No one wants to be in a dental emergency. Unfortunately, though, sometimes they happen, so it's important to be prepared on how to handle the situation. Or, how NOT to handle the situation. Here are some things you should not do in the event of an emergency:
What Not To Do
- Panic: Of course, this goes for more than just dental emergencies. Even though it can be scary to be in pain from a dental injury or concern, take some time to calmly note your symptoms and everything that is happening. Then, contact a dentist who can see you quickly to address your issues.
- Wait: In a dental emergency, things can only get worse if you wait to see a dentist. Eating and even sleeping with an injury can cause further injury, so call an emergency dentist quickly.
- Try to fix it yourself: Unfortunately, it's very unlikely that you'll be able to properly treat a dental issue. Professionals are your best course of action to ensure that you get the most appropriate treatment.
- Deal with it: Even though visiting the dentist can seem inconvenient, dealing with the pain of a dental emergency can be much worse. Depending on what type of injury you have, not only can it worsen without treatment, but it won't be comfortable while you wait it out.
Dental emergencies can come in many forms. It's common to have an obvious injury, like a broken or cracked tooth from a sports event, or perhaps just eating something very hard. You might also be experiencing severe pain or headaches, with the source being your teeth. This type of emergency could be due to a wide array of dental conditions, one of which could be extreme tooth decay or an abscess. No matter what type of emergency you are experiencing, our team can help you address and treat the injury quickly and effectively.
If you have any questions, or if you are experiencing an emergency, don't hesitate to contact us. We keep emergency appointment slots available to ensure that we can assist you as quickly as you need care. We look forward to helping you regain and healthy, happy smile!