How do I know if I am having a dental emergency?

If it is nighttime or the weekend, you might be hesitant to call our office if you experience pain or something abnormal when it comes to your dental health. It’s tough to know when a dental emergency actually becomes a real dental emergency, right?

That is why we are here to answer your questions, even if it is after hours. It is important to give us a call at the first sign of trouble, though, because we can help determine right away if you will require an emergency dental appointment.

Pain is a great indicator that something is wrong. It is your body’s way of telling you that it needs attention! If you start to feel dental pain, it is always best to err on the side of caution and call our Osceola, IA dental office right away.

Some other common dental emergencies include:

  • Sensitivity to hot or cold
  • Pain when biting down
  • A lost restoration such as a filling or crown
  • Trauma, such as an accident
  • A cracked or damaged tooth

If this ever happens to you, the Kerr Family Dental team is committed to restoring your oral health quickly so that you can get back to work, school, and your busy schedule.

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