WHY TO VISIT YOUR DENTIST INSTEAD OF THE ER DURING AN EMERGENCY

WHY TO VISIT YOUR DENTIST INSTEAD OF THE ER DURING AN EMERGENCY

You’re at home experiencing a dental emergency. You’ve had pain for days and it just won’t go away. You want to be treated but aren’t sure where to go. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s important to keep emergency rooms clear for patients with the virus. Rather than dealing with the hassle of a hospital, choose instead to see an emergency dentist. Even though most offices are not seeing patients for regular appointments, they will be able to see you and get you out of pain in no time.

Staying Safe

It’s impossible to watch the news or read the paper without seeing the widespread effects of the current pandemic. With so many people becoming ill, you’ll want to make sure that you’re keeping you and your family safe and healthy. If you choose to go to the emergency room, you’re putting yourself at a higher risk of exposure to both the virus and other ailments.

Since dental offices are only seeing emergency patients, you will be at a much lower risk of exposure. Practices are taking great care to make sure that they are as safe and sterile as possible.

Keeping Medical Workers Focused

Many emergency rooms are filling to capacity because of the pandemic. Even though dental emergencies are important, many hospitals have to prioritize virus patients as well as those with other infectious diseases. Doctors and nurses are being stretched thin to be able to effectively do their jobs.

Emergency dentists are specialized in fixing dental problems quickly and comfortably. This makes them uniquely qualified to be your first choice when it comes to your dental emergency.

How To Tell If You Have A Dental Emergency

Dental emergencies tend to characterized by pain, swelling, and breakage. For example, teeth that have been knocked out and severe, long-lasting pain should all be taken care of urgently. This also applies to any dental work you have that becomes loose or falls out, such as crowns and dentures.

Even if you aren’t sure if you’re having an emergency, practices are happy to consult with you over the phone to make sure that you are fully aware of your options. If they deem you to be having an emergency, they will often be able to see you the same day.

About The Author

Dr. C. Romesh Weerasooriya is dedicated to getting his patients out of pain quickly. Since graduating from dental school, he has devoted more than a thousand hours to continuing his education to be able to provide care of the highest order. He has studied at both the renowned Seattle Institute for Advanced Dental Education and the Dawson Institute. He loves educating his patients and helping them to live their best lives. If you’re having a dental emergency, he and his team at Tarpon Shores Dental are happy to help. They can be reached via email or over the phone at (941) 548-1351.