Emergency Dental Care
A dental emergency can happen to anyone, even people who take good care of their teeth. Do not hesitate to seek out emergency dental care or emergency dental surgery. If your problem can wait a day or two, we will let you know and give you instructions for care until we can see you.
Where Can I Receive Urgent Dental Treatment Near Me?
Our emergency dental office near The Woodlands is here when you need us. Our emergency dental services will help you get back to your daily activities, free from pain. Call our office today and tell us about your emergency. We will schedule an appointment for you with one of our dentists as quickly as possible.
How Much Will a Dental Emergency Cost Me?
The cost for emergency dental work varies widely between patients. Your cost will depend on the type of emergency, how serious it is and whether you have dental insurance. If you call our office to schedule an emergency exam, our dentist can provide you with an estimate after deciding what procedure you need.
Emergency Dental Services
What Services Would I Find at an Emergency Dental Office?
Below are a few examples of the type of procedures our dentists routinely perform.
Emergency Extractions: When our dentist cannot save a tooth with a filling, root canal therapy or other procedure, he or she will have to pull the tooth. Today, tooth extractions are virtually pain-free with local anesthetics and a skilled emergency dentist that can have the tooth out in only a few minutes.
Emergency Wisdom Teeth Extractions: Over time, our jaws have shrunk; there isn’t room for wisdom teeth in many people’s mouths. Our dentist can extract wisdom teeth that hurt because they are pushing up against the other molars.
Root Canals: Our dentist’s expertise makes root canals at our office a virtually painless experience. Do not let the thought of a painful root canal procedure prevent you from keeping your tooth.
Root Canals for Children: Our urgent care dentists know that it is important for a child to keep his or her baby tooth until it is ready to fall out, which is why we offer root canals for children.
Tooth Extractions: Do you need teeth pulled for braces? We perform routine, as well as emergency, extractions.
Which Dental Problems Are Considered Emergencies?
Some dental problems can become much worse if you delay treatment. Contact our office to arrange an emergency appointment for the following problems.
Abscessed Teeth: When you develop an abscessed tooth, find an emergency dental office quickly and seek treatment. If you seek treatment early, one of our dentists may be able to save the tooth.
Broken or Cracked Teeth: Broken or cracked teeth need emergency treatment to prevent further structural damage. Contact our emergency dental office for an emergency appointment. If you have the piece of tooth that broke off, bring it with you.
Broken or Fractured Jaws: If you suspect that your jaw is broken or fractured, due to your bite not aligning correctly or severe pain, contact our office immediately. One of our dentists can assess your situation.
Broken, Loose or Lost Crowns: Our emergency dentists can repair loose or broken crowns, as well as provide you with a temporary crown if yours is lost. You will want to protect the tooth under the crown as soon as possible.
Dental Infections: Call our office at once if you have a dental infection. Infections can spread, causing serious complications.
Knocked-out Teeth: Our dentist can possibly re-implant a knocked-out tooth if you call us immediately. Take the tooth, holding it by the crown, and rinse it off. Gently try to place it in the socket. If you cannot get the tooth in the socket, place it in a glass of milk and bring it with you to your appointment. We will see you as soon as possible.
Loose or Lost Fillings: A lost or loose filling needs attention because fillings often fall out when there is decay under where the filling was or because a person grinds their teeth. Fillings only have a lifespan of 10 to 20 years, so sometimes they simply fall out.
Severe Facial or Gum Swelling: You should never ignore gum or facial swelling. Contact our office to schedule an emergency appointment. Use an ice pack for relief until we can get you an appointment.
Severe Toothaches: A severe, disabling toothache needs immediate attention. Call our office to request an emergency appointment. Our dentist can stop the pain and then treat the tooth appropriately, depending on the cause of the pain.
Is Emergency Dental Work Going To Cost a Lot of Money?
We keep our fees as affordable as possible while doing our best to offer the high-quality dental care that you deserve. For your convenience, we accept most major dental insurance plans.
If you are uninsured, consider purchasing the MetroCare Dental Plan for $129 a year. You will enjoy immediate savings of up to 80 percent off on all types of dental procedures. Call our office to learn more about the plan.