Dental emergencies can be stressful, not to mention also painful too in some cases. If your tooth is broken, knocked out, or aching, you know that you have a dental emergency on your hands. But what if you're not sure? When is the best time to contact your emergency dentist in Manchester?
A Good Rule of Thumb
If you're unsure that you have a real emergency, it's a good rule of thumb to contact your dentist anyway. Knowledgeable staff members can assess your condition over the phone and help you determine if you need immediate attention or not.
Contact Your Dentist First
If you have a tooth knocked out, dislodged, or another type of tooth emergency, always contact your dentist before heading to a hospital emergency room. Your dental team is better equipped to handle dental emergencies, and it's likely that the hospital will send you back to your dentist anyway. This will save you valuable time and money, as a knocked out tooth needs to be treated as soon as possible.
We're Here to Help!
Dr. Stanford and his team leave time open in the schedule to accommodate dental emergency patients as soon as possible. If you or a loved one is in pain or having a tooth emergency, call Stanford Dental at (636) 256-3559 so your Manchester emergency dentist can help you get the relief you need. Here are some tips on handling dental emergencies until you can get to our dental office:
- A knocked out tooth: Handle the tooth as little as possible. Place it back in its socket if you can, or use milk to keep cells moist and alive during transport.
- Dental pain or a toothache: Visit our dental office as soon as possible. It is likely that your tooth is infected or abscessed.
- A broken tooth: Gather the pieces of the tooth if you can, and bring them to your dentist.
- Soft tissue injuries: Stop the bleeding with light pressure and contact your dentist for further instructions.
If you reach us after business hours, there are instructions for emergency patients on our message. Don't hesitate to give us a call!