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Experiencing agonizing tooth pain? Has a tooth become knocked out or cracked on an olive pit? Whatever the cause, Orchard Grove Family Dentistry is here to treat dental emergencies in Fort Mill, South Carolina.
If you have a dental emergency, call your emergency dentist in Fort Mill, SC now.
What is a Dental Emergency?
Not every tooth pain or loose tooth is cause for concern, although you should at least have the issue checked by a dentist. Here are some of the most common dental emergencies:
- Cracked or chipped tooth
- Injury to the gums
- Knocked out tooth
- Severe toothaches
- Change in the color or texture of gums
Note: This is not an all-inclusive list of dental emergencies. If you have a concern about your teeth or gums, it’s always best to err on the side of caution and visit your emergency dentist as soon as possible.
Don’t Ignore Toothaches (Even if the Pain Goes Away)
Most toothaches are caused by inflamed tissue pressing on the nerves inside the tooth. Inflammation typically results from infection. If you experience tooth pain for an extended period of time and then it goes away, that doesn’t mean the issue is resolved, it could indicate that the pain-signaling nerves within the tooth have died. Therefore, even if your tooth pain subsides, you should still have the tooth examined by a dentist.
It’s worth noting that dental trauma, such as accidentally biting an olive pit or grinding your teeth can also cause tooth pain. In these instances, if the pain lingers for more than 24 hours or you notice increased sensitivity to hot and cold foods and drinks, you should have the tooth checked out.