Southern York Smile Care

Dental Emergencies

Emergency Dental Care

Our emergency dentist, Dr. Haywood, provides gentle care for dental emergencies in Shrewsbury PA
Don’t wait to get the care you need at Southern York Smile Care


Tooth pain can be unbearable at times. This discomfort can be one of the most painful experiences one can suffer from. In addition to this, severe tooth pain can also signify something serious with a patient’s oral health. That’s why Dr. Haywood and our Southern York Smile Care team always try to see patients suffering from any oral pain as soon as possible. If you need toothache relief, our team is available to help you.

Dr. Haywood will see his current patients during any day of the week or weekend if they’re dealing with a dental emergency. However, Dr. Haywood and his team will see new patients facing a dental emergency only during the weekday hours. Don’t wait to see the dentist if you’re experiencing wisdom tooth pain. Dr. Haywood can evaluate your teeth and determine if a tooth extraction is needed. A severely chipped tooth, tooth abscess, or cracked tooth also qualify as emergency dental services. Contact our office right away, and we’ll schedule an appointment for you as soon as possible.



Here are the most common treatments and services provided by our emergency dentist
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A simple toothache from a broken or dislodged crown or bridge, a deep cavity, sensitive gums, or a chipped tooth is typically the least severe among dental emergencies. If your pain is manageable, you may not need to see us right away. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Haywood at your earliest convenience and he’ll perform an evaluation and then determine treatment for your toothache.


A severe cracked tooth or filling can be very painful and usually requires immediate attention. A cracked tooth may be horizontal or vertical in nature and can often extend into the nerve. A horizontal fracture can oftentimes be treated with restorative procedures, but a vertical fracture typically splits the tooth down the middle and may require the tooth to be extracted. If this is the case, the patient can explore our solutions, such as dental implants or a variety of dental bridges to replace the extracted tooth. If you’re experiencing a cracked tooth or filling, it’s important to contact our Shrewsbury office right away.


Acute TMJ disorders are focused around the jaw joints and muscles that make the jaw function properly. TMJ can cause severe migraines, excruciating tooth pain, insomnia, neck pain, and cervical pain. This disorder can negatively affect the entire holistic wellness of the patient. TMJ pain is complicated by stress and is a complex syndrome with many contributing factors. Once we know your story, we can diagnose TMJ dysfunction and propose reasonable medication treatments, orthotics, and lifestyle changes. Jaw locked open or jaw locked closed should be considered a relative dental emergency, so please call our dental practice immediately and schedule an appointment.
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Facial trauma can be the most frightening dental emergency a patient can experience. If you’re faced with a knocked-out tooth, it should be placed in milk to preserve it while you make your way directly to our office for treatment. In facial trauma cases, Dr. Haywood advises you to reach out to our team right away. In addition to knocked-out teeth, facial trauma also includes chipping a tooth or breaking your jaw. If a broken jaw is suspected, an immediate dental emergency appointment is needed so Dr. Haywood can perform a dental CT scan. Athletic injuries, car accidents, and personal injuries of all kinds may have implications away from the immediate trauma site. In every case, a full evaluation will be needed. In most facial trauma cases, we’re able to handle them in our office or in an outpatient setting. If you’ve experienced facial trauma, contact our dental team immediately and we’ll get you in as soon as possible.


We provide low cost, but high quality and timely dental care for our patients in Shrewsbury, PA

At Southern York Smile Care, most emergency cases are paid for at the time of service and we’ll file your insurance claim for you. If you’ve never visited a dentist, an initial visit and treatment plan may be costly. The cost to receive treatment, get your examination, and x-rays ranges in our area and starts generally at about $600. To learn more about our office payment policies, call our Shrewsbury office today at (717) 235-3871. One of our knowledgeable team members will be happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have.

Schedule your visit with our Shrewbury, PA professional and gentle emergency dentist, Dr. Haywood


You don’t have to suffer from immense tooth pain. At Southern York Smile Care, we provide immediate and effective dental emergency services, ensuring you don’t have to wait in pain and risk further damage. Dr. Haywood can treat many different dental emergencies and get you comfortable and healthy once again. Call our office today at (717)-235-3871 to schedule an appointment.
Restorative Dentistry, Gum Disease Treatment, and Dental Sedation in Shrewsbury, PA


Restorative Dentistry

Restorative dentistry is the integration of art and technology that helps our clients achieve both the function and beauty of an amazing smile. Dental crowns, dental bridges, safe root canals, white fillings, and dental bonding are expertly performed at Southern York Smile Care. Dr. Haywood and his gentle team are eager to help you restore your teeth.

Gum Disease Treatments

Periodontal diseases are rampant in our communities and yet are often easy for us to professionally treat. Gum disease infection can affect total body Wellness And have been shown to even have fatal effects if not treated. Whether you need an exceptional dental cleaning, non-surgical periodontal treatment, gum surgery or gum grafts, the experienced caring and professional team at Southern York Smile Care can help you achieve and maintain the oral health you deserve.

Sedation Dentistry

Do you have fear of the dental treatments, panic disorders or severe gagging problems? You can have all of your dental care performed while you “sleep”. Our gentle and compassionate dental staff can help you choose one of our options for dental sedation that is right for you. Dental anxiety is common. Let Southern York Smile Care help you achieve total oral wellness comfortably and without anxiety.

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Get your answers about emergency dentistry in Shrewsbury, PA


Is a chipped tooth a dental emergency?

A chipped tooth is an emergency when the tooth’s nerve is damaged or exposed. Left untreated, the tooth may not be repairable and may need to be removed and eventually replaced.

Are bleeding gums an emergency?

Most of the time, bleeding gums are a sign of gum disease and sometimes a sign of severe conditions of the whole body. Deep dental hygiene cleanings can remove infection within the gums and address periodontal disease, however continuing bleeding signals a problem that will require medical attention

How do you stop nerve pain in your tooth?

Taking Tylenol or Advil can help relieve the discomfort of a toothache. Try to keep your damaged tooth as clean as possible and avoid the coldest foods and chewing on that area of your mouth. If you have a hole in a back tooth causing dental nerve pain, you may achieve some relief from the temporary fill materials available at your drug store. They only work for holes in teeth.

Can a chipped tooth heal itself?

When a tooth is chipped, it cannot repair itself. Unlike bone in the body, tooth enamel does not have a blood supply. If the nerve of a tooth has been exposed from a severe chipped tooth injury, emergency dental care from Dr. Haywood may avert root canal therapy or extraction. Please see us immediately.

What are the symptoms of a tooth infection spreading?

A tooth infection that spreads into the body presents as redness, swelling, and pain. Fever, fatigue, flushed skin, and headaches may also accompany a spreading infection. Spreading infections require immediate attention and are life threatening in every case. Infections can quickly spread to the brain or close off your airway resulting in hospitalization or death. If you have a large swelling or a spreading infection you will need to see us immediately. If you cannot see us then consider getting to the emergency room for the care you need.

What happens if you don't remove a bad tooth?

A broken, rotted out, or chipped tooth hinders your overall oral health. Depending on its severity, an infection can occur and spread to other areas of the body.