Emergency Dentist — Rock Hill, SC
Fast Relief for Your Dental Emergency
Dental emergencies come in several shapes and forms. Maybe your son has cracked a tooth after being hit in the face with a baseball, or maybe a dull discomfort in the back of your mouth has suddenly progressed to serious, distracting pain. In these situations, the last thing you want is to be told by your chosen dental office that they don’t have time to see you for days or even weeks.
At Coombs & Ross Family Dentistry, we have a different approach in mind. We understand that speed is your highest priority, and our doctors will make time for you as soon as possible. In fact, the first question our front desk will ask when you call in for help will be “how fast can you get here?” Contact our dental office today to schedule a visit for emergency dentistry in Rock Hill, SC!
Why Choose Coombs & Ross Family Dentistry for Emergency Dental Care?
- Same-Day Appointments Available
- Multiple Experienced Dentists In-House
- Modern Technology in an Accommodating Office
What to Do in a Dental Emergency
- Same-day appointment: You’ll want to start by getting in touch with our office. That way, you can get scheduled for a dental appointment as well as get in touch with a team member who can provide first-aid tips over the phone. Our practice is happy to accept same-day appointments, so don’t hesitate to give us a call!
- Emergency exam: One of our highly experienced dentists will perform an emergency exam to get to the bottom of your dental emergency, which may or may not include digital X-rays in order to locate the source and location of your symptoms.
- Review findings: After completing your exam, the dentist will break down their findings with you directly and then recommend a treatment plan that addresses your needs. This customized plan will not only include which services will be used to treat your emergency, but the costs and estimated length associated with it.
- Get the care you need: The services we recommend will vary depending on your emergency, but the most common treatments include dental fillings and crowns, root canal therapy, tooth extractions, TMD therapy, or another option if necessary.
The Most Common Dental Emergencies
While contacting your emergency dentist should be at the top of the list following the onset of serious injury or pain, you may not be able to travel right away. Here are some tips for what to do when faced with the most common dental emergencies our dental office sees.
Understanding the Cost of Dental Emergencies
The amount you’ll end up paying for treatment of your dental emergency is different for every patient. For example, a mild infection in your gums may only require a round of antibiotics, while a broken tooth might necessitate an extraction and replacement, which can be especially costly. No matter the cost of your treatment, the last thing you should do is put off a procedure that you desperately need. Oral health problems only get worse the longer you avoid treatment, resulting in even higher costs down the line. Our friendly and helpful team will do our utmost to minimize your out-of-pocket costs.
How to Prevent Dental Emergencies
A large portion of dental emergencies can actually be prevented by attending your regular checkups and cleanings and adhering to a strict oral hygiene regimen. These easy-to-follow habits prevent bacteria in plaque from wreaking havoc on your teeth and gums and resulting in severe toothaches that require emergency treatment. Regular checkups allow us to diagnose oral health problems early before they even reach that point.
In addition, it helps to wear a mouthguard during all sporting events and practices. Since it’s estimated that up to 40% of all dental injuries are sports-related, it’s imperative that you protect your pearly whites. Similarly, if you have a habit of grinding your teeth while you sleep, ask us about making you a custom nightguard to prevent unconscious damage to your teeth. Lastly, avoid using your teeth as tools for anything other than chewing and speaking.