Emergency dentistry is a branch of dental care that provides immediate attention and treatment for dental issues that require urgent care. Dental emergencies can include severe toothaches, broken or knocked-out teeth, abscesses, and other sudden oral health problems that cause significant pain or discomfort.
You should seek emergency dental care if you experience any of the following:
While hospital emergency rooms can provide initial care for dental emergencies, they are not equipped to provide specialized dental treatments. It is essential to contact an emergency dentist for prompt and appropriate dental care.
If you have a knocked-out tooth, follow these steps:
While waiting for emergency dental care, you can try the following at-home remedies to temporarily relieve tooth pain:
Most dental insurance plans cover emergency dental care to some extent. It is essential to contact your dental insurance provider to understand your coverage and any potential out-of-pocket expenses.
During an emergency dental visit, the dentist will perform a thorough examination of the affected area and take any necessary X-rays to diagnose the issue accurately. After the diagnosis, the dentist will recommend the appropriate treatment to address your dental emergency.
While some dental emergencies are unavoidable, you can take steps to minimize the risk:
At Tartan Dental, we understand that emergencies can happen at any time. We provide emergency dental care during regular office hours and offer after-hours emergency contact information for urgent cases.
At Tartan Dental, we have a team of experienced dentists who are skilled in handling dental emergencies with precision and compassion. Our state-of-the-art technology allows us to provide prompt and effective emergency dental care, ensuring that you receive the relief you need when you need it most.