Since dental emergencies can happen at any time, you’ll need to know how to find quality care from a dentist you can rely on. Our dentists in Potranco can provide the urgent dental care you need to restore the health of your teeth and gums.
Emergency Dental Care
Where Can I Go For Emergency Dental Care?
At our dental office, our goal is to provide quality care to all patients, and we emphasize urgent dental care that is prompt and efficient. Our dentists offer a full range of emergency dental services, so when the unexpected happens and you’re in need of urgent dental care, you can find relief knowing that you can receive the quality care you need right in our office. If you need immediate attention after suffering a dental emergency, please contact us today to schedule your appointment.
What Is the Cost for Emergency Dental Care?
We understand your concerns about the expected costs for emergency dental treatment. Your dental insurance status, the severity of the issue and the number of follow-up appointments you will need to complete are all taken into consideration when determining your total cost for treatment. The dentist will evaluate you when you come in for your appointment and discuss your treatment options and expected costs.
Emergency Dental Services
What Is Considered a Dental Emergency?
When the unexpected happens and you need urgent dental care due to an infection, injury, or severe pain, our dentists in Potranco are here to help. Here are some of the services we provide at our emergency dental clinic:
Emergency Extractions: Although many tooth extractions are planned as part of a treatment designed by your dentist, there might be other situations where the tooth needs to be extracted immediately. if your tooth is badly injured from a traumatic injury or decay, it might require removal on an emergency basis.
Emergency Wisdom Teeth Extractions: Not everyone will experience problems with their wisdom teeth, but it’s not uncommon for the teeth to require removal due to infection or discomfort. Please call us as soon as possible if you are experiencing pain in your wisdom teeth.
Root Canals: Root canal surgery, also called endodontic treatment, is a commonly performed procedure that removes damaged and infected pulp from inside your tooth. Contact us to schedule an appointment for root canal therapy.
Root Canals for Children: Our dentists also perform root canal therapy for children, which can stop tooth pain and preserve children’s natural teeth.
Tooth Extractions: Since teeth can become damaged and decayed over time, we also offer routine tooth extractions. Please contact us if you’re experiencing pain from a damaged or decayed tooth, and our dentist can help you explore options for tooth replacement.
Signs You Need Emergency Dental Services
It’s time to seek urgent dental care if you have any of the following symptoms or conditions:
Abscessed Teeth: An abscessed tooth causes intense pain and requires immediate treatment. It’s caused by an infection of the tooth’s root, and most often is accompanied by fever, swelling, and gum redness.
Broken or Cracked Teeth: The enamel that covers your teeth is very strong, but it is still vulnerable to breaking and cracking. If one of your teeth is broken or cracked, contact us right away for prompt treatment.
Broken or Fractured Jaws: A broken or fractured jaw can limit your ability to move your jaw, causing facial pain and a misaligned bite. If you have any of these symptoms, please contact our office for treatment.
Broken, Loose or Lost Crowns: When a crown is broken, loose, or lost, the exposed tooth underneath can cause pain and sensitivity. Call us today for a replacement that can restore your smile.
Dental Infections: A dental infection can occur when you don’t practice good oral hygiene. To prevent the spread of infection, please call us immediately for treatment.
Knocked-out Teeth: A knocked-out tooth is a serious injury and can be detrimental to your permanent teeth. Before your appointment, we recommend trying to place the tooth back in the socket, or preserving it in a cup of cold milk.
Loose or Lost Fillings: Occasionally a filling may come loose due to advanced decay underneath. To prevent the spread of decay, please call us and make an appointment for a replacement filling.
Severe Facial or Gum Swelling: Swelling of the face and gums can happen for a variety of reasons. For a thorough evaluation and diagnosis, please contact us to make an appointment with our emergency dentists.
Severe Toothaches: If you’re experiencing a severe toothache, we encourage you to seek an examination and diagnosis from your local dentist instead of waiting for the pain to subside on its own.
Will I Pay More for Emergency Dental Services?
Our dentists believe that everyone should have access to quality, affordable dental care. We will always work with your insurance providers to make sure that you’re receiving all of the benefits offered by your plan. Our clinic is also a preferred provider of an affordable dental plan called MetroCare. For just $129 a year, members of the MetroCare Dental Plan can receive savings of 20 to 80 percent on a variety of dental services and treatments. The plan is ideal for anyone without dental insurance, and even if you already have dental insurance, you can use the MetroCare Dental Plan to supplement your existing coverage. To find out more information about the MetroCare Dental Plan, please contact our clinic.