When urgent health problems pop up, it’s natural to assume that heading to the emergency room is the best option. All medical emergencies, however, are not created equal. While your local hospital or urgent care center staff is equipped to handle an array of issues, dental emergencies fall into a category outside of their purview.
Aside from the fact that ERs are currently at capacity due to COVID-19 related visits, treatment options for a dental emergency will be minimal. ERs are not typically outfitted with the necessary equipment and personnel to treat dental emergencies.
What Qualifies as a Dental Emergency?
First thing’s first, before you visit your dental office, you’ll need to be sure that you actually have a dental emergency that warrants scheduling an appointment. Here are a few of the most common dental emergencies that you should seek immediate care for:
- Chipped tooth
- Fractured tooth
- Infected tooth
- Abscessed tooth
- Knocked out tooth
If you’re not quite sure whether or not your situation qualifies as an emergency, you can always give Jefferson Dental & Orthodontics a call at 833-840-3843.
What is Jefferson Dental & Orthodontics Doing to Help?
Our team members are on-hand and ready to provide treatment immediately, if necessary, at open offices. Our Community Marketer, Dely A., has even taken on the task of visiting over 100 ERs and urgent care clinics throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex to spread awareness about the importance of visiting your dentist’s office for dental emergencies.
It’s important to seek proper treatment in these uncertain times and we are so grateful for our dedicated team members, like Dely, who are willing to put their health at risk to make sure that patients have the best opportunity to receive necessary and timely care for their dental emergencies.
Remember, Jefferson Dental & Orthodontics is here for you should you or a loved one have a dental emergency during this time. We currently have 37 open locations with our team ready and willing to safely treat your dental emergency.