Emergency Dental Exams

Emergency Dental Service You Can Rely On

No one likes to have dental emergencies. Sometimes, they can be downright scary. That's why we're here. Our skilled team at Feels Like Family Dentistry takes the scary out of dental emergencies. We promptly address oral emergencies of all kinds, from broken teeth to local infections. And if it happens after-hours, you don't have to wait to get help. Just call our office to receive 24-hour emergency assistance from our team.

If you are reading this and you have a dental emergency, just call our office at (803) 865-7871. We strongly recommend that you take action as soon as possible for the greatest chance of success.

Common Dental Emergencies and What to Do About Them

Here's how to take care of yourself prior to seeing your dentist if you run into these dental emergencies:

  • Chipped, broken, or knocked-out tooth: If the chip is small and the tooth doesn't hurt, it's probably not an emergency. Otherwise, rinse the tooth or fragment with water. Be careful not to disturb the root tissue inside. Then, carefully reposition it or submerge it in a cup of milk or water to preserve the tooth strutcture.
  • Loose tooth: Gently reposition the tooth. If this isn't possible, hold it under your tongue until your dentist can stabilize it with splints.
  • Toothache, cracked or fractured tooth: Rinse your mouth with warm water and apply a cold compress for the swelling. To alleviate pain, you can take acetaminophen or apply clove oil to the gums.
  • Bitten tongue, cheek or lip: This common annoyance usually betters with time, but if the affected area is swollen and bleeding continues, place a cold compress on it and visit your dentist or emergency room immediately.
  • Broken jaw or misalignment: Apply a cold compress to the face and see your dentist or the emergency room ASAP.

Other dental emergencies we care for include tooth decay, lost crowns, broken dentures, loose fillings, abscessed teeth and oral infections. If you have any of these or some other type of dental emergency, you can reach us at (803) 865-7871, or request an appointment at your convenience.

I enjoy the family atmosphere, and I enjoy that the staff is ready and willing to answer any question's or concerns that a patient may have. Thank you Dr. K and staff for your great customer service and making me feel comfortable every time I visit.

Stephanie S., patient since 2007