Uh oh! Something happened and you’ve got a dental emergency on your hands—or at least you think so. When you’re dealing with the stress of a dental issue, or really any health issue, it may be hard to know if you should be seen by a medical professional ASAP or if it’s not that big of a deal and you can wait a couple of weeks for a scheduled appointment. While we can’t speak for other medical situations, we can advise about the dental part at least. Here are some dental conditions that are considered emergencies, and what you should see a dentist for:
Common Dental Emergencies
Everyone’s dental emergency is different, but there are some general problems we see again and again when providing urgent dental care. Here are some of the most common dental emergencies:
- Knocked-Out Permanent Tooth
- Severely Cracked Tooth
- Broken Tooth
- Severe Toothache
With each of these, you should seek dental care immediately. Until you see a dentist, there are also different first aid steps you can take depending on what emergency you have. These steps are a way to minimize any damage and help the situation until you get to a dentist. To read about these quick relief guidelines, you can visit our Emergency Dentist page.
Our 24-Hour Emergency Answering Service
Are you dealing with a dental emergency right now? Call us at 812-379-8266! Even if you’re calling outside of our normal office hours, we have a 24-hour answering service available so you can still get the urgent assistance you need. Emergencies never happen when it’s convenient, but that doesn’t mean you should have to wait to be seen by a dental professional.
Keep Our Number Handy
Seeing a dentist quickly can sometimes mean the difference between saving or losing your tooth, so we strongly advise that you don’t wait to get help when you have a dental emergency. We recommend keeping our practice number handy so you’re fully prepared in case the situation ever arises. Please contact our office today!