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We understand that any emergency can be very stressful and that anyone can have a dental emergency. Luckily, if you know how to respond to a dental emergency, this uncomfortable experience may be easier to cope with.

If you lose a tooth, please feel free to contact us as soon as possible. If you can visit us within an hour, we might be able to restore your tooth. When you’re traveling to your office, please put the tooth in a glass of milk or salt water so the tooth doesn’t die. Similarly, if your tooth cracks, chips, or breaks, try to gather the multiple pieces. Again, please place the broken pieces of your tooth in a glass of milk. However, if this does happen to you, please try not to handle your tooth’s root.

If a dental filling falls out or if a crown falls off please contact our dentist as soon as you possibly can. Similarly, if you have an unusual sore in your mouth, you should also get in touch with us. You should also consider visiting us if a have injured your tooth or your jaw.

Lastly, please understand that a toothache can actually be an emergency—especially if a toothache is causing you extreme discomfort. In general, if your toothache lasts longer than a day, we suggest setting up an appointment with us. We also recommend getting in contact with us if your toothache is extreme. In the meantime, we suggest rinsing your mouth with salt water or using painkillers to manage your pain.

If you would like to learn more about dealing with a dental emergency in Anderson, South Carolina, please feel free to contact Trinity Dental Center at 864-642-4630. Our dentist, Dr. Robert Berkowitz, and our team will be happy to help you deal with your emergency as comfortably and efficiently as possible.