Let’s face it; if you are experiencing a dental emergency, you don’t have time to call around or interview multiple practices for a qualified emergency dentist. Therefore, knowing what to look for now can ensure you go to the right place if you need immediate dental treatment.
First and foremost, avoid going to the ER for a dental emergency that involves tooth pain. Not only is this is the wrong place to get proper dental care, it can also end up costing much more. Seeing your dentist for emergency treatment is always best unless you have uncontrolled bleeding or lacerations on your lips, cheek or tongue.
When seeking emergency dental care, most patients need two things: pain relief and tooth restoration. It is important to find a dentist who can not only bring you out of pain or discomfort but also provide the restorative and cosmetic services you need to repair your smile.
At Gilreath Family Dentistry, we value the importance of handing your dental emergencies with prompt attention and comprehensive care. Our office is equipped with sedation dentistry to keep you comfortable and we use the latest dental technology to streamline your procedures. Dr. Gilreath is a skilled restorative dentist with cosmetic talent. Therefore, if you have a broken tooth, avulsed tooth or other dental injury, you can trust that he will restore both the function and beauty of your smile.
A good emergency dentist should also be able to treat patients of all ages. This gives families extra confidence in knowing that if their son suffers a mouth injury at the ballpark or dad loses a crown, they can depend on one trusted family dentist.
Not all dental concerns are emergency situations. You should be able to promptly get in touch with your dentist or dental office to find out. Common dental emergencies that we treat at Gilreath Family Dentistry include the following:
- Minor chips
- Fractured teeth
- Avulsed teeth
- Trauma or injury to the teeth or gums
- Severe toothaches
- Lost fillings
- Caps and crowns that have been displaced
A dental emergency can be frightening and many patients wonder if the future of their smile is being threatened. At Gilreath Family Dentistry, we can put you at ease. We can handle simple and complex cases of dental damage, infection and other concerns with the highest level of dental care available.
Posted on behalf of Dr. Paul Gilreath IV,