Dentists Sumter SC
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Monday: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday: 12:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday: 4:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Carolina Children's Dentistry, L.L.C.
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MON - FRI 7:00AM - 9:00PM; SAT 8:00AM - 12:00PM; SUN 12:00PM - 6:00PM
Emergency dental tips
It can happen any time, anywhere—a dental crisis. Ideally, regular dental checkups will catch problems before you wake up in pain at 2:00 a.m., but your dentist can’t anticipate everything. Here are some tips for surviving the unexpected.
Other home remedies for a toothache include rinsing your mouth with salt water or dabbing some clove oil directly on the bad tooth. Clove oil has bacteria-slaying properties, along with a remarkable numbing effect. Years ago, dentists would dab clove oil over a tooth before putting a filling in it. Another home remedy is the numbing power in cooled peppermint tea. Swish, then swallow if you like the flavor. You can try putting ice on the area, but the temperature of the ice could send you over the edge.
If you think your toothache is caused by trapped food, rinse the area with warm water and swish it about. Flossing between the teeth should dislodge the food or it may loosen whatever is causing the pain.
A lost filling or crown
If you lose a filling, it's not worth saving. Just cover the hole with temporary material like softened chewing gum or Dentemp, do not try to put the old filling back in the tooth. If you lose a crown, you'll want to try and salvage it (you can use Temparin or Dentemp, available over-the-counter in pharmacies, to put the crown back in place until you can reach a dentist). In either case, visit the dentist as soon as possible. Many people don't realize that when a filling falls out, there's a problem, whether it's a cracked tooth or something more severe. You need to see a dentist.
If you've broken a tooth and you've lost the broken piece, just get to the dentist. If you have it, gently shake off surface dirt and keep it. Even if the piece can't be bonded back to the original tooth, it can be used to help re-create the look of that tooth.