Emergency Dental Care
If you are experiencing a dental emergency, you need help quickly. It is hard to go to school or go to work when you are in agony and you can’t seem to concentrate on anything. What you need is a dental office that understands this and will work to resolve your dental issue.
Is There an Emergency Dentist’s Office in My Neighborhood?
The dental team at our office near Hutto is ready to serve you. We handle all types of dental emergencies. You will find we can usually squeeze you in if you are in severe pain. Call our office if you have a dental emergency and need an appointment.
How Much Do Emergency Dental Services Cost?
We cannot give you an estimate over the phone, because even if you know that you have an abscessed tooth, our dentist would have to perform an examination before he or she could determine the severity of the abscess. After the examination, our dentist will tell you what your emergency dental cost will be.
Emergency Dental Services
What Are Emergency Dental Treatments?
Emergency dental treatments stop severe pain and infections from spreading or prevent further damage to a tooth. Examples of emergency treatments include:
Emergency Extractions: If a tooth is too far gone for root canal therapy, our dentist will have to do an emergency extraction. The extraction process only takes a few minutes and you won’t feel any pain.
Emergency Wisdom Teeth Extractions: Our dentist can extract hurting or infected wisdom teeth.
Root Canals: Emergency dentists are very good at keeping patients comfortable during a root canal. You’ll find that the root canal therapy helps relieve the pain and pressure.
Root Canals for Children: Our gentle dentist may suggest a root canal on a painfully infected baby tooth. Dentists avoid unnecessary baby teeth extractions because each baby tooth saves the aligned space for the adult tooth. Baby teeth also help children speak properly.
Tooth Extractions: Our emergency dental office offers routine, non-emergency extractions as well.
When Is Emergency Dental Work Essential?
In certain cases, you cannot avoid visiting a dentist as soon as possible. Delaying the inevitable simply means you’ll be in pain longer than necessary. Contact our office if you have any of the conditions below and we will get you an appointment as soon as we can.
Abscessed Teeth: Abscessed teeth need treatment immediately. Left untreated, one of our emergency dentists may have to extract the tooth to keep the infection from spreading.
Broken or Cracked Teeth: Teeth break or crack more easily when they are fragile from untreated decay. There are other reasons that teeth break, including biting down on surprisingly hard foods or being in an accident.
Broken or Fractured Jaws: If you have been in a vehicle accident or have a sports injury that may have fractured or broken your jaw, contact our office immediately. Depending on the severity of your injury, you may want to go to the nearest hospital emergency room.
Broken, Loose or Lost Crowns: Our dentist can fix your crown or furnish you with a temporary replacement crown so the filed down tooth stub is protected.
Dental Infections: Call our office if you suspect that you have a dental infection. We will schedule an appointment for you to see an emergency dentist.
Knocked-out Teeth: It may be possible to save your tooth if you act quickly. Call our office and we well get you in quickly. Bring us the tooth, either back in the socket or in a glass of milk, and one of our dentists can see if it can be re-implanted. You can rinse the tooth in warm water, but don’t place the tooth in water to carry it to our office. If you don’t have milk, keep the tooth under your tongue, where saliva will keep it moist.
Loose or Lost Fillings: Schedule an appointment with our dentists for emergency services within a day or two of losing a filling. It is very difficult to keep the cavity clean without a secure filling in place.
Severe Facial or Gum Swelling: Our dentists can discover the reason for your facial or gum swelling and provide you with relief from the discomfort.
Severe Toothaches: Once your tooth is decayed to the point that you are in severe pain, you cannot avoid a dental visit. There is no cure other than having a filling or a root canal.
Are Urgent Dental Care Services More Expensive Than Preventative Services?
We strive to offer the community affordable urgent dental care and we accept most dental insurance plans. Moreover, our office is a preferred provider for MetroCare Dental Plan participants. We urge all of our uninsured patients to sign up for this money-saving plan. Since MetroCare is not insurance, there is no waiting period for coverage and no limit on how many times you can use your benefits. Call our dental office for information about where to purchase this plan.