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Dayton Emergency Dentistry

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If you or a loved one experienced a dental emergency at night or on the weekend, what would you do? Many patients say they would wait until the dental office opened and call to make an appointment. Others say they would go to their local emergency room. Both of these options are problematic. If you wait until the office opens, you may experience additional damage or increased pain. Going to the emergency room may relieve pain, but it can be costly and time consuming. Worst of all, you’ll still need to take more time to visit the dental office to fix your smile. Instead, the Rahn Dental Group team invites Dayton dentistry patients to call our team as soon as you experience an emergency. In many cases, we can offer same day dental appointments to start repairing your smile immediately. In other situations, we’ll walk you through first aid steps over the phone.

Common Emergencies

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Many patients hesitate to reach out to us because they don’t feel their situation counts as an emergency. Whether or not you need immediate treatment, we always recommend you get started with restorative dentistry treatment as soon as possible to avoid additional damage, so we encourage you to call us as soon as you notice dental damage or decay. If you’re still not sure your situation “counts” as an emergency, review the following common dental emergencies:

What You Should do During an Emergency

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If you’re experiencing any of the above or another dental emergency, your first step should always be the same – call our team. We’ll review your emergency situation and walk you through first aid and pain management steps to keep you safe and comfortable until you reach our office. Some first aid basics you can keep in mind include:

Preventing Dental Emergencies

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Some dental emergencies can’t be avoided, but there are some steps you can take to limit your risk, including: