Most of us tend to think “that will never happen to me” about pretty much everything bad that could come along in life. This outlook is, in certain psychological circles, called the optimism bias. Well, unfortunately, things do happen. Many folks who wouldn’t have expected to have a dental emergency on their hands end up having to come see us for timely treatment at our Royal Oak MI dentist’s office. Don’t worry, if you are ever in such a situation yourself, remember that we’re offering same-day emergency appointments whenever possible! You can always contact our office at 248-220-7021 if you’re experiencing an unanticipated dental problem.
How To Identify An Emergency
Dental issues can be painful and can pose a real danger to your oral health! As such, people can have dental emergencies that are associated with problems like:
- Broken teeth
- Cracked teeth
- Tooth abscesses
- Loose crown
- Knocked-out teeth
If you are in pain, then it is an emergency! Plus, in many cases we can save a tooth that’s been lost, if you act fast enough. The good news for these bad scenarios is that your mouth will always be in good hands with Dr. Daboul and the rest of our team.
How To Minimize Your Risk
While many dental emergencies are impossible to plan for or prevent, you can lower your risk of dental problems by following these steps.
- Maintaining regular dental cleanings and exams — Regularly visiting the dentist, once every six months, allows us to monitor the health of the teeth and then treat small issues before they turn into larger issues.
- Not putting off dental treatment — If it’s been recommended that you need dental care, it’s better to act sooner rather than later. Problems like tooth decay and gum disease are brought on by infections, and those will spread if left untreated. A small cavity can go on to infect the root and cause you to need a root canal and permanent restoration.
- Wearing athletic mouthguards — If you’re participating in sports or your children are participating in sports, you need to wear a mouthguard. The American Dental Association recommends that you wear a mouthguard for contact sports or even high intensity sports where you might clench your teeth.
How To Get In Touch
In all sincerity, we hope that no patient in the Royal Oak Michigan area needs emergency dental care this year. But we know that some of you reading this will at one time or another. That’s why we want you to be prepared for anything. So keep this number: 248-220-7021] handy in case you need us right away! Alternatively, if you want to schedule a regular appointment, you can use the online form to request a non-emergency visit. We will do our best to alleviate any pain and get you smiling big again in no time.