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How to Find An Emergency Dentist When You’re In a Pinch

August 3, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drjaylopez @ 7:30 am
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Finding a good dentist can be a little bit difficult, and things get even more stressful when you’re in the midst of a dental emergency. Scrambling to find someone to take care of your issue may make you wary, but so long as you take things one step at a time, you should be able to get help quickly.

If you’re in the midst of an ongoing dental emergency, here’s what you should know about finding a decent dentist nearby, particularly when you’re in pain.

What Is An Emergency Dentist?

First of all, it’s worth noting that emergency dentistry isn’t a unique specialty—most dentists are able to take on emergency appointments, and the skills necessary to handle toothaches or broken teeth are pretty ubiquitous.

Really, the important thing about an emergency dentist is that they’re able to see you for a same-day appointment. This means that they’ll be able to deal with the issue that’s making you uncomfortable quickly and get you feeling better in no time at all.

How to Find an Emergency Dentist

If you have a dentist in mind who you see for regular checkups, they should be able to help you in the case of an emergency. They have a full understand of your medical history, and the fact that they have a rapport with you can be comforting in the midst of an emergency.

If you don’t have a dentist in mind, you should make an effort to find one near you who takes emergency appointments. Proximity is important in this case—by just googling “dentist near me” you can find someone in your area capable of dealing with your issue.

You may have to do a little bit of calling around to find someone who can see you the same day, but most dentists are able to make time for patients who need urgent care. After just a little looking, you should be able to get someone to help you.

About the Author

Dr. Jay Lopez, like many dentists, was drawn to the field by the unique mixture of art and science that it entails. However, it’s his patients who continue to drive him to be the best dentist that he can be, and to build upon his clinical expertise. Dr. Lopez received his doctorate from the University of Colorado Health Science Center School of Dentistry, and he’s proud to be an instructor at the world-renowned Kois Center.

If you have any questions about emergency dentistry, we can be reached at our website or by phone at (520) 886-8090.