A quick overlook
Accidents can happen in any place, any situation and at any time of day. I personally suppose that the accidents were not referred to as accidents it had any pre occurring alarms and predictions. And dental is one of the major areas where accidental and dental disorders can be very much painful. In order to deal with such problems it’s vital that you approach a dentist who possesses all the skills and knowledge to get you out rid of all life threatening problems. Finding a 24 hours emergency dentist is therefore crucial.
So, who is referred to as an emergency dentist?
Emergency dentist are well trained doctors or physicians who are specialized in dealing with various acute infections, tooth ache, accidents, sudden broken teeth and various others life threatening cases related with your teeth.
Dental emergency: What is it and how does it occurs?
According to ISDS Position Statement:
“A dental emergency is an oral condition that occurs suddenly and creates an urgent need for Professional consultation and or treatment. The clinical condition may include hemorrhage, infection, pain, and trauma. (ISDS Parameters of Care Document – The Dental Emergency 1993)”
In simpler terms any acute dental infection or dental disorder such as teeth loosing, broken or fractured teeth, trauma, sudden quick pain, infection within the mouth, inflammation of the soft tissues of the teeth, drying of the socket that needs quick medical treatment or oral surgery.
Common Dental Emergencies, definition, presentation, complications and their treatment:
Common Dental Emergencies
|Reversible pulpitis||Pulpal inflammation||Pain with hot, cold, or sweet stimuli||Periapical abscess, cellulitis||Filling|
|Irreversible pulpitis||Pulpal inflammation||Spontaneous, poorly localized pain||Periapical abscess, cellulitis||RCT, extraction|
|Abscess||Localized bacterial infection||Localized pain and swelling||Cellulitis||I & D and RCT or extraction|
|Cellulitis||Diffuse soft tissue bacterial infection||Pain, erythema, and swelling||Regional spread||Antibiotics and RCT or extraction|
|Pericoronitis||Inflamed gum over partially erupted tooth||Pain, erythema, and swelling||Cellulitis||Irrigation, antibiotics if cellulitis also present|
|Tooth fracture||Broken tooth||Clinical examination and radiography||Pulpitis and sequelae||Fillings, with or without RCT, extraction|
|Tooth luxation||Loose tooth||Clinical examination and radiography||Aspiration, pulpitis, and sequelae||Splinting, with or without RCT, extraction|
Things to look before you choose your “Emergency Dentist”
- 24/7 service: Is it really being provided or not?
- Will it be cost effective for me?
- Is the dentist trained enough, well equipped and well prepared?
- Is the clinic locality reachable by me in short period?
- Are the working staffs, nurses and helpers supportive?
- Does the surrounding clinic environment catch my eyes?
Further most solving your queries
Here are some of the frequently asked questions associated with 24 hour emergency dentist
1. What is the time to call my doctor?
This is the most frequently asked questions. People have a habit of calling their doctors in last hours when the pain becomes really unbearable to them. This may cause in damaging to your teeth in a far more extinct. My personal advice would be to call a dentist as soon as you feel that you are undergoing any problem with your teeth.
2. Are there any services such as non emergency if I am just interested in regular dental checkups?
Yes, apart from any emergency care we meets all your needs, it may be pediatric dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, regular checkups and follow ups.
3. Is the service really open 24/7?
Customer satisfaction is our motive. Yes, such types of services are open all the day and night. If you have any dental problem immediately contact the dentist and your appointment will be made in earliest convenience. But the priority will be given to severe cases first.
4. Do they offer any house visit?
That solely differs from clinic to clinic and which doctor you want to visit.
5. I do not have any medical insurance? Will I get this service?
Yes, dental insurance is not like any other health insurance. A 100$ dental cost will still cost you 100$, with or without any health insurance for dental problems. Do not back off with your life threatening disease and concerns due to a small fact that you don’t owe any insurance claims.
6. What is the cost of having my tooth pulled down?
The cost is not predefined or pre-assumed. Sometimes a simplest extraction can cost you more pennies with the added cost of procedures such as dental x ray, follow ups, injections, medicines, sedation and many more.
Getting rid of never ever sleeping dental problems
Any sleepless night due to dental issues cannot be afforded and sometimes may be vital to your health as well. The best solution for you would be to seek an emergency dentist as fast as you can. Keep yourself prepared for any worse conditions. “Prevention is better than cure” applies here too. But still when it’s time for cure 24 hour emergency dentistry care is always there for you.