Endodontic emergencies are usually related to trauma of the tooth or infection. For example, if you have a chip in your tooth that progresses to cause an infection, then this is an endodontic emergency. An injury to a tooth also counts as an endodontic emergency.
If you experience gum swelling, soreness, or trauma that has seriously cracked, chipped, or broken a tooth or teeth, you may need emergency treatment from Mount Pleasant Endodontics. We offer same-day appointments to address endodontic emergencies.
What to Do During an Endodontic Emergency
Before you contact Mount Pleasant Endodontics to schedule your emergency consultation, you need to address your injury with first-aid.
If your tooth is bleeding from an oral injury, you can treat this using clean gauze, cotton balls, or paper towels. The bleeding will usually slow down within 45 minutes.
Swelling and Discomfort
Toothaches caused by oral injury or infection can cause a lot of pain and discomfort. If you have the time and your medical history allows, you can take ibuprofen or naproxen for the pain. Applying an ice pack to the cheek may help to mitigate swelling and will help numb the area to keep you comfortable until your consultation with us.
Contact Mount Pleasant Endodontics ImmediatelyAfter you have administered first-aid and are comfortable enough to do so, you need to contact our office to schedule a consultation. We offer same-day appointments, so call us immediately after any endodontic emergency.
Immediate care is critical for saving your tooth, which is why it is imperative that you come to our office ASAP after an endodontic emergency. We can provide the care you need.