You wake up with a throbbing pain on one of your teeth. It just seemed to come out of nowhere.
Everything was OK when you went to bed, but now … the pain is almost unbearable. What should you do? Who should you call?
If you live in or near Florence, SC, you should be contacting Advanced Dental Center as soon as you are able. We offer dental emergency care. We want to end your pain and fix your problem. We want you to keep your smile for life.
We will make every effort to see you that same day. We stay open until 7 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays, and we have an after-hours number that you can call outside of our regularly scheduled hours.
You deserve help as soon as you can. We want to provide relief from your pain. Call 843-627-4076 to get care for your toothache or another oral health emergency right away.
Stop The Pain
When someone has a toothache or has lost a tooth, the first priority is stopping the pain. That’s not a problem when you visit our office.
We can provide local anesthetic as well as two kinds of dental sedation to alleviate pain and help you relax at the same time. Oral sedation is an effective option for preventing pain. Its effects last for hours after you have taken a dose of medication.
We also have the option of IV sedation at our practice. This is a stronger form of sedation. Few dental practices have completed the necessary training to offer this, but our team can. IV sedation can take effect within minutes, and it can keep you pain-free throughout extensive and complex procedures.
Often, stopping and blocking pain is the first step in dealing with any emergency dental situation. Once we’ve got that, we can focus on long-term treatment.
You Deserve Advanced Care
Our team of professionals has centuries of combined dental experience. We’ve provided emergency care countless times for a wide range of problems. When you call us to help you or someone you love, you can trust that we have the skill and experience to handle your situation.
It’s also why we have invested in dental technologies that make our treatments more effective for you. Intraoral cameras allow us to get a close-up view of your situation and to examine your mouth from various angles. This assists both in diagnosing your particular problem and in determining the best treatment for you.
You also can get the benefit of our 3-D X-ray images. This gives us a complete picture of your jawbone and teeth. That also means we are better prepared to restore or replace teeth if needed.
For tooth infections, you will be happy to know that we have an endodontist on our team. This is a dentist who specializes in root canals and repairing the soft tissues on the inside of the tooth.
While you are here, your general comfort is always a priority for us, too. Whether you would like a neck pillow or a blanket, we are happy to help you feel as cozy as you can during your time with us.
Focus On Prevention
While we are prepared to handle your dental emergencies, we would prefer to help you avoid those problems whenever possible.
This is the reason we encourage you to take advantage of our general dentistry. By visiting us regularly, you are less likely to develop the kinds of problems that can lead to problems like the toothache we described in the opening of today’s post.
Having a good oral hygiene routine can go a long way in helping you avoid cavities and tooth infections. This means brushing and flossing daily. Your routine also should include regular dental cleanings and exams.
When you visit us, our team will remove plaque and tartar buildup from your teeth. That alone will reduce your risk for tooth decay and gum disease. At the same time, we’ll be looking for any signs that you may already have one of those issues. If you do, we can offer treatment during the early stages of those problems — long before they require emergency dental care.
Of course, cavities and gum infections aren’t the only potential problems. Accidents and injuries can cause broken, cracked, and dislodged teeth. You can’t anticipate every possible situation when this could happen, you can be proactive if you play sports.
The American Dental Association, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and other dental organizations recommend wearing custom-fitted athletic mouthguards during all high-impact sports. Wearing a mouthguard makes you 60 times less like to suffer a dental injury.
It’s why we want you to know that we can make mouthguards for you or any other athletes you know as part of our family dentistry.
At Advanced Dental Center, we believe every patient deserves a healthy smile for life. We will do everything that we can so you can restore, improve, and maintain your teeth for as long as possible.
At our Florence, SC, we have a team of dedicated dental professionals who can help with all your dental needs in one location. That means offering preventive services to help you avoid problems. We offer restorative services so you call rebuild your smile as well as bring back the full function of damaged teeth. We also offer cosmetic care to keep your teeth looking great.
We hope you never need to call us for dental emergency care, but we also want you to know that we are ready, willing, and able to help if you do.
As we mentioned above, our team has more than 200 years of combined experience treating any number of dental problems. You can fix your broken tooth. You can replace your lost teeth. You can get rid of your toothache.