The dentist is out of luck.
The dentist is in trouble.
If you or someone you know needs to have a dental visit, here’s what to do.
The American Dental Association has put together this list of 10 things you should do to avoid being in a dental crisis.
The Dental Crisis Prevention Resource Guide for Families, Children, and Families includes advice on what to look out for, how to avoid the worst, and what to tell your dentist when he or she asks you for help.1.
Look at your family history.2.
Know the symptoms.3.
Get professional help if necessary.4.
Make a list of what you are experiencing.5.
Know how to talk to your dentist if you have questions about it.
The APD offers more information on how to prevent dental crisis: The Dental Resource Guide.