Emergency Dental Care
If you experience a dental emergency, be sure to call our practice as soon as possible. If you need immediate attention after hours, call our emergency phone number and our on-call staff member will help you. We are here to help you, any time, any day. When your dental health is at risk, we’ll do everything we can to make sure that you’re treated as soon as possible. While dental emergencies are rare, they can happen, and it’s important to know how to take care of your teeth.
What to Expect
For after-hours emergency dental care, the individual should call Fern Creek Dentistry and leave a message with our answering service. Our dentists (or a local qualified dentist, if our dentists aren’t reachable) is called and the patient’s information and number is given to our dentists, who will reach out to the patient. Typically dental emergencies will be taken care of with a prescription called in to an emergency pharmacy and the individual is scheduled to come to Fern Creek Dentistry first thing in the morning. If the individual experiences a major emergency of uncontrolled bleeding, intense pain, and/or signs of an infection (swelling and fever), our dentists will typically refer the patient immediately to the nearest emergency room if it is after hours.
Our dentists will typically schedule a follow-up appointment to assess the patient’s progress or to finish any other procedures. Our dentists will discuss with every patient about specific aftercare instructions that need to be followed exactly for maximum relief. Patients will continue to plan annual dental examinations and twice yearly dental cleanings at Fern Creek Dentistry so our dentists can find and treat any developing problems that may require emergency dental care.