In our office I think the most important thing is to be seen as soon as possible. In most cases we’ll see people the same day. If I was somebody in that situation I’d want to know: “Are you going to hurt me?” “How much is it going to cost?” “Am I going to be able to eat when I’m done?”
So the first part is complete diagnosis where we will most likely discuss taking an x-ray and discuss what your options are. Can we save the tooth? Does the tooth need to be removed? Are you going to need a root canal?
A lot of times, people think they have a broken filling or a cavity when they call us with a toothache. Frequently, it’s something more significant and the sooner they’re seen by the dentist, the better in trying to prevent expensive emergency room visits for potentially life threatening problems.
Dr. Anthony Bielkie is the founder of Stoneridge Dental where patients can find all dental services under one roof and where the team of staff are welcoming and dedicated to making your dental visit a very pleasant part of your day. To learn more about Stoneridge Dental, visit www.stoneridgedental.com or call (586) 739-6400 in Shelby Township or (586) 771-3440 in St. Clair Shores.