Taking good care of your teeth isn’t exactly a full-time job. No, it’s more than a full-time job. You must be diligent about caring for your teeth. Even then, things can happen — a cavity, a toothache, an infection — at all the wrong times. Your teeth really don’t care what day it is or what time it is. Consequently, you might someday find yourself searching for a dentist who offers Saturday dental appointments.
While it wasn’t always this way, Saturday dental appointments are increasingly common. And at Lovett Dental Pasadena, we are proud to be able to serve you on your schedule. We offer Saturday dental appointments to help provide service around your schedule. We know that today’s world is busy enough.
The advantages of Saturday dental appointments go well beyond just your own personal dental health. They can even help with controlling health care costs by redirecting dental emergencies from the emergency room.
Saturday Dental Appointments
The good thing is, you don’t have to wait for an emergency to take advantage of Saturday dental appointments. Lovett Dental Pasadena and other dentists provide a full range of general dental services on their off-hours, recognizing that it may not always be possible to get free during the week to sit in the dentist’s chair.
In the long haul, Saturday dental appointments help make sure people obtain the dental care they need. Regular visits to the dentist are crucial to long-term dental health. When you regularly see the dentist, they encourage you to brush and floss regularly while providing preventative services such as cleaning.
At Lovett Dental Pasadena, we offer all general dentistry services elements, even on Saturday, ranging from routine teeth cleaning and fluoride treatment applications to family dentistry services. Other purposes for a Saturday visit might include:
- Fixing cracked teeth
- Replacing permanent teeth
- Wisdom teeth removal
- Repairing or replacing broken teeth
- Treating toothaches and pains
But is it an Emergency?
Dental emergencies can be a little tricky. You might sense that it’s a small toothache, but the longer you wait, the worse the situation can get. Know that the staff at Lovett Dental Pasadena are ready to respond when you need us. It’s not in your control when something of an urgent nature comes about. Better to seek a consultation than to wonder. But here’s a sense of the types of things that probably warrant immediate attention:
- You’ve lost a filling
- You’ve got major pain in one of your molars
- A portion of your gums are swollen and white–an abscess
- Fractured tooth, chipped tooth, lost tooth
- Dressing changes from surgery
Heed the Data
One big problem for the dental industry is the number of people who report to the emergency room for dental difficulties. According to the American Dental Association, that could account for as many as 2 million ER visits every year – costly, time-consuming, and sadly inefficient.
Many, if not most, of these problems, belong in the dentist’s office. Saturday dental appointments help make that a little easier. They also encourage more regular visits, which remains a big problem for Americans. According to the American Dental Association, the ADA estimates that only about half of all adults see a dentist regularly — defined as a period of the last six months.
Getting to the Dentist
Saturday dental appointments, once a rarity, are increasingly common. It’s a good thing. By making services easier to access to more people, Americans’ overall health can improve — both physical health and dental health. The team at Lovett Dental Pasadena is proud to be able to serve you on your terms. Our dental professionals will be available when you need us, offering services across disciplines, from general dentistry to periodontists. Contact us today at 281-998-8800 to schedule your appointment.