We want to see you in the event of a dental emergency. Daily time slots are reserved to fit in patients who need same day dental services. At Stephanie K. Dentistry, we understand that any dental emergency, from an injury to the tooth and gums, or pain, can be potentially serious. We do not want our patients to ignore problems; ignoring problems can lead to larger issues as well as more time in the dental chair and expense. If a dental emergency arises, we will do our best to accommodate you.
Dr. Kethcart is happy to assist you if you have experienced a dental emergency, this applies to both current and new patients. We will do our best to see you timely, with either same day or next day appointments. Patients who are experiencing extreme symptoms such as severe swelling, bleeding, fever, or signs of infection are asked to seek immediate medical assistance, do not wait for life-threatening symptoms.
Emergency dental care services include:
There can be a wide range of causes for dental emergencies. From sports related injuries to falls, teeth fractured on food, and more, trauma to a tooth is common and can be restored. Patients who engage in regular sports activities, no matter what the activity is, are encouraged to have a mouth guard customized to fit your mouth. Though there are store versions available, they are often oversized and bulky, and many patients choose to not wear them because of it. Mouth related injuries are highly common in sports, taking the simple act to wear a mouthguard can reduce the likelihood of a dental emergency significantly.
After our team has addressed your dental emergency, we will likely schedule a follow-up appointment for re-evaluation and determination if any further treatment is necessary.