For many patients, going to the dentist is a dreaded event they undertake twice a year to make sure that their teeth and gums stay healthy. But, it does not need to be! Finding a dentist who is skilled, experienced and passionate about providing exceptional patient care makes visiting the dentist a much more pleasant and happy experience.
However, people don’t always just visit the dentist for check-ups. Dental emergencies, such as intense tooth pain, broken crowns and broken teeth, may require an urgent dental visit. So, what should you look for in a dentist when you require emergency dentistry attention in stressful situations?
In addition to experience and exceptional patient care, you should also look for the following when in need of emergency dental care:
Same day appointments
Accessible, knowledgeable staff
A calm, relaxing office
On-site x-ray and surgical suites
Although this list is relatively short, it can seem like a lot of information to collect and assess when in the throes of a dental emergency. If you are like most modern patients, you can check these items off of the list fairly quickly by performing a quick web search for dental practices in your local area. Check local provider websites to determine if they provide emergency services. If it's not clearly stated on the site, cross them off and move on to the next provider. If they do provide services, a quick call to the practice can help you schedule a same day appointment. While you are on the call, you can also do a bit more research by searching the practice's site and Facebook page (a good practice should have one) for pictures of the facility and staff.
Finding the right dentist can make a routine check-up an event to that you anticipate. Finding the right dentist in an emergency can help not only minimise the wait for relief, but can also make repairing the issue that caused your emergency as painless as possible. At Morrin Dental, we pride ourselves on being the right dentistry practice regardless of the reason of your visit.