Reasons for Needing an Emergency Dental Visit
The American Dental Association reported that the number one cause of adult tooth damage every year is playing sports. This spans all types of athletics and creates the need for emergency appointments. Most adults don’t have the time to play for an organized league, even a casual one. This means that even a backyard game of basketball can lead to a tooth being damaged or knocked out. The same holds true for kids playing sports throughout the 10016 area. There are ways to protect yourself like wearing a mouth guard but when an emergency strikes call our office.
Car accidents are another leading cause of tooth injury. While the enamel on your teeth is strong, it may not be strong enough to prevent your tooth from breaking when colliding with the steering wheel. With millions of accidents a year, teeth are a common victim. We recommend that patients of Prime Care Dental get examined at a local emergency room after being in a car accident, just to make sure that they haven’t sustained any physical injuries. Afterwards, patients should call for a dentist appointment. The emergency room does not treat tooth damage, so you will need to see both types of medical providers.
Relieving Dental Pain
We help people to stay comfortable and live a life that is pain-free. If you come into our Prime Care Dental offices in pain, we will identify what is creating the issue and the treatment options available for dealing with it. Often, we will also prescribe medication to help with the pain. This can prevent you from feeling discomfort while your tooth is being treated and at home. You may also want to apply a cold compress or ice pack to the area in order to reduce or prevent swelling.
Why Choose Prime Care Dental?
Our highest priority at Prime Care Dental is to provide you and your family with a lifetime of oral health and comfort. With updated technology and preventative dentistry, we keep you and your loved ones safe from all forms of dental health threats.
When you visit your general dentist regularly, you protect yourself from tooth loss, toothaches, and expensive procedures. Our general dentistry services are designed to help you maintain your natural teeth, gums, and jawbone for as long as possible.
At Prime Care Dental, our team will treat you like family. They will educate you about at-home care and help you achieve the smile of your dreams.