It’s time I went over what I believe to be the truth about dental emergencies. As a dentist that has been at it for a while, I feel as if I’ve seen it all. Some people think that they have issues that are not bad when they are, and vice-versa.
One thing that happens to people that begins as a small problem and develops into an emergency would be cavities that turn into infections eventually. Some people have told me that they don’t have the ability to afford to get a cavity looked at, and then when it starts to get infected they are in so much pain they end up having to pay someone at the hospital to give them antibiotics and pain medications. This can cost them thousands of dollars when they could have just come into the dental office and had the same problem fixed for a fraction of the price.
You don’t have to lose any teeth if you are careful and work with a dentist on a regular basis. The key is to come in for a cleaning because most emergencies are because of people not taking the time to even do that. I have seen so many people say that they are fine when in fact they are not, only to call me on the weekend or sometime when my office isn’t open because they are having an emergency. This gets to a point where it costs more for you than a cleaning and general overview of your situation would have, and you may even miss out on work if it’s bad enough costing you more money.
The truth about dental emergencies won’t be something that everyone will want to hear. However, if you don’t work on your dental issues when they occur, you’re going to have emergencies happen. Being smart and taking a proactive approach you will not have as many issues in the dental department.