Dental emergencies create stress, pain, and trauma in some cases. You can’t plan for a specific emergency, but you can prepare yourself in the event of a dental emergency. For one, you want to know who you would call for a dental emergency. Many dental offices offer emergency scheduling outside of normal business hours. In many dental emergencies, the faster you receive treatment, the better your patient outlook will be. You also want to know what to do until you can see a dentist. This blog will help you know how to address dental emergencies quickly.
What Constitutes a Dental Emergency?
Dental emergencies differ from other forms of dental treatment because they require immediate attention. If you have an infection that has been building over time, your dentist will want to see you to treat and fill your cavity, but your prognosis won’t change dramatically if your dentist sees you next week, versus today. A dental emergency needs to be treated right away for the sake of the patient. If any of your teeth become broken by a physical accident, this is an emergency. If a tooth gets knocked out, or the soft tissue around the tooth is bleeding continuously, you should see a dentist as soon as possible.
What Happens During a Dental Emergency?
A dental emergency is hard to predict — that’s what makes it an emergency. If you could totally plan to prevent the emergency, then you wouldn’t have to worry. Instead, you can know how to react. First and foremost, it’s important to remain calm. That can be difficult, depending on the nature of your emergency, but it will help you think and act more clearly. If your tooth becomes broken, or is knocked out completely, you should gather the tooth (if possible) and check to see if it’s clean. If the tooth is still in your mouth, you may be able to place it back in its socket. If not, try to put the tooth in some milk to preserve it until you can see a dentist.
Who Is Your Emergency Dentist?
You should also have an emergency dentist in place. It’s very possible that your current dentist takes emergency patients. Make sure that’s the case in advance so that you’re not scrambling during a stressful moment. An emergency dentist will make time to see you quickly, within their normal schedule or outside of typical office hours. Emergencies are never easy to deal with, but having a plan in place creates a better patient outlook.
Contacting Rodem Tree Dental for Emergency Dentistry
Rodem Tree Dental provides emergency dental care when you need it. When you contact Rodem Tree, during office hours or outside of them be sure to indicate that your situation is an emergency. In light of the current public health situation, we are taking sanitary precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19. For that reason, we are asking that patients only schedule appointments for emergencies and restorative treatment. Contact Rodem Tree Dental in Rowlett, TX at 972-475-2321.