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A dental emergency can be the result of an accident or injury, but it can also be the result of needing to get treatment that you have been putting off for awhile.  If you are hurting or have had an accident, it is important that you receive treatment right away.

Whatever the reason, Dr. Gregory Wych will do what he can to see you the same day and get you out of pain.

Putting off dental treatment only increases the risk of permanent damage later, and can result in the need for lengthy and more expensive treatment down the road. If you are in pain, have lost a filling or have a broken a tooth, please call our emergency number now.

If you have a dental emergency, call Dr. Gregory Wych at (803) 781-1600.

Whether or not you have been a patient in the past, Dr. Wych will make sure that you are seen and helped as soon as possible.  If you call after hours, you will be referred to our emergency contact line for immediate help.nts.

Do you have a dental emergency?

Here are some of the things that should be considered a dental emergency, plus some simple steps you can take to minimize pain before you come into our office for your emergency appointment.

Toothache – Rinse your mouth out with warm water.  Then use dental floss to make sure there isn’t any food or other debris causing the pain. Call us at

(803) 781-1600 and we will make sure you are seen right away.

Bitten Lip or Tongue – Clean the area and apply an ice pack to reduce swelling. If the bleeding doesn’t stop, come into our office right away or go to a hospital emergency room.

Broken Tooth – Save any pieces of the broken tooth and rinse your mouth out with warm water. Apply a cold compress to the area and decrease swelling and pain until you can come in to our office.

Broken Jaw – Apply a cold compress to limit swelling and call us immediately at (803) 781-1600.

Knocked Out Tooth – Gently rinse off the knocked out tooth without removing any attached tissue.  If possible, hold the tooth in place in the socket.  Otherwise, put the tooth in a glass of milk and call us immediately at (803) 781-1600.

Object Stuck in Teeth – Carefully try to remove the object with dental floss.  (Don’t try using a sharp instrument instead!). If you’re unable to dislodge the object with dental floss, call our office immediately at (803) 781-1600 for an emergency appointment.

Lost Dental Filling or Dental Crown – Call us at (803) 781-1600 for an emergency appointment.  For dental fillings, seal the area with a piece of sugarless gum or over-the-counter dental cement. If a dental crown has come loose, seal it with dental cement and bring it with you to your appointment.

Dental Abscess – If you notice a painful, pimple-like swelling on your gums, rinse with salt water and immediately contact us at (803) 781-1600. Dental abscesses can lead to more serious infections if not treated promptly.

Call us at (803) 781-1600.

The sooner you call, the sooner we can help you.

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