For many of us, finding time to see a dentist can be difficult. Some of us can’t afford to miss work but seeing a dentist in the evening typically isn’t possible. However, our office now offers evening hours and if you are experiencing a dental emergency we can see you after hours. Don’t avoid the dentist; let us know when you need to see a doctor.
When Do I Call?
When should you see a dentist? The American Dental Association recommends adults and children see the dentist once every six months for a checkup and a dental cleaning. These visits allow a dental professional to monitor your oral health and also reduce the risk of tooth decay and gum disease. You may also need an appointment should you notice any changes in your oral health, such as sensitive teeth or toothaches that persist for more than 48 hours. Sudden discomfort could be a sign of a problem that requires immediate attention.
After Hours and Evening Appointments
For evening hours, we are available on Monday and Tuesday until six pm and on Wednesday and Thursday until seven pm. Our regular hours for Friday are until four pm. Should you need to see the dentist later than that you can contact our office and discuss scheduling an after hours visit. We also have Saturday hours and will be available until two pm on those days.
Emergency Dental Care
What about dental emergencies? This refers to any damage or sudden pain related to your oral cavity. We offer emergency services and can see you after hours or in the evening, simply contact our office to set up an appointment. Common dental emergencies may include:
- Tooth pain
- Chipped or fractured teeth
- Knocked-out teeth
- Loose or missing restorations (fillings/crowns)
- Damaged orthodontics
While waiting to see the doctor, you can apply a cold compress to the side of your face to reduce swelling or place a piece gauze near the tooth should any bleeding occur. Remember, if you knock out a tooth try to bring it to the office with you in a glass of milk. Should you encounter any of these situations do not hesitate to contact a dental professional. We can offer restorative treatment to return your smile to optimal health and function.