William D. Titus DMD, PL
COSMETIC & GENERAL DENTISTRY

PHONE:  (904) 879-3786 

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DENTAL EMERGENCIES


 

 

 

OUR NORMAL OFFICE HOURS ARE:

Monday - Thursday

8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

IF YOU HAVE A DENTAL EMERGENCY OUTSIDE THIS TIME CONTACT DR TITUS AT:

904-860-8000

IN THE RARE EVENT YOU CANNOT REACH HIM FOR SOME UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCE,

YOU MAY CALL ONE OF THE FOLLOWING NUMBERS:

DR ZANE KHAN (ORAL SURGEON) AT 904-821-1334

OR

JAX EMERGENCY DENTAL AT 904-347-2899

      William D. Titus, DMD, monitors an emergency cell phone after hours in case a patient of record requires emergency dental assistance.  This service if ONLY FOR PATIENTS OF RECORD*.

     *A patient of record is one that has filled out our health questionaire and has been seen by Dr. Titus in the office at least once.  Patients assigned to our office by certain dental plans are NOT patients of record unless they have been seen at least once and have a health questionnaire completed and signed.

     Restrictions on prescribing medications for individuals who are not patients of record and who have not been examined, require us to offer this service only to those who are established patients.

     A dental emergency is considered: SEVERE IRRETRACTIBLE PAIN, SIGNIFICANT SWELLING, AIRWAY COMPROMISE, UNCONTROLLABLE BLEEDING, DENTAL TRAUMA, TOOTH AVULSION AND ALLERGIC REACTIONS.  Lost crowns, either permanent or temporary, are not emergency situations.  Commercially available temporary cements to reattach a crown are available at fine drugstores.  Allowing a crown off over a weekend will not cause any problems.

IF YOU HAVE ANY DIFFICULTY IN BREATHING DUE TO SWELLING CAUSED BY A DENTAL INFECTION, PROCEED IMMEDIATELY TO THE NEAREST HOSPITAL EMERGENCY ROOM.  IMMEDIATE MEASURES MUST BE TAKEN TO PREVENT AIRWAY OBSTRUCTION AND TO TREAT THE INFECTION.  THIS SHOULD NOT AND WILL NOT BE HANDLED IN AN AMBULATORY SETTING.

     Patients should be aware that dental visits which are outside of our normal business hours may result in an "after-hour" charge which can--under certain insurance plans--be as much as $150.00.  This fee is in addtion to fees for procedures completed.  Most insurance plans do not cover this fee and it is considered the patient's responsibility.  This fee is in addition to other charges incurred at the time of the after hours emergency visit, such as x-rays, procedures and examinations, which may be a covered insurance benefit.