Dental Emergency FAQ’s – Weatherford, TX

Dental Emergency FAQ’s

Model of a tooth next to a first-aid kit

At Cosmetic & Family Dentistry of Weatherford, we aim to help our patients maintain their healthy smiles and prevent problems as much as possible. But despite our best efforts, emergencies still happen! After reading through the emergency FAQ’s below, you’ll have a better understanding of how dental emergency care works. But if there’s anything else you’d like to know, you can contact us at any time.

What If I Have an Emergency Outside of Office Hours?

Emergencies often happen at the most inconvenient times, like at the start of the weekend. Regardless of when it is, give us a call us first - our voice messaging system will give you an emergency number to use.

Or, if you’re dealing with something that you think can wait until our office opens, you can just leave us a message. Our front office checks our messages first thing each day and will get back to you immediately.

What’s Considered A True Emergency?

When people call us, one of the first things they often say is, “I’m not sure if this is really an emergency or not.” Here are several indications that you need care right away:

Can I Take Pain Medication?

Taking over-the-counter pain reliever as directed is perfectly fine, but remember that treatment is still necessary to take care of the underlying problem, even if the pain subsides. Some situations can become dangerous to your overall health if they go too long without being addressed. For example, a severe toothache is often the result of an infection that can spread to other areas of the body and, in severe cases, become fatal.

When Should I Go To the Hospital?

As an emergency dentist in Weatherford, we’ve made emergency care a priority and we’re always just a phone call away. But, since some dental emergencies require medical attention first, go to the nearest ER or urgent care center for any of the following:

After you’ve been stabilized, you can call us for any dental work that may be necessary.

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