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How to Handle a Dental Emergency Fort Mill, SC
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Any type of emergency generally occurs when you are not expecting it, at an inconvenient time, and causes a great deal amount of stress. Dental emergencies are no exception, but knowing how to handle a dental emergency can benefit you and your smile for the future.

Many people are unsure of what constitutes a dental emergency. Listed below are dental emergencies that should be dealt with right away:

  • A loose or knocked out tooth – whether permanent or a baby tooth
  • Bleeding of the gums or around a tooth that will not stop
  • Injured jaw
  • Painful swelling in the mouth
  • Painful toothache

These types of dental emergencies require immediate treatment in order to promote the most optimal healing and outcomes. It is extremely important that if you have had a tooth become knocked out that you find it (and all of its pieces, if necessary) and bring it with you to the dentist’s office. Keeping your tooth moist in milk is also highly beneficial. DO NOT attempt to wash or brush your knocked out tooth as you may damage the structure!

Other dental emergencies require attention, but are not necessarily dependent on immediate attention. If you have any of the following, it is recommended that you contact your dentist as soon as possible. However, it is not typically imperative that you are seen right away.

  • Lost filling, crown, or bridge
  • Dull toothache
  • Tooth sensitivity
  • Broken or cracked tooth (unless the tooth is causing severe pain)
  • Broken or damaged night guard
  • Food lodged between the teeth that you cannot remove

Whether or not your dental emergency is urgent, you still need to take care not to ignore the problem. How you handle your dental emergency can determine the outcome of the situation. Handling the emergency with care and patience can go a long way. Being quick to “fix” the problem yourself can cause irreversible damage, so it is always best to bring your situation to the attention of a dental professional.

At Gold Hill Dentistry, we understand that dental emergencies can be scary, stressful, and painful. We are here for you, and we encourage you to call us right away. We promise to do our best to yield the most optimal outcome.

Posted on behalf of Gold Hill Dentistry

2848 Pleasant Road, #104
Fort Mill, SC 29708

Phone: (803) 547-4466

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Marsha Rose

The staff at Gold Hill Dentistry is wonderful. They are polite, professional and helpful I have a history of working as both a dental assistant and hygienist in another state. I’m extremely particular when it comes to my dental care. My daughter recommended Gold Hill. I am very pleased with my dental care. I highly recommend the practice.

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The entire staff at Gold Hill Family Dentistry are professional, friendly, and very good at what they do. I’ve made numerous recommendations to family and friends. Very happy with the dental work they do. Scheduling, insurance processing, and follow up are always first class. Dr Kavi is the man.

Angelique Autumn McGowan

I highly recommend this dental practice. The staff are gracious, helpful, courteous and accommodating. Dr. Sagunarthy is a wonderful dentist. This is from someone who has always suffered with dental and gum issues. He is current on dental information, kind, gentle and professional! I am so happy to have found this practice!

Richard DeCristo

Dr. Sagunarthy is one of if not the best dentist I ever went to. He recently replaced a crown that was botched by another dentist and the procedure was done perfectly and painlessly. I first went to Gold Hill Dentistry for a second opinion on four crowns and maybe a root canal I needed asap from another dentist in Fort Mill. As it turned out I needed the crown replacement and only one other at a later date. That’s about $6000.00 I saved leaving this OTHER FORT MILL DENTIST. In addition to this wonderful dentist, the total staff is outstanding.

Chrissy Jaselskis

Awesome dentist. Everyone was nice and professional. Very thorough job cleaning my teeth. Lots of great conversations. Staff made an uncomfortable place for me very comfortable. Thank you.

Thomas Dorsett

Very professional and caring staff. Highly recommend the service, they take personal care with all patience. I have experienced some of the best Hygienist.

Bill Strickland

Great staff. Very knowledgeable and friendly. Would heartily recommend as they have been taking care of my family for years.

Midge Zimmerman

I have dental anxiety. I dreaded locating a dentist after recently moving to the area. I had gone to another dentist in the area but quickly changed to Gold Hill Denistry. Dr. Sagarnathy and staff are always kind, gentle and concerned with my well being. They also do a really good dental work. Other than routine work, I have had an implant, and chipped tooth repaired, all are doing well.

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2848 Pleasant Road, #104
Fort Mill, SC 29708

Phone: (803) 547-4466