3 Things Not To Do During A Dental Emergency

There are some things you should do during a dental emergency (like call us right away, so we can provide you with whatever your smile needs and you’ll be back in one piece in no time!). Then, of course, there are some things you really shouldn’t do when this type of trauma or upset occurs. While you might think what we’re going to tell you will all be extremely obvious, we still like to run some details by our patients. Why? Well, because when an emergency situation arises, it can wreak havoc with your nerves and you may find yourself a bit frazzled regarding the right decisions to make. So, as always, remember that calling us in Cerritos, CA is a wonderful answer!

#1: Decide You’ll Fix The Problem On Your Own

Don’t try to fix problems on your own. We know that you’ll probably want to. You might think that you’ve got some interesting ideas. However, this is never ever a good idea, so let us handle your dental emergency instead.

#2: Head To The ER For A Non-Medical Issue

Yes, if your mouth is bleeding profusely, you’re afraid for your life, or you have some other obvious medical issue, the place to go is to to the emergency room (or you need to call 911). However, if you’ve just knocked out or broken a tooth, you’ve got some minor bleeding, or you’re in severe pain and it’s definitely a dental emergency, then come see us. How to do this? Call our team. We are well aware that accidents happen and that sometimes, serious pain and other issues show up during less than convenient moments. We are here for you!

#3: Hope It’s Better By Morning

If you have a problem, such as the worst toothache in the world, it’s better to call us about your dental emergency than to load up on pain relievers, get into bed, cross your fingers, and hope things are better by morning. If you crack your tooth, don’t wait and hope there’s no pain and that you’ll be able to get by. Call us. A dental emergency is something to be treated immediately, so that you avoid a heap of potential complications.

See Us For Your Dental Emergency Without Hesitation

Don’t hesitate if you think you’re experiencing a dental emergency. Instead, come see us just as soon as you can so that we may provide you with the care you need. 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.