Emergency Dental Care
Tooth pain is debilitating. It can make you feel tired and miserable. You need to see an emergency dentist who can stop the pain by treating the underlying issue. Your tooth may have a bad cavity, a crack that you are not aware of or you may have an abscessed tooth, which is very painful and requires immediate dental attention.
Is There Emergency Dental Care Near Me?
Our emergency dental office near Lake Highlands can provide the services necessary to treat your pain so you will feel like yourself again. Contact our office and describe your symptoms to us so we can schedule an emergency appointment for you. We try to get people in the same day that they call, if possible.
How Much Will Emergency Treatment Cost?
We do not know what your emergency treatment will cost until our dentist has performed an examination and looked at your X-rays. After your examination, our dentist can discuss the cost with you. If you have dental insurance, we will try to work within the limitations of your plan to get you the maximum benefit.
Emergency Dental Services
Which Treatments Are Deemed Emergency Dental Treatments?
Any treatment that prevents further tooth damage, cures an infection or relieves severe pain is deemed an emergency treatment. Below are a few examples of emergency dental services:
Emergency Extractions: There are many reasons why you may need an emergency tooth extraction, including severe decay, root fractures or an abscess.
Emergency Wisdom Teeth Extractions: Wisdom teeth are more prone to abscesses than other teeth. If your wisdom teeth become infected, one of our dentists can perform an emergency wisdom teeth extraction.
Root Canals: Root canal therapy saves teeth. While you need a crown for the tooth afterwards, it is far less expensive to get a crown than to have a dental implant made to replace an extracted tooth.
Root Canals for Children: Children may need root canal therapy on baby teeth if the decay has reached the inner part of the tooth. The root canal will keep the baby tooth in place, where it will stay until it falls out naturally as the permanent tooth emerges. A root canal will relieve your child’s pain as well.
Tooth Extractions: We offer tooth extraction services to relieve overcrowding, as well as extractions for people getting braces who have too many teeth in their mouth.
Which Dental Problems Justify Emergency Dental Care?
The following issues necessitate urgent dental care, so call our office today to schedule your appointment.
Abscessed Teeth: Abscessed teeth need treatment quickly because the infection can spread and because this bacterial infection can be extremely painful.
Broken or Cracked Teeth: An emergency dentist may be able to repair your cracked or broken tooth. If a piece of the tooth broke off, save it and bring it with you to your appointment.
Broken or Fractured Jaws: If you believe you have broken or fractured your jaw, contact our office as soon as possible.
Broken, Loose or Lost Crowns: Broken, lost or loose crowns can wait a day or two for treatment. However, do not wait very long to fix your crown because the tooth that was crowned is weaker and more at risk for problems.
Dental Infections: A severe dental infection can be dangerous and less severe dental infections are painful. You need to contact our office right away if you think you have a dental infection.
Knocked-out Teeth: If you want to try to save your tooth, you need to call us immediately after the accident happened. There is only a small window of time when our dentist can attempt to re-implant the tooth, so we will try to get you in right away. Bring your tooth with you, either in the socket if you can get it back in or held under your tongue. Never touch the roots of the tooth because then it will be impossible to re-implant it.
Loose or Lost Fillings: Although a lost filling is not a major emergency, you should still see a dentist soon. Decay under the filling may have caused it to become loose.
Severe Facial or Gum Swelling: You should take any dental swelling seriously, even if it is only mildly uncomfortable at the moment.
Severe Toothaches: If you have a severe toothache, we will try to get you an appointment as soon as possible. In the meantime, take an OTC pain medication and rinse with warm salt water.
Is Emergency Dental Care Going to be Expensive?
Our affordable fees make it easier to get the care you need. We also accept many dental insurance plans. To make your dental care even more affordable, we recommend the MetroCare Dental Plan. You will save at least 20 percent on dental care, including cosmetic procedures. The MetroCare Dental Plan is not insurance; there are no waiting periods for certain procedures and you only pay a low annual fee. Contact our office to see if the plan can help you save on the dental work that you need right now.