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Some dental emergencies are obvious, such as losing a tooth, but sometimes you can’t be sure whether or not you need to see an emergency dentist in Apex Dental. If you are unsure whether you need an emergency appointment, call Apex Dental in Rock Hill and our staff will be able to advise you.
Things that aren’t emergencies
If you’ve lost a filling, you may have some pain and it might make eating awkward but it doesn’t usually require an emergency dentist at Apex Dental. That said, food getting stuck in the hole where the filling was can cause problems so you should make an appointment for some time in the next few days.
Toothache can be an indicator of a problem that requires treatment, but unless the pain comes on suddenly or is very severe it isn’t usually cause to visit an emergency dentist at Apex Dental. If there are other symptoms such as swelling, or if you are unsure, it is best to call the practice for advice.
If you have chipped at tooth it can be annoying, but isn’t normally treated as an emergency. Again, if you are unsure just call the practice and they will tell you if you need an emergency appointment.
Reasons to visit an emergency dentist at Apex Dental
If you have lost an adult tooth, you definitely need to get to an emergency dentist at Apex Dental as soon as possible, as they may be able to save the tooth. Call our practice and explain the situation, and they will advise you on what to do with the tooth. A loose or cracked tooth is another reason to call for an emergency appointment. Prompt treatment could mean the difference between saving or losing the tooth. Another serious problem that requires emergency treatment is an abscess. Left untreated, the infection could spread and become more dangerous.
Emergency care at Apex Dental
We will always do our best to treat you on the same day if you call us with an emergency. At the very least, we will make sure we relieve your pain before you go home. If you need to return for further treatment we will do our best to take care of you as soon as possible.