Calling your emergency dentist can be anxiety inducing. Not only are you or someone in your family suffering from an emergency, but there are are many things you need to cover before finding out your treatment options and how soon you can come in.
Have the following questions ready when you call us. Not only will it make you feel better knowing what to ask, but it will help us speed up the process and get you the help you need.
What Constitutes An Emergency? Am I Having An Emergency?
Some people are hesitant to call because they don’t think they’re actually having an emergency. Even if you’re not sure, you should still call! It doesn’t hurt to ask. Good rule of thumb is that if you’ve lost a tooth, broken a tooth, or have an infection… yes it’s an emergency!
When Can I Come In?
Emergency dentists exist to help you outside of usual office hours, such as at night or during the weekend. You also don’t need to make an appointment a lot of the time. (Although it’s recommended.) However, it’s always good to know when you can come in and when you can expect to be treated.
What Are My Payment Options?
Dental work can be expensive, but the good news is that we accept a variety of insurance. Feel free to ask what your payment options are. We even offer financing to patients who qualify.
Now that you know what you can ask, you’ll be better prepared when you make your call. When you’re in an emergency situation, it’s easy to lose track of your thoughts and forget something critical. Don’t worry. We’ve got you covered, from asking how you can pay, when you can come in, and whether or not you’re having an emergency.