There are a number of different reasons why you might need an emergency dentist, and we’ll explore them here. But the most important consideration is to effectively alleviate your pain. Please don’t hesitate to call us. Dr. Dennis will see you today, even if you are not an established patient at our dental clinic. And we provide effective sedation, so if you are afraid of the dentist, we can alleviate your fear.
Our Approach to Emergencies
Dr. Dennis knows what it is like to be afraid of going to the dentist, because she is afraid as well. She understands that sometimes this fear can lead to neglect and other dental problems. Rest assured. You will not be lectured or talked down to. Instead, we will treat you with the respect you deserve and the care you need.
Our Emergency Dentist Procedure
When you arrive, our first concern will be to find out what is causing your pain. Once we know that, we can effectively treat it with the appropriate pain medication. Dr. Dennis will begin with a comprehensive examination, and she will use digital x-rays and photos to determine and discuss her diagnosis with you. And she will come up with a treatment plan to provide a long-term solution you can live with.
Possible Reasons for Needing an Emergency Dentist
Sometimes fear can make a simple problem seem insurmountable. Don’t assume the worst. Many dental emergencies are solved with a simple procedure. Toothaches can be caused by infections resulting from decay that has passed through the enamel and dentin layers to the inner pulp of the tooth. Gum infections and periodontal abscesses will also cause toothaches. Impacted wisdom teeth and cracked teeth are also possible culprits.
The most important thing to remember is that you need have no fear. Even if you were to need root canal treatment, you can rest assured that there will be no pain involved. Once the most feared of all dental treatments, root canal therapy is now accomplished with state-of-the-art methods and technology, and many patients are surprised about how easy the treatment is.
And finally, if you are still anxious about a visit to the dentist, we offer nitrous oxide sedation, and if you wish, we can provide Xanax or Valium to take before your appointment. These will leave you feeling relaxed and un-afraid, and only require that you have someone to drive you home from your appointment.