- April 30, 2015
It’s called an emergency for a reason. When you have sudden pain or injury, you need to seek immediate care. Some people avoid going to the dentist for various reasons, but if you ignore the signs of a dental emergency, you could be creating more pain for yourself in the future. Also, serious pain or excessive bleeding in the tooth and gum area could be an indication of a major health problem, so if you don’t seek professional emergency dental care you may be putting your entire well-being at risk.
At Holly Dental care we hope that you never experience a dental emergency, but if you do, please don’t wait to come to our office in Holly, MI to get the problem taken care of and to avoid potential health hazards down the road.
Don’t Put Up With Pain
For whatever reason, some people feel they have to put up with pain. To grit their teeth and power through even the most intense pain, sometimes from obviously serious injuries. Some may consider admitting pain a sign of weakness. Some may worry about the cost. Others simply feel they don’t have the time.
Pain is your body’s way of telling you there is something wrong. And intense sudden pain is your body’s way of telling you there is something really wrong. That means you have an emergency. So if you have a sudden tooth ache so bad you can’t see straight, get to our office right away.
Also, be on the look out for excessive bleeding that won’t stop. This could be the sign of infection that can lead to serious health problems if not dealt with quickly.
At Holly Dental Care we account for emergencies when scheduling our day, so if you come in with a serious dental emergency, you become our priority. We will immediately examine you to determine the severity of your issue and the best course of action.
We will focus on stopping the pain and dealing with the immediate problem before we suggest a plan for further action and any treatment for a permanent solution that might need to scheduled for a different day.
Types of Emergencies
There various incidents that might bring you into our office for immediate attention.
Severe infection or dental abscess may be causing pain and bleeding. this problem could lead to serious health risk, not just for your mouth, but for your whole body, if not treated right away.
A knocked-out tooth may be restored if brought in soon enough, and a broken tooth can be repaired and treated to stop the pain.
Lost or broken fillings need to be replaced to stop pain and to prevent decay.
Loose or broken braces need to be fixed to prevent injury to your mouth and to restore effectiveness.
If you are experiencing pain, swelling, or discomfort after having dental work done, that may be an indication of a problem, so don’t wait to have it checked out.
Dental Emergency Kit
The best thing you can do to lessen the effects of a dental emergency is to be prepared!
A dental emergency kit could help keep you comfortable and prevent further damage until you get to our office. Make sure it is stocked with clean gauze, latex gloves, painkillers, a small container to hold any knocked out teeth, and the number to Holly Dental Center.
See Us Right Away
So, don’t let a dental emergency become a bigger problem than it has to be. Let Holly Dental Care take of you. Our friendly and experienced staff will help you through your emergency to make sure you are comfortable and get you looking and feeling great again.
Call us today for more information.