A dental emergency can leave you feeling panicked, especially if you don’t have an emergency dentist you can rely on.
The good news is that at Bright Dental, we offer morning, evening, and Saturday appointments with time available in our schedule to accommodate emergency patients. And emergency or not, new patients are always welcome at our dental office.
Handling Common Dental Emergencies
Now that you know who to call, here are some helpful tips on what you can do during common dental emergencies so your situation’s not so stressful.
Damaged or Broken Teeth: Collect any pieces of your tooth that you can and get them to your dentist for repair.
Broken or Cracked Dentures: Call us right away to coordinate a time for the dental lab to repair your denture.
Knocked-Out Teeth: Contact your dentist and get to their office as soon as possible. There’s a better chance of preserving your tooth the faster we can treat it.
Broken or Lost Restoration: Even if you’re not having discomfort, call your dentist. Your tooth will need repair to avoid further damage.
Toothaches: If you have a constant toothache, your tooth may be infected. Contact your dentist to be seen as soon as possible.
What to Expect at Your Emergency Dental Appointment
When you arrive at our dental office, one of our dentists will meet with you and examine to determine the best treatment course. For most patients, we will take an x-ray of the affected tooth.
Our goal is to provide same-day treatment if possible, and we perform a comprehensive range of dental services here, like root canal treatment, tooth extractions, and dental crowns. This means you won’t have to go anywhere else for treatment.
Whether we can treat you right away or not, we’ll get you feeling comfortable again and create a plan to restore your smile and your dental health.
How to Avoid Dental Emergencies
Believe it or not, many dental emergencies can be avoided. By coming in every six months for your routine teeth cleaning and checkup with your dentist, you are protecting your smile from common problems like tooth decay and gum disease that can result in more significant concerns if they’re left untreated.
For example, if your dentist finds tooth decay in its earliest stages, you can likely treat it with a simple dental filling, which is less costly and less invasive than something like a root canal or tooth crown. Root canal treatment is recommended when bacteria and decay reach your tooth's nerve and cause an infection.
At Bright Dental, we’re here to help you protect your smile! Whether it’s time for your next teeth cleaning and checkup, or if you or your loved one is experiencing a dental emergency, give us a call.