Dental emergencies can happen at any time, and often happen when you least expect them. You may be riding your bike, then hit a curb, and break a tooth. You also may be playing a sport without wearing a mouthguard and have a tooth knocked out. Whatever the case may be, if you need emergency care, don’t wait for an upcoming checkup. Set an immediate emergency dentistry appointment!
Below is more information about emergency dentistry procedures and when you should consider emergency dentistry.
Emergency Dental Services
“Emergency dentistry” isn’t just one thing. There are a few different emergency dental services your dentist may need to perform. Some of these include:
If you aren’t sure if you require emergency dentistry, reach out to Oxboro Dental. We’ll let you know if the issue is an emergency and, if it is, we’ll get you in immediately to resolve the issue.
Guidelines for Handling Accidents
If you have a dental accident, there are a few things you’ll want to do to handle the issue until you can get to your dentist for emergency care. Below are some common issues and how to handle them until you can get to the dentist for your emergency appointment:
Scheduling Your Dental Emergency Procedure
The tips mentioned above are only stopgaps. They aren’t solutions. You will need to set an appointment with an emergency dentist if you have been injured and/or a tooth has fallen out. Don’t wait around—take these injuries seriously.
Contact your dentist immediately after an incident. If they aren’t open, they may have an emergency number you can call. Once you get an appointment booked, make sure you have the information about when the event occurred, what happened, if it is due to an ongoing issue or an accident, any medication you are taking, your pain level, and your dental health history. This is especially so if you have had any procedures that will impact the oral healthcare you will receive.
If you are able to avoid going to the emergency room for a dental issue, it’s for the best. The costs can be high, and the staff likely isn’t trained for emergency dental procedures. With that said, if there are no emergency dental options available, it’s better to get some form of care. If you have pain and/or bleeding, they will be able to address these issues. They will also be able to provide medication like antibiotics to avoid any sort of infection.
Once you’ve injured yourself, a tooth has fallen out, or any other oral health issue has occurred, reach out to your dentist about emergency care. If they are unavailable, ask for a referral. If you address a loose tooth or one that has fallen out quickly enough, you may be able to save it.
For any questions about emergency services, feel free to reach out to Oxboro Dental today.