Dental emergencies are different from medical emergencies. It is important to understand what a dental emergency is and how it can be treated.
Whether or not your symptoms are consistent with a dental emergency, you should always contact a dentist for advice, so that you can get back to feeling better as soon as possible.
What Counts As A Dental Emergency?
If you are in pain, you may be wondering whether you are able to arrange an emergency appointment to diagnose and treat the source of the problem.
A dental emergency can cover a broad range of complaints, including severe dental pain, uncontrollable bleeding from the mouth, knocked-out teeth, and infections. Not all dental issues constitute emergencies, so be sure to call ahead of time to make sure.
How Do I Schedule An Emergency Appointment?
Once you have determined that you need an emergency appointment you should contact a dentist. This appointment may not be with your usual dentist and you do not have to go to a practice where you are registered as a regular patient.
When you call the dental practice, you should explain the problem in detail and say that you would like an emergency appointment. Many practices will keep appointments available for patients seeking emergency help and staff at the clinic will be able to offer the next available emergency appointment.
What To Expect From An Emergency Appointment
When you arrive, your dentist will locate and treat the cause of the problem. If you are in severe pain your dentist should be able to diagnose the root cause issue and offer pain relief. In some instances, it may be necessary to remove a tooth causing pain but your dentist will explain this before it happens.
If you think you need an emergency appointment, contact Dr. Luke’s office at (301) 880-4439 to schedule an appointment and see what the capable team can do for your dental hygiene as soon as possible!