In case of a dental emergency

If you have a dental emergency, the first thing to do is contact our office by telephone at 864-585-8558. Here is additional information that can be useful to parents in dental emergency situations.

Bitten lip or tongue

Clean the area gently with a cloth and apply cold compresses to reduce any swelling. If the area is bleeding heavily and doesn’t show signs of stopping, you may want to go to your local urgent-care center or emergency room. 

Knocked out tooth

Hold the tooth by the crown (the white enamel part) and rinse off the root of the tooth in water if it’s dirty. Do not scrub it or remove any attached tissue fragments. If possible, gently insert and hold the tooth in its socket. If that isn’t possible, put the tooth in a cup of milk and call Carolina Pediatric Dentistry — 864-585-8558 — as quickly as possible. If you’re out of town, contact your nearest emergency room. Remember to bring the tooth with you when you come to our office or the emergency room! 

Jaw possibly broken

Apply cold compresses to control swelling. Visit Carolina Pediatric Dentistry or a hospital emergency department immediately. 

Objects caught between teeth

Try to gently remove the object with dental floss; avoid cutting the gums. Never use a sharp instrument to remove any object that is stuck between your teeth. If you can’t dislodge the object using dental floss, contact our office. 


Rinse mouth with warm water to clean it out. Gently use dental floss to ensure that there is no food or other debris caught between the teeth. Never put aspirin or any other painkiller against the gums near the aching tooth because it may burn the gum tissue. If the pain persists, contact our office.