You may find that when you are having a problem with your smile that seems to require an immediate visit with us, you don’t lunge for the phone and call. Instead, you start worrying that even though you feel like you could really use emergency dental care, you don’t know if your problem is actually going to be considered an emergency. We hear this quite frequently and would like patients to remember that if you think you need care, the best thing to do is call! Now, as for some of those situations you’re unsure about…
Something Stuck Between Teeth
You might feel extremely unsure about what to do when you get something stuck between your teeth. Maybe it’s food. Maybe you ended up getting dental floss stuck in there somehow! Whatever it is, we know that you might convince yourself that this is something you should be able to remove on your own. However, if it’s doesn’t budge very easily with brushing or flossing, then this is indeed considering worthy of emergency dental care. Call us, so we may unstick whatever it is for you!
Something Seems Very Wrong
Maybe your mouth just hurts. Perhaps you have a tooth with persistent pain that is causing you to feel panicked. Maybe you noticed some type of swelling that you’ve never seen before and it’s not going away. When something simply seems very wrong and you think that waiting for a regularly scheduled appointment might not be soon enough, contact us. Let us know that you think you need emergency dental care and explain why. We will be happy to see you when you need us.
Rely On Our Emergency Dental Care When You Need It
Remember that when you need care and you need it fast, all it takes is contacting us for emergency care! To schedule an appointment or consultation with Dr. Hofkes, contact us today by calling 562-584-4082. We proudly welcome patients of all ages from Cerritos, CA, and all surrounding communities, such as Lakewood, Long Beach, Buena Park, and more.