Emergency Dental Care can be needed at any time and people often panic when they realize that there an emergency is occurring. Knowing what to do and where to go for a dental emergency can be frightening and hard to think about in the moment. Being aware of how to handle a dental emergency and where one should go beforehand can help someone when the emergency does occur.
Today, we will go over where one should go when they are experiencing a dental emergency. It can be beneficial to be aware of both options, read more below!
Where to go for emergency dental care
Emergency dental care can often be given at an emergency dentist’s office or the emergency room of a hospital. Emergency dentists are like urgent cares and people can go there if their regular dentist’s office isn’t opened. Below we will go over both the emergency room and an emergency dentist’s office so that you know which is right for you!
Emergency dentist’s office
An emergency dentist office acts like an urgent care facility and they are available almost everywhere in case an emergency within the mouth doses occur. These offices are typically open longer hours and more days than that of the traditional dentist’s office. Their staff is more trained in emergent situations that require dental work be done immediately.
Dental emergencies such as a knocked out tooth, severe pain, a cracked or chipped tooth are dental problems that can be addressed by an emergency dentist. People that incur injuries to the mouth where the teeth are affected are able to be treated at facilities like these.
Emergency rooms of a hospital
A person should get to an emergency room at a hospital if they are experiencing an emergency that doesn’t just affect the teeth. Often, facial or oral injuries affect the teeth, gums, jawbone and face too. When these do occur, it is best that they go straight to the emergency room instead of an emergency dentist. Doctors within the emergency room are more equipped to handle the entire injury as opposed to just the dental injury.
Because emergency rooms are staffed with doctors that specialize in all kinds of medicine, a person is more likely to have their entire injury treated. If there are any signs of trauma to the facial area, the jawbone or even neck then going to the emergency room is absolutely necessary.
When a dental emergency occurs, it is often hard to think about what to do because emergencies heighten emotions and nerves! However, being aware of what the best options are for when an emergency occurs can help a person to be prepared. Emergency dentists are available in most cities for emergencies related to the teeth. If there are dental, oral or facial injuries too then it is always best to go to the emergency room that is closest.
If you have questions about emergency dental care and what to do when one occurs, then reach out to our office immediately. We are happy to help in any way that we can by answering questions or addressing concerns that you might have.
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