Emergency Dental Care
A dental emergency can throw a painful wrench into your daily activities and can make eating or sleeping difficult. If you have sudden pain in your teeth or gums, a broken tooth or other disruptive oral pangs, you can count on our dentists in Allen for urgent dental care.
Where Should I Go For Emergency Dental Care?
If you are experiencing a dental emergency such as severe oral pain or a loose filling, contact our office right away. While you may be tempted to ignore the pain or problem, doing so puts your teeth at further risk for more extensive damage. When you call our office for an emergency appointment, we do everything we can to see you the same day you call. We offer a broad array of urgent dental care services in our emergency dental clinic, including emergency dental surgery, so call our office today for an appointment.
Emergency Dental Care Expenses
If you’re wondering about the cost of emergency dental care, you’re not alone. Many patients ask about the potential costs they may be facing after receiving emergency care services. Since emergency dental costs depend on your insurance coverage and your individual treatment needs, your dentist will review your treatment options and provide you with a summary of anticipated emergency dental care costs.
Emergency Dental Services
What Emergency Dental Services Are Available from Our Dental Office?
If you are suffering from oral pain, injury or swelling, it’s important to act quickly by calling our office for an appointment. Some of the emergency dental treatments you can receive include:
Emergency Extractions: When your tooth is too injured or decayed to be saved, our dentists can perform an emergency extraction. Please know that our dental team strives to keep you comfortable during the extraction with aids such as anesthesia.
Emergency Wisdom Teeth Extractions: Wisdom teeth can be susceptible to infection and decay after their eruption. Emergency extractions can help remove the diseased wisdom tooth and get your oral health back on track.
Tooth Extractions: To help restore your oral health, we also provide tooth extractions on a non-emergency basis.
Root Canals: Root canal therapy is one of the ways our dentists may help you preserve your natural teeth. This simple procedure helps ease tooth pain and removes infection from the tooth’s pulp. If you have tooth pain or gum swelling, call our office for an appointment today.
Root Canals for Children: Kids may benefit from keeping their natural teeth, so our skilled dentists also offer root canal therapy for children with infected or inflamed tooth pulp.
When Can I Get Emergency Dental Services?
Don’t ignore important warning signs that clearly mean you need emergency dental care. Below, we list a few signs indicating that it’s time to call our office for treatment:
Abscessed Tooth: If you have a fever with painful swelling of your face or gums, you may have a serious abscess in the root of your tooth. Visit our dentists for immediate treatment and pain relief.
Broken or Cracked Teeth: If left untreated, a broken or cracked tooth can become further damaged or infected. If one or more of your teeth are compromised by a crack or break, call our office for immediate care.
Broken or Fractured Jaws: It’s a dental emergency when a jaw is broken or fractured. The fracture may cause you to experience facial swelling, pain and bruising. You may also feel as if your bite isn’t aligning the way it normally does. Call your emergency dentist for treatment immediately after the injury.
Broken, Loose or Lost Crowns: Crowns that are broken, dislodged or missing endanger the tooth’s health. Our dentist can replace your damaged crown, restoring your smile and protecting your dental health.
Dental Infections: Dental infections at the gum line won’t resolve themselves on their own. We provide treatment for dental infections, and we show you how to clean your gums to prevent further infection.
Knocked-out Teeth: Don’t despair if you’ve had a tooth knocked out. If you can’t place the tooth back in its socket, store it in a glass of cold milk until you get to our office. Your prompt action may help your local dentist to save your tooth.
Loose or Lost Fillings: A loose filling endangers your tooth’s health, exposing it to decay and damage. Visit our office to have your filling replaced.
Severe Facial or Gum Swelling: Never dismiss swelling of your face or gums, as it can indicate an important dental issue. Our dentists can provide pain relief and treatment to address the cause of the swelling.
Severe Toothaches: Relief for constant, severe tooth pain can be achieved through proper treatment by a qualified dentist at our office.
Are Emergency Dental Services More Expensive Than Cosmetic Care?
When an urgent dental condition arises, you may have concerns about emergency dental treatment costs. Please know that we are dedicated to providing affordable services. We also work closely with your insurance provider so that you receive your maximum benefits. To further reduce the cost of emergency dental services, we are a preferred provider for MetroCare. MetroCare is a dental discount plan that supplements your dental insurance, reducing your dental costs by 20 to 80 percent on routine services. It’s also a money-saving option for those without dental insurance. The MetroCare dental plan offers two plan options, starting as low as $129 per year. Give us a call to find out more.