Emergency Dental Care
A broken tooth or a loose filling can disrupt your day and cause you a great deal of pain. When you or a loved one experience a dental emergency, contact our dentists in Baytown for prompt, professional, and affordable emergency dental treatment.
How Do I Find Emergency Dental Care Near Me?
Ignoring uncomfortable dental symptoms can result in extensive damage to your teeth, requiring aggressive and expensive treatment. Whether you need a crown replaced or an emergency tooth extraction, we will see you as quickly as possible. In many cases, we are able to schedule same-day appointments. If you live in Baytown, finding emergency dental care is as easy as making a phone call to our office.
What Will I Pay for Emergency Dental Treatment?
We will be able to provide you with an outline of the cost of your treatment once the dentist has completed your initial examination. Your final cost will be based on the severity of the issue, the type of treatment needed, the specifics of your insurance coverage, and other factors.
What Types of Procedures Are Considered Emergency Dental Treatment?
Although our dentist will try to save your tooth whenever possible, there are situations where an extraction may be necessary. Our dentists use a gentle touch, anesthetics and other techniques to make the extraction as comfortable as possible.
Emergency Wisdom Teeth Extractions
It is not unusual for wisdom teeth to become impacted or even infected, which can cause significant pain and damage to the adjacent teeth. When this occurs, our dentists can surgically remove the wisdom teeth to alleviate the discomfort and protect the surrounding teeth.
Root canals are an effective way to preserve a tooth when the pulp has become inflamed or infected.
Root Canals for Children
Although root canals are more common among adult patients, our dentists are also trained in the techniques required to perform the procedure on pediatric patients.
Not all tooth extractions are performed as emergency procedures. Our Baytown dentists can also perform routine tooth extractions when a decayed or damaged tooth is deemed unsalvageable or when necessary to improve the overall health of the remaining teeth.
When Is Emergency Dental Treatment Necessary?
Most people seek urgent dental care when they are experiencing severe tooth pain or when one or more teeth are damaged as the result of trauma. You should contact an emergency dentist if you experience any of the following:
A tooth can abscess if the root becomes infected. Common symptoms of an abscessed tooth include severe pain, swelling, fever, and oozing around the affected tooth.
Cracked or Broken Teeth
A damaged tooth, whether the result of a fall, blow to the face, or a sports injury, requires immediate treatment to prevent a possible infection or further damage to the structure of the tooth.
Fractured or Broken Jaw
If you have had any type of blow or injury to the face and experience jaw pain or a feeling that your bite is not aligned correctly, you may have a broken or fractured jaw. Contact our office right away, so that our dentists can take the necessary steps to ensure that your jaw heals properly.
Lost, Loose, or Broken Crowns
A damaged or missing crown can leave your tooth vulnerable to further structural damage. Our dentists can provide you with a replacement crown to ensure that your tooth remains intact.
A lack of proper daily dental hygiene and regular professional cleanings can lead to serious infections of the teeth and gums. Our dentists can use antibiotics and other treatment methods to clear up the infection and recommend an ongoing dental regimen to prevent future infections.
It is often possible to save a knocked-out tooth with the right emergency dental care. If possible, insert the tooth back into the socket or place it in a glass of milk to keep it moist, and contact our office right away for an appointment.
Loose or Missing Fillings
If you have lost a filling or notice that a filling is loose or damaged, it is important to contact an emergency dentist as soon as possible to protect the tooth from decay.
Severe Facial or Gum Swelling
Swelling involving the face or gums can cause severe pain and is an indication of a serious underlying dental issue. Our dentists are able to diagnose the issue and provide you with a range of affordable treatment options.
Pain associated with a tooth should not be ignored, and will most likely become far worse over time. Contact our emergency dentists for an evaluation to fix the issue.
Are Emergency Dental Services in Baytown Affordable?
We realize that cost is a concern for the majority of our patients. That is why we work with various insurance carriers to provide our patients with the maximum coverage possible. We also offer MetroCare dental plans, which features membership fees ranging from $129 to $399 per year that can save you up to 80 percent on your dental expenses. Contact us today for more information or to schedule an appointment.