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Don’t Ignore a Dental Emergency!

August 22, 2020 8:41 pm | Published by

No one ever wants to experience a dental emergency, but should you find yourself in a situation where you need immediate treatment, we recommend scheduling an emergency dentist appointment as soon as you can. Meadow Creek Family Dentistry offers same-day appointments for dental emergencies in Inman and Spartanburg, SC.

Putting off emergency dental treatment for too long can result in negative consequences that are otherwise avoidable, such as:

  1. Unnecessary Pain
  2. Sometimes patients will experience pain for a long time, and then one day it suddenly goes away, leading them to believe that the problem has also gone away. However, this could be because the nerve in their decayed tooth died, or their dental abscess ruptured and the built-up pressure was released. The problem is that this relief is almost always temporary, as untreated dental problems only become worse the longer they are left untreated.

    If you have been experiencing ongoing dental pain and it has just recently subsided, we recommend making an appointment with our team before it comes back stronger than before. Untreated dental issues can lead to tooth loss, sinus infection, and a serious systemic infection.

  3. More Invasive & Costly Treatments
  4. In general, the earlier a dental issue is diagnosed, the less invasive and costly the treatment will be.

    For example, if tooth decay is caught early on, it can sometimes be addressed with improved oral hygiene and dietary changes. Or, it can be removed and replaced with a filling. If it progresses, the tooth may need root canal therapy and a dental crown, which involves a more advanced treatment plan. Eventually, tooth decay that is allowed to become worse could lead to tooth extraction and tooth replacement. Extraction and replacement requires more recovery time, dental appointments, and expense.

  5. Further Inconvenience
  6. Dental emergencies rarely strike at convenient times, so we understand when patients are frustrated when they have to take time out of their day for an emergency dentist appointment. But seeking treatment as soon as possible will reduce your risk for needing more appointments down the road.

    There are usually more convenient and faster treatment options available the sooner a patient seeks treatment. It’s better to make room in your schedule as soon as you can if possible instead of waiting until your symptoms become truly unbearable.

Emergency Dental Care in Inman and Spartanburg, SC

If you or a loved one need to see an emergency dentist in Inman, SC, or Spartanburg, SC, please contact Meadow Creek Family Dentistry today!

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