Injuries happen, which is why dentist Dr. Lauren Shanard provides emergency care at her practice in Williston, VT. A few typical dental injuries are broken, chipped, and teeth that have been knocked out. Incidents can result from chewing food that is too hard for your teeth to manage, an accident when playing sports, a bad spill, or a blunt-force trauma. You might or might not feel discomfort, but it is important to get your mouth assessed following an accident to look for any damage. In Contemporary Dental Arts, we'll always make your dental crisis a priority by offering immediate care along with ways to protect against future issues.
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Sometimes, you will require emergency attention (a restoration or tooth falls out, you're in pain, or have a cracked tooth). In other cases, you might be uncertain how fast you require treatment (as an example, a loose tooth or recovery, a injury that does not result in bleeding or pain, or a chip in a tooth). Any time you have a trauma to your mouth, such as your gums, teeth, and jaw, it is ideal to contact our office. Dr. Shanard along with her team will be able to help you determine how soon you should come in, ways to control pain, and also how to keep your tooth or dental restoration. Even small injuries may lead to larger problems if not handled as soon as possible, therefore it's ideal to err on the side of caution and contact our office immediately.
What To Expect
Each dental crisis is different, so Dr. Shanard will thoroughly evaluate your situation prior to making a diagnosis during your consultation. Digital x-rays might be needed to look for hidden damage. After Dr. Shanard understands the degree of your problem, she will speak with you about your options and develop your customized treatment program. You might require one or several appointments to restore your mouth to health.
According to your condition, Dr. Shanard can offer you directions that will help you recover following your procedure at Contemporary Dental Arts. She can give you a prescription for pain medication or antibiotics, which should be used as directed. She may also tell you if you should make an appointment for a different treatment or a follow-up examination. After your dental crisis is treated, you might speak with Dr. Shanard about methods to prevent potential accidents, including a custom-made mouth guard that should be worn during contact sports. You should continue to follow a good home oral hygiene routine with flossing and brushing to help keep your gums and teeth healthy and strong. During your yearly dental examination at Contemporary Dental Arts, Dr. Shanard will continue to monitor your recovery progress.
If you have dental insurance, we'll contact your insurer to determine your coverage and benefits after Dr. Shanard has established your treatment program. For those not using insurance, Contemporary Dental Arts takes many payment methods and we can help you get low-interest medical financing to help make your care easier to afford. Do not delay handling a dental crisis due to concerns over price, since waiting may lead to larger and more serious issues.
Emergency Dental Care
Anytime you've got bleeding, pain, or have experienced a trauma to your teeth, gums, or jaw, call Contemporary Dental Arts for urgent care. Dr. Shanard, along with her staff, will help to manage your pain and fix any injuries to your gums, teeth, jawbone, or dental work. Fast treatment is the trick to preserving your oral well-being and preventing potential issues, so do not hesitate to get in touch with our office in Williston, VT for help.