Emergency Dental Care
When a dental emergency strikes, one of the dentists at our office in [GOID] will see you as quickly as possible to provide emergency services. You will find relief for the pain and swelling and learn about your treatment options.
Where Is the Nearest Emergency Dental Office?
People with pressure, swelling or a throbbing toothache think of nothing else except locating the closest dental emergency clinic. The emergency dentists in Waterside can treat emergencies quickly. Contact our office and we will do our best to get you in the same day.
How Much Will I Pay for Emergency Dental Care?
Your cost for emergency dental care depends on several factors, including the type of emergency you are experiencing and its severity. Contact our office for an appointment, and after an examination, our dentist can provide you with your options and an estimated cost for each one.
Emergency Dental Services
What Procedures Fall Under Emergency Dental Services?
Emergency dental services will relieve pain, prevent further damage to a tooth or get rid of an infection. Our dentists offer the following emergency procedures:
Emergency Extractions: Our dental team can handle emergency extractions quickly and efficiently. Patients rarely feel anything but slight pressure.
Emergency Wisdom Teeth Extractions: If you are experiencing pain in the back of your mouth, your wisdom teeth may be the cause of your discomfort.
Root Canals: Our dentists suggest root canals for teeth where the pulp is infected and causing acute pain. He or she will ensure that the procedure is as pain-free as possible for you.
Root Canals for Children: Root canals for children save baby teeth and stop a child’s tooth pain. Baby teeth are placeholders for adult teeth to ensure that they don’t grow in crooked, which is why avoiding an extraction is important.
Tooth Extractions: At our emergency dental office, we perform routine extractions as well, such as in cases where a patient has too many teeth in his or her mouth.
When Should I Look for Urgent Dental Care?
You don’t have to have agonizing pain for your problem to be an emergency. Typical urgent dental care services provided by our dentists address the following dental problems.
Abscessed Teeth: Painful, abscessed teeth need emergency dental treatment. Our dentist will drain the abscess and decide if a root canal could save the tooth. Sometimes, pulling the tooth is the only option.
Broken or Cracked Teeth: If you have a broken or cracked tooth, you will either feel no pain or feel acute pain. In both cases, contact our emergency dental office to schedule an appointment. Ignoring the problem may cause additional damage to the tooth.
Broken or Fractured Jaws: A mildly fractured jaw may heal on its own, but you must have an emergency dentist evaluate your case. For a broken or fractured jaw, even a mildly fractured one, contact our office immediately.
Broken, Loose or Lost Crowns: If your crown breaks, or is lost or loose, call our office. The tooth underneath the crown is defenseless against decay or breakage without its cap.
Dental Infections: When you delay getting treatment for a tooth infection, it may lead to an abscess, which is usually extremely painful.
Knocked-Out Teeth: If you can pick up the whole tooth, rinse it off and try to place it back in the socket gently. If you have two or three pieces, put them in milk. It’s possible that one of our dentists can save your tooth. Contact our office and we’ll give you further instructions and an appointment as soon as possible.
Loose or Lost Fillings: Call for an appointment with our emergency dentist, who will look for underlying cavities of other reasons for your lost or loose filling. The lost or loose filling leaves an opening for bacteria to get in the cavity as well.
Severe Facial or Gum Swelling: If your face or gums are swelling, you may have an oral infection. Visit an emergency dentist and he or she will ascertain the reason for the swelling and ease your discomfort.
Severe Toothaches: Severe dental pain may come from an abscessed, cracked or decayed tooth. Acute pain is a dental emergency. Please call our office for an appointment, we will see you as soon as we can.
Is Emergency Dental Care Expensive?
Seeing an emergency dentist is an unexpected expense that worries many of our patients. If you have dental insurance, it may pay for a portion of our fees. We try to keep our fees affordable.
We have a recommendation for our uninsured patients; the MetroCare Dental Plan. The plan has no waiting period; in fact, you can save 20 to 80 percent immediately. Routine exams and cleanings are free with the plan, which means you will have fewer emergencies because you will have access to free preventative care. Contact our office to learn more about how you can safeguard your dental health with the MetroCare Dental Plan.