What should I do if I have a dental emergency?
Because we take exceptional care of our patients, Dr. Annan would prefer to avoid being an emergency dentist, and instead focus on being a prevention dentist. That way, our patients could avoid dental emergencies and pain associated with them.
That being said, we know that dental emergencies happen to even the most vigilant patients from time to time. We want you to know that we are here to support you and help restore your dental health and comfort.
What signs should I look for?
If you experience dental pain or a dental emergency, contact us right away. That way, we can do our very best to work you into our schedule as soon as possible. Dental emergencies rarely resolve on their own, so don’t wait until your pain is unbearable. The sooner you call, the sooner we can help restore your comfort and well-being. Putting off treatment can cause complications requiring a root canal or even an extraction.
Dental emergencies might include tooth pain, lacerations on your gums, a lost restoration, jaw pain, swelling, persistent areas of bleeding that do not heal, and tooth loss. If you are ever in doubt, give us a call and we can help determine the next steps to restore your oral health.