Emergency Dental Care
No one plans to have a dental emergency. Knowing what to do is essential because painful dental problems do not go away by themselves. When facing a dental emergency, the sooner you see a dentist, the better. Delaying treatment may result in needing expensive treatment later on or tooth loss.
Is There an Emergency Dental Care Office Near Me?
Have you ever asked yourself, “Where is there an emergency dental office in my area?” Our dentists are skilled in all types of emergency dental work. Contact our office to arrange an appointment. You may be able to see a dentist on the same day that you call.
How Much Will I Have to Pay to See an Emergency Dentist?
Our fees vary among patients. The total cost of care will depend on the severity of the emergency and if you have dental insurance to cover a portion of the cost. Our dentist can let you know what your cost for emergency dental care will be after a thorough examination.
Emergency Dental Services
Which Dental Services Are Considered Emergency Services?
Services that dentists render to stop pain, save a tooth or prevent future problems are emergency services. Examples of emergency dental services that our dentists deliver include:
Emergency Extractions: When a tooth is too decayed to save with a root canal, our dentist will suggest an emergency extraction. Our emergency dentists are skilled at pulling teeth quickly and you should not feel anything but slight pressure on your gums.
Emergency Wisdom Teeth Extractions: Sometimes, wisdom teeth partially push through your gums, but they can grow in crooked and damage nearby teeth or they can become infected. Call our office if you are experiencing wisdom tooth pain. Emergency wisdom teeth extractions can relieve your pain and prevent future wisdom teeth problems.
Root Canals: Root canals save teeth where decay or an infection reached the pulp. The procedure is generally painless, with very little discomfort.
Root Canals for Children: Our friendly emergency dentist will save your child’s baby tooth with root canal therapy for children, rather than extract it. Pulling out a baby tooth before it is time may lead to your child needing extensive orthodontic work when they are older.
Tooth Extractions: We also do planned extractions, in addition to emergency extractions.
What Issues Do Dental Offices Consider Emergencies?
Certain issues require urgent dental care. If you are experiencing any of the following issues, call to schedule an appointment with one of our emergency dentists. We will do our best to get you in as soon as possible, sometimes on the same day that you call.
Abscessed Teeth: Abscessed teeth become infected by untreated decay or gum disease and they are generally quite painful. Call our emergency dental office and ask for an appointment to have one of our dentists determine the reason for the infection. The treatment varies; it depends on the extent of the infection.
Broken or Cracked Teeth: Broken or cracked teeth are emergencies because if the tooth is left untreated, infection can set in. Making a dental appointment as soon as possible also increases the chance that a dentist can save the tooth.
Broken or Fractured Jaws: If you suspect a fractured or broken jaw, call our emergency dental office without delay.
Broken, Loose or Lost Crowns: An emergency dentist can fix your crown or give you a temporary one to wear to protect the tooth underneath and also to restore your smile.
Dental Infections: Untreated, dental infections can spread and lead to sepsis. Call us as soon as possible for an appointment to avoid possible complications.
Knocked-out Teeth: If your tooth is completely knocked-out, it’s possible our dentist can re-implant it. Find your tooth, hold it by the crown and then rinse it with warm water. Gingerly attempt to put the tooth back in your mouth or place the tooth in milk. Call us immediately and we will try our best to get you an appointment the same day.
Loose or Lost Fillings: Lost or loose fillings are not a major emergency, but you do need to have the filling replaced within a few days because food can easily become trapped in the cavity and make it worse.
Severe Facial or Gum Swelling: Severe facial or gum swelling can signal a number of problems, including an infection. Our emergency dental professionals will find the reason for the swelling and treat it.
Severe Toothaches: While you can take OTC pain relievers to help with the pain, only a dentist can treat the cause of your severe toothache.
How Expensive Are Emergency Dental Procedures?
We offer affordable emergency dental care. However, most people are not prepared for the extra expense. Our office also accepts most major dental insurance plans and we do our best to get the maximum benefit from your plan whenever possible.
We recommend the MetroCare Dental Plan to our patients. It makes dental care more affordable for an individual or a family. For only $129 per year, an individual will enjoy considerable savings on many types of dental care. You can use the plan alongside your insurance or it is a cost saving option for those without insurance. Call us for more details on the plan.