Can Your Regular Dentist be Your Emergency Dentist?
Many dentist's offices claim that they can take care of your emergency dental needs, but not all of them can actually do so. If you only need a filling to stop your pain, your regular dentist will probably be fine – but what if it turns out that you need a root canal, an extraction, or even the re-implantation of a tooth that got knocked out? Then, you may discover that your general dentist really can't handle all emergency dental needs.
To avoid this situation, you need to make sure that your dentist's office can do all sorts of procedures under its own roof. One of the worst things to deal with when you're in pain is trying to find the office of some specialist that you are referring to and know nothing about.
It is essential that you find out the range of services that a dentist can do before you're in pain. Check this when you're looking for a family or general dentist just for routine procedures. Then, you'll know what to expect if the time comes when you need an emergency dentist.
Offices that can take care of everything are able to do it in one of two ways. Either there'll be one dentist who has expanded his knowledge and expertise enough to do everything himself, or there'll be a team all working at the same office. No matter which one it is, you'll be relieved when all you need to do when you're in pain is come in and sit down.
If you'd rather skip having to find an outside specialist when you have a dental emergency, make Radiant Dental Care your new oral health home. Call us today for an appointment.