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Dental Emergencies: Where Should You Go?

Emergency Sign for dental When you experience an emergency, the first thought is to go to the hospital. In the case of dental emergencies, however, the hospital is typically not the first place to go. The exception to this rule would be if the emergency was life threatening, such as if it was affecting your ability to breathe or swallow. In general, however, the doctors in the ER are only equipped to handle medical emergencies. Yes, they could provide you with pain medication or antibiotics if you have an infection in your mouth, but they cannot help you save your tooth or even begin to rectify the problem occurring in your mouth.

Avoiding the Hospital

Your first action when experiencing any type of dental emergency, including a knocked out tooth, cracked tooth or severe pain should be to call our office. There is almost always a way to get a hold of one Dr. Schroeder, even after hours or on the weekend. Dr. Schroeder can then provide you with guidance on what you should do. If you are unable to get a hold of anyone and cannot handle the pain any longer, you can go to the hospital, but understand that they may not be able to help you.

The best way to ensure that you do not experience many dental emergencies is to keep up with your regularly scheduled dental appointments. Preventative care is the best method to catch problems when they first start, rather than waiting until they get out of hand and must be addressed immediately. The hospital might be able to make you comfortable for the time being, but they will not be able to handle any of your dental concerns, making it important to stay on top of your dental health.

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