Emergency Dental Care
If tooth pain or pressure is keeping you from concentrating at work or you are experiencing facial or gum swelling, you’re having a dental emergency. These problems will not go away on their own. Do not hesitate to call our emergency dental office to find a solution.
Where Do I Go for Emergency Dental Treatment?
Call our office if you have a dental emergency. We will get you in to see one of our dentists as soon as we can. He or she can alleviate your pain and diagnose and treat your problem. The dentist will do his or her best to be sure the pain or discomfort will not return. We gladly accept new patients who are in distress.
What Will My Emergency Dental Visit Cost?
We understand that you may want to know the cost for emergency dental care before visiting our office. However, the cost for different procedures varies. Our dentist would need to examine you and determine the severity of your problem before quoting a price. If you have options for treatment, he or she will explain what each option will cost.
Emergency Dental Services
What Are Emergency Dental Procedures?
At our emergency dental clinic, we treat the following conditions as emergencies. When you call our office, we will try to see you promptly and often on the same day that you call.
Emergency Extractions: Our dentist prefers to save teeth unless they are too badly damaged to save. If you need an emergency extraction, it will be as comfortable and as painless as possible.
Emergency Wisdom Teeth Extractions: The third and last set of molars typically cause problems with crowding when they emerge. If your wisdom teeth are causing you problems, contact our office to have one of our dentists assess the situation and provide emergency services if needed.
Root Canals: Our dentist may need to perform a root canal to save your tooth. Root canals are not painful. In fact, in most cases they stop the severe pain completely.
Root Canals for Children: Many parents are surprised to hear that their small child needs a root canal on a baby tooth. Baby teeth are essential for adult teeth alignment. Our dentist will try to save the tooth, which may help prevent the child from needing expensive orthodontic work in the future.
Tooth Extractions: We offer routine teeth extractions, as well as emergency extractions. Our dentists are skilled at pulling teeth with little or no discomfort to the patient.
When Should I Seek Emergency Dental Services?
If you’re experiencing any of the following conditions, seek emergency care.
Abscessed Teeth: Symptoms of an abscessed tooth include a throbbing toothache, swelling and possibly a fever from the infection. Call our office right away; if left untreated, abscessed teeth can have serious consequences.
Broken or Cracked Teeth: You need to see dentist if you have a broken or cracked tooth, even if you only feel pain when you chew. The tooth is weaker and can crack further, which may expose a nerve. If air hits a nerve, you will feel extreme discomfort.
Broken or Fractured Jaws: If you suspect you have a broken or fractured jaw, contact our office immediately or go to the closest emergency room if you have other injuries as well. If you gave been in an accident and you cannot bite down with your upper and lower set of teeth coming together, your jaw may be broken.
Broken, Loose or Lost Crowns: Call our office for help with a loose, lost or broken crown. We will have you smiling again as quickly as we can.
Dental Infections: Dental infections need emergency treatment before they spread to other areas of your body.
Knocked-out Teeth: Call our office immediately if you have a knocked-out tooth. If you can find the tooth, rinse it off, but do not hold it by the roots. Try to place the tooth back into the socket very carefully. If this does not work, keep the tooth moist by placing it in a glass of milk and bring it with you to your appointment.
Loose or Lost Fillings: A lost or loose filling may not seem like an emergency. However, you should have the filling replaced within a few days. Otherwise, bacteria gets trapped in the cavity, causing decay.
Severe Facial or Gum Swelling: Severe gum or facial swelling is an emergency. Call our office today to arrange to see one of our urgent care dentists.
Severe Toothaches: Do not ignore a bad toothache, especially if it is accompanied by a fever. Call our office to schedule an appointment with a dentist for emergency treatment.
Is Urgent Dental Care Expensive?
We endeavor to keep our emergency services affordable for everyone. If you have a dental insurance plan, we will help you get the maximum value allowed from your plan. If you are uninsured, we encourage you to sign up with the Metrocare Dental Plan. For only $129, you will have a year’s worth of very affordable dental care, with savings of 20 to 80 percent. The best part of the plan is that you have coverage as soon as you signup, with no waiting period.