Emergency Dental Care
When tooth pain is getting you down, it is good to know that there is help available. If the tooth pain or swelling is bad enough that you are missing work or school, you are having a dental emergency and need to find a nearby emergency dental office.
Where Can I Receive Emergency Dental Care Close By?
Simply call our emergency dental office near to schedule your appointment. Our welcoming office and friendly staff will put you at ease while you fill out your new patient paperwork and wait to see one of our emergency dentists. Bring a list of any prescription medications that you currently take, since your dentist may need to prescribe antibiotics.
What Does Urgent Dental Care Usually Cost?
Your emergency dental care cost depends on what type of emergency you have. Treatment for a fractured jaw would cost more than replacing a lost filling. Two patients could have the same procedure, such as a tooth extraction, yet they could pay different prices depending on the location of the tooth. If you need a price upfront, you will need to see our dentist for an examination first. Contact our office today to schedule your appointment.
Emergency Dental Services
What Makes a Service an Emergency Dental Service?
A service is considered an emergency dental service when it is necessary for a person’s immediate dental health. Regular professional cleanings are necessary for good dental health in the future, but an emergency extraction might be necessary right now to prevent an infection from spreading.
Emergency Extractions: Our emergency dental office uses emergency extractions to alleviate a patient’s tooth pain and to stop an infection from spreading to other teeth. This procedure is used when there isn’t any other way to save the tooth.
Emergency Wisdom Teeth Extractions: An emergency dentist can perform emergency wisdom teeth extractions if you have infected wisdom teeth that are bothering you.
Root Canals: The dentists at our office are skilled at saving teeth with root canal therapy.
Root Canals for Children: Parents may find it surprising when our dentist suggests a root canal treatment for their child’s baby tooth. Baby teeth have several important functions. Saving a baby tooth is better than simply extracting it, even though the tooth eventually falls out.
Tooth Extractions: Our dentists offer all types of extractions, not just emergency extractions.
What Conditions Call for a Visit to an Emergency Dental Office?
Any of the conditions listed below might necessitate a visit to an emergency dental office.
Abscessed Teeth: Abscessed teeth are caused by cavities or bacterial infections. There is no way to treat an abscessed tooth except by going to a dentist. The abscessed tooth will get more painful if you do not take action now.
Broken or Cracked Teeth: If you break or crack a tooth, contact our office to schedule an appointment with one of our emergency dentists. Your tooth is susceptible to infection once it is cracked or broken.
Broken or Fractured Jaws: Contact our emergency dental office at once if you hurt your jaw and suspect that it is broken or fractured.
Broken, Loose or Lost Crowns: Our dentists dentist can replace your crown and restore your smile. Don’t delay treatment, because the exposed tooth is vulnerable to decay or infection.
Dental Infections: Dental infections are an emergency because of their potential to spread to the head or neck region.
Knocked-out Teeth: If you want to save your tooth, you must act quickly. Locate the tooth and rinse it off with warm water. Never hold the tooth by the root, as our emergency dentist will not be able to re-implant the tooth. You can try to put the tooth back in the socket gently. If this works, hold the tooth in with a gauze pad. Call our office and we will do our best to get you an appointment quickly.
Loose or Lost Fillings: Older fillings may fall out and you will find that the cavity is sensitive to air and hot or cold temperatures. See a dentist soon to make sure the filling did not fall out because there was decay underneath the filling material.
Severe Facial or Gum Swelling: Call our office to schedule an appointment if you see that your face or gums are swelling. It is important to find out why this is happening.
Severe Toothaches: Severe toothaches are usually caused abscesses, cracked teeth or cavities. All of these conditions are treatable, so contact our office now.
Are Emergency Dentists Expensive to Visit?
We do our best to keep our prices for emergency dental services affordable. At the same time, we know that facing a series of emergency appointments will leave you worried about expenses, so we provide a variety of payment options for our patients. If you want to save on all your dental care needs, ask us about the MetroCare Dental Plan. For only $129 a year, you can save between 20 to 80 percent off normal fees. Your coverage is immediate and there are no hidden fees to worry about paying.