Emergencies of any kind are painful, stressful, and scary by their very definitions, but a dental emergency can cause even greater anxiety. Many people aren’t sure what to do when a dental emergency strikes. Do you go to an emergency room or call for an ambulance? At La Plata Dental, we are always here to help whenever our patients need us. That includes emergencies! We are able to provide same day appointments in most cases, and one of our knowledgeable team members will walk you through at-home care over the phone. Contact us right away if you experience a dental emergency.
Any time you believe the dental pain or damage you’re experiencing requires immediate attention, you’re probably correct. To get an idea of what we mean, you can review the following list of common emergencies we see:
Your response during a dental emergency is largely dependent upon the specific situation. However, some of the basics include:
When you have tooth pain or discomfort, it can be difficult to describe it to a dentist. This is especially the case if this is the first time you’ve ever experienced dental discomfort. We want to do everything possible to pinpoint the exact location of your pain, treat the problem, and have you leaving the office with relief. One of the ways we do this is by capturing 3D images of your mouth with our in-house cone beam CT scanner. Diagnosing dental discomfort starts with gathering as much information as possible, and the CBCT scanner plays a major role in that process.