tooth and having it re-implanted. If possible, hold the tooth back in its socket on your way to the dentist. The next option is to place the tooth in a cup of milk or water to keep it moisturized. Never handle the tooth by the root, and wash it gently if it gets dirty.

Other dental emergencies, such as a lost crown and fillings should also be seen promptly, but they may not require urgent treatment. Toothpaste or adhesive cream can be used to hold the restoration in place until an appointment is available with your dentist. If you have an injury that won’t stop bleeding and need stitches, seek professional care quickly. Be careful about going to an ER for dental emergencies, as they are not properly equipped to treat tooth damage. You may also need cosmetic treatment to ensure your smile appearance doesn’t suffer due to your dental injury.

At Gold Hill Dentistry, we are here to handle your urgent dental injuries. Call our office today if you or a family member has suffered unexpected tooth trauma. We offer a full menu of restorative and cosmetic dental services to ensure all types of dental emergencies are addressed with the highest level of expertise.

Posted on behalf of Gold Hill Dentistry

2848 Pleasant Road, #104
Fort Mill, SC 29708

Phone: (803) 547-4466

Our Client Reviews

Gold Hill Dentistry

4.4 / 5.0

Based on 97 reviews

Marsha Rose

The staff at Gold Hill Dentistry is wonderful. They are polite, professional and helpful I have a history of working as both a dental assistant and hygienist in another state. I’m extremely particular when it comes to my dental care. My daughter recommended Gold Hill. I am very pleased with my dental care. I highly recommend the practice.

Don Rowley

The entire staff at Gold Hill Family Dentistry are professional, friendly, and very good at what they do. I’ve made numerous recommendations to family and friends. Very happy with the dental work they do. Scheduling, insurance processing, and follow up are always first class. Dr Kavi is the man.

Angelique Autumn McGowan

I highly recommend this dental practice. The staff are gracious, helpful, courteous and accommodating. Dr. Sagunarthy is a wonderful dentist. This is from someone who has always suffered with dental and gum issues. He is current on dental information, kind, gentle and professional! I am so happy to have found this practice!

Richard DeCristo

Dr. Sagunarthy is one of if not the best dentist I ever went to. He recently replaced a crown that was botched by another dentist and the procedure was done perfectly and painlessly. I first went to Gold Hill Dentistry for a second opinion on four crowns and maybe a root canal I needed asap from another dentist in Fort Mill. As it turned out I needed the crown replacement and only one other at a later date. That’s about $6000.00 I saved leaving this OTHER FORT MILL DENTIST. In addition to this wonderful dentist, the total staff is outstanding.

Lashae Drake

I had a tummy tuck preformed by Dr. Jones and I love my results. I'm so happy with my decision to choose him as my plastic surgeon.

Chrissy Jaselskis

Awesome dentist. Everyone was nice and professional. Very thorough job cleaning my teeth. Lots of great conversations. Staff made an uncomfortable place for me very comfortable. Thank you.

Thomas Dorsett

Very professional and caring staff. Highly recommend the service, they take personal care with all patience. I have experienced some of the best Hygienist.

Bill Strickland

Great staff. Very knowledgeable and friendly. Would heartily recommend as they have been taking care of my family for years.

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2848 Pleasant Road, #104
Fort Mill, SC 29708

Phone: (803) 547-4466