At Dominion Dental, we understand that emergencies happen. We understand the urgent nature of them. If you planned for it, it would not be an emergency. We, however, do plan for emergencies. We set aside time each day, an empty spot on our schedule that is held specifically for someone who may call or walk in with an emergency toothache.
What Does an Emergency Visit Involve?
Why is an Emergency Visit Important?
When it comes to preventive dentistry, we tell patients not to wait until something hurts to seek help. When it comes to a toothache, we want you to come see us as soon as you notice a problem. Most dental problems get progressively worse with time. Seeking help when you first experience the toothache can simply your treatment options and prevent the problem from developing into a big health problem.
There are rare cases when a tooth infection spreads to the brain or into the blood stream and causes death. An emergency visit with your dentist often prevents an emergency visit to the hospital!
What Is The Most Important Thing to Know About Emergency Visits?
We are committed to caring for people in pain. Our goal is to do whatever we can to alleviate your pain and keep you from experiencing a dangerous situation. Even if the pain is relieved, treatment is still necessary to correct the problem that caused the toothache in the first place. Some patients mistakenly think that once the pain is gone, there is no need for dental treatment.
This is a dangerous myth! If an infection is present, it must be treated whether there is pain or not. Leaving an infected tooth untreated can lead to a serious and dangerous emergency situation.
The most important thing you, as the patient, must do is follow instructions and follow through with treatment.