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Help! How Do I Find an Emergency Dentist Late at Night?

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While most dental work is planned in advance, there are times when you need help quickly. This usually happens when you are in some type of accident late at night or on a weekend. Owing to the pain, waiting until morning or the beginning of the work week is out of the question. The good news is there are plenty of dentists in Barrie who are ready to offer support to any of the roughly 190,000 residents who call the city home. Here are some tips that will help you find help when it’s needed.

How Severe is the Injury?

You can seek help from emergency responders depending on the severity of your injury. Keep in mind there are serious dental issues that can’t wait until tomorrow but they can wait until you contact a dentist and make your way to the office. Others will require more immediate attention and some help in getting to a facility.

Before reaching for the phone and dialing 911, it pays to consider how serious your condition happens to be. For example, a chipped tooth is painful, but it doesn’t merit seeking an emergency response team to come to your aid. By contrast, an accident that leaves you with several dislodged teeth, wounds to the gums, and blood flow that will not stop definitely merits a call to 911.

Contact Your Family Dentist

Did you know that your current dentist may offer emergency services? The only way to know for sure is to call. What you may find is that there is a member of the staff who is always on call and who can arrange for a dental professional to meet you at the office as quickly as possible.

Even if your dentist does not offer services after hours, there’s a good chance that the team can provide a referral to someone who does offer support during the night, on weekends, and on holidays. A team member may even make a call on your behalf and arrange for the emergency dentist to expect you to arrive during the next few hours.

Check With Local Dental Associations

Local dental associations provide a wealth of information about dental services in the area. Some even operate after-hours phone lines with auto-attendant options you can navigate using the telephone keypad. That includes contact information for practices offering emergency services. If you are unable to reach your family dentist for some reason, a quick call to the association will allow you to collect several names and start making calls. You will often find that the first name on the list can see you in a matter of hours.

Consult Online Resources

Search engines today make it easy to find any type of dental service you need. By using a simple phrase like “emergency dental services in Barrie," you will soon have a list of several local dental practitioners who provide support outside of standard business hours. In less time than you thought possible, someone will be ready to meet you at the dentist office in Barrie, assess the severity of the problem, and begin whatever procedure is needed to alleviate the pain.

Now is the time to learn more about how to deal with a dental emergency after hours. While the hope is that you never have to put that information to use, knowing what to do if a family member does need help quickly will translate into bringing an end to the pain sooner rather than later.

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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