What should I do in a dental emergency?
Dental emergencies are an unfortunate fact of life. While good home care and regular visits for examinations and cleanings can significantly reduce your risk of an emergency, the chances are good that you will probably still experience a dental injury or infection at some point in your life.
In most cases, we can treat emergencies either the same day you call or within 24 hours. Some emergencies require immediate treatment (for instance, when a tooth is knocked out of place), so we will ask you questions to determine the nature of your emergency and whether you are in pain.
All you have to do is give us a call, and we’ll ask a few questions to determine how quickly you need to be seen. If you are in pain, we will do our very best to get you in right away. Sometimes, an emergency will require a visit to make you comfortable and stabilize the tooth, and then we’ll ask you to return for additional treatment that will protect your tooth in the long run.