Emergency Dentistry

Pleasant Family Dentistry

General Dentists located in Mount Pleasant, SC

If you experience a dental emergency, you can depend on the expert dentists at Pleasant Family Dentistry in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. They offer same-day appointments, caring for you and family members when time is of the essence. Schedule an emergency dentistry appointment with Pleasant Family Dentistry by phone, book online, or simply walk into the office today.

Emergency Dentistry Q & A

What is emergency dentistry?

Emergency dentistry is the evaluation and treatment of unexpected dental problems that require treatment at a moment’s notice. Pleasant Family Dentistry offers same-day appointments and emergency procedures, with Saturday hours as needed. The practice is open until 7 pm on Mondays and Wednesdays to accommodate dental emergencies for patients of all ages.

What constitutes a dental emergency?

Common dental emergencies that might warrant a same-day dental appointment with Pleasant Family Dentistry include:

  • A knocked-out tooth
  • Soft tissue damage with bleeding
  • A chipped or cracked tooth
  • Gum, tooth, face, or jaw pain
  • A damaged or missing restoration
  • Hot or cold sensitivity
  • Pain with chewing
  • An abscess
  • Facial swelling
  • Tooth discoloration

Seeing your dentist at the first sign of a dental emergency gives them the best chance of saving your tooth and preventing serious oral health complications.

What should I do during a dental emergency?

If you or your child experiences a dental emergency, it’s important to stay calm. In the case of a knocked-out permanent tooth, place the tooth back in its socket, under your tongue, in some milk or saliva, or between your gums and cheek.

If you experience tooth, mouth, gum, or jaw pain, place a cold compress on your mouth. Rinse out your mouth with warm water if you experience a broken, cracked, chipped, or painful tooth. If you can, save the piece of a broken tooth and bring it to your same-day dental appointment at Pleasant Family Dentistry.

What are my emergency dentistry treatment options?

Depending on the type of dental emergency you experience, your dentist might recommend one of the following emergency dentistry treatments:

  • Soft tissue repair
  • A crown or bridge
  • A root canal
  • Dental implants
  • Extraction
  • Other oral surgeries 

The Pleasant Family Dentistry team offers same-day crowns as needed to restore a tooth during one appointment instead of two. They might combine multiple treatments to restore your smile, prevent future complications, and give you the best outcome. 

Don’t let a dental emergency progress to a serious oral health problem. If you experience tooth pain, a broken restoration, or another dental emergency, call Pleasant Family Dentistry. You can also book an emergency dentistry appointment online or simply walk-in today.