Do You Have a Dental Emergency?
Luck Family Dental Can Help!
Dental injuries and emergencies can be stressful and painful. At Luck Family Dental, we don’t think you should have to wait to see a dentist. Call us immediately at (803) 548-6370 if you are experiencing extreme pain or excessive bleeding, or if your tooth has been knocked out.
Dr Luck is an efficient and gentle Fort Mill emergency dentist, and she’ll assess your situation quickly to get you out of pain.
Don’t Wait to Receive Dental Care
We Offer Same Day Appointments
We are committed to providing compassionate, efficient dental care in Fort Mill, and that’s why we offer same-day appointments for patients experiencing dental emergencies. You shouldn’t have to wait in pain for an appointment with a dentist. Call us immediately at (803) 548-6370 if you are in pain, and our Fort Mill emergency dentist will see you as soon as possible.
Knocked Out Tooth?
Know What to Do
The most important thing to do if your tooth has been knocked out is to remain calm, and call us immediately for a same day appointment. Before you come in for your emergency dentist appointment, there are a few things you can do that will help save your tooth. If your tooth has been knocked out, only hold it from its chewing surfaces. Place it in a cup of milk, or keep it in your mouth between your cheek and your gums to keep it moist. Use a cold compress to relieve any pain.
We can help!
If your gums are bleeding after an oral injury, it’s likely due to oral trauma that caused lacerations and cuts to your oral tissue. In most cases, bleeding will slow within 1-2 hours after your oral injury. If bleeding continues longer than this, you may have large cuts that require stitches for proper healing.
If your gums seem to be bleeding for no reason, or bleed extremely heavily after you brush your teeth, the issue is likely caused by gum disease. Bleeding gums usually indicate a serious, advanced case of periodontal disease. This counts as a dental emergency, and you should come into Luck Family Dental to get periodontal care right away.
Know What to Do
If you are experiencing issues like a persistent toothache, swelling and inflammation of the gums near one of your teeth, or extreme tooth sensitivity to heat, cold and pressure, you may have an infected (abscessed) tooth.
An infected tooth occurs when damage to your tooth exposes the pulp inside your tooth to oral bacteria. Without proper care, your tooth will continue to cause you pain, and it will eventually die. You need to get a root canal right away to save your tooth and prevent further complications.
Come in for a Consultation
A chipped tooth may not be painful or seem like a big deal, but it considered a serious dental emergency. Even if it does not look like you have a large chip in your tooth and the damage seems minor, come in to see Dr. Luck right away to get treatment like dental bonding or a dental crown.
A chipped tooth may have a hairline fracture or deeper crack. If left untreated, this will cause your tooth to become infected. In addition, a large chip in your tooth will weaken it and leave it vulnerable to future decay and damage. Not only that, but a chipped tooth may have a sharp edge that could cut your mouth, lips and tongue.
Causes & Solutions
A persistent toothache most likely indicates either a deep cavity or an infected tooth. If you have a deep cavity, your tooth will likely start to hurt, and it may also feel more sensitive to heat, cold and pressure. If it is not treated with a filling or a crown, it will eventually become infected.
If your toothache persists for more than 1-2 days and is causing you serious pain, this is your body’s way of telling you that something is wrong. Schedule an emergency appointment at Luck
Resources for Our Patients
to Keep Care Affordable
We don’t think that money should ever come between you and your dental health. At Luck Family Dental in Fort Mill, we offer resources to help keep quality care within your budget, even when it’s an emergency. Give us a call or visit our office, and our compassionate team will go over all of your payment, financing, and insurance options.