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Emergency Dentistry – Lancaster, SC

Same-Day Urgent Care Available

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Life is full of little surprises, some of them much less pleasant than others. At Plantation Pointe Dentistry, Dr. Charles Wade is happy to accept emergency patients and provide same-day care when needed.

Why Choose Plantation Pointe Dentistry for Dental Emergency Care?

  • Dentist with over 30 years of experience serving Lancaster County
  • Most emergencies treated within 24 hours or less
  • Dedicated to providing
    pain-free treatments

Unparalleled Experience & Qualifications

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Dr. Charles Wade has had the privilege of serving Lancaster County for over 30 years, and in that time, he’s seen and dealt with pretty much any dental emergency you can imagine! With his experience and attention to detail, he’s exactly the type of person you’ll want to see when faced with such an unexpected situation.

Dental Accidents & Facial Trauma

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Some dental emergencies occur suddenly from an accident, usually resulting in broken or dislodged teeth. If this sounds like your current situation, make sure you:

  • Contact Plantation Pointe Dentistry immediately
  • Try to recover any large pieces of the tooth that you can
  • Rinse the tooth with warm water before trying to place it back into the original socket
  • If this isn’t possible, place the tooth in a container of milk or saltwater, so it will remain wet until you reach our office. This will give us the best chance of successfully placing it back properly.

Dental Emergencies Due to Oral Care Neglect

Woman holding cheek in pain

Many dental emergencies develop gradually over time. Left untreated, a small cavity or oral infection can reach the sensitive internal nerve of a tooth, leading to a very painful toothache. If you’re in need of immediate relief, you should:

  • Contact Plantation Pointe Dentistry immediately
  • Rinse your mouth with warm water and floss around the tooth to dislodge anything that might be stuck and causing the pain.

Root Canals

Model of damaged tooth

As we touched on above, it’s very possible for an infection to reach the interior of a tooth where the delicate nerve is located. This can lead to painful toothaches. In the past, damaged teeth would be extracted, but now they can be saved with a root canal.

For this procedure, the infected tissue is removed, the interior of the tooth is cleaned, and the tooth is then rebuilt using a crown or similar restoration. Thanks to modern-day dental techniques, a root canal is now a very safe, comfortable, and reliable treatment.

Tooth Extractions

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While extracting a tooth is never our first choice, it is sometimes the only available option when dealing with certain emergencies. We may choose to remove a tooth if:

  • It is too damaged or decayed to be repaired
  • Advanced periodontal disease has damaged the bone supporting a tooth
  • Decay around one tooth is beginning to affect the surrounding teeth

Should you ever need an extraction, Dr. Wade uses state-of-the-art equipment with anesthesia to remove the tooth while ensuring you remain comfortable the entire time.