Dental emergencies can be very serious and should never be ignored. Choosing to ignore a dental problem can raise the odds of permanent damage occurring, along with a potentially higher cost of treatment in the long run. Knowing which injuries qualify as a dental emergency and need immediate care is important to ensure the safety of your family’s teeth and their well-being. Knowing what doesn’t qualify as a dental emergency is just as important so you don’t waste your time driving in the middle of the night for something that could have waited until the morning.
Dental emergencies such as a cracked, broken or knocked out tooth are often the result of biting a hard piece of food, falling down, or suffering from a sports-related injury. Whether or not a chipped tooth or fracture can wait for normal operating hours is dependent on the severity and location of the injury.
Dr Downing and the team of providers at North Shore Smiles are highly experienced in all forms of dental care. Together with their caring staff, they’ll accommodate your every need and make you feel at home during every visit.
If you find yourself experiencing a dental emergency, contact her office immediately and schedule an appointment. If your emergency is outside of normal office hours, you can call her 24-hour service or use our online appointment book to schedule an emergency visit.
During your initial consultation, she will carefully listen to all your needs and work with you to devise the best plan for your situation. We look forward to seeing you soon.
Accidents don’t wait for you to book an appointment, they can occur at any time of the day or night. Some injuries might require immediate treatment, while others might be minor enough to wait for regular business hours.
If you are experiencing a dental issue or emergency, call us right away to discuss your options and see if we can get you in right away for treatment. Call Dr Downing’s clinic immediately and schedule an appointment with her staff.