13 Nov Dealing with a Dental Emergency
We all have filled out countless emergency forms with our health information and medical history, including our dentist contact information. But, will your dentist be there when you need her? Rest assured, Dr. Patel accepts emergency patients. Most often, we can see you that same day.
But, what constitutes a dental emergency? At Ivory Dental, we believe any problem that requires immediate attention to save the tooth, is considered a dental emergency. Still not sure? If you answer “yes” to any of these guidelines you should call our office immediately.
- Are you bleeding from the mouth?
- Are you in severe pain?
- Do you have any loose teeth?
- Have you been hit in the face or mouth?
- Do you have any swelling in the mouth or facial area?
- Do you have any bulges, swelling or knots on your gums?
Most dental emergencies are a result of accidents or severe pain. Accidents happen. If your child plays a contact sport, a mouth guard is a must. Listen to your body. Don’t neglect pain until it becomes an emergency. Make an appointment with our office. We want to see you before your develop a more serious condition such as an abscess or root canal or a condition that requires other extensive treatment. Regular checkups and good dental hygiene are the best prevention!