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Can dentists provide urgent care?

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Dr. Zhiqiang Huang
Dentistry
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In brief: Absolutely

Just like any other medical specialty, there are emergent situations in dental field.
Common examples are severe dental pain, maxillary-facial trauma, severe infection, etc. Most dental offices have emergency hotlines and oncall doctors. However, if it is a life theratening situation or severe infection beyond toothache, you should go to hospital based dental clinic or an oral surgeron office.

In brief: Absolutely

Just like any other medical specialty, there are emergent situations in dental field.
Common examples are severe dental pain, maxillary-facial trauma, severe infection, etc. Most dental offices have emergency hotlines and oncall doctors. However, if it is a life theratening situation or severe infection beyond toothache, you should go to hospital based dental clinic or an oral surgeron office.
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Dr. Robert Chin
Dentistry

In brief: Yes

Some dentists are available for after hours care but most if not all have some way of being reached in an emergency.
Check your dental listings for dentists who have emergency care. Your local dental society may also have a listing for dentist who provide this service.

In brief: Yes

Some dentists are available for after hours care but most if not all have some way of being reached in an emergency.
Check your dental listings for dentists who have emergency care. Your local dental society may also have a listing for dentist who provide this service.
Dr. Robert Chin
Dr. Robert Chin
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