Dental issues can throw your whole day off track. Severe dental issues can be excruciatingly painful. If left untreated for awhile, these issues can also lead to a variety of health issues in the future. Luckily for you, you can have your emergency dental care needs met by our dentists in Arlington.
Emergency Dental Care
Where Can I Find a Dentist Who Offers Emergency Care?
While it may be tempting to put off urgent dental care, it’s important that you seek treatment as soon as possible to avoid further damage to your oral health. Letting a problem go on for too long can cause extensive dental problems and become incredibly expensive to fix. Our dental clinic in Arlington offers emergency services to patients in need of urgent care. We are committed to bringing you the care you need in a timely manner. This includes same-day appointments if at all possible. If you have a broken tooth, dental infection, oral pain or some other issue, contact our staff today to book your appointment.
What Does Emergency Dental Care Cost?
The cost of emergency dental care varies significantly. Your overall bill will be determined based on factors like your dental insurance, the issue being treated, what your treatment plan is and more. Our team is more than willing to discuss with you the various treatment options available and the costs associated with those treatments at the time of your appointment.
Emergency Dental Services
What Kind of Emergency Dental Services Do You Offer?
You may be wondering what kind of emergency services our clinic offers. Our dentists in Arlington provide our patients with valuable treatment options such as:
Root Canals: While most people don’t like the sound of having a root canal done, this valuable and routine procedure can fix inflammation and infection that has set in within the pulp of the tooth. It eliminates the need for the tooth to be extracted and gets rid of any oral pain you may have experienced due to the issue.
Root Canals for Children: On occasion, our dentists may recommend that a root canal be performed on a child.
Emergency Extractions: Our goal is to save your natural teeth whenever possible. However, there are extreme cases of injury, decay or infection that may require our dentists to completely remove your tooth. When this happens, we will give you a local anesthetic and use other methods to keep you comfortable throughout the surgery.
Emergency Wisdom Teeth Extractions: If your wisdom teeth are impacted or infected, our dentists will recommend that they be surgically extracted. This procedure will remove the offending wisdom teeth and have you back on track to a pain free smile in hardly any time at all.
Tooth Extractions: Our dentists are also able to provide patients with routine tooth extraction surgery. These surgeries are often performed to remove teeth that show signs of injury or decay.
When Should I Come to the Clinic for Emergency Dental Services?
Our dentists consider the following situations to be emergencies. If you or a family member have any of these issues or are experiencing symptoms that indicate that you have one of these issues, call our dentists in Arlington to schedule an emergency dental appointment.
Abscessed Teeth: Patients experiencing an abscessed tooth or teeth report having high levels of pain, a fever, swelling, oozing gums and other symptoms. The cause of this dental emergency is an infection in the tooth’s roots. If you suspect that you have an abscess, contact our dentists immediately.
Cracked or Broken Teeth: Left untreated, a cracked or broken tooth can lead to an infection. No matter how you’ve damaged your tooth or teeth, seek out immediate treatment to avoid serious dental problems in the future.
Fractured or Broken Jaw: If you’ve noticed that you have pain in your mouth area combined with an off kilter bite, then you may have fractured or broken your jaw. This condition is considered to be a serious dental emergency.
Lost, Loose or Broken Crowns: Our dentists can easily provide you with a replacement for your broken, lost or loose crown. While you may not think that this problem is serious, a missing or damaged crown can lead to your tooth becoming too severely damaged to save.
Dental Infections: These infections are typically found on the gum line. If you are experiencing swelling or bleeding of the gums, then you need to have your infection treated. Our team will treat your infection and help you develop a plan to prevent infections from happening the future. This plan will usually include coming to the clinic for regular cleanings.
Knocked-Out Teeth: In cases where you or someone you know has knocked out a tooth, quick action can help to save the tooth. Put the tooth in cold milk or try to place it back into the socket. These actions can help to preserve the tooth so that the dentist can replace it.
Loose or Lost Fillings: Problems with cavity fillings are dental emergencies. Sometimes, fillings will become loose or fall out, leading to further decay of the tooth.
Severe Gum or Facial Swelling: If you are having severe pain and swelling around your face or gums, call our office right away. Our team will give you a diagnosis and give you proper treatment.
Severe Toothache: Toothaches can be a real drag. There’s no need to sit around in pain when you have a dentist available in Arlington for emergency treatments. Make an appointment to receive treatment and pain relief for your severe toothache.
How Can I Make Emergency Dental Treatment More Affordable?
Our clinic partners with many dental insurance providers to keep costs affordable. This means that our staff is experienced in filing your claim and ensuring that you receive all of the benefits that you are entitled to through your insurance plan. If you don’t have dental insurance, you may want to look into one of our MetroCare Dental Plans. These low-cost dental plans are available starting at $129 per year. Many of our patients have saved between 20 and 80 percent on their dental procedures. MetroCare Dental Plans can also be combined with your current dental insurance plan. Ask our staff for more information on MetroCare Dental Plans and other forms of dental savings.