Emergency Dental Care
Are you experiencing a dental emergency? We’ve made it our mission to provide quality emergency dental care in Rockwall. Whether you are a new or existing patient, please call us to get the urgent assistance you need.
Where to Go for Dental Emergency Care
Our dental office provides routine care, but we also act as an emergency dental clinic. We make sure to see patients who are in need of urgent tooth pain relief or any other type of emergency dental care the same day whenever possible. If you are wondering where to go for urgent dental care, the answer to your question is just a phone call away.
How Much Can I Expect to Pay for Emergency Dental Care?
The cost to see an emergency dentist varies widely because there is a broad range of treatments and services and we won’t know which will apply to you without an examination. Some emergency procedures take more time and materials to complete than others, and so they’ll cost more than less complicated treatments. No matter what type of treatment you need, we’ll let you know how much it will cost before performing the work. There will never be any surprises, and we’ll always keep you informed.
Emergency Dental Services
What Dental Services Are Available on an Emergency Basis?
Our dentists in Rockwall can provide a range of emergency services when you need them. These are some of the services we offer:
Emergency Extractions: When you know that a tooth needs to come out, there’s no need to wait longer with tooth pain. Call us to schedule an emergency extraction. All our tooth removal procedures are performed with patient comfort in mind.
Emergency Wisdom Teeth Extractions: It’s common for wisdom teeth to get blocked by existing teeth when they are trying to erupt through the gum. The result can be pain, swelling and an infection that can be resolved with an emergency extraction.
Root Canals: Root canals, sometimes referred to as pulp therapy, treat the problem of inflamed or infected tooth pulp. In addition to treating discomfort, they also preserve your natural tooth.
Root Canals for Children: Root canal therapy helps to preserve your child’s natural teeth and prevents decay from spreading.
Tooth Extractions: If your tooth is damaged, decayed or must be removed to make space for a dental device, our dentists can see you for a routine tooth removal procedure at your convenience.
How Do I Know When I Need Emergency Dental Care?
Are you wondering if you really have a dental emergency? If you have to miss work or have difficulty eating or talking because of tooth pain, then you need prompt treatment and pain relief. Listed below are some of the reasons why our patients visit us for urgent dental care.
Tooth Abscesses: A tooth abscess forms as the result of an infection, and like any other infection, it is often extremely painful and calls for immediate, emergency attention.
Cracked or Broken Teeth: Teeth that are broken or cracked need treatment before they become decayed. Don’t put off seeing a dentist if you have cracked or broken teeth.
Fractured or Broken Jaw: A fractured or broken jaw sounds alarming, but it’s not unusual for a patient to not even realize that their jaw is injured. If something doesn’t seem right with your jaw, call us for an appointment with an emergency dentist.
Lost, Broken or Loose Crowns: Just like teeth, crowns are strong, but they are still susceptible to damage. Our dentists can assess your tooth to find out whether there is an underlying cause for your loose or missing crown. They can also provide a temporary or permanent replacement crown.
Dental Infections: A throbbing toothache, sensitivity to hot or cold foods and swelling of the face are all potential signs of a dental infection. Infections can create serious problems if not treated swiftly.
Knocked-out Teeth: If you’ve just suffered a knocked-out tooth, call our office for an appointment immediately. In many cases, a knocked-out tooth can be put back into place.
Loose or Lost Fillings: Fillings can become loose or fall out for no apparent reason. Sometimes, there is underlying decay to blame. Regardless of why you’re experiencing problems with a filling, we can assess and treat the problem.
Severe Gum or Facial Swelling: Gum or facial swelling is often a sign of infection. Seek treatment at our emergency dental office right away.
Severe Toothache: If you have severe pain in a tooth, it is unlikely to resolve on its own. Our dentists can assess the cause and provide emergency treatment that will have you feeling better in no time.
Are Emergency Dental Services More Expensive?
Even patients who have no fear of the dentist’s chair might hesitate to seek care because they’re concerned about the cost. We strive to provide excellent care at competitive and affordable prices. We accept coverage from most dental insurance plans, and we also have options for financing.
Also, we are a preferred MetroCare provider. MetroCare is a discount dental plan that has no waiting period, no hidden fees and no limit on the number of services you can receive during your coverage period. For just $129 a year, you’ll receive 20 to 80 percent off the cost of dental procedures, including routine treatments and certain orthodontic, cosmetic and emergency care services. To learn more about how you can save with MetroCare, please contact our office today.