When you were younger, did your parents insist that you call them when you arrived at your destination? It didn’t matter if you were 16 or 26, they wanted to know that you were safe and sound.
Now, you may be the parent who is insisting that your kids make those calls (or texts), so you know they are OK. For better or worse, parents worry. They worry that something might go wrong … and they plan ahead in case it does.
We certainly hope your family never has a need for emergency dental care, but we also know that things happen. If someone you love has a tooth knocked out or wakes up with a severe toothache, do not hesitate to call 256-801-0002 to reach our dental office in Huntsville, AL.
Jennifer Perkins, DDS, and the rest of our team are ready to respond day or night, so you or your loved one gets the help you need as soon as possible.
We monitor our calls outside of our regular office hours. So, anytime a need arises for emergency dentistry, please call right away. We will make every effort to assist you that same day.
When someone you care about is in pain, you want to take care of the problem to end their suffering. And at our practice, we care about each of our patients, so we feel the same way you do.
We also have the expertise and the experience to deal with a variety of emergency dental situations.
When you do come to our office in pain, we have local anesthetic and laughing gas to ease your pain before we begin any treatment. Once we have addressed the immediate problem, we can take some time to discuss a long-term solution. This could include a dental crown for a broken tooth or a dental bridge for a tooth that has been knocked out. It also may mean a dental filling or a root canal to fix a toothache-causing cavity.
Preventing the Pain
You can anticipate every possible dental emergency, but there are steps you can take to reduce your risk of such a problem.
The biggest thing you can do is to have consistent oral hygiene habits. This means brushing your teeth twice daily, flossing between your gums and teeth every day, and visiting us for professional cleanings at least a couple times per year.
By doing these things, you are much less likely to develop cavities and gum disease. It also means we are more likely to catch it in the early stages — before it leads to an emergency dental situation.
The second thing you can do is to wear an athletic mouthguard while playing sports. Like a seat belt, a mouthguard won’t stop an accident from happening, but it can greatly reduce the severity of an impact.
The American Dental Association has reported that athletes who don’t wear mouthguard are 60 times more likely to have dental injuries. In other words, it’s worth the effort to protect your teeth when you take the field or the court.
We Want to Help
The last thing we want is for anyone to have a dental injury or infection. But if you do, Dr. Perkins and our team of professionals are ready and willing to help. Just call 256-801-0002 to reach our office in Huntsville, AL.