January 30, 2017
It’s a relief to know you can call 911 in a true emergency, like after a car accident or serious injury. But what about those situations when you’re not really sure if a trip to the emergency room is the right move? Dental emergencies account for a large number of unnecessary visits to the ER. Oftentimes, these cases could be treated more quickly and easily with a visit to the emergency dentist. When the unexpected happens to you or someone you love, ACE Dental is your walk in dentist in Killeen!
Don’t Panic: We’re Here to Help
The most important thing to remember in the event of any emergency is to remain calm. No matter how dire the situation seems, there’s no need to lose your cool when you know you can visit ACE Dental for the prompt attention you need. Help yourself be prepared by programming our number into your phone right now.
When you call ACE Dental, we can help you figure out how to handle the situation until you can reach our office. Some general tips following the most common dental emergencies include…
- If a tooth has been completely knocked out, don’t let it dry up. Store it in the mouth or in a cup of milk or water, and chances are good we can reattach the tooth if you reach our office within two hours.
- Stop bleeding by applying firm pressure to the wound with a clean gauze or cloth. If bleeding does not stop or slow after ten minutes of continuous pressure, head straight to the emergency room.
- Prevent swelling by applying an ice pack to the affected cheek. A bag of frozen peas will work, too. Wrap the pack in a cloth to protect your facial skin.
- Avoid injury and further decay after a broken filling or crown by temporarily re-attaching the dental work. Use toothpaste or a denture adhesive until you can make it to ACE Dental for repair.
Walk-In for a Non-Emergency, Too
Of course, you can always feel free to walk into our office even if you don’t require urgent care. Many members of our team are working parents, too, and we know sometimes life makes it difficult to plan in advance for a dental appointment. But a busy or irregular schedule shouldn’t interfere with your regular preventive dental care! Stop by on your way home from work, or bring the kids by one afternoon after school on a day that’s convenient for you. No matter when you come, we promise we’ll have settling into the dental chair as soon as possible.
Come See Us Today!
You don’t have time to wait for a dentist’s office to “work you in” when you’re experiencing an emergency. And sometimes, we know your busy schedule just can’t accommodate advance appointments. Take comfort knowing you can always walk into one of our convenient locations for the attention you need, right when you need it.
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