“Faced with the choice of enduring a bad toothache or going to the dentist, we generally tried to ride out the bad tooth.” – Joseph Barbera
But if it’s an emergency, most people would prefer to go to the dentist rather than lose the tooth, or something even worse!
Unfortunately, people often don’t realize that this is the choice until it’s too late. Even over the holidays, it’s important to know the signs of a dental emergency. Unexpected things can happen. By knowing the steps to take to prepare for urgent dental care, you could save your (or your child’s) teeth.
If you’ve had an accident and notice your tooth is broken, cracked, or knocked out, or if you’re experiencing certain types of tooth pain on an ongoing basis, urgent dental care may be necessary.
Here’s what to do if you happen to face these dental emergency situations over the holidays:
Penn Dental Medicine offers urgent dental care in the Philadelphia area Monday through Friday, from 8:00-4:30pm. If your emergency occurs after hours, call our office at 215-898-8965 and we will get you in touch with a dentist for immediate urgent dental care.
Penn Dental Medicine’s reduced fees make it possible for you and your family to get urgent dental care at affordable prices. Our services are fee for service. We accept most dental plans and offer CareCredit.
If you or a family member is having an emergency this holiday, don’t wait to contact us. Penn Dental Medicine is ready and available to help.