Accidents and emergencies regularly happen when we least expect them and often at the most inopportune time. This can make dental emergencies all the more frightening. Getting prompt care from a trained and experienced dental professional can make the difference between making a full recovery and having to live with the effects of a dental emergency.
Sometimes a situation arises that isn’t a result of an accident at all, but you are simply in unbearable pain that you can’t tolerate any more.
While many dentists offer emergency appointments if an incident or problem arises outside of their normal office hours, many patients still have trouble trying to decide if their unique situation can be considered a dental emergency.
Unfortunately, the exact answer as to what constitutes a dental emergency depends on the extent of the problem. While some patients have a high tolerance for pain and may be able to wait until their dentist’s regular opening hours, another person may be on the verge of passing out from discomfort.
While dental emergencies can vary, they typically include problems such as:
The type of treatment needed during a dental emergency will depend on the type of damage or pain sustained. In most instances of emergency dental care, we will provide a temporary solution to the problem, and then arrange a follow up appointment during normal office hours. This may mean issuing a temporary cavity filling or crown, or prescribing a course of antibiotics or prescription pain relief to take until you can be seen again.
Are you dealing with severe dental pain or another type of dental emergency? Call Vero Dental Spa today at 772-778-5550 to schedule an emergency consultation with one of our experienced dentists.