If You Want To Be A Winner, Change Your Emergency Dental Deal!

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One of the smartest moves you ever made was to start seeing a dentist who also offers emergency services. Knowing that you are already set up in the event you need emergency care is the first step to putting together a great emergency dental deal that has you covered no matter what. Along with what you've already accomplished, there are a few other things you need to confirm about the emergency dentists associated with your dental practice or clinic.

Know the Hours of Operation and the Emergency Phone Number

Just as you confirm the normal hours of operation, find out what the dental team considers emergency hours. Would that qualify for any time of the night and early morning that are not part of the standard business hours? Will you find that the emergency dentist will see on call to see you if an emergency arises on a weekend? While you think you already know the answers, leave nothing to chance. Ask the questions and make note of the answers.

You also want to confirm the phone number to call if you have an emergency. Some practices have a special line set up for this purpose. With others, it’s a matter calling the main number and using the keypad to indicate you need emergency help. It seems like a small thing, but knowing how to contact help if you do have an emergency will come in handy if an accident should occur.

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Understand What the Dentist Considers an Emergency

There are dental issues that may seem like an emergency when they really can wait until standard business hours. Most professionals who offer emergency dental services provide examples of what they consider to be emergencies. For example, your dentist may consider a Barrie dental emergency to be something like cracked or broken teeth. Having a tooth knocked out would also constitute an emergency. Swollen gums, severe jaw pain, and a toothache that nothing seems to calm will also likely qualify as emergencies.

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Keeping Your Dental Coverage Information Handy

If you are in a lot of pain, someone else may need to call the emergency dentist for you. Make sure all of information is kept in one spot, like a file in your desk. Along with information about your dental insurance or plan, the number for the dental clinic should be easy to find. This type of precaution will make it easy to alert the dentist, get you in a vehicle, and be on the way to seek help with the Barrie dental emergency.

Hope For the Best But Prepare For the Worst

Remember that all of your advance preparations are made with the hope that you never have to use them. If you are lucky, there will never be the need to call for help in the middle of the night because of sudden pain or damage to the teeth or gums. Just remember that even if it only happens once, making sure everything is in order and you don’t have to stop and look for phone numbers or information about your coverage will allow you to obtain the emergency dental services you need sooner rather than later. That alone will make all your efforts worth the time and effort.

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Andrea Galick

Andrea Galick is an accomplished Dental Hygienist (RDH) with a passion for helping patients achieve optimal oral health. Andrea has built a reputation as a caring and skilled practitioner who puts her patients at ease and provides individualized care that meets their unique needs.

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