Some situations require you to get to the emergency room in a hospital as soon as possible. So you shouldn’t be overly surprised that there are some occasions when you need emergency dentistry. But how do you know when that time is? Find out.
What is It?
It can be difficult to recognize the circumstances that call for emergency dentistry. If you’ve injured your mouth, then that’s one example. When your tooth is at risk of being damaged or destroyed, then you will need it. For instance, a broken or cracked tooth, or one that has been ejected from your mouth due to injury, all need quick treatment. In some cases, you may be overcome with severe pain or bleeding and not know why. When these conditions arise, you need to get in touch and make an appointment as soon as you can.
When Do I Need It?
If your crown is loose, then that is a dental emergency. Let’s also say that you have a toothache or you need a root canal. These are all situations in which you need emergency dentistry. As hard to believe as it sounds, your oral health, dental health, and gum health all affect your overall well-being.
What Do I Do?
Next, call your dentist for more advice. If you can’t reach them, go online and look for an emergency number, especially if this happens after the normal office hours are over. If you’re traveling and you’re away from home, then emergency dentistry gets more complicated. While you can get a referral to see a local dentist, you’ll need to get a referral from your own dentist first.
On some occasions, you will have no option but to go to the hospital. But this should be your last resort. Be sure to let your dentist know what is going on, and they can provide you with additional care once you have left the care of the emergency room.
KEEP YOUR MOUTH HAPPY WITH ANNAPOLIS DENTAL CARE!
Whether it’s a regular check-up you need or a tooth extracted, Annapolis Dental Care has the expertise and compassion to work with you on improving your oral health. Your comfort and health are our top priorities, and so we go above and beyond to make our patients happy and give them the highest quality care. To set up an appointment today, please give us a call at 410-571-5014 or visit us online. For more oral health tips for you and your family follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and YouTube! We are always looking for new patients, so if you live in Arnold, Annapolis, or Anne Arundel County, MD, come on down!