In today’s society, there are specialties for everything you can imagine. People think it natural to seek an orthopedic surgeon, a specialist, if you need a ligament in your knee repaired. It pays to have the same standards when it comes to your oral health. In life, our permanent teeth are ours to make last a lifetime. We get one chance. So when a dental emergency comes along, like chipping your tooth on your lunch break, losing a filling right before you leave on vacation, a toothache or other unexpected dental needs, who better to trust than a specialist who deals with those emergencies!
What is an Emergency Dentist?
When suffering from severe pain, some think the emergency room is the only option. Unfortunately, most emergency rooms do not have a dentist on staff. According to the American Dental Association, there are approximately 2 million visits a year to the emergency room for tooth pain! These visits are costly and can range from $400 to $1,500 compared to a $90 to $200 visit to a dentist. That is where Emergency Dental fits in; it is an emergency room for dental emergencies. Emergency dentists offer urgent dental needs. Going to an emergency dentist for an abscess is just as life-threatening and important as going to the emergency room for chest pains.
A study conducted by the National Center for Health Statistics found that 48% of patients who visited the emergency room went there because their doctor’s office was not open. Likewise, an emergency dentist keeps hours that most general dentists and other specialties keep. This makes it Emergency Dental a logical choice when a weekend baseball game leaves you with a knocked out tooth. Or if you can’t take time off work during the day for a regular dental appointment, Emergency Dental is available after hours.
How Does an Emergency Dentist Differ From a Regular Dentist?
A trip to your dentist will give you a snapshot of all the conditions in your mouth. In contrast, an emergency dentist focuses on treating your main concern. While all dentists have the same general dental education, all of our doctors have years of focusing, recognizing and treating almost any dental emergency. Emergency Dental offers walk-in and same day appointments for these urgent needs.
Why Should I Visit An Emergency Dentist?
There are many reasons to visit an emergency dentist. An emergency dentist offers many dental services including those often found in any dental office. In addition, an emergency dentist will get you in without having to wait for a week for an appointment. While dental emergencies bring stress in your life, you can also be assured that you are trusting your dental care to a professional who deals with emergencies on a daily basis. Because we understand the financial stress emergencies bring, we offer many different payment options as well, including for those who don’t have dental insurance.
Because your dental health is important, you can’t trust it to just anyone. Call Emergency Dental for all your needs!
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