When you have a dental emergency, you need to be seen right away…..and that’s what we do. If you’re experiencing a dental emergency, call us, and we’ll work you into our schedule. Our staff is very experienced and very efficient. We set up our schedule each day to be able to accommodate some unplanned emergency care. We recognize how important it can be for a person who is truly hurting to be seen right away.
What Constitutes a Dental Emergency?
Sometimes, it can be difficult to recognize when a dental situation, injury, or oral symptoms constitute a true dental emergency that requires immediate care and when an issue can wait. The following signs, symptoms, and situations are typically considered to be dental emergencies:
- Uncontrolled bleeding
- Severe oral pain or an unexplained toothache
- Severe swelling in the mouth, gums, jaw, or face
- Injury to the face or jaw
- Knocked out tooth
- Loose permanent teeth
- Oral infection and/or abscessed tooth
- Exposed nerves
- A loose or missing dental filling
- Broken crown
- Food or other debris lodged between the teeth
If you aren’t sure whether or not your symptoms are an emergency, we welcome you to contact our office to describe your symptoms or the nature of your injury to our dentists for more information. When in doubt, we always recommend seeking care sooner rather than later.
What to Expect: Emergency Dental Treatment at Anthony Dental Care
If you experience a dental emergency, the first step is to contact our office to have us schedule a same-day appointment for you. At this time, we can also provide you with at-home care recommendations. These recommendations can help you find some relief from any pain or discomfort you might be experiencing. Additionally, we can provide you with any vital instructions or information that might be necessary to help preserve your oral health while you travel to our dental office.
Once you’ve arrived at our office, our dentist evaluates and examines your mouth while talking with you about your symptoms, the reason for your visit, and your medical history. We might also take a set of dental x-rays to aid with our diagnosis or in the evaluation of your injury.
After determining a diagnosis, we can then take action to provide relief, helping to mitigate your symptoms. Additionally, we answer any questions you might have regarding your diagnosis and discuss your treatment options, providing you with a variety of treatment plans designed to address the underlying cause of concern.
Emergency dental treatments can vary greatly depending on the problem at hand. Sometimes an issue can be resolved with a simple dental filling, other times a round of antibiotic medication, root canal therapy, oral surgery, or another type of treatment might be required.
Emergency Dental Services at Anthony Dental Care
If you think you might be having a dental emergency, please remember that, at Anthony Dental Care, we’re here for you when you need us most. We’re fully equipped and prepared to handle any dental emergency in order to provide you with the best service and dental care.
When it comes to handling dental emergencies, our staff is very experienced and very efficient. We set up our schedule each day so as to be able to accommodate some unplanned emergency care. We recognize how important it can be for a person who is truly hurting to be seen right away.
If you experience a dental emergency, please do not hesitate to call our office, and we’ll work you into our schedule as soon as possible.
To learn more about emergency dental care or to schedule a same-day appointment, we welcome you to contact Anthony Dental Care today.