If you are looking for an emergency dentist in Fairhope then come see us down by the bay at SweetWater Dentistry. The most common reason that people call an emergency dentist is when a tooth gets chipped, broken or falls out. This can be a very worrying time for the patient and it is very important that the dentist is called as soon as possible.
Where a tooth is only chipped or broken, the dentist will first assess whether there is a medical problem or whether the damage is only aesthetic. In cases where it is purely aesthetic, there are a number of options such as veneers, crowns or simply filling in the gap.
As an emergency dentist in Fairhope we know the next most common reason why people need to visit an emergency dentist is in cases where there is extreme pain. Pains such as wisdom teeth or numb aches can usually wait until a normal appointment can be booked in but where there is an abscess that needs treatment immediately only an emergency dentist will do.
Remember that dentists' time can be expensive which is well worth it when it really is an emergency but where you have simply forgotten to book a normal appointment and then decide you want to be seen to straight away, this is not a good use of anyone's time or money. It is recommended that everyone sees a dentist at least twice a year to ensure good dental hygiene and health - book your routine appointments as normal.
Finally, if you have a real accident where there is a considerable amount of pain or damage caused, it may be best to go to the hospital for treatment. In real emergencies where someone's life is in danger or there is loss of blood for example, always call 911. If you think you may just have a dental emergency though please call or text today 251-550-7770