You can never predict when a dental emergency will occur, but knowing where you can receive quality care can help you when one occurs. If you experience a dental emergency, our dentists in Morton Ranch can help relieve your pain and uncomfortable symptoms by providing treatment as soon as possible.
Emergency Dental Care
Where Can I Get Emergency Dental Care In My Area?
To restore the health of your mouth and prevent additional damage, it’s crucial to see a dental professional soon after experiencing a dental emergency. Our team of professionals are available to treat emergency patients as quickly as possible, and same-day appointments may also be available for your convenience. Our goal is to work quickly to alleviate your pain and treat the problem, so you can resume your everyday activities and enjoy a lifetime of good oral health. To schedule your appointment, contact us today.
What Is the Average Cost of Emergency Dental Care?
A common question asked by many of our urgent dental patients is how much their treatment will cost. How much you’re expected to pay is based on the type of treatment you need to resolve your symptoms, whether you have dental insurance and if you need to return to our office for any follow-up visits. After the dentist completes the examination of your mouth, together you will discuss a treatment plan and your estimated costs.
Emergency Dental Services
What to Know About Emergency Dental Care
There is never a convenient time for a dental emergency to occur, but when you experience the unexpected, our dentists in Morton Ranch are ready to provide prompt emergency dental services. Take a look at some of the procedures we offer at our clinic:
Emergency Extractions: Our dentists will make every effort to save and repair your permanent teeth, but an emergency extraction is usually necessary when you have severe decay or damage after experiencing a traumatic mouth injury. If you require an emergency extraction, please contact our office immediately so you can receive treatment as soon as possible.
Emergency Wisdom Teeth Extractions: Our dentists will typically recommend wisdom teeth removal for patients whose wisdom teeth are infected, impacted or causing severe pain.
Root Canals: Root canal therapy is a routine procedure performed in our clinic. It is a necessary treatment when the soft pulp tissue inside your tooth becomes infected or damaged as a result of advanced tooth decay.
Root Canals for Children: Root canal treatment for children is performed to save their natural teeth and prevent the spread of infection. With the use of anesthesia and other techniques, we will ensure that your child is comfortable and at ease during the procedure.
Tooth Extractions: In a similar manner to emergency extractions, our dentists also perform routine tooth extractions to remove badly infected or damaged teeth.
When Do I Need Emergency Dental Services?
You may be experiencing a dental emergency if you have any of these symptoms or conditions:
Abscessed Teeth: Signs of a dental abscess include severe jaw pain, swollen gums, and fever. An abscess is an urgent dental emergency, so if you have any of these symptoms, please contact your local emergency dentist for treatment.
Broken or Cracked Teeth: Teeth that are cracked or broken can rapidly become infected. If you have suffered damage to one or more of your teeth, please contact us to make an appointment.
Broken or Fractured Jaws: A severe facial injury can break or fracture your jaw, causing intense pain and a misaligned bite. Please contact our dentists for an emergency appointment as soon as possible if you have a broken or fractured jaw.
Broken, Loose or Lost Crowns: Your tooth is susceptible to decay when a crown is broken, loose or lost. For a complete restoration that can relieve your symptoms and restore your smile, contact your local emergency dentist.
Dental Infections: When you don’t receive professional cleanings regularly, plaque and bacteria can accumulate in your gum line, causing an infection. Our dentists can treat your current infection and provide information about how to prevent them in the future.
Knocked-out Teeth: Knocking out a tooth can be very distressing, but it’s possible for your emergency dentist to save your tooth. In the meantime, we recommend trying to place the tooth back in its socket, or put it in a cup of milk to keep it moist.
Loose or Lost Fillings: Your tooth is vulnerable to decay when a filling becomes lost or loose. Contact your local dentist for a replacement filling.
Severe Facial or Gum Swelling: If your face or gums become swollen, it could be an indication of a serious dental problem. For an evaluation as soon as possible, we encourage you to contact your emergency dentist.
Severe Toothaches: If you have a persistent, severe toothache, you should seek prompt treatment instead of waiting for the pain to resolve on its own. Contact our office for an appointment with one of our dentists.
Cost for Emergency Dental Services
Our dentists are committed to providing quality care while also offering affordable pricing. If you have dental insurance, we can help you understand your coverage and ensure that you receive the maximum benefits available to you. Our clinic is also a preferred provider with a cost-effective dental plan called MetroCare. Membership costs $129 a year, and members can receive between 20 and 80 percent off a variety of dental services, including cosmetic treatments and routine cleanings and exams. The MetroCare Dental Plan is an affordable option for people without dental insurance and it can also be used to supplement your current coverage. For more information about enrolling in MetroCare, please contact our office.