Visit Us for Urgent Dental Care After an Accident

Posted on: June 23rd, 2015 by Shadrach Gonqueh

Urgent Dental CareWe provide urgent dental care services, knowing that you cannot control when you get a toothache or when a tooth will become damaged.  While we encourage patients to receive ongoing care, there are times where a tooth may get cracked or chipped through no fault of your own.  In fact, according to the National Fall Safety Institute, over 9 million people visit the emergency room every year due to a slip and fall accident.  These accidents can happen at work, at home, while shopping, going to a baseball game, etc.  No one is immune from these types of accidents, and when they happen, your teeth may be the likely victim.  If not a slip and fall accident, car wrecks are also incredibly common and lead to tooth injuries.  Given how frequently they occur, it is not a matter of if you will ever have an accident but when.  This makes it important to have a dentist that you can call when an emergency strikes.  At our office, we provide urgent dental care so that we can be here when you need us.

Urgent Dental Care Solutions

If you are in an accident and only your teeth have been damaged, we want you to visit our office instead of going to the emergency room.  While ER doctors are trained physicians, they are not trained in how to treat damaged teeth.  They can triage the problem and provide you with medication, but they will not be able to diagnose what is causing your discomfort or provide you with a solution for solving the problem.  This leads to people needing a repeat appointment for actual dental care.

Instead, you can simply call our urgent dental care office first.  We provide comprehensive dentistry services and can examine your mouth, take x-rays, diagnose the problem and provide you with solutions.  If you have cracked or chipped your tooth, we may suggest restoring it using a dental bonding procedure, dental veneer, or a dental crown.  If you have lost your tooth, we can try to reattach it or provide you with a replacement in the form of a dental bridge or dental implants. Simultaneously, if your tooth is infected and you are experiencing discomfort, we can perform a root canal to remove the infected area so that you can experience relief, and your tooth will be saved.  These are only some of the ways that we can help you so if you have experienced any sudden dental issues – give us a call.

Tips for Preventing Dental Problems

If you want to prevent the need for our urgent dental care services, here are some simple tips to follow:

Visit our office for a dental exam and teeth cleaning twice a year.  This will allow us to remove any plaque or bacteria that has built up on your teeth so that the chance of you developing a cavity, infection, or toothache is reduced.

Wear a mouthguard if you play sports.  This is a simple step to take, and it prevents hundreds of thousands of injuries every year.