Dental injuries occur around the country every day, and while it might be easy to think that most of them occurring during sports, the truth is that the causes tend to be much more mundane. Hundreds and thousands of people break and chip their teeth from accidentally hitting them with glasses or chewing harder objects like ice or rock candies. In more severe cases, teeth can even be knocked out. In those first few moments after a dental injury has occurred, it can be tough to know what to do next. There’s pain, there’s bleeding, and you just want to know that everything will be alright. Fortunately, if you’re in Lakeville or the surrounding areas, you always have somewhere you can go for emergency dental care: Southeastern Dental Care.
It’s nice to know where you can get emergency dental care, but when should you seek it out? You certainly wouldn’t want to stress yourself out and rush to our office if your problem isn’t that serious. In most cases, we would say that if you have any kind of dental problem, you should always call us and we can discuss the best course of action.
We consider the following situations dental emergencies:
If you’ve sustained other injuries in addition to your teeth, such as broken bones, or if you are bleeding profusely, be sure to go to your local emergency room first. Once your attending physician has cleared you, be sure to call us so we can help your smile.
When you call us with a dental emergency, we’ll immediately get to work. We’ll schedule an appointment to see you as soon as possible (preferably the same day), and our team will walk you through basic first-aid to help reduce your pain. Once you reach our office, you won’t wait – we’ll bring you straight back to a treatment room so Dr. Bui or Dr. Nguyen can get to work solving your problem.
Most of the time, we can complete an emergency treatment in just one visit, but if we can’t, we’ll be sure to relieve your pain and schedule a quick follow-up. No matter what your emergency might be, we’ll be able to handle it and save your smile.
Dental emergencies can be unexpected and scary affairs, but fortunately, you now have a plan on what to do. If you or a loved one ever suffers a dental injury or is in a lot of pain, you can always rely on Southeastern Dental Care. We’ll always be there when you need us the most.
If you’d like to learn more tips on how to handle a dental emergency or how to avoid one altogether, please contact us today. In addition to Lakeville, we’re also able to provide emergency dental care for Middleborough, Taunton, and Raynham.