So, imagine if you will, sitting down to enjoy a nice meal with family, or perhaps even playing a friendly game of catch in the backyard, when suddenly it happens! Maybe you take your eye off the ball for just a moment, or maybe you just bite into something that’s a bit too hard. Regardless the result is always the same; the crunching sensation in your mouth, followed by a sharp, stinging pain that seems to reverberate throughout your body. Sure enough, you have just broken a tooth and you need emergency dental care!
In situations such as this, obviously options are limited (particularly on weekends or holidays) and therefore it may seem as though you’re in quite a pickle! Fortunately, we at Premier Dental understand that this sort of thing can happen, and are more than willing to help you in your time of need. Providing emergency dental care is a service we take great pride in providing our patients with, we all know accidents happen so let us help you out!
When it comes to providing emergency dental care, the two primary reasons for doing so typically are; restorative and cosmetic. The purpose for restorative emergency dental care is simply to get you out of pain as quickly as possible, as the intensity of the pain can be relatively severe depending on the damage. While time is certainly of the essence in restorative emergency dental care. However, as its name implies, cosmetic dental is based on appearance. Although it may sound frivolous, cosmetic dentistry can actually be quite important; perhaps you have an important presentation or meeting to attend, or your child has a class photo, your smile is important.
While surely the reasons for emergency dental care may sound reasonable in theory, often people assume that they will never need such a service; that is until it happens to them!
So hypothetically speaking, ask yourself: If you truly found yourself faced with such a crisis as a broken tooth what should you do?
Although breaking a tooth is typically the first thing that comes to mind, emergency dental care is really something of an umbrella term, there are numerous other situations that can occur as well. While certainly the best course of action is always to call and make your emergency appointment, below are some of these potential issues as well as some additional tips and remedies that may prove useful in the given situation.
As stated earlier, sometimes accidents just happen and there’s just no telling when! However, because of life’s occasionally unpredictable nature, Dr. Caye and his friendly staff at Premier Dental are ready for almost anything! So remember, if you find your plans interrupted by an unexpected and painful dilemma like a broken tooth, give us a call!
Dr. Stephan Caye and his friendly, experienced team at Premier Dental offer affordable family dentistry and gentle dental care in the Lee’s Summit, MO area. Our office is conveniently located off of Highway 50 and SE Blue Parkway. We offer appointment times Monday through Friday to meet your needs. At Premier Dental, we provide most dental services, from family and general dentistry to specialty procedures, including dental implants, dentures, endodontic or root canal treatment, teeth whitening, cosmetic dentistry, emergency dental care and much more. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Please call us at (816) 600-6330 to schedule an appointment.