If you are experiencing a dental emergency, contact our office immediately at 864-962-7672.
Despite the most diligent oral health care, dental emergencies can arise – often at the most inconvenient of times. O’Malley Dental strives to provide emergency dental care and advice to avoid further damage. We recommend that you contact our office as soon as possible for guidance on how to handle your specific emergency or to schedule a same day dental appointment.
Here are some quick tips for managing a dental emergency until you can be seen by Dr. O’Malley:
Sudden tooth pain can indicate a range of problems and should be addressed as soon as possible. While at home, applying a compress to the outside of the cheek may alleviate some discomfort. An over the counter pain reliever can also reduce pain and any inflammation. Do not apply anything directly to the surface of the tooth.
If you have chipped or cracked a tooth, contact our office for specific instructions for protecting the tooth until you can be seen. If the damage is severe enough to cause pain, an over the counter pain medicine can be taken at home.
Knocked Out Tooth
If possible, locate the knocked out tooth, picking up by the crown. Gently rinse the tooth and place in a container of your own saliva or milk. Contact our office immediately for instructions on how to proceed and preserve the tooth if possible. In some cases, if root structure is still attached the tooth can be saved.