When you’re dealing with a painful dental emergency, the last thing you want to do is to scramble to find a good dentist. For that reason, even if you don’t make regular trips to the dentist’s office (though you probably should), you may want to have a good dentist in mind to deal with a dental emergency should one arise.

If you’re looking for a dentist that would be ideal to work with specifically in a dental emergency, here are a few things that you may want to consider in picking one.


Same-Day Emergency Appointments

First of all, you should make sure that the dentist you intend to see offers same-day emergency appointments. Most do, but some of the busier practices (especially cosmetic or specialty practices) may not. All the credentials in the world don’t mean anything if a dentist isn’t willing to help you when you need it most, so the availability of same-day appointments for new patients is probably the biggest thing you should look for.


When you’re dealing with an incredibly uncomfortable dental emergency, time is of the essence. This is especially true when it comes to losing teeth, where a couple of minutes can mean the difference between being able to replace the tooth or not.

For that reason, you should try and find an emergency dentist who works close to you. Obviously, you’ll need to vet this person for their skills, but proximity really can’t be understated as an important factor to consider.

Sedation Dentistry

Dealing with a difficult or painful oral health problem can often be a little bit hard for anxious patients to handle without sedation. Sedatives typically require a special certification, so it’s not necessarily a given that any dentist you visit will use them. If you think that this would benefit you, you should go out of your way to find an emergency dentist who offers sedation for their patients.

About Our Practice,

At Stonebriar Smile Design, we set ourselves apart from other dentists with not only incredible dental care, but also a level of personalized care that you’d be unlikely to find anywhere else. We want you to both have your ideal smile and to feel as healthy as possible. Your oral health is connected to your overall wellness in plenty of ways, so we do everything we can to ensure that both are as good as they can be.

If you have any questions about emergency dentistry, we can be reached at our website or by phone at (469) 361-0081.