Emergency Dental Care
When you're amidst excruciating dental pain, there is nothing more you can focus on than finding relief! As your trusted emergency dentist in Anderson, SC, Dr. Carter and his team are here for you when you need us most. We leave time in our daily schedule to accommodate and even treat emergency patients with same-day procedures if possible.
You can contact Hopewell Family Dentistry at (864) 760-1611 if you or a loved one is experiencing a dental emergency, even if this is your first visit to our dental clinic. Our helpful and knowledgeable team will assess your condition over the phone to determine if you need immediate attention and what the next best step for you will be.
Dental Emergencies We Handle
Sometimes it's hard to know when it's a true dental emergency. Here are a few situations that Dr. Carter and his team can help with:
- Broken or chipped teeth
- Toothaches, dental pain, or abscessed teeth
- Knocked-out (avulsed) teeth
- Cracked or broken dentures
- Lost or broken restorations
- Swelling or jaw pain
We always encourage our patients to contact our dental office before heading to a hospital emergency room, as they're not equipped or prepared to handle dental emergencies. So you'll save valuable time and money by calling us first during a tooth emergency in Anderson.
Standard Treatment for Dental Emergencies
Depending on your needs, Dr. Carter may recommend a few different treatment procedures to eliminate your discomfort and get your smile stabilized.
- Tooth-colored fillings - To eliminate small areas of tooth decay that could be causing sensitivity
- Dental bonding - To repair a chipped tooth
- Porcelain crowns - To cover a decayed or fractured tooth
- Root canal treatment - To eliminate a tooth infection and preserve your natural tooth
- Tooth extraction - A last resort for severely decayed or damaged teeth
Your comfort is our priority at Hopewell Family Dentistry, and we will provide same-day dentistry if possible.
How to Avoid a Dental Emergency
Believe it or not, there are actually some dental emergencies you can avoid. It's true! With consistent routine teeth cleanings and checkups every six months, you can be proactive about any problems early on and treat them before they become more significant, painful, and costly.
If Dr. Carter finds a small area of decay in your tooth, you can repair a cavity with a quick dental filling. Conversely, if you don't treat the problem early or if the decay isn't diagnosed, it can move deeper into your tooth until it reaches your nerve and causes a painful infection.