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Here’s What You Need to Know In Case of a Dental Emergency

Posted on Jun 8, 2020 11:54:12 AM by Jeff Rubel

Here’s What You Need to Know In Case of a Dental Emergency | Coral West DentalThe best time to learn how to respond in the event of an emergency is before an emergency occurs. That is why we have fire drills in schools and emergency preparedness plans at businesses. The same is true when it comes to dental emergencies. It will be difficult to figure out what to do for a dental emergency when you are experiencing severe pain – or watching your child experience pain. The time to learn how to handle a dental emergency is now.

Pain is an important factor to consider

When you are experiencing dental pain, it can be difficult to know when it is an emergency. If that pain starts during a time that is outside of your dentist’s normal business hours, you may take steps to deal with the pain on your own. Options include trying over-the-counter pain killers or distracting yourself. Pain that gets to the emergency level, however, is not going to respond to those types of efforts. Learning the difference between manageable and emergency level pain will help you determine when to seek emergency dental care. If your dental pain does not respond to over-the-counter pain killers and is preventing you from functioning normally then it is likely at ‘emergency level’.

Time is of the essence

When it comes to dental injury, time is often of the essence. An injury that knocks your tooth loose or knocks it out requires professional intervention right away. Getting the help you need quickly could make the difference between losing or keeping your tooth. If you or your child ever experience a major blow to the teeth, consider it a dental emergency.

Your dentist’s policy on dealing with emergencies

Your dentist’s policy on dealing with emergencies is, arguably, the most important thing you need to know in case of a dental emergency. In the middle of a dental emergency you do not need to be searching your dentist’s website to find out if there is an emergency number to call. This is information you need to gather now! When you are in pain or have an injury, the extra time it takes to figure out how to get the help you need can be excruciating. Take some time now to learn about your dentist’s policy on dealing with emergencies. Save the emergency number in your phone. If you have more questions, contact your dentist’s office for clarification. These steps will help you have all of the information you need close at hand should a dental emergency ever arise.

No one wants to experience a dental emergency. Not knowing what to do in case of a dental emergency can extend your suffering as you try to determine how and where to get help. Take action now so you are ready when you have a dental emergency.

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