What to Do in a Dental Emergency
A dental emergency can strike anywhere at any time, so it’s important to be prepared. Should you or a loved one experience one of these scary situations, keep these simple steps in mind:
- Call us as soon as possible: When you call us, we’ll help evaluate your situation and give you instructions on what to do next. We’ll also schedule you an emergency appointment, typically on the same day that you call us.
- Get an emergency dental exam: As soon as you reach our office, your Meriden emergency dentist will see you right away for an examination. They’ll work quickly to learn more about your emergency and get you out of any pressing or severe pain.
- Review the findings and make a plan: We’ll review our findings with you and discuss which treatment options we recommend, including the estimated length and price. Together, we’ll work with you to create a treatment plan.
- Get the fast, professional emergency dental care you need: Whether you need a filling, dental crown, root canal, or something else entirely, our team will get to work right away to preserve your teeth, repair your smile, and alleviate your pain.
The Most Common Dental Emergencies
Some dental emergencies are the result of an injury or accident, like getting hit in the face with a ball or elbow. Other emergencies develop slowly over a long period of poor oral hygiene or bad chewing habits, like a painful toothache stemming from an infection. Whatever situation you’re facing, our team here at Meriden Dental Group is well-equipped to address your situation and get your oral health back on track. Even if you’re not sure if you need urgent dental care, give us a call so we can help you decide what to do next. Below, you’ll find some of the most common dental emergencies we treat.