When a dental emergency disrupts your daily activities, it’s necessary to seek treatment as soon as possible. Our skilled dentists in Cypress can provide the urgent, emergency care needed to alleviate your symptoms and preserve your dental health.
Emergency Dental Care
How Can I Receive Emergency Dental Care?
When your oral health is at risk after experiencing a dental emergency, our dentists will do everything they can to make sure you receive treatment right away. Although dental emergencies are not common, they can cause permanent damage if not treated promptly. Contact us immediately if you are experiencing intense mouth pain, swollen gums, a painful toothache or other uncomfortable symptoms. Our goal is to treat emergency patients as quickly as possible, and many emergency patients receive an appointment the same day.
Average Cost for Emergency Dental Care
It’s common for patients to ask about their emergency dental treatment cost. A variety of factors are considered in determining the cost of treatment, such as the severity of damage, if you have dental insurance and if you require any additional follow-up visits to our office. When you arrive for your appointment, your dentist will outline a treatment plan and provide an estimate of your expected costs.
Emergency Dental Services
Examples of Emergency Dental Services
When you need emergency dental services, our dentists in Cypress are here to provide high-quality care in a comfortable environment. Here are some of the emergency services we provide:
Emergency Extractions: Our dentists will make every effort to save your tooth, but an emergency extraction is often needed if you’ve experienced a traumatic injury or have a tooth that’s severely decayed. Although it’s natural to have anxiety about an emergency extraction, our dentists will make you feel comfortable during the entire procedure.
Emergency Wisdom Teeth Extractions: It’s very common to remove wisdom teeth due to an infection, decay or impaction. As soon as you begin to feel pain or discomfort near your wisdom teeth, please call us for an appointment.
Root Canals: A root canal is a routine procedure that restores the full function of your tooth by removing the infected and damaged pulp found inside your tooth.
Root Canals for Children: Our clinic also provides root canal therapy for children. This is a beneficial procedure that can save your child’s natural teeth and resolve their pain, and our dentists will ensure that your child is comfortable throughout the entire process.
Tooth Extractions: Along with emergency extractions, we also offer routine tooth removal for teeth that are severely damaged, decayed or need to be removed to make space for an appliance.
How Can You Tell If You Need Emergency Dental Services?
When experiencing any of the following symptoms or conditions, it’s important to seek treatment from your local dentist as soon as possible as this may constitute an emergency.
Abscessed Teeth: An abscess occurs when the tooth root becomes infected. It may cause swelling, fever, and severe oral pain. If you suspect a dental abscess, call our office immediately.
Broken or Cracked Teeth: If your teeth are structurally damaged, they can become infected if left untreated. Anyone suffering from broken or cracked teeth should seek immediate treatment from an emergency dentist.
Broken or Fractured Jaws: A broken or fractured jaw is an emergency that requires urgent dental treatment. If you experience a misaligned bite or have pain and swelling in your face and jaw, we recommend seeking treatment from an emergency dentist.
Broken, Loose or Lost Crowns: The problems associated with broken, loose, or lost crowns can be much more than cosmetic since the affected area is more susceptible to damage. Visit emergency dentists for a crown restoration that repairs your smile.
Dental Infections: When you don’t receive regular professional cleanings, it’s possible for a dental infection to occur. When you come in for your appointment, we can treat your infection and provide information on how to prevent them in the future.
Knocked-out Teeth: If you have a knocked-out tooth, it’s still possible for it to be saved if you seek prompt emergency treatment. Before your appointment, you can try placing the tooth back in the socket, or put it in a cup of milk to maintain its moisture level.
Loose or Lost Fillings: Loose or lost fillings can cause oral discomfort, and the affected tooth is more likely to decay. See one of our dentists for emergency care if you have a loose or lost filling.
Severe Facial or Gum Swelling: It’s not uncommon to experience facial or gum swelling at times, but it can also be a sign of something more serious, so it shouldn’t remain untreated.
Severe Toothaches: A severe toothache can be caused by a number of things, so it’s important to never ignore persistent tooth pain. Schedule an appointment with a dentist if you have consistent oral discomfort.
Are Emergency Dental Services High-Priced?
Worrying about payment should never be a concern when a dental emergency happens to you. Our clinic will work with your insurance provider to ensure that you receive the maximum benefits offered by your plan. We are also a preferred provider with MetroCare, a dental plan that can make a variety of treatments and procedures more cost-effective. Members of the MetroCare Dental Plan pay $129 a year to save between 20 and 80 percent on dental care, including fillings, cleanings and X-rays. The plan is an affordable option for anyone without dental insurance, but it can also be used to supplement the benefits offered by your current provider. For more information about enrolling in MetroCare, please contact our office.