What constitutes a dental emergency? In our office it includes toothaches, injuries to the mouth, abscesses, and even a chipped front tooth that is embarrassing. Our patients decide. If you think it's an emergency and requires urgent dental care, that's how we're going to handle it.
Most things we see as emergency dentists are preventable with regular check-ups, brushing and flossing, and a diet that doesn't cause cavities. A cavity is a hole in a tooth caused by acid, that once formed will continue to increase in size until it reaches the nerve in the tooth causing great pain.
We see patients each week that have a dental emergency that are visiting Salt Lake City. What an awful thing to have to deal with while on vacation. Getting lost while traveling is one thing, but getting lost while trying to find a dentist...what a bummer. We also see patients with toothaches right before or during big events. It seems like it's usually a wedding.
We'll sound a little like your mom here, but regular dental care generally prevents emergency dental care. One way or another we'll get to see you, and we're always happy to take care of you either way. If you have an emergency and are unable to see us right away here are some home remedies for dental emergencies.
See you soon.