You never know when you might face a dental emergency. They can happen at any moment, without any kind of warning. Even though these instances might come at an inconvenient time, we do everything we can to make your visit as convenient as possible.
We Offer Same-Day Emergency Appointments
When you have a dental emergency, it’s very important to have the issue treated promptly. They can be extremely painful and if you wait too long, they can result in permanent damage that may extend beyond the initial problem area.
At Lake Dental, we allow same day walk-ins for dental emergencies, so you won’t have to deal with the stress of trying to find a dentist who will accept you on such short notice.
What’s Considered a Dental Emergency?
Not every problem that arises is necessarily considered a dental emergency. Here’s a list of common ones that require a visit to our office immediately:
- Severe pain or excessive swelling
- Broken or damaged tooth
- Knocked-out teeth or other injury
- Painful damage to dental restorations
What Isn’t a Dental Emergency?
Symptoms such as minimal pain or a chipped tooth without pain do not qualify as dental emergencies. Just because it doesn’t need a same day treatment, however, doesn’t mean you should wait an extended period of time. If you are experiencing some type of complication with your oral health, but aren’t sure if it qualifies as an emergency, here are some questions you can ask yourself:
- Do I have severe pain?
- Am I bleeding?
- Are my teeth loose?
If you are unsure if what you have is a dental emergency, give us a call and we’ll be happy to answer your questions.
Are You in Need of Emergency Dental Care in Bradenton?
At Lake Dental, your dental health is our priority, and if you have a dental emergency, we’ll be here to help on the same day as the incident. If you’re currently experiencing severe pain or swelling, come to our office or give us a call today!