Emergency Dentistry

Emergency Dentistry Charleston and Walterboro, SC

Emergency Dentistry Charleston and Walterboro SC - Oral Maxillofacial Surgeon

When faced with a medical emergency, most people know exactly what to do - call their regular doctor if they have one, or go to the emergency room for treatment, depending on the severity of the problem. And while many people have a dentist they trust and have visited for years, the nature of dental work makes it so that appointments are typically planned, sometimes weeks or even months in advance.

However when faced with a dental emergency, many people find themselves at a loss of where to go and what to do. Just like a medical emergency, it is important to treat dental trauma and other problems in a timely manner in order to avoid complications and risk permanent damage.

Dental Emergency Treatment in Charleston and Walterboro, SC

One of the most common dental problems to require emergency care is sudden tooth loss or breaks, usually caused by trauma or a fall. Although dental accidents are not generally life threatening, getting immediate care from a dentist is necessary in order to help preserve the tooth and the smile's overall appearance. Even small breaks can cause nerve injuries through bacteria build up in the soft pulp inside the tooth, potentially resulting in permanent damage if left untreated. A tooth fracture that might seem to be little more than a cosmetic problem can sometimes actually need a root canal to prevent infection and nerve damage.

Other types of dental emergencies include:

  • Inflammation
  • Bacterial infection
  • Abscess
  • Loose tooth
  • Knocked out tooth
  • Cuts and lacerations to the gums, tongue, lips, and cheeks

Contact an Emergency Dentist in Charleston or Walterboro
Accidents happen. If a tooth becomes loose or falls out due to a fall or traumatic impact, try to keep the tooth clean and stable and seek immediate treatment. Call Dr. Matt Dillards at Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery of the Lowcountry today!

Oral & Implant Surgery of the Lowcountry

Dr. Matt Dillard is a board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon dedicated to your health and well being. He is highly trained in the diagnosing and treating oral health issues of the jaw, mouth, teeth, and face and performs procedures such as dental implants, wisdom teeth removal, and bone grafting at his state-of-the-art practices in Charleston and Walterboro, SC.  He also offers emergency dentistry and affordable financing through CareCredit.

Affiliations include:

  • Medical University of South Carolina
  • American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • American Dental Association

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Dillard use our simple online form or call us anytime at (843) 782-6725. We look forward to meeting your smile.

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