Find A Dentist In An Emergency

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In most cases, dental work does not have to be performed immediately. Things like fillings or cavities can be put-off until regular business hours. Occasionally, though, there are things that just can't wait, painful emergencies that need to be dealt with.

One of the first things you should do, long before you have an actual dental emergency, is talk to your dental staff about what you should do in case of an emergency. They likely have suggestions and emergencies plans in place that you can rely on when you need to find a dentist for an emergency. Your regular office may not be open for after hour calls, but they will likely be able to give you a number or a series of numbers that you can call.

Have these emergency numbers posted in a convenient spot for you and your family. You never know when you may need to access them. Emergency dental work can come up rather quickly, especially if you have young children. As a parent of a toddler, broken or impacted teeth from a fall or sudden, severe pain from a molar are all things you may have to deal with.

If you don't already have a regular dental office that you take you and your family to, as you are shopping for one, you may want to keep emergencies in mind. Find a dentist that has an emergency plan in set for young children. Just finding a dental office that has given this topic some thought may give you greater peace of mind.

Of course, even if you do have a dental office you go to regularly, you may have no choice during an emergency. Dental offices generally don't keep on-call hours even if it is the best dental office in the world. You may just have to rely on the emergency room at your local hospital.

If your child has fallen and broken teeth, impacted them or cut through their front lip with their teeth, you will need to take them directly to the emergency room. The doctors and nurse staff there will be able to get you or your child cleaned and stitched up. The doctors on staff will not be able to do anything with you or your child's missing teeth, but they can at least help with the residual pain until you are able to find a dentist during regular hours.

When Monday arrives or next day business hours, call your dental office and explain your situation. The staff will understand the circumstances and will look for a way to fit you into the schedule right away. At that point you can get any of the broken teeth fixed or deal with the results of the accident more specifically.

Dental emergencies happen and you need to be prepared to find a dentist that will either see you after business hours or help you put an emergency plan in place.
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This article was published on 2011/03/29