Dr. Rebecca Gecovich understands that a dental emergency shouldn’t have to wait. By offering same-day emergency appointments and having a staff that works with you to plan out treatment, the team at Parma Ridge Family Dental will help you get out of pain quickly. Whether you’re new to us or are an established patient, you can rest assured you’ll receive the same high level of care.
Is it a Dental Emergency?
One question people ask themselves before seeking out an emergency dentist is whether or not they’re experiencing a true dental emergency. In short, if you’re in pain, you should get help right away. Other issues that should be treated on an urgent basis include:
- Knocked out tooth
- Loose adult teeth/teeth out of alignment
- Severely broken or cracked teeth
- Oral/facial trauma
Non-Urgent Dental Emergencies
There are other times it’s important to get in to a dentist soon, but sometimes it’s ok to wait for a convenient appointment. Although they aren’t true dental emergencies, you’ll want to schedule an appointment soon if you experience:
- Broken tooth with no pain – come in within a week or so
- Lost filling – come in within a week or two
- Crown came off – come in within a day or two, before the adjacent teeth shift
- Lost/broken nightguard – come in within a few days
When in doubt, however, it’s always a good idea to schedule an appointment to get it checked out.
What You Can Expect at Your Emergency Appointment
When you schedule an emergency appointment at Parma Ridge Family Dental, we’ll provide you with paperwork and check your insurance benefits in advance, so you can get back to the treatment room faster upon your arrival. Dr. Gecovich will review your medical history, talk with you about your symptoms, and perform what’s known as a “limited” exam to identify what’s happening with the area that’s causing you trouble. She routinely uses diagnostic tools, such as an intra-oral camera and digital x-rays to take a closer look, and will then share her findings with you. Together, you’ll discuss what options are available to treat your dental emergency, so you can make the best decision for you.
Types of Treatment Offered
Dental pain may come on suddenly, as is the case when facial trauma occurs, or it may be the result of untreated dental care needs. Your emergency visit will involve palliative treatment to get you out of pain right away, and will typically require a second visit to correct the source of your discomfort. Although no two cases are ever exactly alike, some of the common treatments offered include:
- Root canal therapy
- Splinting (in case of lost or loose tooth)
Schedule Your Emergency Dentist Appointment
If you’re experiencing an issue like the ones outlined on this page, please call us, so we can make accommodations for you to be seen today.