Emergency Dental Care
Dental pain and swelling that keeps you from performing your normal daily activities usually indicates a dental emergency. Fortunately, our dentists in Belterra can relieve your pain, determine what is causing it and what is the best treatment to ensure the pain does not return.
Where Is the Closest Emergency Dental Office?
Our emergency dental clinic can help you get the care you need quickly. Call us to schedule an appointment and we will do our best to see you on the same day. Don’t delay as waiting often exacerbates the problem.
What Does Emergency Dental Care Cost?
Your cost for emergency dental care depends on the severity of your problem and whether you will need a follow-up visit. Our dentist can provide you with an estimate of each treatment option available to you before beginning any work. If you have dental insurance, this may lower your cost.
Emergency Dental Services
What Is Urgent Dental Care?
Urgent dental care covers severe tooth pain and conditions that may cause more harm if left untreated. Our skilled dentists provide the following emergency dental services:
Emergency Extractions: Our dentists will save your tooth, if possible. If our dentist has to pull the tooth, he or she will use local anesthesia to numb the area so you will not feel any pain. Extractions are generally a painless procedure that only take a few minutes, even in emergency situations.
Emergency Wisdom Teeth Extractions: Erupted wisdom teeth can start pressing against your other molars, causing pain. Our dentists can extract your erupted wisdom teeth to ease the pain and pressure.
Root Canals: Dentists perform root canal therapy to save teeth that have infected pulp inside of them. The procedure does not hurt; you will discover that it relieves pain.
Root Canals for Children: At our emergency dental office, we have gentle dentists that can save a child’s tooth with a root canal.
Tooth Extractions: Our dentists provide routine extractions required when placing orthodontic appliances and dentures, as well as emergency extractions.
When Should I See an Emergency Dentist?
If you’re experiencing any of the following problems, call our office to schedule an appointment.
Abscessed Teeth: Abscessed teeth are usually extremely painful and may be accompanied by a fever. It’s essential that you see a dentist because the infection, which the abscess surrounds, will not go away by itself.
Broken or Cracked Teeth: Broken or fractured teeth need urgent dental treatment to stop bacteria from reaching the tooth’s interior, where it will cause a cavity. A broken or chipped tooth is weak and vulnerable to additional damage.
Broken or Fractured Jaws: Breaking or fracturing your jaw is an emergency. Call our office ASAP. If your condition is severe and you are having trouble breathing, visit the nearest emergency room.
Broken, Loose or Lost Crowns: Our dentist can repair or replace the missing restoration and give you your smile back. Broken, lost or loose crowns are not only an aesthetic issue; the tooth that lost the restoration is susceptible to breaking.
Dental Infections: Dental infections can occur at the gum line if you don’t visit a dental office for regular teeth cleanings.
Knocked-Out Teeth: If you have a knocked out tooth, we will try to save it. Find the tooth and rinse it off in warm water. See if you can gently put it back into the socket. If not, place the tooth in a glass of milk and call our office to request an emergency appointment.
Loose or Lost Fillings: You should see a dentist as soon as possible for a lost or loose filling. The area is more susceptible to decay because it will be more difficult to keep clean.
Severe Facial or Gum Swelling: Our dentist will diagnose your condition to determine the reason for the painful swelling, and then he or she will treat the problem.
Severe Toothaches: Various dental problems can cause severe toothaches. An emergency dentist can determine why you have a toothache and give you options for treatment. If you are in pain, call our office to arrange an appointment with one of our dentists for an emergency service. We will see you as quickly as possible.
Will I Pay More for Emergency Dental Treatment?
We understand that cost is a concern for many of our patients, even in an emergency. Our office accepts many dental insurance plans and our affordable fees will help make your co-pay more manageable.
We encourage our patients without insurance to sign up for the Metrocare Dental Plan. It offers significant savings on dental care, including common emergency procedures, such as root canal therapy and surgical extractions. You can take advantage of the plan’s benefits even if you have dental insurance. Call our office to learn more about the Metrocare Dental Plan and how you can use it to lower your dental bills.