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Dental Emergency Services in Westminster, South Carolina

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After hours emergency:

(347) 688-4164

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At SC Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry, we take your dental emergency seriously and offer same day emergency dental care at our Westminster, South Carolina office.  We want to eliminate your pain and help you return to your normal routine as quickly as possible.  Our office is open Monday - Thursday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.  To reach us during regular business hours please call (864) 647-9000. Additionally, we have an emergency paging services.  


If you are experiencing a true dental emergency, after regular business hours, call (347) 688-4164.


Delaying emergency dental care can cause greater and more expensive dental issues down the road. For example, ignoring ongoing pain in your jaw could cause more intensive treatment, such as an extraction or root canal.  

If you’re unsure if your situation or pain level requires immediate, emergency care, please call us we can discuss the best options for your dental health. A few examples of common dental emergencies are:


  • Toothaches

  • Loosing teeth

  • Broken or chipped teeth

  • Bitter, metallic taste in the mouth

  • Bitten tongue, lip, or cheek

  • Broken or painful jaw

Dental Emergency: Toothaches

Feeling severe pain or discomfort in your mouth indicates something serious could be wrong.  If you are experiencing a sudden increase in pain or if your pain increases and continues after chewing or with touch you need to call us and seek immediate emergency dental care.   

Dental Emergency: Loosing Teeth

If you tooth gets knocked out by trauma or becomes you need to call us and seek immediate emergency dental care. 

Dental Emergency: Broken or Chipped Teeth

You can chip a tooth when doing things as simple as eating a hard piece of food.  If the broken or chipped tooth is small and is not causing severe pain, it is ok to call us during regular business hours to schedule your visit.  If the chip or crack is severe or if your tooth is broken you need to call us and seek immediate emergency dental care.  

Dental Emergency: Bitter, Metallic Taste in the Mouth

If you are experiencing a strong metallic or bitter taste in your mouth you need to call us right away.  Dr. David Beemer will try to determine if this is a true dental emergency, and at the least, get you scheduled to come in as soon as possible.  It could be a broken filling, and when left untreated can become infected and require a root canal or extraction.  

Dental Emergency: Bitten Tongue or Lip

The accidental tongue, lip, or cheek bite is bound to happen here and there, even if it is annoying and painful. Most often, this is a minor problem and the pain should subside within a few minutes – no emergency care needed. However, if bleeding continues for a long period of time, or becomes more excessive, it becomes a more severe issue and emergency care is recommended, whether it be at your dentist or emergency room.

Dental Emergency: Broken or Painful Jaw

If you suspect you have a broken jaw, apply a cold compress to the face and go to the emergency room immediately. If you are experiencing ongoing jaw pain, and do not suspect a broken jaw, you need to call us and seek immediate emergency dental care.  Ongoing jaw pain could indicate you are clenching your teeth at night, you have increased stress, or you may have a broken tooth.  


If You Have a Dental Emergency, We Can Help!

It is best to be safe and seek the help of a dental professional.  Monitor your pain levels and if you think something is wrong, it probably is.  Call us during regular business hours, Monday - Thursday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at (864) 647-9000 or after hours at (347) 688-4164. We will assess your concerns and help you determine the next steps.

Contact us today to schedule your dental visit and meet with our skilled dental team in Westminster, South Carolina.  Our gentle dentist, Dr. James Hicks, and expert team at SC Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry look forward to working with you to treat your dental needs, achieve your dental goals and give you the beautiful smile that will last a lifetime.  If you have any questions about your dental insurance or services we offer, please do not hesitate to contact us.  We are happy to review your dental benefits with you and we will schedule you with a free consultation to discuss your dental treatment options.  Please give us a call today to schedule an appointment and join our dental family.

Avoid Dental Emergencies 

Although we cannot prepare for all situations, there are some precautions you can take to prevent dental emergencies.

  • Wear a mouthguard when participating in sports or recreational activities

  • Do not use your teeth to open items – use scissors instead

  • Avoid chewing on hard food items such as hard candies, popcorn kernels, and ice




At SC Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry, we know that life doesn’t stop just because you experience a dental emergency. That’s why we are committed to offering same day dental emergency services at our office. Call us today!

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