Emergency Dental Care
If you are in severe pain, do not hesitate to look for, “an emergency dentist near me.” You will find pain relief and a friendly, compassionate staff at our emergency dental office. Our goal is to help you get back to having good dental health.
How Can I Receive Urgent Dental Care Near Me?
Our emergency dental office in North San Antonio accepts emergency patients who are not current patients. We welcome the chance to make someone’s pain go away. Contact our office and tell us about your emergency. We will get you an appointment quickly, sometimes on the same day that you call.
What Will Urgent Dental Work Cost?
You would have to come in for X-rays and an examination before our dentist decides on the best way to handle your emergency. Our dentist will let you know what the work will cost before beginning. Let us know if you have dental insurance, it may cover some of the cost for you. Call our office today to schedule your appointment with one of our emergency dentists.
Emergency Dental Services
What is Considered Emergency Dental Work?
Emergency dental treatment temporarily or permanently fixes a dental problem that would get worse if it does not receive treatment from a dental professional.
Emergency Extractions: As a last resort, our dentist may suggest an emergency extraction of an abscessed tooth, to keep the infection from spreading.
Emergency Wisdom Teeth Extractions: Our emergency dentists can extract emerged wisdom right teeth here in our office, if they are giving you trouble.
Root Canals: Dentists use root canal therapy to save infected teeth by removing the pulp.
Root Canals for Children: Our emergency dentist likes to have children keep their baby teeth until they naturally fall out. Root canals save infected baby teeth, as well as stopping the child’s pain.
Tooth Extractions: You can visit our office for non-emergency extractions as well as emergency ones.
When Do I Need Emergency Dental Services?
You may need emergency dental services when you have:
Abscessed Teeth: An abscessed tooth is a very painful emergency. Call our office and we will get you in to see a dentist as quickly as we can.
Broken or Cracked Teeth: If you have a small surface crack on a tooth, our dentist may be able to fill in the crack with composite filling material. If you have a broken tooth with exposed nerves, our dentist will typically recommend a root canal. See a dentist to determine the extent of the damage the break or crack caused.
Broken or Fractured Jaws: Avoid trying to move your jaw. Have someone call our office right away if you suspect that you have a broken or fractured jaw.
Broken, Loose or Lost Crowns: While technically not an emergency, you don’t want to wait too long before seeing a dentist and having your crown fixed or replaced.
Dental Infections: All dental infections need emergency dental care because infections can spread and cause additional problems. Contact our office to schedule an appointment with one of our emergency dentists, who is likely to prescribe antibiotics.
Knocked-Out Teeth: To possibly save your tooth, you can try to put the tooth back in the socket after you have rinsed it off. Hold the tooth by the crown, not the roots. Hold the tooth in the socket by biting down on gauze or put the tooth in milk and call our emergency dental office right way. Never try to put a child’s tooth back in the socket.
Loose or Lost Fillings: A loose or lost filling is not a dire emergency; however, you should make an appointment quickly since food will became trapped in the cavity. This would eventually cause decay.
Severe Facial or Gum Swelling: Severe facial or gum swelling can have several causes, including gingivitis. Contact our office to arrange an appointment and our emergency dentist can find the reason for your discomfort.
Severe Toothaches: Severe toothaches are the primary reason people visit an emergency dental office. Call our office as soon as the pain starts, even if it is not too severe; it could save you from having to get a root canal or an emergency extraction.
Is Emergency Dental Care Going to be Expensive?
We strive to keep our fees affordable. The longer you wait to seek treatment, the treatment that you will need is going to be more expensive because more damage will occur. If the cost of emergency dental care is a concern, we suggest the MetroCare Dental Plan. It cuts the cost of all types of dental care and once you sign up, you can start using your benefits immediately. The plan works alongside dental insurance or as a standalone dental plan and only requires a payment of $129 per year to start saving on dental services. Call our office and we will tell you more about the plan.