If you have a dental emergency, Dr. Macalik will see you today. When you are in pain, don’t hesitate to give us a call. Even if you have not been one of our regular patients, our schedule has the flexibility during normal office hours to see emergencies such as a broken tooth, an infection, a toothache, or an injury. Frequently, dental emergencies arise because patients have procrastinated on getting regular, preventative dental care. We will not make you feel guilty about skipping regular dental appointments… we simply want to take of you and alleviate your pain. If follow-up treatment is needed, we will discuss that with you as well.
Why You Might Need an Emergency Dentist
Dental emergencies are often the result of a toothache that you have not had checked out, and eventually, the pain is so bad that you cannot focus on anything else. Usually, toothaches happen because of decay that is deep down in the pulp of the tooth. Sometimes pain is caused by abscesses or gum infections, or even a cracked tooth or a filling that comes out. An injury, such a blow to the mouth, can also cause teeth to break or crack, or to completely fall out. You should seek care of en emergency dentist immediately in these kinds of situations.
Preventing Future Dental Emergencies
We realize that one of the reasons some people skip going to the dentist is fear, which leads to procrastinating regular dental visits. If this is your situation, we have an answer—gentle, pain-free dentistry, including sedation if you need it. Dr. Macalik has a naturally gentle touch, and when she uses oral conscious sedation, you probably won’t even remember your appointment. For more information, please see our sedation dentistry page.