May 10, 2022

What to Expect During an Emergency Dental Visit

Filed under: Uncategorized — drgaur @ 9:41 pm
person with toothache who needs emergency dental visit holding cheek

If you recently suffered damage to one of your teeth or have a persistent toothache that’s making it difficult to sleep through the night or make it through the day, it’s time to visit your emergency dentist. Though their job is to help you feel comfortable and safe while they repair your smile, it’s not unusual to feel a little nervous. To help you keep your cool during your appointment, read on to learn about three things you can expect during your emergency dental visit. 

#1: Expect a Same-Day Appointment

When it comes to dental emergencies, your dentist will do their best to see you as soon as possible. Whether your issue started several weeks ago or just a few minutes before you called their office, urgent dental issues, like broken or knocked-out teeth, require prompt treatment. If the issue is less severe, like a small chip or mild sensitivity, your emergency dental visit will likely be scheduled for a later date.

#2: Expect a Thorough Dental Exam

Your dentist will start off your emergency dental visit by performing a thorough dental exam. This will allow them to determine the root of the issue. This generally includes both a visual exam as well as X-rays to get a better look at things and identify issues that may not be apparent with the naked eye. Once your dentist has completed these steps, they will go over their findings with you and review your treatment options. They will also give an estimate of how much treatment will cost.

#3: Expect the Possibility of Dental Sedation

Dealing with an injured tooth or other parts of the oral cavity can be stressful. If you need to undergo a procedure like a root canal or a tooth extraction, your dentist may recommend dental sedation. They may also suggest it if you require extensive dental work. Sedation dentistry helps relieve stress and keep patients comfortable throughout treatment so they can have their smiles repaired pain-free.

Along with these three things, you can expect to leave your dental appointment with a restored smile. So, if you recently suffered an injury, severe decay, or anything else that requires urgent care, contact your dentist to set up an emergency dental visit to get your pearly whites back on track!

About the Practice

Do you have a damaged smile that’s in need of urgent care? Dix Hills Family Dentistry is here to help. Led by Dr. Raj Gaur and Dr. Shubha Soni-Gaur, they offer a range of exceptional services, including emergency dental visits. Their talented team understands that accidents happen and they do what they can to ensure your comfort and safety throughout treatment. Are you interested in scheduling an emergency dental visit or do you want more information on their service offerings? If so, call Dix Hills Family Dentistry’s office at (631) 673-8040 or visit their website to get started.

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