What to Look For When Choosing an Emergency Dentist

When you have a medical emergency, it’s clear that having a dedicated emergency room to go to is of the upmost importance. But did you ever stop to think what would happen in the event of a dental emergency? If one occurred, would you know where to go? If you don’t have a dedicated emergency dentist in Beverly Hills to visit in the event of the worst-case scenario, keep reading to learn the best factors to keep in mind during your search.

 

Start Locally

Time is of the essence during a dental emergency, especially in the case of a knocked-out tooth. The less time you need to spend driving to address an urgent issue, the better. Make sure that the emergency dentist you choose is as close as possible while still maintaining your personal preferences. As a rule-of-thumb, choose a dentist that is at most 20 minutes away from where you live. It’s also ideal if they are close to areas your family often frequents.

Confirm Their Office Hours

Some offices are only open as many as four days a week. However, those that make the effort to accommodate emergencies tend to be open more often. Not only are they open as many as five days a week, but they can be open very early as well. This means you can get to their office sooner and address your (or a family member’s) dental discomfort. See if they are willing to accommodate same-day emergencies as well.

Read About the Dentist’s Expertise

Is the dentist you’re considering capable of completing a wide variety of dental services? Those with a higher level of expertise tend to perform more treatments in-house, including extractions and root canal therapy. Both of these services could be needed to handle a dental emergency properly, especially if it’s an infection or severely damaged tooth. In addition, if you already struggle to visit the dentist due to anxiety, see if they offer sedation services. This will make taking care of dental emergencies significantly easier.

Who Do They Serve?

Some dentists are more used to serving patients of all ages than others, so it’s worth confirming if they can help out your entire family effectively. If you have young children or older family members living with you, you’ll want to ask the dentist upfront if they have emergency services that specifically help people in these age groups.

If a dental emergency strikes, you shouldn’t have to start your search for an emergency dentist. Instead, you can simply pick up the phone, schedule an appointment and get seen!

About the Author

Dr. Kboudi holds over 20 years of clinical expertise in dentistry and provides a wide variety of preventive dental services and emergency care for those in need. In the event that you experience a dental emergency, him and his team will do everything they can to get you seen the same day. To schedule an appointment, you can contact him through his website.

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