What Not To Do in a Dental Emergency?

Dental Emergencies can happen anytime. Though dental emergencies are rarely life threatening, you need to go see an emergency dentist as soon as possible. Some dental emergencies can be quite painful. Patients sometimes panic and want to do things which they should not and make the situation worse. Let us look at things which you should not do if you are in a dental emergency.  


This goes without saying: DO NOT PANIC. Calmly note down all you symptoms and call your dentist right away and explain the symptoms. If your dentist is not available, there is still no need to panic. There are many high quality dentists that take dental emergencies same day. Most of the time, these dentists (like Kaur Dental of Fox Chapel) will keep some slots open in the day for dental emergencies. You can Google “emergency dentist near me” to identify a dentist near you who will treat you same day. 


Dental emergencies become worse over time. You pain may momentarily disappear but it could make the underlying problem worse. Even eating and waiting on the dental emergency can make situation worse. If you have a dental emergency, call your dentist right away.

Try To Fix It Yourself?

Do not try to fix the problem yourself. You will not be able to fix it and the chemicals or products you may use to fix it could be harmful. Immediately, call your dentist if you have a dental emergency.

Deal With It

Sometimes, you may think to wait it out until it is a weekend when the pain becomes unbearable. That is why weekends have the highest number of dental emergencies. There is a reason why you have dental pain. The problem would not go away on its own. The pain will become progressively worse. You have to see the dentist when you have a dental emergency. 


If you have a dental emergency and are looking for a trusted dentist in Pittsburgh, there is no better place than Kaur Dental of Fox Chapel. We keep a few open slots everyday for dental emergencies. For your convenience, we are open late everyday and on weekends.
Request an appointment here or call Kaur Dental of Fox Chapel at (412) 406-8100 for an appointment in our Pittsburgh/Fox Chapel office.


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Thursday: 9:00 – 4:00
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Saturday: 8:30 – 3:00

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563 Epsilon Dr, Pittsburgh, PA 15238

Tel: (412) 406-8100

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