Dr. Swartzentruber on Emergency Visits
Our office, we love emergency patients. We have a phone system: we pick up the line, it’s someone in pain and they’re saying, “When can I get an appointment?” and we say, “How soon can you get here?” We have an overflow room just for emergency patients. We don’t schedule anybody in there so that we know that when the phone is an emergency, we can have them come right away and there’s nothing worse than being in pain.
Dental pain is the number one pain that people dread—really, it is. And I love dentistry because when you can get someone out of pain and they say, “Thank you,” I love that, that rewarding feeling that you get. There’s nothing worse than being in pain. There’s nothing worse than being in dental pain. It’s the number one feeling that people don’t wanna have and I’m fortunate enough to help people relieve that pain.