Emergency Dental Care
When you have tooth pain or another dental emergency, our dentists are here to diagnose and treat the problem so the pain will not come back. Knowing that emergency dentists are available should help alleviate the worry that you may feel and get your dental health back on track quickly.
How Do I Find Urgent Dental Care Close to My Home?
You don’t have to search any further for an emergency dental office. At our office, we see emergency patients as quickly as we can. If possible, we will see you on the same day that you call. Our emergency dentists understand that you do not want to put up with dental pain for any longer than necessary. Contact our office today to schedule your appointment.
What’s the Typical Emergency Dental Care Charge?
We know that emergency dental care is an unplanned expense, so we strive to keep our fees as low as possible. Since we cannot diagnose your problem and its severity over the phone, you will have to come in for X-rays and an examination by one of our dentists before we can let you know how much your treatment will cost.
Emergency Dental Services
What Are Common Emergency Dental Procedures?
At Rayford, our dentists are skilled at performing the following emergency procedures:
Emergency Extractions: Our dentist’s goal is to save teeth, but there are cases when an emergency extraction is the only option. Our dentists make sure the short procedure is as pain-free as possible.
Emergency Wisdom Teeth Extractions: If your wisdom teeth have come in but they are crowding your other teeth, our dentist can perform an emergency wisdom teeth extraction.
Root Canals: Root canals are not painful. In fact, the procedure will stop your pain and strengthen your tooth.
Root Canals for Children: Children need their baby teeth. If the child has infected tooth pulp, a root canal will save the tooth. More importantly, your child’s pain will go away.
Tooth Extractions: Our dentists also perform tooth extractions for individuals getting orthodontic appliances, such as braces.
When Are Emergency Dental Services Vital?
We do not want people to hesitate to call our office because they are afraid that their problem is not serious. Call our office if you have any of the following dental problems and we will schedule an appointment accordingly.
Abscessed Teeth: Abscessed teeth signal a bacterial infection, which causes a continuous toothache, pain and a fever. Even if the pain stops, you still need to see an emergency dentist because the infection is still present.
Broken or Cracked Teeth: If you fracture or break a tooth, call our office to schedule an appointment. If a piece of your tooth broke off, save the piece and bring it to your appointment. In some cases, our dentist may be able to repair the tooth.
Broken or Fractured Jaws: Broken or fractured jaws are usually the result of a motor vehicle accident or sports injury. Contact us immediately if you are experiencing jaw pain and suspect a fracture or a break.
Broken, Loose or Lost Crowns: An emergency dentist can replace a lost crown with a temporary one or he or she may be able to fix your crown. You want to get a new crown on the tooth as soon as possible to prevent it from breaking.
Dental Infections: Never ignore dental infections, since the infection can spread and cause serious harm. Call our office and we will try our best to get you an appointment quickly.
Knocked-out Teeth: If your tooth is completely knocked out of your mouth, attempt to locate the tooth. If you find it, rinse it off, holding it by the crown only. If you can, gingerly re-insert the tooth into the socket. If you cannot get the tooth to go back in, put it in a glass of milk. Call our emergency dental office immediately because we may be able to re-implant the tooth.
Loose or Lost Fillings: You should have lost or loose fillings evaluated by a dentist. There may be decay that made the filling come loose. Additionally, you need to have the filling replaced quickly.
Severe Facial or Gum Swelling: Never ignore facial or gum swelling, as it usually indicates an infection. Call our office today to schedule an appointment with an emergency dentist who can diagnose the problem.
Severe Toothaches: Severe tooth pain could be from a fractured tooth, an abscessed tooth or dental decay. The only way to know what is causing your severe toothache is to have an examination by a dentist.
Is it More Expensive to Get Emergency Dental Care Than Cosmetic Dental Care?
While our fees are affordable, we understand that a dental emergency is an unexpected expense, even if you have dental insurance. When we see patients without dental insurance, we point out the benefits of the MetroCare Dental Plan, which offers significant savings on many dental procedures. At only $129 a year for a single person, the plan is cheaper than dental insurance, yet it has many of the same benefits. Call our office to learn more about the plan.