Bridge Dental Care

3 Tips to Avoid a Dental Emergency

November 7, 2019
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Posted By: Dr. Primesh Modi

Dental emergencies can be stressful, inconvenient, and a little scary. Fortunately, our dental team is skilled at handling just about any dental emergency that arises with the compassion and expertise that will put you at ease. If you want to avoid a dental emergency altogether, following these three steps can help.

  1. Be Sure to Keep Your Regular Dental Appointments

    It can be tempting to skip a routine dental cleaning or exam, especially during the busy times of year during summer break and around the holidays. Your regular dental appointments are not just because we miss you (which we do), but also so that Dr. Modi can examine your teeth and gums regularly. He may identify any emerging issues such as gum disease, decay, or cracked teeth before they become painful and threatening to your smile or overall health.

    For most patients, we recommend visits to our Chattanooga dental office every six months. If you have gum disease or are more prone to dental cavities, we might recommend more frequent visits for treatment and monitoring.
     
  2. Report Any Changes in Your Dental Health

    As we age, many people tend to ignore small issues and write them off as “normal” aging issues. When it comes to your smile, however, treating problems like decay and gum disease early can mean saving your teeth and your smile. Eating a healthy diet is essential overall wellness, and we are pleased to be your partners in oral health.
    Please let us know if a tooth doesn’t feel right or if you have medical issues, as everything in your body is related.
     
  3. Protect Your Smile

    Prevention is essential to keeping your teeth for a lifetime. At Bridge Dental Care, we offer sports mouthguards, fluoride application, and sealants as additional protection against the most common dental conditions. Wearing a nightguard for a teeth-grinding habit can also add years to the life of your smile by preventing cracked, worn teeth, and a painful jaw.

Do You Have a Toothache?

Don’t panic!

Contact Chattanooga emergency dentist, Dr. Modi, to schedule an exam, and we will get to the bottom of the problem so you can smile with confidence again.

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We are opening up all services at our office effective 5/6/2020.  We appreciate you for being patient with us as we navigate through this pandemic.  Before the pandemic started, we have always abided by the strict infection protocols .  We have implemented a few more additional safety measures for COV-19 to help minimize the risk of spreading the virus.  You will notice some differences for your appointment.  Here are some of the changes you will see:
  1. We will pre-screen all patients with a questionnaire.  We will call you before your appointment and then ask you again when you come in.
  2. We will take your temperatures at the time of checking in.
  3. We will be limiting access to the waiting room for patients and patient’s parent or legal guardian.  We are trying to minimize the number of people who may come in contact with one another in passing.
  4. Our waiting room will be devoid of reading materials, toys, etc.
  5. Appointments will be made to help decrease wait times and to allow for social distancing.
  6. We will have you rinsed with 1.5% Hydrogen Peroxide for one minute when you are seated.
We appreciate you helping us to adjust to these changes.  We want to ensure that our patients and our team are kept safe during these times.  Eventually, we will overcome this challenge and get back to some form of normalcy.  Thank you so much for being our patient and hope to see you soon!

If you have any questions, please feel free to call us at (423)855-1400.
 
Cordially yours,

Bridge Dental Care Team