Emergency Dentistry

When something goes wrong with your smile, it’s important that you know who to call for emergency dentistry care. Our Charleston dentist office treats our patients like family. We prioritize patients experiencing dental emergencies. Our goal is to restore your smile as effectively and promptly as we can.

The important thing to know about dental emergencies is that even if the pain subsides, the underlying dental concerns causing your emergency are likely still there and will only get worse the longer they go untreated. It’s important to see your dentist as soon as possible following experiencing a dental emergency.

Emergency Dentistry


Dr. Hudgens is an experienced general dentist in Charleston, SC. He welcomes patients with dental emergencies to our dental practice. When you are experiencing a dental emergency, it’s important not to panic. Instead, simply contact our office. We will make every effort to see you promptly to help you avoid further pain or discomfort. The following are common dental emergencies that we treat in our Charleston, SC dentist office:


Toothaches can be caused by a variety of concerns including dental decay, teeth shifting, severe chips or cracks, as well as gum disease or TMJ disorders. It’s important to have your toothache evaluated by a professional dentist even if the pain subsides. There may be underlying concerns in need of addressing to prevent future discomfort.


If one of your teeth is suddenly dislodged, this is considered a knocked-out tooth. When this happens, do your best to locate the dislodged tooth, picking it up by the crown and avoiding touching the tooth roots. Keep the tooth in a cup of milk or water to maintain moisture. Then, head straight to our dentist’s office.

We will attempt to reattach the tooth or offer you the tooth replacement options you need to restore your smile. At our office, we recommend dental implants to replace missing teeth. They’re the only option that replaces the tooth root as well as the crown. A dental implant provides you with a replacement solution that both looks and feels like your natural teeth. We make sure that you have the perfect replacement for your needs.


Dental damages like chips or cracks should be evaluated by a professional dentist as soon as possible to prevent further damage, tooth decay development, or discomfort. Additionally, if you have a dental crown or porcelain veneer that becomes dislodged, this should be addressed with your dentist as soon as possible. We welcome patients with dental damage to visit our office so that we may restore their smiles.

In some cases, you’ll get a temporary restoration while we make a new permanent solution for you. A temporary restoration allows you to resume your daily life and activities. We want to make sure you can do everything you would normally while you’re waiting for your final restoration.

Call Us Today

If you think you’re experiencing a dental emergency, call our office immediately. We’ll work with you to get your emergency taken care of as soon as possible. We also schedule you out to get permanent restorations and fixes if needed. You can trust us to take care of all of your dentistry needs.