Emergencies of any kind can be painful and frightening, but patients are able to dial 911 or proceed to their nearest emergency room if they experience a medical emergency. Similarly, knowing what to do in case of a dental emergency can significantly reduce fear and anxiety associated with these emergencies. The first step patients of Woodsprings Family Dentistry should take is to contact our office right away. We’re always happy to help our patients when they need us most. If it’s outside of regular office hours, call our regular number and follow the directions to reach a member of our team and receive after hour care.
We trust our patients when they call us during an emergency. If you believe your oral health situation require urgent care, we agree with you, and our team is here to help. If you have any doubt that what you’re experiencing is an emergency, here are some of the most frequently treated dental emergencies:
If you experience severe facial trauma or potentially broken jawbone, we encourage you to proceed directly to your nearest emergency room. Dr. Yarnell will be happy to treat dental damage once any life threatening injuries are treated.
First, one of our team members will carefully walk you through first aid and pain management to address your specific emergency over the phone. Next, they will schedule a time for you to come into the office and get your issue addressed promptly. If you like to be prepared, you can also keep the following first aid tips in mind:
While many dental insurance providers do offer partial coverage for emergency appointments, the overall treatment cost will depend largely on the severity of the dental emergency. At our Jonesboro dental office, we use your emergency visit to relieve pain immediately. Once you’re no longer in pain, we will work with you to create a personalized restorative dentistry plan to repair damaged smiles to full, natural looking form and function. We’ll work with you every step of the way to repair your smile within you schedule and budget.
The easiest way to reduce risk for dental emergencies is to visit our dental office at least twice a year for preventive dentistry appointments. These appointments will help us keep your smile healthy. We screen for the early warning signs of common oral health concerns, so patients can avoid most dental issues. In addition to these regular preventive checkups, you’ll need to brush teeth for at least two minutes at a time twice a day and floss teeth daily. You can also reduce your risk for dental emergencies by taking the following tips into consideration: