Emergency Dental Care
Dental emergencies can be frightening if you do not know whom to call. It is okay; we will help you. You do not have to be a current patient to secure an emergency appointment at our dental office. We try to get all emergency patients in to see a dentist quickly.
How Do I Find an Emergency Dentist in My Area?
Simply call our emergency dental office near Cinco Ranch. We happily accept new patients experiencing an emergency. Our goal is to have our patients leave smiling because their pain is gone. Call us today to schedule your appointment. We do our best to get people in severe pain a same-day appointment.
How Do I Know What My Urgent Care Dental Bill Will Be?
Your emergency dentist is the only person that can tell you what your emergency dental care cost is going to be because they have examined you and decided on the best way to treat your problem. Contact our office to schedule an examination and learn what it will cost to treat your dental emergency at our office.
Emergency Dental Services
What Dental Procedures Are Judged as Emergencies?
Procedures that alleviate severe pain or swelling, or that save a tooth are usually emergency services. Below are a few of the emergency procedures that our experienced dentists offer:
Emergency Extractions: Our dentists use emergency extractions as a last resort when a root canal isn’t practical. Our dentists make the extraction procedure as painless as possible with local anesthesia.
Emergency Wisdom Teeth Extractions: Wisdom teeth are prone to abscesses. If your wisdom teeth become infected, our dentist can perform an emergency wisdom tooth extraction.
Root Canals: Patients often cringe when they hear the words root canal, but root canals are not painful.
Root Canals for Children: Children need to keep their baby teeth until they fall out naturally, which is why our dentist will save a baby tooth with a root canal. It will stop the pain and let your child keep his or her baby tooth. If the tooth is ready to fall out, our dentist will help it along instead of trying to save the tooth.
Tooth Extractions: Our dentists are also experts at non-emergency tooth extractions.
When Do I Require Emergency Dental Care?
You’ll need emergency dental care in the following cases:
Abscessed Teeth: You cannot ignore an abscessed tooth. If you delay getting treatment, the infection can spread and our dentist will have to do an emergency extraction to keep the infection from attacking your other teeth.
Broken or Cracked Teeth: You should see an emergency dentist if you have broken or cracked a tooth. The cracked or broken tooth is weaker and more susceptible to decay and infection.
Broken or Fractured Jaws: If you think you have a fractured or broken jaw, call our office immediately. If you start to have trouble breathing, go to the nearest hospital emergency department.
Broken, Loose or Lost Crowns: You need to take care of a broken, loose or lost crown as soon as it is convenient. Our dentist can help you get your smile back.
Dental Infections: Bacterial infections need immediate attention. The infection can spread to other parts of the body, where it can cause serious complications.
Knocked-out Teeth: You may be able to put a knocked-out adult tooth back in the socket. If that does not work, put the tooth in milk or hold it under your tongue. Contact our office immediately to secure an appointment with a dentist for emergency services to see if he or she can re-implant your tooth.
Loose or Lost Fillings: A lost filling isn’t a dire emergency. However, you should give our office a call right away. In the meantime, try to keep the cavity free of food so bacteria does not build up in the space the filling left.
Severe Facial or Gum Swelling: If you have facial or gum swelling, it is possible that you have gingivitis, especially if you are not diligent about getting professional cleanings. Call our office to schedule an appointment, as there could be other reasons your face and gums are swelling.
Severe Toothaches: It is very likely that your severe toothache will not go away by itself. Do not remain in pain; instead call our office to see when we can fit you in to see an emergency dentist. He or she can diagnose and treat any problems discovered during your examination.
Is Emergency Care at Your Office Expensive?
We keep our fees affordable, so people can have the emergency dental work that they need. We work with many of the major dental insurance providers. When you call our office, ask about the MetroCare Dental Plan. For $129 a year, you can enjoy affordable dental care with up to 80 percent off. The plan is not dental insurance, so there is no waiting period and no one is turned down. You are covered immediately.