Dealing With A Dental Emergency
At Rivercrest Family Dental, we are here to help you and your family with all of your dental care needs, even when dealing with a dental emergency. Unfortunately, we know an emergency can happen at any time so it is important to be prepared with what steps to take if you find yourself or a loved one dealing with a dental emergency. It is also important to know what steps can be taken to help prevent a dental emergency from occurring.
What is a Dental Emergency?
A dental emergency is anything out of the ordinary that involves your dental health, including any discomfort or pain in the mouth and any trauma to the mouth. If you experience a dental emergency, it is important to remain calm and assess the situation. We recommend contacting our office to explain the situation. We can help determine if you need to come in for an appointment. If you are dealing with a trauma situation, it is crucial to determine if a trip to the emergency room is necessary.
How to Prevent a Dental Emergency
The best way to prevent a dental emergency is to maintain routine hygiene examinations. During these appointments, we are able to determine if there is a problem area in the mouth that may require treatment. Postponing or delaying treatment will increase your likelihood of experiencing a dental emergency. We also recommend these tips to help prevent an emergency:
- Wear a mouthguard when playing sports
- Avoid chewing on non-food items
- Do not use teeth as tools
- Avoid nail biting
If you find yourself dealing with a dental emergency, it is extremely important to remain calm and assess the situation. For anything serious, we recommend heading to the nearest emergency room. Otherwise, be sure to call our office located in New Braunfels, TX, and we can schedule an appointment for you.