Emergency Dental Care
Do you have a broken tooth, swollen gums, a severe toothache or other oral pain that is disrupting how you eat or sleep? If so, you may be experiencing a dental emergency. Rest assured that our dentists in University Park are here to give you the emergency dental care you need.
Where Can I Get Emergency Dental Care?
When you have a dental emergency, getting immediate treatment is important to prevent further damage to your teeth. To get that prompt emergency dental care, call our office right away. We’ll work to schedule you for a same-day appointment, when available. Whether you need emergency dental surgery, there’s no need to wonder, “Where do I go for emergency dental care in my area?” Contact our office today.
Cost for Emergency Dental Care
Emergency dental costs depend on the type of treatment you require and the coverage provided by your dental insurance. If you need follow-up care, that may affect your cost for emergency dental care as well. When you consult with one of our dentists for emergency services, we’ll review your care options and give you an estimate of your total emergency dental care costs.
Emergency Dental Services
What Are Emergency Dental Services?
Our emergency dental clinic provides a variety of treatments that help restore your oral health. Some of the emergency dental services we offer include:
Emergency Extractions: When a tooth is severely damaged, sometimes the only option is to remove it immediately. If you need an emergency extraction, our emergency dental treatment team will use anesthesia and other methods to keep you comfortable during the procedure.
Emergency Wisdom Teeth Extractions: Wisdom teeth can cause pain, discomfort or even infections, and they may need to be removed quickly to alleviate those issues. If your wisdom teeth have recently emerged and are causing you problems, call our office.
Root Canals: A root canal procedure helps to clear out an infection or inflammation in the pulp of the tooth. This emergency dental treatment helps save your tooth and often alleviates your oral pain.
Root Canals for Children: Sometimes, it’s appropriate to provide root canal therapy to help preserve a child’s natural teeth. Our dentists are gentle, skilled and adept at working with children to make the procedure as effective as possible.
Tooth Extractions: A routine tooth extraction may be the solution you need to address a painfully decayed, injured or broken tooth.
When Do I Need Emergency Dental Services?
It may be time to call for emergency dental treatment if you are experiencing any of the following issues:
Abscessed Teeth: An infected, abscessed tooth is very painful, often causing a fever, mouth swelling and other dental discomfort. An abscessed tooth is a serious health concern and requires immediate care.
Broken or Cracked Teeth: A crack or break in your tooth can make you susceptible to infection. If you have damaged your tooth, please call our office right away.
Broken or Fractured Jaws: A broken or fractured jaw is an emergency. Common symptoms include face or jaw pain or feeling as if your bite is crooked or unusual. If you experience these issues, call our office immediately.
Broken, Loose or Lost Crowns: A missing, loose or fractured crown leaves your tooth exposed to decay, infection and other damage. Our dentists can replace your crown to restore your tooth’s health.
Dental Infections: Dental infections can be caused by a number of issues, including a lack of regular dental cleanings or a broken tooth. Symptoms of a dental infection include temperature and pressure sensitivity in the teeth, pain, fever and swelling.
Knocked-out Teeth: Our dentists may be able to save your knocked-out tooth if you act quickly. If your tooth has been knocked out, stay calm. Try to put your tooth back in its socket or place it in a glass of cold milk, and call our office for an emergency dental appointment.
Loose or Lost Fillings: A filling that isn’t secure or is missing altogether can expose your tooth to infections or decay. Our dentists can replace your filling and protect your tooth.
Severe Facial or Gum Swelling: Swelling can be a sign of an oral infection and should never be ignored. Schedule an appointment with one of our dentists, who can diagnose and treat the cause of your swelling.
Severe Toothaches: Care for persistent and severe tooth pain should not be delayed. Visit our office for pain relief and treatment.
Will I Be Charged More for Emergency Dental Services?
We work hard to keep the cost of our emergency dental services affordable for our patients. If you have traditional dental insurance, we will work closely with your provider to ensure that you receive the maximum benefits from your coverage. To help you reduce your costs further, we’re a preferred provider for MetroCare. The MetroCare Dental Plan works in conjunction with your insurance or as a separate discount plan, saving you 20 to 80 percent on dental procedures for a small, annual $129 membership fee. With MetroCare, our patients can save on emergency dental treatment costs for fillings, root canal therapy, crowns, extractions, deep cleanings and other important procedures. MetroCare can also be useful for those without dental insurance, so call us for more information today.