Emergency Dentist

Knowing who to call in an emergency is extremely important. Doing your research ahead of time so you have a plan in place can help, and take some of the stress away. Dental emergencies can happen at any time, and knowing your dentist is close makes a big difference. Scrambling to find a dentist to handle your emergency last minute can cause delays and make the situation worse.

Why Is Finding an Emergency Dentist Ahead of Time Important?

There are various details you can research ahead of time that will help you out in a dental emergency. Talking with your dentist and understanding the emergency services they provide, as well as the hours of operation and locations available help tremendously.

  • Choose an emergency dentist in your area. This helps you get to your dentist quicker in an emergency.
  • Choose a dentist that provides services for families. If you or your children have a dental emergency it is convenient to be able to take everyone to the same dentist.
  • Ask what insurance your dentist accepts. You can call your insurance provider and ask for a list of dentists in your area that accept your plan. Knowing your dentist accepts your insurance ahead of time can help.
  • Make sure you ask if they have emergency hours and what their normal hours of operation are. Some dentists may only service emergencies at one location. Knowing where to go in an emergency is important and saves you time.
  • Inquire about what emergency services they provide. In many dental emergencies patients may need cosmetic dental work. If your dentist does not provide cosmetic services you may need to be referred to a cosmetic dentist.

Doing the research up front and knowing where to go ahead of time can help make you more prepared. Make sure your emergency dentist’s information is in a convenient place where you can access it at any time.

Interested in Finding Out More?

If you are interested in finding out what services we provide, or have questions about our emergency services, we encourage you to contact our office. Our staff is equipped to handle dental emergencies, and we provide emergency services to all of our patients. Your health is our priority, and we strive to always provide exceptional service.

For more information about our emergency services please contact our office, and our staff will be happy to assist you.

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If you think you may have a dental emergency it is important to know what to do to ensure your issue is addressed as soon as possible. Our office provides same day or next day appointments to accommodate our patients that need immediate treatment.

One of the most common dental emergencies that patients experience is tooth pain. There are tips you can try at home if the tooth pain does not go away while you wait for an appointment in our office. Pain is a way of our body sending a message that something is wrong. Typically, if patients experience pain this means there is a problem that must be addressed.

There are many causes for tooth pain such as tooth decay, issues with a filling, tooth fracture, or infection. If you have any of the below signs you may have an infection, and you must be seen right away.

• Fever
• Swollen or red gums
• Blood or pus around tooth
• Throbbing pain that does not go away
• Swollen or tender face or jaw

What Can I Do at Home to Relieve Tooth Pain?

There are remedies patients can use at home to help treat tooth pain while they wait to be seen in our office. These remedies can help reduce pain and keep you comfortable.

• Take an anti-inflammatory such as ibuprofen.
• Use a pain relief gel on the area.
• Apply a cold compress covered with a cloth to the area to help reduce inflammation for 20 minutes each time.
• If you have a hot compress this can also be used on the area to help relieve pain.
• Peppermint tea bags can be used on the area and are known to help ease oral pain.
• Clove oil can be used on the area and is known to help reduce inflammation or numb oral pain.

Looking to Make an Appointment to Address Tooth Pain?

If you have tooth pain that does not go away we recommend making an appointment to be seen in our office. Our staff will provide a thorough exam to help identify the cause and address your tooth pain. X-rays may be taken to get a closer look at the issue. We will recommend treatment options, and always address serious issues immediately.

Patients can prevent tooth pain by practicing good oral hygiene habits at home. Brushing and flossing each day is important as well as eating a healthy diet, and avoiding high sugar foods or drinks. We also recommend to avoid hard food items that may cause a crack or injury to your teeth. Regular dental cleanings and exams in our office can help keep your mouth and teeth feeling great.

If you have tooth pain and would like to make an appointment, please call our office and our staff will make sure you are seen as soon as possible!

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