Both dentists perform general dental procedures. But an urgent care practice does more.
5 ways urgent care dental practices are different:
- They are open after normal business hours and on the weekends
- They deliver same-day treatment and pain relief
- They treat walk-in patients without an appointment
- They have special equipment (like CEREC) to create restorations in one visit
- They have professionals trained to treat pressing dental emergencies
So what is an acute dental problem?
Let’s discuss tooth problems that shouldn’t wait.
7 Urgent Dental Problems
- A deep mouth or gum laceration
- A knocked-out tooth
- A broken tooth
- An abscess in your gum or tooth
- A severe toothache or extreme mouth pain
- A tooth that suddenly feels loose
- A large crack in a tooth
What can wait until Monday?
- A lost porcelain crown
- A small break in a tooth
- A mild toothache
What if I’m not sure if my serious dental problem needs to be seen promptly?
Call our dental office at the number listed below. We will advise you on the best course of action.
What can happen if I don’t get immediate care for a dental issue?
- You could need more expensive treatment down the road
- If you have an infection, it could spread to other parts of your body
- If you have an abscess in a tooth root and don’t get a root canal, you may have to sacrifice the tooth
If there isn’t an urgent office open, should I go to the ER?
Most emergency departments don’t have a dentist on staff. An ER physician can provide antibiotics and painkillers. Medical doctors can stitch mouth lacerations. But they don’t fill cavities, perform root canals, or extract teeth.
Moreover, an ER charges WAY more than an urgent care dental practice. Even if you have health insurance, an ER copay could be significantly higher.
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