Emergency dentistry is a branch of dentistry that focuses mainly on addressing issues that require urgent treatment. A regular dental appointment might require you to wait one or two weeks for the next open slot on your dentist’s schedule. That is not an option when dealing with dental issues that cause excruciating pain, bleeding or…
When A Dental Emergency Strikes, Know Who You Need to Call
Since one of our services includes emergency dentistry, we know the hardest thing about having a dental emergency can be finding the right care. At that moment, the last thing you want to be doing is spending too much time looking for a provider who can take care of a bleeding tooth or take away a horrible toothache.
Fortunately, our team will be able to help. We provide patients with emergency dental care and provide the immediate treatment you need. Instead of waiting days or weeks to squeeze in an appointment with a general dentist, our emergency dentist will see you as soon as we are able.
Important steps to take before the emergency occurs
The best place to start the search for an emergency dentist is with the regular services provider. Asking one's current dentist if they provide emergency dental services will let an individual know who to call for emergency dental care. As an emergency dentist, we can help to provide immediate dental care when necessary.
The challenge with waiting to find an emergency dentistry until after the accident is not having the time to conduct a proper search. There are many great providers out there, but whenever one uses the Internet to seek out a medical professional, one usually reads reviews and has to fill out certain forms before the first appointment. If an insurance provider does not have an emergency dentist referral, then one can talk to friends and family for possible options.
Don’t postpone emergency treatment
Another tip we offer is to keep our number available in the event of a dental emergency. This way, there is no extra time spent looking the number up online. Also, make sure to find what an insurance company covers for an emergency dental situation. When there is a dental emergency, it is essential to treat it the same way as one does a medical emergency. One specific area we always talk to patients about is bleeding.
Upon calling us, one of the questions we will ask is if the gums or teeth are bleeding and how much. We want you to control bleeding quickly. If it is a slow or light bleed, then you can place gauze over the broken or displaced tooth; holding it in place with pressure should stop the bleeding in around 10 minutes. For heavy bleeding or bleeding that will not stop, you need to seek immediate medical attention.
No matter the dental emergency, we will help you get the necessary treatment. Too often, people will wait to seek treatment and let the situation get worse. Call us as soon as the dental emergency occurs for immediate treatment and beneficial results.
We can help in a dental emergency. Our extended hours and weekend availability mean that we can provide treatment when you need it. If you have a toothache or get in an accident, give us a call.
Davis & Dingle Family Dentistry
At Davis & Dingle Family Dentistry in Columbia, we work to customize your treatment to match your needs and schedule where possible. Our professional staff aims to create a calm atmosphere for you during the appointment and treatment process. We will identify any dental issues you are struggling with and work with you to find the solution that works best for you.
Our staff seeks to create a comforting environment at the office to ease patients into the procedure. We can help prevent damage to your teeth and set you on track for a lifetime of quality oral health. At Davis & Dingle Family Dentistry, your dental health is our prime concern.
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