Have you chipped a tooth but it is nighttime and your dentist does not have office hours? Is it the weekend and you have experienced such pain in your mouth that you cannot possibly wait until Monday morning to see your regular dentist? You are certainly not alone. Emergency dental care is rising as more dental professionals are realizing that people have emergency dental needs outside of normal operating hours. Some emergency dentists are regular dentists who operate just like your own but that also make themselves accessible around the clock to help out patients in need. Others are specifically in practice to provide emergency dental care.
If you must find an emergency dental office, first check to verify whether your current dentist also serves as an emergency dentist. If not, move beyond your own personal dentist and into other dental professionals in your area by first exploring these options online. Most of these dental professionals will bill themselves as such, so if you live in a metropolitan rather than rural area there should be at least a handful of dentists who provide emergency dental care to patients regardless of who their normal dentists are.
From here, either call someone at the practice right away or book an appointment online and then jump in the car. These practices are designed so that waits are shorter and that emergencies are handled quickly and appropriately. If more than a few of these dentists practice nearby, call on a few for good measure.
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