Do you have a toothache at night time? You probably want to call your dentist right away, but at the same time, you don’t want to bother your dentist after office hours. So what should you do in cases like this? After hour calls to your dentist should be reserved for dental emergencies only. How do you know if you have an emergency or if it can wait?
If you answer yes to the following questions, you may have a dental emergency that warrants making a phone call:
If you are in pain, unable to speak, or are too embarrassed to be seen in public because of your situation – then it probably warrants a call to your dentist. Most offices will accept emergency calls and return your message very quickly to let you know what to do next. If it is a true emergency, it may be necessary to meet you in the office. Thankfully in most cases, your dentist can arrange to have you come in during the next business day.
Many dental emergencies can be prevented by seeing your dentist regularly. Routine checkups and exams identify problems before they have a chance to get worse. If you do have an emergency situation, call your dentist immediately. All other dental concerns can probably wait until regular office hours to be addressed.
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