Emergency Dental Care
Any time that you have tooth pain, swelling or a dental infection that bothers you enough to stay home from school or work, you are having a dental emergency. At our dental office in Houston, we treat dental emergencies with compassion and understanding.
Where Is The Emergency Dental Office Near Me?
If you have a toothache, there is no need for you to suffer. Local emergency dentists are available to treat emergencies for new patients, as well as our current patients. Contact our office to schedule your appointment for emergency dental care. We will try our best to schedule your appointment for the same day.
What Does Emergency Dental Work Cost?
Our dentist would need to examine you before quoting an estimated fee. We cannot determine how severe your problem is over the phone. Contact our office and schedule an appointment for emergency work and our dentist will discuss your treatment options with you. You will learn how much each one will cost, and then you can make a decision.
Emergency Dental Services
What Are Emergency Dental Treatments?
Emergency dental treatments are procedures that help restore the patient’s dental health. Examples of emergency procedures include:
Emergency Extractions: Emergency extractions remove an infected or damaged tooth that poses a danger to the surrounding teeth. Our dentists are experts at pulling teeth. Many patients are surprised that the procedure is over so quickly.
Emergency Wisdom Teeth Extractions: Wisdom teeth can press uncomfortably against other teeth. If your wisdom teeth hurt or cause discomfort in the back of your mouth, our dentist can extract them.
Root Canals: A root canal is the treatment for a cavity that has reached the roots of the tooth, where it causes severe pain. Left untreated, it will abscess and cause severe pain.
Root Canals for Children: Severe decay or injuries can cause inflammation in the root of a tooth, even a baby tooth. It is likely that your child would have pain, which a root canal would stop. Dentists perform root canals on baby teeth to save the tooth, even though it will eventually fall out, because baby teeth help position permanent teeth.
Tooth Extractions: Our dentists also perform non-emergency teeth extractions.
How Do I Know If I Have a Dental Emergency?
Severe pain is an emergency, as is any of the following, even if you are not in pain:
Abscessed Teeth: If you believe that you have an abscessed tooth, call our office right away. Abscessed teeth are very painful and you may notice swelling or have a bad taste in your mouth. If you seek treatment as soon as possible, one of our dentists may be able to save the tooth and cure the infection with antibiotics.
Broken or Cracked Teeth: Cracked or broken teeth usually have damage on the inside of the tooth, which needs immediate attention. Call us to schedule an emergency appointment and we will see you as soon as we can, often on the same day that you call.
Broken or Fractured Jaws: A broken or fractured jaw is a serious dental emergency. Contact our office at once.
Broken, Loose or Lost Crowns: You always want the crown to fit snugly over your tooth. It protects the tooth and gives it added strength.
Dental Infections: Dental infections can have many causes. Call our office to make an appointment to see an emergency dentist who can treat the infection and discover what caused it.
Knocked-out Teeth: Call our office right away if you have had a tooth knocked out. If you can find the tooth, do not touch it by the roots. Rinse the tooth off with warm water and attempt to place it back in the socket. If the tooth cannot go back in the socket, keep it in a glass of milk until you visit the dentist.
Loose or Lost Fillings: A lost or loose filling may cause you pain if the cavity is sensitive to hot or cold temperatures.
Severe Facial or Gum Swelling: Severe swelling in a sign that something is wrong, so don’t ignore it. Call us today to schedule an appointment.
Severe Toothaches: If you have a severe toothache, call our emergency dental care office. The kinds of problems that cause severe toothaches do not go away by themselves.
Is Emergency Dental Work Expensive?
We do our best to charge affordable fees and still offer the high-quality dental care that you deserve. If you have dental insurance coverage, we will try to limit your out-of-pocket expenses.
We tell our patients about the MetroCare Dental Plan and how it can make dental care affordable. It is not insurance, so there are no waiting periods for certain procedures and no limits on how many times you use the benefits each year. For an annual fee, you can save up to 80 percent on dental services. Call us now to learn more about the MetroCare Dental Plan.