Emergency Dental Care
Our dentists in Carrollton are here to care for all of your dental emergency needs. Whether you have a broken crown, a cracked tooth or swollen gum tissue, we provide effective care and we understand that dental emergencies can be scary. Keep reading to find out a little more about what constitutes a dental emergency and what to expect from an emergency dentist.
How Do I Find Emergency Dental Care Near Me?
As soon as you experience a dental emergency, contact our office. Because delaying care can cause additional harm to your teeth, we will aim to schedule you with one of our dentists for emergency care as soon as possible. Same-day appointments are often available for urgent dental care needs such as emergency dental surgery, filling repair and other treatments. Contact our office today for an appointment.
Costs of Emergency Dental Care
It’s common to wonder about the cost for emergency dental care. There’s not a one-size-fits-all explanation for emergency dental care costs since your individual cost will depend on your insurance, the severity of your condition and your overall treatment plan. When you meet with your dentist, we’ll outline your treatment options and give you a summary of the emergency dental costs you can expect to pay.
Emergency Dental Services
What Is Emergency Dental Treatment?
The dentists in our emergency dental clinic are committed to alleviating your pain and helping you restore the health of your teeth and gums. The emergency dental treatments they offer to achieve and restore good oral health include:
Emergency Extractions: We strive to help you save your natural teeth, but sometimes severely diseased or decayed teeth need to be immediately removed. If you are experiencing extreme tooth pain, please call us for an appointment right away.
Emergency Wisdom Teeth Extractions: Wisdom teeth present special challenges when erupting from the gums, and are often prone to infection and pain. To relieve this pain, our dentists can perform emergency wisdom tooth extractions that also help preserve your oral health.
Root Canals: When the pulp of a tooth becomes infected, root canal therapy can preserve the tooth and help relieve the pain that often accompanies an infection.
Root Canals for Children: Sometimes it’s best to try to save a child’s natural tooth with root canal therapy. Our team strives to work in a gentle, kid-friendly manner to help keep children comfortable throughout the procedure.
Tooth Extractions: Our dentists can also perform routine tooth extractions to eliminate an unhealthy, severely decayed tooth that cannot be saved.
When Should I Seek Emergency Dental Services?
If you have any of the following symptoms or issues, it’s time to call our emergency dental office for urgent dental care:
Abscessed Teeth: If you have intense oral pain, or if you experience gum or facial swelling, oozing gums, a fever or severe discomfort, you may have an abscess. An abscess is a serious infection that needs immediate care.
Broken or Cracked Teeth: If you have a broken or cracked tooth, call our office right away. Treatment of a cracked or broken tooth can prevent infections and further tooth damage.
Broken or Fractured Jaws: Broken or fractured jaws need immediate emergency care. Symptoms of a break or fracture include numbness, pain, swelling, bruising or a feeling that your bite is off. Contact our office immediately if you have any of these symptoms.
Broken, Loose or Lost Crowns: A loose or dislodged crown leaves your tooth exposed to potential issues. If your crown has been damaged, call our office. Our dentists can replace your crown and restore your healthy smile.
Dental Infections: Infections at your gum line are common when you don’t properly clean your teeth. If you think your gums may be infected, call our office for an appointment. Our dentists can treat the infection, relieve your discomfort and teach you how to avoid future infections.
Knocked-out Teeth: Your dentist can help you save a knocked-out tooth if you act promptly. First, try to place the tooth back in the socket or store it in a cup of cold milk. Then, schedule an appointment with our dentists for emergency treatment.
Loose or Lost Fillings: Loose, dislodged or missing fillings allow germs, food and bacteria to come into contact with your tooth’s interior, making your tooth more vulnerable to decay and infection. Your dentist can replace your filling with a more secure appliance.
Severe Facial or Gum Swelling: Serious swelling of your face or gums is a critical sign of infection or some other severe damage. It’s important to visit our office so our dentists can diagnose and treat the cause of the swelling.
Severe Toothaches: Don’t wait around, hoping that your persistent tooth pain will go away on its own. When you experience serious tooth pain, it’s time to visit an emergency dentist for pain relief and treatment.
Do Emergency Dental Services Cost More?
We want you to know that we take your concern about emergency dental treatment costs seriously. Our dentistal professionals are committed to providing affordable care to all of our patients. We coordinate with insurance providers, so we can maximize your benefits. Additionally, we are a MetroCare Dental Plan preferred provider. MetroCare is a money-saving dental discount plan that reduces your dental costs by 20 to 80 percent. It can be used in conjunction with insurance or on its own. Plans begin at just $129 a year and reduce the expense of procedures such as crowns, fillings and root canal therapy. Call us for more information about MetroCare’s cost savings.