By partnering with Professional Endodontics, Dental practices can avoid the shock of dealing with dental emergencies.
There are a number of reasons that a patient might need emergency dental attention. Traumatic dental injuries can often be attributed to falls, accidents, and, most commonly, sports-related injuries. More often than not, a chipped tooth is the culprit bringing patients in without notice. However, dislodged or knocked out teeth are the more serious, but less frequent injuries that require immediate dental attention.
The American Dental Association (ADA) monitored the average number of patient visits a dentist has per week in their study, Characteristics of Private Dental Practices: Selected 2013 Results from the Survey of Dental Practice. In 2013, that average number came out to 69.3 visits per week, and 3,317.2 visits per year. As is true with any average, this means that some dentists see more than 69 patients in a single week. A schedule like this does not leave much free time to handle unexpected dental emergencies. This is why it is beneficial for dental practices to partner with endodontists like Professional Endodontics. Our services are available for your patients when you aren’t.
Treating Dental Emergencies, and complex diagnostic problems
You can create a cohesive care effort for your patients by collaborating with Professional Endodontics for dental emergencies. We can help you implement a higher quality standard for your patients dental care which is so critical in emergency situations. Endodontists specialize in diagnosing, locating, and saving cracked or chipped teeth, as well as replanting dislodged or knocked-out teeth. We can help get your patients the most up to date treatment for these problems.
Cracked or chipped teeth show a variety of symptoms including irregular pain while chewing and sensitivity when tooth is exposed to temperature extremes. In many cases, the pain is inconsistent and it may be difficult to determine which tooth is causing the discomfort leading to the “lumping” of these symptoms into ‘Cracked tooth syndrome’. At Professional Endodontics, we use state of the art digital imaging systems and microsurgical tools to simplify the process of locating the root-cause of the pain and diagnosing the extent of the fracture. Following the diagnosis, more often than not, root canal treatment will be recommended. Our technicians at Professional Endodontics are experts in root canal treatment and offer quick and comfortable care for your patients.
When a patient experiences a traumatic dental injury that results in a tooth being knocked out, the matter should be handled as quickly as possible. More than likely, the patient will call their dentist in hopes of receiving immediate attention. However, if the dentist is incapable of providing care at the time, it may result in the loss of their natural tooth. This is why it is so beneficial to partner with an endodontist. The ability to refer your patients to Professional Endodontics might mean saving the patients tooth.
About Professional Endodontics
Professional Endodontics has been exceeding the standard of care in Wayne and Macomb counties for over 50 years. The team specializes with treating issues with the inside of the tooth and goes out of its way to provide a safe easy environment for patients. Each member of the practice is dedicated to providing excellence in patient care and values high-quality relationships with referring dentists and specialists. Each endodontist at Professional Endodontics has been individually chosen as Best Dentists. Thanks to contemporary advances in endodontics, Professional Endodontics is able to use innovative technology to treat and save teeth that have suffered damage to the soft tissue within the roots of the tooth.
Professional Endodontics now offers three state-of-the art facilities in Clinton Township, St. Clair Shores, and a fully renovated Southfield location in the Comerica Tower. All locations offer the latest in advanced dental deliver systems, microscopy, and digital radiography.