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Dr. Patrick Carter
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What Should I Do If I Need Emergency Dental Care?

December 30, 2022
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Posted By: Dr. Patrick Carter
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Having a dental emergency can be alarming, so the first step is getting in touch with your emergency dentist. Your dentist should see you at the first available appointment if you have an established dental practice you work with. If you have recently moved or do not have a dental office where you can receive emergency dentistry, we would be happy to have you as a patient at Hopewell Family Dentistry.

Types of Dental Emergencies

The most common dental emergencies include:

  • Toothache
  • Swelling
  • Cracked or broken teeth
  • Lost fillings or crowns
  • Something lodged in the gums
  • Trauma due to sports or an accident

If you are ever in doubt about whether you have a dental emergency, contact your Anderson dentist right away. We are here to help you recover from pain and live your life again.

Common Steps to Take during a Dental Emergency

If you have a dental emergency and are awaiting a callback from your dentist, here are a few steps you can take.

Take a doctor-recommended anti-inflammatory pain reliever like ibuprofen to reduce pain and swelling. You can also hold a cold compress on swollen areas to help them calm down. If you have a broken tooth, chew on the other side of your mouth or stick with soft foods until we can see you.

If you have head, neck, or facial trauma, go to your nearest emergency room to rule out any more severe injuries before seeing us. It is essential to ensure your brain, neck, and spine are okay before addressing your dental issues.

Emergency Dental Care in Anderson

If you are from Anderson or any of the surrounding areas, we welcome new patients. We are here to help. Contact us at the first sign of trouble, and we’ll have you feeling like yourself again in no time.

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