Do You Need Emergency Dental Care?
Any number of accidents can result in damage to teeth and gums, but not all of them require emergency care. You should call your dentist for immediate care if you experience:
- Broken tooth/teeth
- Extreme pain
If pain and swelling can be managed with mild pain relievers like acetaminophen or ibuprofen, you may require urgent, but not emergency care. In these cases, we will get you in to see the dentist as soon as possible the next business day.
How to Contact Your Dentist for Emergency Care
In the event that you seek care at an emergency room or urgent care center, please contact Fife Dental Care as soon as possible after your release. Dr. Fife will want to follow-up with you to provide any necessary treatments to ensure the best dental health prognosis possible.
Prevent Emergency Dentist Visits
Excruciating pain is the most common reason people seek emergency dental care. However, severe pain can often be avoided through proper preventative care and early intervention. If you have mild and/or intermittent tooth pain, localized swelling or bleeding gums, contact us to schedule an appointment. A thorough exam
can help identify problems that can be addressed with minimally invasive treatments before they become