In the event of a dental emergency, knowing that you can receive quality care from a dentist in your area can make you feel more at ease. Whether you have a broken tooth, an abscess or any other dental emergency, our dentists in Northeast Mansfield can provide the urgent dental care you need to resolve your symptoms.
Emergency Dental Care
Where Can I Find Emergency Dental Care In My Area?
Whether you have a mouth injury, infection or broken tooth, our dentists provide a full range of emergency dental services. It’s crucial to receive prompt treatment soon after experiencing a dental emergency, since delaying professional care can result in additional damage to your mouth. However, you can take comfort knowing that you can receive the care you need in the comfort of our office. For urgent dental care you can depend on, contact our office today.
Estimating Your Emergency Dental Care Costs
Like dental emergency situations, no two patients are the same and the cost for treatment will vary for each patient. The type of treatment you receive during your appointment, the number of required additional visits to follow-up with your dentist and your dental insurance status will all factor into how much you will pay for your services. At your appointment at our office, the dentist will explain your treatment options and provide an estimate of your expected emergency dental services cost.
Emergency Dental Services
Understanding Emergency Dental Services
In the event of a dental emergency, our dentists in Northeast Mansfield will examine your mouth and provide the treatment you need to alleviate your painful symptoms and prevent them from coming back. Take a look at some of the emergency dental services we offer:
Emergency Extractions: Permanent teeth are supposed to last a lifetime, but if you have a tooth that’s damaged or decayed beyond repair and causing pain, an emergency extraction is likely needed. Please give us a call if you think you need an emergency extraction and we will make every effort to see you as soon as possible.
Emergency Wisdom Teeth Extractions: Not all wisdom teeth cause discomfort, but for many adults, they can quickly become a problem that requires prompt treatment. Our dentists may recommend emergency wisdom teeth extractions when the teeth are infected, causing pain or have become impacted.
Root Canals: Root canal therapy is a straightforward treatment that can prevent the loss of your tooth and the spread of infection. During the procedure, your dentist will remove the damaged pulp tissue found inside your tooth and seal the tooth to prevent further issues.
Root Canals for Children: We also offer root canal treatment for children in an effort to save their natural teeth. Our experienced dentists will do everything they can to ease your child’s fears and keep them comfortable during the procedure.
Tooth Extractions: Along with emergency extractions, we also offer tooth extractions for teeth that are badly decayed or injured.
When Should I Receive Emergency Dental Services?
If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms or conditions, it could indicate a dental emergency, and you should seek immediate treatment.
Abscessed Teeth: A dental abscess is caused by an infection near the root of the affected tooth. In addition to intense pain and sores near the gum line, an abscess can damage the surrounding teeth and bone if not treated as soon as possible.
Broken or Cracked Teeth: Your enamel is made of a very strong material, but it is still susceptible to damage and can become cracked or broken. Infection may occur if left untreated, so you should seek treatment from an emergency dentist right away if you have broken or cracked teeth.
Broken or Fractured Jaws: If your jaw is broken or fractured, you may lose your ability to move your jaw and you will have a misaligned bite.
Broken, Loose or Lost Crowns: A damaged crown can cause pain and sensitivity in the exposed tooth, making it more susceptible to damage. Our dentists can replace the crown and restore your smile.
Dental Infections: If you don’t maintain good oral hygiene, plaque and bacteria can cause a dental infection. The infection can spread and quickly become serious if treatment is delayed, so we encourage you to receive treatment from your local dentist right away.
Knocked-out Teeth: A knocked-out tooth can be a frightening experience, but if you receive treatment quickly, your tooth may be saved. Before your appointment, you can try to carefully place your tooth back in its socket. If that does not work, place the tooth in a glass of milk and bring it with you to your appointment.
Loose or Lost Fillings: If your filling comes out, your tooth becomes increasingly vulnerable to decay. Visit our office for a replacement filling if you experience a loose or lost filling.
Severe Facial or Gum Swelling: Swelling of your face or gums may indicate an infection that needs immediate treatment. Our dentists will evaluate your teeth and gums to quickly diagnose the problem and alleviate your discomfort.
Severe Toothaches: A persistent toothache is a problem that should never be ignored. For treatment and pain relief, please schedule an appointment with one of our experienced dentists for emergency care.
Do Emergency Dental Services Cost More than Normal Dental Care?
Our staff understands that you might have concerns about payment after experiencing a dental emergency. We are proud to offer affordable pricing for all of our dental services, and we will also work with your insurance provider to ensure that you receive the maximum benefits offered to you. Our clinic is also a preferred provider of an affordable dental plan called MetroCare. Members of the MetroCare Dental Plan pay $129 a year to receive savings between 20 and 80 percent on a variety of dental treatments and procedures. If you already have dental insurance, you can use MetroCare to supplement your current coverage. However, the plan also is an excellent option for anyone without dental insurance. For more information about MetroCare, please call our office to speak with our knowledgeable staff.