If you’re suffering from severe oral pain, a toothache, or a dental injury, you can receive immediate care with emergency dentistry. The main goal of emergency treatment is to relieve patients’ pain, and get them back to a healthy oral state. Emergencies can happen when you least expect them, which is why dentists provide same-day, after-hours, or weekend emergency appointments, so you can get the care you need, when you need it.
Kids and adults lose over five million teeth every year!
Get the care you need right away with same-day emergency care. During your visit, your dentist will perform an examination to assess your dental injury and create an immediate plan to get your smile back in shape that very same day. Don’t wait to schedule an appointment. Any delay will prolong your pain, and, in some cases, lead to you needing more complex procedures that are both more invasive and expensive.
Dental emergencies often occur outside of regular business hours. For patients experiencing emergencies that can’t wait to be treated, we provide after-hours care to ensure you receive the immediate treatment you deserve. If you are experiencing a dental emergency beyond our usual hours, don’t hesitate to call our office to schedule a visit. We’ll do everything we can to help alleviate your pain and restore the functionality of your smile as soon as we can.
If you experience a dental emergency over the weekend, you don’t have to wait in pain until Monday. By offering limited weekend availability and appointments by request, you can get the care you need when you need it. Get in touch with us for more information.
When you arrive at our office, your dentist will assess the situation and provide you with their recommended treatment options. As an example, a broken, damaged, or decayed tooth can be brought back to health with a dental crown. A toothache can have several causes, and if an underlying infection is causing your oral pain, root canal therapy may be the best option for you.
Tooth splinting is another common restorative procedure, and can be used to stabilize a loose or knocked-out tooth and allow for proper healing. We try to avoid tooth extractions if possible, but they can be a necessary procedure in some cases in which a patient is experiencing a severely damaged tooth that can’t otherwise be fixed.
Place a knocked-out tooth in a container of cold milk to preserve the root while you head to your emergency appointment.
If you knock out a tooth, the first step is to try and remain calm. If you can find it, recover your tooth by grabbing it by its top, or crown, instead of by the bottom, or root, to prevent further damage. Then, gently rinse the tooth with warm water. Once it is clean, replace the tooth back in its socket if possible. However, be careful not to force the tooth back in place. If necessary, you can place the tooth in a container of cold milk to keep it from drying out while you are heading to your emergency appointment. If you are facing a serious dental emergency, don’t wait to call your dentist. Although you may be focused on alleviating pain, a knocked-out tooth only has a short window of 1-2 hours in which it can be saved, replaced, and splinted by your dentist. Give us a call right away for guidance, then head to our office to get the emergency care you need.
If your dental crown, filling, bridge, or other appliance falls out, place your dental work in a container or plastic bag and keep it safe so you can bring it to your next dental visit. Give us a call right away to schedule an emergency visit so we can treat your issue as soon as possible.
When you lose a dental appliance, your teeth and gums can become exposed to bacteria. This may cause an infection, further decay or damage, and lead to even more issues in the future. A loose, broken, or missing dental appliance is considered a dental emergency and warrants a same-day appointment, so get in touch with us as soon as you notice that something’s wrong to schedule a visit.
Even if the damage to your tooth appears to be minor, give us a call so we can help guide you on the next steps, and to see if your injury requires immediate treatment. When you arrive at the office, your dentist will perform an emergency exam to determine the severity of the damage. If a broken or cracked tooth is left untreated, it is at risk for infection and other complications.
Every insurance plan is different, but most do not cover cosmetic dental care, as cosmetic cases are often listed as elective, or unnecessary to your oral health, by insurance companies. Some treatments, like veneers or dental crowns, may be partially covered by some insurance plans, but this is not very common. Because of this, you will likely need to pay for cosmetic treatment out-of-pocket. To get an idea of the scope of your dental insurance coverage, contact your insurer directly, or get in touch with our team to see if we can assist you with discounts or payment plans, so you can get the smile you deserve.
If you experience any form of oral trauma that causes one or more of your teeth to become loose, call our office immediately for a same-day appointment. When your tooth is loose, it’s incredibly important to get proper care right away, as the nerves that run through and support your tooth could die and lead to losing the tooth entirely.
Once your visit is scheduled, try to keep the tooth as stable as possible, and avoid touching the loose tooth with your tongue or fingers, as this can lead to further damage and increase the risk of infection. At your emergency appointment, your dentist will apply a splint that stabilizes the tooth by attaching it to the adjacent teeth, providing support and allowing the tooth to heal and reattach to your gums.
If left untreated, a tooth infection can spread to other parts of your body and cause issues that impact your overall health.