Emergency Dental Care
When you start avoiding certain food because they cause an excruciating toothache or you have an abscessed tooth, you may be experiencing a dental emergency. Emergency dentists are skilled at handling all types of dental emergencies so you can get back to your daily activities, free from pain.
Where Do I Go to See an Emergency Dentist Near Me?
We understand what it feels like to be in pain. You need an emergency dentist who will make seeing you a priority. Call our Stone Oak emergency dental office and we will get you in to see a dentist as quickly as we can.
How Much Is an Emergency Dental Visit?
We cannot tell people who call what our fees are because everyone’s needs are unique. Even tooth extraction prices vary among patients, as some teeth are harder to pull than others. After an exam, our dentist can tell you how much the elected procedures will cost.
Emergency Dental Services
Which Procedures Are Considered Emergency Dental Care?
Emergency dental care refers to any procedure that treats a dental condition that would become worse without prompt treatment. Examples of procedures that our emergency dentists carry out include:
Emergency Extractions: When a tooth is too damaged or decayed to save, our dentist may suggest an emergency extraction to stop the agonizing pain. Contact our office if you believe that you need a tooth pulled.
Emergency Wisdom Teeth Extractions: When wisdom teeth emerge, they can cause pain or even become infected. Contact our emergency dental office if you have wisdom tooth pain.
Root Canals: A root canal stops a throbbing toothache that won’t go away. The pain is originates from an infection in the pulp of the tooth, which an emergency dentist will remove. Although most people dread hearing that they need a root canal, the procedure is done under a local anesthetic and there is very little discomfort.
Root Canals for Children: If your child is experiencing severe tooth pain, it’s possible that the root of his or her tooth is infected. Our dentist may recommend a root canal on a baby tooth, unless it is just about to fall out. Saving the baby tooth is essential so the adult tooth comes in straight.
Tooth Extractions: In addition to emergency tooth extractions, our dentists perform routine extractions.
When Do I Need Emergency Dental Services?
Our dentists will diagnose and treat the following dental emergencies.
Abscessed Teeth: A throbbing, infected tooth needs emergency dental care quickly. Call our office for an appointment. We treat abscessed teeth as soon as possible to prevent further damage to the tooth.
Broken or Cracked Teeth: If you have a break or crack that exposes your tooth’s nerve, you are likely experiencing severe pain when you eat hot or cold foods. Call our emergency dental office and request an appointment for pain relief and possible tooth repair.
Broken or Fractured Jaws: Broken and fractured jaws are a common injury, and they typically occur from trauma or accidents. Call our emergency dental office immediately if you suspect a fracture or break in your jaw.
Broken, Loose or Lost Crowns: A loose, broken or lost crown takes away from your smile, but this is not why it is an emergency. Crowns strengthen the underlying tooth and protect it from decay, which is why you need to see a dentist promptly if you break or lose a crown.
Dental Infections: Left untreated, dental infections can spread to other parts of the body. Call our office to schedule an appointment. Our dentist will likely prescribe antibiotics to eliminate the infection.
Knocked-out Teeth: Contact our office as quickly as possible after having a tooth knocked out. You can rinse the tooth off, being careful not to touch the roots. Try to place the tooth back into the socket. If you cannot, put the tooth in milk. Our dentist may be able to re-implant it.
Loose or Lost Fillings: If you lose a filling or have a loose filling, it needs attention from an emergency dentist. Bacteria could enter the cavity of the tooth, which is no longer covered, and cause additional decay to form.
Severe Facial or Gum Swelling: Contact our urgent care dental office immediately if you are experiencing severe gum, jaw or facial swelling. Our dentist will find and treat the underlying cause.
Severe Toothaches: Severe tooth pain can be so bad that you can’t eat or sleep. Contact us to schedule an appointment with our dentist, who will find the cause of your pain and treat the problem.
Is Emergency Dental Care Affordable?
We strive to keep our services affordable without reducing the quality of your care. We also work with most major dental insurance companies to get you the benefits that you deserve. Our dental team encourages patients to sign up for the MetroCare Dental Plan so they can take advantage of saving between 20 to 80 percent on dental care. Once you purchase the plan, you will have immediate coverage, and it can be used alongside your regular dental insurance. Call us today for more details.