Not all dentists offer emergency dental care, but most people will need that kind of care at some point in their lives. Emergency dental care is necessary whenever you feel that you're confronted by a life-threatening situation, or by one which involves extreme pain or bleeding. At times like these, it is essential to seek out treatment at the very earliest opportunity, so as to prevent the situation from worsening.
It's important to know what constitutes a dental emergency, so that you don't leave a dangerous situation untreated, and have it develop into a truly dangerous event. Whenever you're in doubt, it is safest to call your dentist and describe the situation, and let him/her make the call. Generally speaking, a dental emergency exists whenever you're suffering extreme pain or loss of blood, or when you've sustained some kind of breakage in your jawbone or other facial bones. Loose teeth require immediate attention, because they might be saved by prompt action. Teeth which are fractured or broken also call for prompt attention by a dental professional. A lost filling or an abscessed tooth is also considered a dental emergency, and should be addressed at the earliest opportunity.
Contact your dentist immediately if you think you may have a dental emergency. Your dentist may refer you to an urgent care clinic or to your local hospital, depending on the kind of treatment which is necessary. But you can count on your dental professional to know what course of action is best after you accurately describe the situation.
Some types of tooth pain will fade away after a day or two on their own. This is true of gum irritation and some kinds of tooth pain which are sourced from outside the tooth. Any kind of pain that comes from within the tooth will not subside on its own, and you will need to make a trip to your dentist's office to have it resolved.
Immediate dental care may not always be available, but you should always contact your dentist when you have a legitimate dental emergency. When your dentist has evaluated the situation, he/she may recommend immediate dental care, and if the situation does not involve a crisis, you may be able to wait until your next regularly scheduled appointment.
Many dental clinics offer same-day service when dental emergencies are occurring. This kind of service is just a cut below immediate dental care, and it is recommended for situations which require prompt attention, but are not necessarily emergencies. Same-day service is generally easier to accommodate than emergency service, just because professional help is more likely to be available.
When you have any kind of dental emergency, contact us immediately. As soon as possible, we will have you visit our clinic for treatment, and we'll do whatever is necessary to stabilize your situation and to restore or recover your damaged tooth, if that's the kind of emergency you're going through. Whatever your emergency is, we'll do our best to provide the soonest possible care to resolve the situation.
I have to start off by saying that Dr. Hayslip’s assistants are the most comical and friendly people I have ever met. I don’t think a second went by that I wasn’t laughing at something one of them said. Dr. Hayslip was just as funny and I could thank him a million for the great job he did on my teeth but that would still not be enough. I could say that I never in my life looked forward to going to the dentist until now, I’ve come to know every single person in the office and I’ll probably drop by just to hang out. For the first time ever I actually smiled in my school picture.
Thank you.. thank you.. thank you..
For all you’ve done,
For all you do,
A special thanks
From me to You!
The kindness of the Doctor and the graciousness of his nursing staff made having my dental work almost pleasant. I’m glad I chose the BEST staff and Dr. Hayslip as my dentist!!
Dr. Hayslip and Staff,
Happier more confident and younger looking are just a few of the feeling I am experiencing since Dr. Hayslip gave me my new gorgeous smile. He and his staff are not only professional and caring but they are compassionate as well. The whole experience was so pleasant and Dr. Hayslip takes great pride in his work and it shows. I couldn’t believe how beautiful the temporaries looked and the permanent are unbelievable.
There is so much truth in the phrase “When you smile, the whole world smiles with you”!
Thank you for changing my life.
Due to my “bite” being off, my bottom front teeth were worn down and were very jiggered. I talked with my regular dentist, whom I had been seeing for many years, about what could be done to fix my bottom teeth. He didn’t seem to be too concerned. I assumed that his only solution was at some point in time he would fit me with a partial plate, or even worse- dentures. I was very disappointed.
Then, someone told me about the Medical College of Georgia School of Dentistry in Augusta, Georgia. I made an appointment to get an evaluation as to what could be done to save my bottom teeth. The representative told me that my bite was way off and in order to fix my bottom teeth, it would require extensive work throughout my whole mouth.
After I returned home, I noticed a sign in front of a dental office on Russell Parkway, MIDDLE GEORGIA CENTER FOR COSMETIC DENTISTRY. I made an appointment and visited this dentist to get his opinion on what could be done to save my bottom teeth. When Dr. Curtis
Hayslip looked at my teeth and my mouth, he gave me his recommendation, it was the same as the evaluation that I had received at the Dental School in Augusta.
I agreed for Dr. Hayslip to do whatever he deemed necessary to save my teeth. The total process involved grinding down all of my teeth and replacing them with crowns-28 crowns in all. Fitting the new crowns not only corrected my bite, it also enhanced my looks. The results were greater than my expectations. My new teeth looked perfect.
It has been over five years since I had all my teeth crowned and I have never regretted having it done. My new teeth not only helped my looks, but it also helped my self-esteem - I'm not embarrassed to smile now.
Thank you Dr. Hayslip for saving my teeth and improving my life.
Dear Dr. Hayslip,
I never realized how drastic the changes would be when I made the decision to have my Dura-thins applied to my teeth. Dr. Hayslip and I discussed the procedure and the outcome. However, I was so pleasantly surprised at how they looked. I used to dread smiling and hated seeing pictures of my teeth. Now, I receive so many compliments; I love to show my new smile! My only regret is that I did not do it sooner. I highly recommend Dr. Hayslip and his staff. They are a great team of professionals who get the job done and done well.