What is Visiting an Emergency Dentist Like?

One of the biggest mistakes one can make after suffering a dental emergency is not visiting the emergency dentist for treatment. While most understand this, all too many avoid treatment out of fear caused by not knowing what to expect during the visit.

The process of visiting an emergency dentist

To understand what it is like to visit the emergency dentist and how the process works, you can reduce any anxieties you have about going in for a visit. Each patient is unique, but the following is a guide to what can be expected before, during and after an emergency dentist visit.

Before the visit

Simply calling the emergency dentist, scheduling the next available time to come in and waiting until the appointment is not enough. Instead, it is important to understand how to care for the injury or health concern in the proper manner before arrival. The first step in the process should be to examine the extent of the concern and determine to the best of your ability exactly what the problem is, this will help the patient answer questions that the emergency dentist might have. After the patient tries to discern the problem, it is vital that they keep the mouth clean until the dentist can take a look at the issue.

During the visit

Upon arrival at the emergency dentist, the patient should have a general understanding of what the issue is. First things first, the dentist will likely start by examining the patient's mouth and asking questions to find out what the problem is in the most efficient manner possible. Once the dentist has a good idea of the extent of the dental emergency, she or he can recommend and begin treatment to eliminate the initial symptoms. After which, she or he is likely to offer further treatment plans to treat the issue long-term and ensure that the patient maintains good oral health moving forward.

Follow up care

An emergency dentist can treat the initial symptoms of the issue and provide long-term care to any damage or health concerns that develop, but it is also crucial for the patient to take it upon themselves to ensure their good oral health moving forward. To do so, it is essential for the patient to follow any instructions that the emergency dentist provides and practice a good oral hygiene routine moving forward. If the patient injured their mouth during physical activity, the patient should take the necessary precautions to avoid reinjuring their teeth in the future.

Visit an emergency dentist for prompt dental care

An emergency dentist can effectively and efficiently provide treatment to a number of oral health care emergencies, and they can guide the patient throughout the entire process, helping to reduce any nerves that they feel and answer any questions or concerns that they may have. If you have suffered a mouth injury or are experiencing an oral health concern of any matter, then consult with us and schedule the next available time to come in for treatment and ensure that you deal with the issue properly.

Request an appointment here: https://www.drcharvet.com or call Charvet Dental Center at (504) 208-4751 for an appointment in our Metairie office.

Check out what others are saying about our services on Yelp: Read our Yelp reviews.

Recent Posts

Pros And Cons Of Dental Veneers

You are unhappy with your smile and wonder if a dental veneer can fix the issue. Before going to your general/family dentist to get veneers, you need to learn the pros and cons to make an informed decision. Then if you decide to move forward, you can get veneers from a general dentist.Dental veneers fix…

What To Expect During Dental Implant Surgery

Dental implant surgery has become a popular alternative for people who want to replace their missing teeth because implants are very similar to natural teeth. The titanium posts that are fused to the jaw act as tooth roots and stimulate bone growth in the jaw, restoring functionality to the teeth while preserving the patient’s facial…

3 Tips For Finding The Right Teeth Straightening Option

Crooked teeth are often detrimental to one’s oral health, which makes it quite important to find the right teeth straightening option! Today, with modern dentistry, there are a few good treatments to choose from. The most popular include traditional braces, ceramic braces and clear aligners. However, knowing how to choose just one of these can…

4 Warning Signs Of Gum Disease

Gum disease, also known as periodontitis, is a condition that begins with bacterial growth in the mouth. If the problem is not treated early, it could lead to the loss of teeth due to the destruction of the tissue that surrounds the teeth.Gum disease is usually preceded by gingivitis, which is an inflammation of the…

Recent Posts

Pros And Cons Of Dental Veneers

Pros And Cons Of Dental Veneers

You are unhappy with your smile and wonder if a dental veneer can fix the issue. Before going to your general/family dentist to get veneers, you need to learn the pros and cons to make an informed decision. Then if you decide to move forward, you can get veneers from a general dentist.Dental veneers fix…

What To Expect During Dental Implant Surgery

What To Expect During Dental Implant Surgery

Dental implant surgery has become a popular alternative for people who want to replace their missing teeth because implants are very similar to natural teeth. The titanium posts that are fused to the jaw act as tooth roots and stimulate bone growth in the jaw, restoring functionality to the teeth while preserving the patient’s facial…