Emergency Dental Care
Dental emergencies can happen to anyone at any time. Getting prompt care can mean the difference between a dentist being able to save your tooth or having to pull the tooth. At our emergency dental office near Sugar Land, we know that you want to stop the pain or swelling right away, so we make emergencies a priority.
Where Can I Find Emergency Dental Care?
When you know whom to call when you are in pain, it makes the pain easier to bear. If you need emergency dental work, call our office to schedule an appointment. We will try to see you the same day that you call.
What Will an Emergency Dentist Charge Me?
It is impossible for our office staff to quote an estimate of your emergency dental cost over the phone. One of our dentists will have to examine you to determine what is wrong and which treatment is appropriate. He or she will give you an estimate of your final cost after this evaluation.
Emergency Dental Services
Which Dental Procedures Are Emergency Services?
Any service that alleviates pain and prevents additional tooth damage is an emergency procedure. Call our office to request an emergency appointment for any of the services below and we will see you as soon as we can.
Emergency Extractions: Our emergency dentists would prefer to save your tooth, but if an extraction is necessary, we will make you comfortable with a local anesthetic.
Emergency Wisdom Teeth Extractions: Wisdom teeth generally start emerging in the teen years. However, there isn’t always room for them to grow in straight, and this can create alignment issues and pain. An emergency dentist can perform an emergency wisdom teeth extraction to stop the teeth from crowding your molars and causing you pain.
Root Canals: When your tooth’s root is infected or inflamed, it can cause debilitating pain. To save the tooth, a dentist will carry out a root canal, which will prevent the tooth from hurting and continuing to decay.
Root Canals for Children: A root canal procedure on a baby tooth may seem unnecessary; however, this procedure is actually stopping your child’s pain. Children need baby teeth to learn to speak properly and to save the adult tooth’s place in the mouth, so it is important to protect the teeth.
Tooth Extractions: Our dentists also do routine extractions to relieve overcrowding or in preparation for orthodontic treatment.
How Do I Know If My Aching Tooth Is an Emergency?
Dental emergencies are problems that will get worse if not treated quickly. Below are examples of dental emergencies that can be treated at our dental office.
Abscessed Teeth: Don’t delay seeking urgent dental care for abscessed teeth. Waiting may increase your chance of losing the tooth and extend the time you are in pain. Call our emergency dental clinic near Sugar Land and we will try to schedule an appointment for you the same day.
Broken or Cracked Teeth: A cracked or broken tooth may crack or break more if you continue to chew with the tooth, necessitating root canal therapy, or at worst, an emergency extraction.
Broken or Fractured Jaws: Call our emergency dental office right away if you suspect that you have a fractured or broken jaw.
Broken, Loose or Lost Crowns: A lost, loose or broken crown can mar your beautiful smile. Our emergency dentist can repair your crown or give you a temporary one, which will have you smiling again.
Dental Infections: Do not underestimate the seriousness of untreated dental infections. A dental infection is an emergency and should be fixed as soon as possible.
Knocked-out Teeth: A knocked-out tooth is an emergency, but there is the possibility that our emergency dentist can re-implant the tooth. Rinse the tooth off and try to put it back in the socket. If that does not work, keep the tooth moist either in a glass of milk or put it under your tongue. Call our office immediately.
Loose or Lost Fillings: You should have lost or loose fillings repaired or replaced before bacteria gets into the cavity. Call our office today to schedule an appointment.
Severe Facial or Gum Swelling: Severe swelling can be from an infection, an injury or decay. Contact our office today if you are experiencing severe swelling. If you are having any difficulty breathing, go to the closest ER.
Severe Toothaches: A sudden, severe toothache needs expert attention. The usual reason for a sudden toothache is decay reaching the pulp of the tooth.
How Much More Does Urgent Dental Care Cost?
We try our best to offer high quality care, while keeping our prices affordable. For our patient’s convenience, we also accept many major dental insurance plans. If you are uninsured, we suggest purchasing the MetroCare Dental Plan. It is only $129 a year and it makes dental care much more affordable. It is not insurance, so everyone is accepted and there are no waiting periods. Call our urgent care dental office for more information.