It is an unfortunate fact that dental problems don’t always choose the best times to occur. Therefore, if you have a sudden concern, pain, or swelling in your mouth, we do our best to make time for you in our schedule the same day you call. These appointments are known as urgent care appointments and they allow us to provide you with a temporary solution until we can schedule you back for a permanent solution.
Did You Know?
Damaging habits like smoking, chewing on ice or pens, using your teeth to hold or open things, biting into excessively hard foods, and grinding your teeth can all increase your risk of a dental emergency. Since these behaviors are often the cause of chipped or cracked teeth, it is recommended to avoid them in order to reduce the risk of experiencing a dental emergency.
Frequently Asked Questions:
How do I know if I need an urgent dental appointment?
Urgent dental appointments are intended to provide temporary relief for a dental problem. While the exact reason for an urgent dental appointment may vary, here are some common reasons to request an urgent dental appointment:
- Tooth pain
- Swelling in the gums
- Chipped or cracked tooth
- Knocked out tooth
- A dental restoration that is loose or has fallen off
Ultimately, if you are experiencing any type of discomfort or uneasiness about something related to your oral health, call our compassionate staff at Desert Pearl Dentistry to determine if an urgent dental appointment is needed.
What can I expect during an urgent dental appointment at Desert Pearl Dentistry?
At Desert Pearl Dentistry, our high standard of care dictates that urgent dental appointments are scheduled the same day you call our office, as long as time permits. This type of appointment is intended to provide temporary relief to your dental problem until we can schedule a proper appointment for optimum care. Because of this, urgent care appointments focus on a specific problem tooth or area and are shorter than a typical dental appointment.
Will I need to follow any special instructions after my urgent dental appointment?
During your appointment, Dr. Black will let you know if there are any special instructions you need to follow until you can return for a proper appointment. These special instructions will vary depending on your exact problem, however they may include things like taking antibiotics, chewing on the opposite side of your mouth, and temporary dietary restrictions. In order to prevent the issue from getting worse, it is important to follow any special instructions provided by Dr. Black and to schedule a follow up appointment to have the issue permanently corrected.