When an emergency happens, you need care — fast. However, with an injury to the mouth, it can be hard to know if you need to go to the emergency room or call your dentist. In this article, we’re discussing the situations where you can just call us for a dental emergency vs. when you should head to the ER.
We consider a dental emergency to be when you experience one of the following:
Accidents happen and our smile could be affected when we least expect it. For example, you could trip and fall and knock out a tooth. Knowing what to do in the event of a dental emergency could make all the difference in saving your tooth or losing it forever.
Did you know that more than five million teeth are knocked out every year in children and adults? While this is a staggering statistic, not all hope is lost. If you experience a knocked out tooth due to injury or an accident, it might not be lost for good. When you know what steps to take in the event of having a tooth knocked out can help you save the tooth. The American Association of Endodontists explains what to do to potentially save your tooth:
At Mountain Aire Dentistry, we allow time in our schedules everyday to accommodate dental emergencies. If you have a dental emergency, get to us quickly!
Not all dental emergencies mean coming straight to our office. It’s important to note that if you have experienced trauma to the head or neck, we recommend going to the emergency room before calling your dentist — even if your smile has been injured.
If you’re experiencing the following symptoms in addition to a tooth injury, you should seek emergency care from the hospital immediately:
While we encourage you to visit our office on a regular basis for routine cleanings and checkups, we understand that you cannot always plan when you will need to visit the dentist. If you experience a dental emergency, you may feel uncertain about what you should do. If you’re not sure whether to go to the emergency room, call Mountain Aire Dentistry for advice. We welcome you to call us with questions — staying knowledgeable can help save your smile in a dental emergency.
When you visit our Broomfield dental office, your smile is our top priority. Our Dentists invite you to experience the difference a warm and caring team can provide for you and your family. Enjoy a unique and comfortable dental experience designed to bring a healthier and happier smile back into your life. We invite you to call or visit our Broomfield dental office and discover the exceptional difference we offer to those we serve.