When you have a throbbing toothache or other uncomfortable symptoms that interfere with your daily activities, you want relief as soon as possible. Contact our dentists in Castle Hills and we will work quickly to restore the health of your mouth and ease your pain.
Emergency Dental Care
Where to Go For Emergency Dental Care?
If at any time you experience an emergency dental situation, you should call us right away to schedule an appointment. Delaying dental care may cause more damage to occur, and you may also require more costly treatment. We do everything we can to see urgent dental care patients as soon as possible, and in most cases, we can even provide same-day appointments. Contact us today and we will work quickly to schedule your appointment.
Emergency Dental Care Cost
Wondering about the cost of your emergency dental services is a common thought many of our patients have. Your type of insurance coverage, the treatment you receive and if you need any follow-up appointments are all factored in when determining the total cost of your emergency dental care. At your appointment, your dentist will provide you with an estimate of your anticipated costs.
Emergency Dental Services
What Is Considered Emergency Dental Services?
Our Castle Hills dentists provide a full range of emergency dental services that will help restore the health of your mouth. Here are a few of the procedures offered at our clinic:
Emergency Extractions: Our goal is to always try to save and repair your natural teeth; however, sometimes an extraction is unavoidable when the tooth is severely damaged or decayed. If you need an emergency extraction, we will make sure you’re comfortable by using local anesthetics and walking you through every step of the procedure.
Emergency Wisdom Teeth Extractions: Wisdom teeth extractions are recommended when the teeth are infected, impacted or cause pain. If your wisdom teeth are causing you pain or discomfort, then please call our office to schedule an appointment.
Root Canals: A root canal is a routine procedure that can prevent a tooth being lost due to injury or serious decay. If you are experiencing extreme sensitivity to hot or cold, have tenderness or swelling near the gum line of the affected tooth or have moderate-to-severe tooth pain, please contact us to schedule an emergency root canal.
Root Canals for Children: Our dentists also provide root canal treatment for children, which will help preserve your child’s natural teeth. With the help of anesthesia, the procedure is not painful and ensures that your child is comfortable during the procedure.
Tooth Extractions: Our dentists also perform routine tooth extractions to remove a tooth that is badly damaged or to make room for a dental device. Call us today for more information on tooth extractions.
When Should I Get Emergency Dental Services?
The following symptoms and conditions indicate that you should seek urgent dental care from your local dentist:
Abscessed Teeth: A tooth abscess is caused by a bacterial infection near the root of a tooth. It usually causes extreme pain, a fever and swelling. The infection can also damage the surrounding bone and teeth if not treated quickly.
Broken or Cracked Teeth: Teeth are typically very strong, but they can crack or break as a result of decay or injury. If left untreated, a cracked or broken tooth can quickly become infected.
Broken or Fractured Jaws: A broken or fractured jaw is an urgent dental emergency that might severely limit your ability to move your jaw. Please contact us as soon as possible if you have a broken or fractured jaw.
Broken, Loose or Lost Crowns: When a crown is broken, loose, or lost, the exposed tooth can cause pain and sensitivity, and the affected tooth is also prone to damage. Our dentists will replace the crown to help restore your smile.
Dental Infections: Dental infections can occur when you don’t receive dental cleanings regularly. Without treatment, the infection can spread and become more serious, so we encourage you to seek treatment at our clinic if you have a dental infection.
Knocked-Out Teeth: A knocked-out tooth can be a startling experience, but with prompt treatment it may be possible to save your tooth. Until you can make it into our office, we encourage you to try to put your tooth back into the socket, or place it into a cup of milk to keep it moist.
Loose or Lost Fillings: If your filling comes out, your tooth becomes increasingly vulnerable to decay. Visit our office for a replacement filling if you experience a loose or lost filling.
Severe Facial or Gum Swelling: Swelling of your face or gums may indicate an infection that needs immediate treatment. Our dentists will evaluate your teeth and gums to quickly diagnose the problem and alleviate your discomfort.
Severe Toothaches: A persistent toothache is a problem that should never be ignored. For treatment and pain relief, please schedule an appointment with our team of dentists.
Are Emergency Dental Services Expensive?
Our team is committed to providing cost-effective dental care for all of our patients. This is why we are a preferred provider of MetroCare, a discount dental plan that can make a variety of treatments and procedure much more affordable. Membership is just $129 a year, and members can save between 20 and 80 percent on dental services. The MetroCare Dental Plan is a great option if you don’t have any insurance, and it can also be used with your current dental insurance. Please call us for more information about enrolling in the MetroCare Dental Plan.