As we all know, accidents can happen no matter how careful and diligent you are. When they happen to your teeth, it can be especially stressful. A dental emergency is something that simply can’t wait to be treated, so when you need to get care fast, you can always call Strohman Dental. Dr. Shelly Strohman and our team will leap into action as soon as you call and make an appointment to see you as soon as possible — even the same day!
There are a number of circumstances that qualify as a dental emergency. They can be quite scary and painful, but it is important that you stay calm and handle the situation with a level head. If you find yourself in any of the following situations, be sure to call us immediately:
When you are facing a dental emergency, there may be some steps you can take to relieve your pain and minimize the damage to your oral health even before you get to our office. When you call us, our team will walk you through basic first-aid over the phone so we can start helping you immediately. In fact, in order to save you as much time as possible, be sure to put our number in your phone right now, (940)-613-0299, so that you don’t have to look it up while injured.
Here are some examples of the guidance we may give you to help you handle your emergency:
When you arrive for your emergency appointment, we’ll assess the situation and design a treatment plan to help your oral health get back on track as soon as possible. Although extraction is always a possibility in dental emergencies, we do all we can to save your smile. A root canal, a new restoration, or other treatments may be able to help your tooth regain its form and function.
Regardless of what type of treatment you need, you can rest assured that we’ll handle your case with compassion and expertise. There is no need to be nervous about your procedure; you’ll be numb while we’re working, and we even have sedation options available for those who suffer from dental anxiety.
After your initial emergency treatment, be sure to follow our instructions for preventing infection and caring for the portion of your mouth where you had work done. You may need to eat a soft diet for a few days and take it easy while you’re recovering. Of course, if you have any post-treatment questions or concerns, you’re free to call us at any time. We may also recommend that you attend follow-up appointments with us. We will want to keep an eye on your oral health so your road to recovery is as smooth and stress-free as possible.
When you need us the most, you can always trust us to be there! Be sure to call us first if you ever have a dental emergency!