No one wishes for a knocked-out tooth. But the truth is – it can happen. Expect the unexpected! In case of (dental) emergency:
1. STOP and dial your dentist. Your regular dentist should be your first call. Get your dentist’s digits now…before an accident happens. Find out how to contact him or her after normal office hours and save it in your cell.
2. DROP your pain level as soon as possible. Apply a cold compress to reduce swelling and/or any bleeding.
3. ROLL with your dentist’s advice. You may need to have an emergency office visit. Thankfully, most plans cover an after-hours or urgent care appointment with a dentist.
A dental emergency can take place anywhere. If you happen to be on vacation when a tooth terror strikes, find an in-network dentist in the area. This will ensure lower out-of-pocket costs.