Emergency Dental Care
If you have swollen gums, a broken filling or severe tooth pain, you may be experiencing a dental emergency. You’ll need urgent dental care to address that dental emergency, and our knowledgeable dentist in Keller is here to help you.
Who Provides Emergency Dental Care?
We provide a full range of emergency dental services for patients who are experiencing oral pain or other urgent symptoms. It’s important to seek treatment right away since delaying treatment can worsen your symptoms and lead to more pervasive tooth damage. When you call our office for an emergency appointment, we strive to schedule you for a same-day appointment. Whether you need emergency dental surgery or other urgent services, we’re just a phone call away. Contact our office today to schedule your appointment.
What Are the Costs of Emergency Dental Care?
Your emergency dental care costs will depend on the type of treatment you need, how much treatment you need and the provisions of your dental insurance coverage. We want you to always feel informed about potential emergency dental care costs, so your dentist will review your treatment options with you during your appointment. We’ll also give you a list of expected emergency dental costs at that time.
Emergency Dental Services
What Are the Range of Emergency Dental Services?
As a full-service emergency dental clinic, we are committed to providing you with most of the emergency dental treatments you need to find your way back to good oral health. Our emergency dental services include:
Emergency Extractions: Our experienced dentists work hard to save your natural teeth, as this is the best possible outcome. Sometimes, a tooth needs to be removed because it has too much damage or decay. When that happens, our team uses a variety of proven techniques and methods to help you stay comfortable during the emergency extraction.
Emergency Wisdom Teeth Extractions: Your wisdom teeth are the last set of teeth to emerge, usually erupting between the ages of 17 and 25. In some cases, wisdom teeth become severely infected or decayed after their eruption, causing considerable pain. If you are experiencing wisdom tooth pain, contact us.
Root Canals: When the inner pulp of a tooth becomes infected, you may experience pain and swollen, tender gums. Root canal therapy removes the infected tooth pulp, saving your natural tooth and relieving pain.
Root Canals for Children: Our compassionate dentists are also experienced with performing root canal therapy for children so they can retain their natural teeth.
Tooth Extractions: Sometimes, injured or extremely decayed teeth can be removed on a more routine, scheduled basis. We also remove teeth so dental devices, like dentures or implants, can be placed comfortably.
When Is the Right Time to Seek Emergency Dental Services?
Dental issues can worsen if you wait to seek treatment or think the problem will go away on its own. If you experience any of the following issues, give us a call:
Abscessed Tooth: An infection deep in the root of your tooth can cause a dangerous abscess. An abscessed tooth should be treated immediately, so call our office now if you have associated symptoms.
Broken or Cracked Teeth: If you have a tooth that is cracked or broken, you could be leaving it exposed to more damage or infection. To protect your tooth, contact us for urgent dental care.
Broken or Fractured Jaws: A fractured jaw requires emergency dental treatment. If you have a fractured jaw, you may experience facial or jaw pain, swelling, bruising or a bite that doesn’t align the way it should. Call our emergency dentists as quickly as you can for treatment.
Broken, Loose or Lost Crowns: A tooth that is missing its crown is vulnerable to additional damage. Acting quickly is important so your dentist can replace the crown.
Dental Infections: Infections at the gum line can be caused by a number of issues, including a lack of adequate dental cleanings. We perform treatment for dental infections, and we can help you learn how to prevent future dental infections.
Knocked-out Teeth: Having a tooth knocked out can be scary, but if you stay calm and act promptly, you may be able to help your dentist save your tooth. Find the knocked-out tooth, and either try to place it back in its socket or place it in a cup of cold milk until you can meet with your local dentist.
Loose or Lost Fillings: A missing or loose filling imperils the health of the affected tooth, leaving it exposed to decay-causing bacteria. Call our office to schedule an appointment for a replacement filling.
Severe Facial or Gum Swelling: Swelling can be an important signal that you need urgent dental care. If you are experiencing painful swelling, we can provide treatment that relieves your pain.
Severe Toothaches: When you experience severe or relentless tooth pain, don’t just hope that it will go away on its own. Visit our office to receive treatment that alleviates your pain.
What Is the Expected Cost of Emergency Dental Services?
Please know that we make every effort to keep your emergency dental care treatment costs as affordable as possible. We work with many dental insurance providers, and we’re proud to be a preferred provider for the MetroCare Dental Plan. For only $129, MetroCare members save between 20 to 80 percent on procedures, including exams, extractions, fillings and root canals. Best of all, MetroCare can be used with your individual dental insurance and it’s a good option for our patients without insurance. We’re happy to tell you more about MetroCare, so call us.