When you’re experiencing excruciating tooth pain or when one of your teeth gets knocked out, the answer to this question is simple—yes, call an emergency dentist immediately. But not all emergency dental situations are as evident. There are several more obscure oral health conditions that require emergency dental treatment as well.
When in doubt, it’s best to call your dentist just in case. He will either tell you to come to the office right away or to schedule an appointment for another day. Making that call will give you peace of mind and could save your mouth from severe damage!
Read this blog to learn about common dental emergencies and when to call an emergency dentist.
Accidents happen and there are several health problems, habits, and lifestyles that put a person at risk for experiencing a dental emergency. However, most people won’t ever need emergency dental care in their lifetime.
Dentists most often treat traumatic injuries and severe toothaches, but anytime a person is unable to speak, eat, or sleep because of tooth or mouth pain, a call to their emergency dentist is recommended.
The most common dental emergencies include:
While dental practices aren’t currently open, dentists like Dr. Rodgers are treating patients for dental emergencies. Of course, treating these dental problems is essential, but it also keeps people from visiting the emergency room. This way, the doctors and nurses can focus all their efforts on the coronavirus pandemic.
Don’t hesitate to contact an emergency dentist if you are experiencing any of these symptoms. Based on your symptoms, the dentist may recommend you try at home remedies or ask you to visit his office immediately.
Dental practices are taking every precaution to keep their patients safe during emergency dental appointments. This means implementing certain procedure and protocols and asking patients not to come into the office if they are experiencing these symptoms:
We ask this to keep you and our other patients safe. We want to do everything possible to stop the spread of COVID-19 and need your help to do so!
If you live in the Atlanta, GA area and are experiencing any of these oral health problems, please contact our dental practice at (404) 577-6620.