It can be difficult to plan for dental emergencies, so what do you do when there is one? One of the best ways you can prepare for a dental emergency is by speaking to your dentist about whether they offer same day appointments. The last thing you want when you have a broken tooth or are in extreme pain is to wait a few days to be scheduled in. At Jensen Beach Dental we strive to give you not only the best care in the Jensen Beach, FL area, but to also be here for you when you need us most.
Same Day Appointments
This service can be very helpful to those with children that play sports. Though it is recommended your child wear mouthguards while they play, they aren’t always enough to completely prevent chipped and broken teeth. If your child does break or lose a tooth, it is important to get ice on the side of the mouth where the tooth was, put the tooth back in the socket if possible in order to keep the tissue from dying, and get to your dentist as soon as possible.
Another common reason people need same day appointments is if they are experiencing pain. This could be caused by severe tooth decay, or when fillings and crowns come loose. If your dentist doesn’t provide emergency services than you could continue to be in pain for a few days until it is convenient for them to see you. We will see you as soon as possible and make ourselves available when you need us.
What to Expect During Your Emergency Visit
If you feel like you have a dental emergency, contact our office as soon as possible so we can see you the same day. When you come in for your appointment, your dentist will take an x-ray of the area that is causing pain or that has had trauma, that way we can get a better understanding of what happened and how to treat you. During your emergency visit we will do our best to at least stop the pain and set up another appointment to fix whatever caused the emergency.
Does Your Dentist Provide Emergency Services?
It is important when searching for a dentist for you and your family that they provide emergency and same day appointments. Most emergencies can’t be anticipated, which is why Dr. Christopher J. Wigley and his team make it their priority to offer their patients same day care. If you live in Jensen Beach, Florida and would like more information on emergency care and the other services we offer, please contact our office today!