It is not uncommon for most patients undergoing a dental emergency to head straight to the emergency room. Emergency room doctors are not educated in the techniques that are needed to deal with tooth emergencies. At our offices, we often try to accommodate last-minute appointment requests, and in the following article, we will discuss why it is so important to always be prepared for a dental emergency.
Before a dental emergency even occurs, it is best to search for an emergency dentist with regular dental services. By asking your current dentist if they provide emergency dental services, you’ll know better if he or she will be a resource for you in a pinch. The challenge with finding an emergency dentist after the accident has already occurred will be dependent on your ability to search the internet for sources. While there are great providers on the market, using the internet to seek out a medical professional can often be time-consuming and lead to a disaster.
Another great tip that we can offer is by keeping our number available in your phone during the event of a dental emergency. This way you won’t have to spend unnecessary time looking for our number online. Making sure that you find an insurance company that covers emergency dental situations can also be a key during a dental emergency.
Be sure to know that upon calling us, one of the many questions we’ll ask is if the gums or teeth are bleeding, and, if so, how much. Controlling bleeding is imperative when dealing with an emergency situation. For tips on how to handle certain dental emergencies, check our blog for related posts.
At Distinctive Dental Care in Villa Park and Oswego, IL, we want you as our patients to know that you can always count on us as a resource for any dental emergency you or a family member may encounter. Feel free to walk into our offices or give us a quick phone call, and we’ll assist you in any way we can. If you would like to schedule a consultation appointment with us, feel free to do so as well. We can’t wait to meet you!