Patients who experience a dental emergency should contact their dentist immediately. Most dentists have emergency hours, which are reserved for patients experiencing severe pain or who require urgent care.
Not all dental emergencies require immediate care. However, patients should still contact their dentist as soon as possible so they can determine the best course of action. When patients experience a dental emergency, they should remain calm. A dentist will be able to help patients manage their pain.
Who is an emergency dentist?
An emergency dentist is a specialist who provides immediate treatment for patients dealing with dental emergencies. If you need a weekend dentist or an after-hours dentist, emergency dentists are who you need to see.
Emergency dentist appointment process.
When a patient arrives at our emergency dental office, they will first meet with one of our skilled and compassionate staff members. They will discuss the reason for their visit, take vital signs, and determine if the patient should come to the emergency dentist’s office or go straight to the operating room.
The emergency dentist will then meet the patient and discuss the treatment plan and make sure the patient understands the treatment.
When to see an emergency dentist?
If you experience a dental emergency, you need to see an emergency dentist as soon as possible. Your emergency dentist will be able to examine your teeth and determine what is causing your emergency. He or she can take x-rays of your teeth to see what is happening under the surface of your teeth. If your emergency is serious, your emergency dentist may need to surgically repair your tooth.
Emergency dentistry services
An emergency dentist is able to treat any dental problem that requires immediate treatment. This can refer to anything from a broken tooth to severe dental pain.
A dentist who provides emergency dental care is often on call. They may be available after-hours and over the weekend to treat patients in need of immediate dental care.
The most common problems that need emergency dental care include:
- A knocked-out tooth
- A broken or cracked tooth
- A toothache
- A lost filling or crown
- An abscess
- An injury
- A broken jaw
In each of these instances, it’s important to seek help from an emergency dentist immediately.
Dental emergencies can be painful, and it’s important to treat them right away. Your emergency dentist will treat your emergency as quickly and carefully as possible.
To learn about our dental procedures, call Desert Mountain Dental at (520) 324-0100 and schedule an appointment or visit our Tucson dental office.