You can’t plan for the unexpected. Every year, millions of Americans from every age group suffer a dental emergency. It can happen to our friends, family, and ourselves. For those unforeseen circumstances, it's best to have a dentist you can rely on that stands ready and able to provide you with the dental care you need on short notice. If you have an emergency, call Prince Dental Care; you’ll be in good hands.
Not every injury merits an emergency visit to your dentist. If you want to avoid unnecessary costs, you’ll need to learn to differentiate between what is an emergency and what can simply wait.
Common types of tooth injuries as a result of impact include:
The severity of the injury will dictate whether or not you need emergency care. At the same time, a chipped tooth or minor fracture can usually wait until regular business hours, more severe injuries that cause tooth loss to require immediate medical attention.
Awareness is always the first step in prevention. The most common sources for tooth injuries are related to sports accidents, carelessly biting down on hard substances and household accidents. To avoid common injuries, consider:
Use a mouthguard while playing sports
Don’t chew ice, popcorn kernels, or hard candy
Don’t open packaging with your teeth
An emergency can occur to anyone, no matter how cautious you are, sometimes life just happens. When facing uncertainty, its best to have a team of professionals you can trust and rely on – we take walk-ins with or without insurance. If you have a dental emergency, call Prince Dental Care today!