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Emergency Dentistry

Dealing with a dental emergency? Poinsett Dental Associates has you covered. We’ll get you in for an appointment and out of pain as quickly as possible!

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An Emergency Dentist for the Whole Family

Whether you have a toothache, your toddler chipped their tooth or your teenager experienced a dental injury while playing sports, we offer emergency dentistry for all ages. The compassionate team at Poinsett Dental Associates will ensure you and your family get the help you need when you need it. To connect with an emergency dentist in Greer, SC, call our office at (864) 877-1891 and we’ll schedule you for an urgent appointment. If it’s after-hours, please follow the prompts on our voicemail.

Types of Dental Emergencies

Our experienced dentists can treat a wide range of dental emergencies. However, these are the ones we see most commonly at our practice:


Toothaches can be caused by:

  • Tooth decay
  • Tooth fractures
  • Impacted food
  • Tooth trauma
  • Wisdom teeth eruption

When tooth pain strikes, it’s hard to think about anything else. Call our office to book an emergency visit. The dentist will diagnose the problem, relieve your pain and, if needed, create a treatment plan to address the underlying cause of your discomfort.

Knocked-Out Tooth (Dental Avulsion)

If you have a knocked-out tooth, technically called dental avulsion, call us as soon as possible, because time is of the essence. Store the tooth in your mouth by your cheek, in a cup of milk or in saliva and bring it with you to the appointment.

The course of action will depend on whether the lost tooth is a primary (baby) tooth or a permanent tooth. If it’s a baby tooth, the dentist might not attempt to re-implant it, as the procedure increases the risk of damage to the permanent tooth below the gum. For a permanent tooth, however, the dentist may be able to re-implant the tooth within a few hours of the injury.

Dental Intrusion

Dental intrusion is when a traumatic injury pushes a tooth up into the jawbone. Dr. Price or Dr. Netzler may be able to guide the tooth back into place. But if the injury caused damage to the socket and tooth-supporting ligament, root canal therapy could be needed.

Chipped or Broken Tooth

If you or your child chips or breaks a tooth, call our office. Whether or not you need emergency dental care will depend on the extent of the damage and whether it’s a primary or permanent tooth.