Emergency Dental Care
Don’t suffer with tooth pain any longer than necessary. Our dentists can diagnose the problem and stop your toothache from recurring, especially in emergency situations. We offer convenient, affordable care in the Westchase area.
Where Is the Nearest Emergency Dentist?
Dental emergencies are inconvenient, and at times, quite painful. When you have a painful toothache, facial swelling or any other dental problem, contact our emergency dental office near Westchase. One of our dentists will diagnose the problem, alleviate your pain and explain your treatment options.
What Does it Cost to See an Emergency Dentist?
Your emergency dental cost is determined by a number of factors, including what type of dental emergency you are experiencing. One of our dentists would have to examine you before quoting a price. We strive to keep our fees for emergency dental care affordable, so call our office to arrange an examination with one of our dentists.
Emergency Dental Services
Which Procedures Are Emergency Dental Treatments?
An emergency dental treatment is any procedure that alleviates pain, stops an infection or keeps a dental problem from escalating. At our office, we offer the following emergency procedures:
Emergency Extractions: When decay reaches the root of your tooth, it causes almost unbearable pain. If left with no other option because the damage is extensive, our dentist will extract the tooth.
Emergency Wisdom Teeth Extractions: When your wisdom teeth emerge and start causing you pain or they become infected, contact our office. One of our dentists can perform the emergency procedure to extract the molars.
Root Canals: Root canals save teeth when decay or an infection reaches your teeth’s pulp. The procedure is almost pain-free and you will feel relief when the pain stops.
Root Canals for Children: Occasionally, children need a root canal to save a baby tooth. It is important that they keep their baby teeth until it is ready to fall out on its own for proper adult tooth alignment.
Tooth Extractions: Our dentists are experienced at performing routine extractions to relieve overcrowding or to prepare for a restoration appliance, such as dentures.
What Problems Are Considered Dental Emergencies?
Our dentists routinely treat all types of emergency problems. Contact our office if you are experiencing any of the following dental emergencies:
Abscessed Teeth: If you suspect an abscessed tooth, call our office to schedule an appointment. The treatment an emergency dentist recommends will vary according to the severity of the abscess. If you wait too long, our dentist may have to pull the tooth.
Broken or Cracked Teeth: Broken or cracked teeth may break or crack more, since they are in a weakened state. Additionally, a broken or fractured tooth will hurt when you chew.
Broken or Fractured Jaws: Breaking or fracturing your jaw is a common injury that emergency dentists are qualified to treat. Call our office at once if you believe your jaw is fractured or broken. With a broken jaw, you may have difficulty breathing. If this is the case, go to a hospital emergency room.
Broken, Loose or Lost Crowns: Contact our office if you lose or break a crown or if your crown becomes loose. The tooth underneath is weak and unprotected from damage without a secure crown in place.
Dental Infections: Infections can occur along your gum line as plaque and tartar will build up in this area without regular professional cleanings.
Knocked-out Teeth: If you can find your knocked-out tooth, rinse it off and try to put it back in the socket, holding it by the crown, not the roots. If this isn’t possible, place the tooth in milk and call our office right away. There is a chance that our dentist can re-implant the tooth.
Loose or Lost Fillings: One of our dentists can provide you with a temporary or permanent filling if you have one that is loose or lost. He or she will also determine why the filling failed, which is important because decay may have caused the filling to become loose.
Severe Facial or Gum Swelling: Severely swollen gums need attention. Our dentist will determine the cause of the swelling and relieve your pain or discomfort.
Severe Toothaches: Severe toothache pain indicates that something is wrong. If you’re also experiencing an earache or a you have a fever, contact our emergency dental office as quickly as possible.
Is Seeing an Emergency Dentist Expensive?
We do our best to make urgent dental care affordable. We accept most major dental insurance plans as well. Our office is part of the MetroCare Dental Plan network, which we recommend to our uninsured and our insured patients as a way of saving money on all types on dental services. For a small additional fee, an individual can add family members to the plan so they can also enjoy the savings. Contact our office to learn more about how to make emergency dental care even more affordable.