Don’t Wait to Make the Move to See an Emergency Dentist
If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency, call 911 immediately or head to your nearest hospital. If you are not experiencing a life-threatening emergency, here are some standard protocols you may follow.
Your First Steps
Have a regular dentist? Call the office and wait until you receive direction on how to reach their after-hours phone line. If you’re calling outside of business hours, you might connect with the after-hours line automatically in some dental offices.
Once you reach your dentist, he or she will direct you with instructions on what to do based on the emergency you’re facing.
Get a hold of your dental provider if you have any fever or swelling
It is essential to note that if you are experiencing swelling or a fever, go to a hospital immediately. If you are calling after hours, or need an emergency dentist after hours but don’t have a regular dentist, we recommend looking for a 24-hour dentist.
These types of dentists can be difficult to locate. However, sometimes even a new dentist will come to the office to see a patient, but these types of dental emergencies may be expensive.