When you experience a dental emergency, it’s important to receive treatment right away. For emergency dental treatment you can depend on, contact our dentists in Kyle.
Emergency Dental Care
How to Find Emergency Dental Care?
It’s important to see a dentist right away if you’re experiencing a dental emergency, which can include broken or damaged teeth, oral pain or a knocked-out tooth. In addition to causing extreme pain, dental emergencies may also affect your long-term oral health. Our goal is to see emergency patients right away, and in many cases, we may be able to schedule your appointment for the same day. If you’re in need of urgent dental surgery or other urgent services, we welcome you to contact our office as soon as possible to schedule an appointment.
Expected Costs for Emergency Dental Care
Emergency dental treatment costs will vary for each patient that comes into our office. The total amount depends on whether you have dental insurance, the severity of damage to your mouth and if you need additional follow-up visits. Your emergency dentist will outline your treatment plan after completing an examination and provide information about your expected costs.
Emergency Dental Services
Types of Emergency Dental Services
When you experience a dental emergency, you can take comfort in knowing that our Kyle dentists are here to provide treatment as soon as possible. Some of the procedures we offer include:
Emergency Extractions: Our dentists will always prioritize saving your tooth, but if you are feeling severe pain and your tooth is badly damaged, an emergency extraction is the best course of treatment. You can expect to feel comfortable during the procedure because we will use anesthetics and other techniques to make you feel at ease.
Emergency Wisdom Teeth Extractions: Your wisdom teeth are still vulnerable to decay and infection even though they are last set of teeth to emerge. Please contact us to schedule an appointment if your wisdom teeth are causing you pain. Prompt treatment greatly reduces your risk of complications.
Root Canals: During root canal surgery, your dentist removes damaged and infected pulp from inside your tooth. The procedure typically takes less than two hours and restores the full function of your tooth.
Root Canals for Children: To prevent further decay of your child’s damaged tooth and preserve the original tooth, your dentist may recommend root canal therapy. To schedule an appointment with a gentle children’s dentist, call our dental office today.
Tooth Extractions: In non-emergency situations, tooth extractions are also an option to remove a tooth that is severely damaged or decayed.
How Can I Tell If I Need Emergency Dental Services?
It may be time to seek treatment from an emergency dentist if you experience any of these symptoms or conditions:
Abscessed Teeth: A dental abscess is a serious infection of your tooth’s root and requires immediate treatment. If you have an abscess, see your emergency dentist as soon as possible.
Broken or Cracked Teeth: A broken or cracked tooth can cause pain and sensitivity. To prevent an infection from developing, it’s important to receive treatment if you’ve damaged one or more teeth.
Broken or Fractured Jaws: While it’s a common facial injury, a broken or fractured jaw is a serious injury that requires immediate treatment. If you have swelling, jaw pain or stiffness or a misaligned bite, please contact your emergency dentist immediately.
Broken, Loose or Lost Crowns: If your crown is broken or becomes loose, it’s important for it to be replaced quickly. To prevent additional damage to your tooth, contact us for a crown replacement that can restore your smile.
Dental Infections: Lack of professional dental cleanings can cause plaque and bacteria to accumulate, increasing your risk of dental infections. We can treat your dental infection in our office and provide information about how to prevent them from recurring.
Knocked-out Teeth: Any type of trauma to your mouth can cause a knocked-out tooth. Although it’s possible for an emergency dentist to save the tooth, we recommend trying to place the tooth back into its socket without touching the roots.
Loose or Lost Fillings: A lost filling or crown can make the affected tooth vulnerable to decay. Please visit our clinic for a replacement filling.
Severe Facial or Gum Swelling: Uncomfortable swelling of your face or gums may indicate a serious infection. Our dentists can examine your mouth to diagnose the problem and design a treatment plan to alleviate your discomfort.
Severe Toothaches: A severe toothache that’s persistent may indicate advanced decay or infection. Instead of waiting to see if the pain goes away on its own, we encourage you to see our emergency dentists for prompt treatment.
How Much Do Emergency Dental Services Cost?
Concerns about finances should never stand in the way of receiving the dental care you need. In addition to the affordable pricing we offer for all of our dental treatments and procedures, our clinic will work with your dental insurance provider so you receive the maximum benefits offered by your plan. We’re also a preferred provider with MetroCare, a dental plan that makes dental care much more affordable. For a fee of $129 a year, members of the MetroCare Dental Plan can save between 20 and 80 percent on all dental services, including cleanings, X-rays and crowns. The plan is ideal for anyone who doesn’t have dental coverage. However, you can use MetroCare even if you already have existing dental insurance. Please give us a call for more details about MetroCare.