Emergency Dentist — High Point, NC
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True dental emergencies like toothaches or broken teeth should not – and in most cases, cannot – be ignored. In a situation where even a small delay can have significant consequences for your oral health, you need to call Gentle Care Family Dental immediately for an appointment. Dr. Bhadani has been trained to help patients find relief from various serious dental issues, and she will always make arrangements to see you as soon as possible to provide emergency dentistry in High Point, NC.
What to Do in a Dental Emergency
Most of the time, you won’t see a dental emergency coming. It might be dental pain that appears out of nowhere, or it could be an injury after an accident. Knowing what to do ahead of time can help you keep your wits about you even while you’re dealing with the shock. Here’s what to do in a dental emergency:
- Give us a call right away: As soon as you can, call us so we can make room in our schedule to see you right away. Oftentimes we can see emergency patients the same day they call us.
- Get first-aid instructions from our team: Our team can walk you through the necessary first-aid steps when you call so that you can control your pain and protect yourself from further injury until you reach us.
- See Dr. Bhadani for a same-day emergency exam: When you arrive, Dr. Bhadani will see you right away for an evaluation and relieve any serious pain you may be experiencing.
- Review your treatment options and make a plan: Bhadani will then review her findings with you, fully explain all your treatment options, and help you pick the one that is best for you.
- Get the fast, professional dental care you need: Once a plan has been made, our experienced team will get to work right away to repair your smile, alleviate your pain, and get your oral health back on track.
Understanding the Cost of Dental Emergencies
We can’t give you a range for what your emergency treatment is likely to cost until we’ve had a chance to look at your mouth and ascertain the true root of the problem. Only then can we determine what your treatment plan should consist of. Sometimes a filling or a crown will be enough to fix the damage, but there are times when advanced procedures such as a root canal will be needed instead. We can discuss the costs involved with your treatment as well as your financing options during your emergency appointment.
How to Prevent Dental Emergencies
It’s no secret that not every painful, broken, or knocked-out tooth can be avoided. However, recent research indicates that the vast majority of toothaches and dental pain treated at emergency rooms are caused by decay that could have easily been prevented. A few simple precautions and healthy habits can save you a tremendous amount of time, money, and headache in the long run! Read on as we go over the five best ways to prevent dental emergencies.
Unfortunately, oral health issues like tooth infections, gum disease, and more typically develop without being seen or felt. It’s not until they’ve caused unnecessary pain or damage that patients even realize there was a problem in the first place! When you come see us for your routine dental checkups every six months, we make sure to carefully look out for any warning signs of issues that could become bigger problems later. This way, we can address them while they’re still small and easy to treat!
Dental Emergency FAQ’s
Dental emergencies never seem to happen at a convenient time, and it is difficult to know what to do when you feel panicked or in pain. The good news is that we are here to help! Here are the answers to some of the most common questions we are asked about dental emergencies. If your question isn’t listed below, don’t worry! Just give us a call, and we’d be happy to get you the information you’re looking for and schedule you for an urgent appointment.
Most emergency rooms aren’t able to address dental emergencies effectively like a dentist can. It most dental emergency circumstances, you should visit a dentist first. Dr. Bhadani will always make arrangements to see you as soon as possible if you are encountering a dental emergency. However, if you have a jaw fracture or dislocation, serious cut or laceration to the face or mouth, or an infection that is affecting your ability to breathe or swallow, the emergency room is the best option.