What is Considered Emergency Dental Care?

What is Considered Emergency Dental Care?
Imagine this: It is the first day of your vacation. The fresh lake breeze and the sound of the water find you fully relaxed in a hammock beneath a tree. Without a care in the world, you take a sip of the ice-cold beverage in your hand and suck in a piece of ice to munch on. You bite down and suddenly hear a loud CRUNCH and instantly experience excruciating pain. You are sure you have broken your tooth. What do you do next?

It is important to contact your local dentist right away if you experience any of the following symptoms:

1. Displaced Teeth
2. Knocked-Out Teeth
3. Extreme Pain
4. Bleeding of the Gums

Many dentists keep time slots in their day open specifically for emergency dental care patients. Just call your Family First Dental office, explain what happened, and you should be able to be seen. If your accident occurs at night, visit the emergency room.


What is Emergency Dental Care?

A chipped tooth may be considered a dental emergency to some people simply for aesthetic reasons, but if it is not causing you pain, there is no need to rush to the dentist. Your dentist will, of course, understand the urgency of getting your tooth fixed and should be able to schedule an appointment with you as soon as possible. When you call your local Family First Dental clinic, the receptionist will ask you a series of questions that will help determine if the situation is truly an emergency and how quickly you need care.

For more information or to schedule your next dentist appointment, call Family First Dental at (402) 644-3177 today! Click here to view all of our Family First Dental locations.

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Posted on: Monday, December 17, 2018
Last modified on: Monday, December 17, 2018

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