Emergency Dental Care
Don’t let an abscessed or cracked tooth keep you from your daily activities. These problems will not go away by themselves, so you need to see a dentist. Our dentists in Valley Ranch will help you feel better and ensure the health of your teeth. We want you to get back to enjoying life pain free.
Where Can I Find a Dental Office Near Me That Handles Emergencies?
All you have to do is pick up the phone and call our dental office near Valley Ranch. Even if you are not a current patient of ours, we would welcome the opportunity to serve you. Our dental team is committed to providing emergency care in a welcoming environment.
What Do Emergency Dental Services Usually Cost?
Each patient’s fee is different, as the circumstances and severity of the problem varies. Our dentist will let you know what the treatment you would need will cost after he or she performs an examination. If you have dental insurance, we will help you determine if your plan will cover a portion of the cost. Call our office today to schedule an appointment with our dentist.
Emergency Dental Services
What are Dental Emergencies?
A dental emergency is pain, an infection, severe swelling or anything that keeps you from your normal activities and risks damaging the integrity of your teeth. To treat dental emergencies, our dentists use:
Emergency Extractions: Emergency extractions are used when a tooth is too decayed or the infection is too deep to save the tooth. Having a tooth pulled does not hurt, as the tooth and the surrounding are numb from a local anesthetic before our dentist proceeds.
Emergency Wisdom Teeth Extractions: Emergency wisdom teeth extractions relieve pain in the back of the mouth that comes from the wisdom teeth pushing against other teeth or not erupting correctly from the gums.
Root Canals: Root canals save teeth by removing the infection in the pulp of the tooth. A root canal is not painful; the procedures brings pain relief.
Root Canals for Children: Children can have root canal therapy on baby teeth if it is necessary to save the tooth. Baby teeth play a vital role in adult teeth coming in properly aligned, which is why dentists prefer to save baby teeth, rather than extract them.
Tooth Extractions: We perform routine, non-emergency tooth extractions, along with our emergency extractions.
When Would I Need to See an Emergency Dentist?
If you are experiencing any of the following conditions, you need to make an appointment to see an emergency dentist:
Abscessed Teeth: Abscessed teeth need treatment from an experienced emergency dentist. The pain may appear to go away after a while, but this does not mean that the problem was fixed, it just means the tooth died.
Broken or Cracked Teeth: A badly broken or cracked tooth can be extremely painful if the nerve is exposed. Call our emergency dental office and one of our dentists will see you as soon as possible.
Broken or Fractured Jaws: A broken or fractured jaw needs immediate attention. Contact our office right away if you suspect that your jaw is broken or fractured.
Broken, Loose or Lost Crowns: Our dentists can repair your crown or replace it with a temporary restoration.
Dental Infections: It is important to have dental infections treated before the infection spreads to other parts of the body. Our dentists typically prescribe antibiotics for dental infections.
Knocked-Out Teeth: First, locate your tooth and contact our office. If the tooth is dirty, rinse it off holding the crown, and never touch the roots. Next, replant the tooth in the socket. Your other option is to put the tooth in a glass of milk and bring it with you to our office. Do not put the tooth in water. You can hold it in your mouth if you do not have any milk handy. Our dentist may be able to re-implant the tooth.
Loose or Lost Fillings: A lost or loose filling may have fallen out because of decay under the filling. Call our office to have your tooth checked for decay before having your filling replaced.
Severe Facial or Gum Swelling: Contact our office to request an appointment with an emergency dentist who can determine the cause of the swelling and then treat the problem that is causing the swelling.
Severe Toothaches: A severe toothache can be debilitating. Contact our office and we will get you an appointment with one of our dentists as quickly as possible.
How Expensive Is Urgent Dental Care?
The urgent dental care our dentists provide is affordable. For your convenience, we also accept most dental insurance plans. Our uninsured patients can enjoy almost the same benefits as those with insurance with the MetroCare Dental Plan. It offers significant savings on emergency and preventative care; however, unlike dental insurance, the plan does not have waiting periods or exclusions. Everyone is accepted as well. Contact our office to learn more.