It always seems like an emergency happens at the worst time, and a dental emergency is no different. There are a number of reasons why a patient may experience an emergency. One of the most common is failure to receive a recommended treatment in a timely manner, and then the problem progresses. When an emergency happens, it can be difficult to determine when a visit to our office is necessary. One emergency that always requires a visit to our office is a cracked tooth.
Unfortunately, dental emergencies can happen at any time, so it is good to be informed about what you should do if you are in this situation. The most important thing to remember when it comes to any form of emergency is to remain calm and think clearly. If you get excited and emotional, you will forget important steps. Following an emergency, you should evaluate and assess the needs of the injured, whether that’s you or someone else.
UPDATE ** WE ARE NOW OPEN ** – We recognize this is a challenging time, but want you to know that we are still here for you. While many dental practices have closed, we are open for adult emergency patients. You do not need to be an existing patient to see us for an emergency situation, either.