Emergency Dental Care
Emergency oral problems come in many forms, such as broken teeth, lost crowns and painful abscesses. If you’re experiencing a dental crisis, our dentists in Elizabethtown have the skills, knowledge and availability to provide you with the emergency care you need.
Where Can I Get Emergency Dental Care?
We encourage you to call our office immediately if you’re experiencing oral pain. Delaying treatment not only puts you through unnecessary discomfort, but it can also cause further damage to your teeth and gums. We know that dental distress can be debilitating. Our mission is to see our emergency patients as swiftly as possible, scheduling same-day services whenever possible.
How Much Do Emergency Dental Services Cost?
The cost of emergency care varies between patients. Costs are based on the severity of the issue, the specifics of your insurance coverage and a number of other factors. During your initial appointment at our dental office in Elizabethtown, your dentist will walk you through your treatment options and provide an estimate of your anticipated costs. Our ultimate goal is to get you back to optimal dental health while working with your budget.
Emergency Dental Services
What Emergency Dental Services Are Available?
Our skilled dentists in Elizabethtown provide our patients with a range of urgent and emergency dental care services. Some of the available procedures include:
Emergency Extractions: Our dentists always aim to preserve your natural teeth. However, severely damaged teeth sometimes must be removed to prevent infection and damage to the surrounding teeth and soft tissue. We ensure that this type of procedure is comfortable and pain-free through the use of anesthetics and other techniques.
Emergency Wisdom Teeth Extractions: Wisdom teeth are often the last set to come in, and they’re often removed due to the pain and infections they cause. Please schedule an appointment immediately if you are experiencing wisdom tooth pain.
Root Canals: A root canal is performed when the pulp of the tooth has become infected. Root canals are mildly invasive procedures that eliminate pain and save your natural tooth.
Root Canals for Children: Our friendly dentists strive to be as gentle as they are caring when your child needs a root canal in order to save their tooth and stop discomfort.
Tooth Extractions: If you need a non-emergency tooth extraction of a severely injured or decayed tooth, we can schedule that procedure at a time that’s convenient for you.
When Is It Time to Get Emergency Dental Treatment?
If you’re experiencing one or more of the following symptoms or conditions, you can benefit from emergency dental care in Elizabethtown:
Abscessed Teeth: An abscessed tooth is infected at the root. Some common signs of this type of infection are swelling, fever and oozing gums.
Cracked or Broken Teeth: Cracked and broken teeth can become breeding grounds for infection if they aren’t repaired. Contact our office if you have one or more cracked or broken teeth.
Fractured or Broken Jaw: If your jaw has been broken or fractured, you need emergency dental care. If your jaw seems out of alignment or something else seems off, please call us today. Anyone experiencing severe bleeding or trouble breathing after suffering a jaw injury should seek emergency medical treatment right away.
Lost, Broken or Loose Crowns: Our dentists can repair or replace your tooth’s crown and give you back your strong, healthy smile.
Dental Infections: Dental infections can produce a variety of symptoms, ranging from toothaches to major facial swelling and fevers. It’s essential to treat an infection promptly to avoid serious health complications.
Knocked-out Teeth: It’s probably no surprise that patients seek emergency dental care when they’ve had a tooth knocked out. Come in and meet with our dental professionals as soon as possible if this has happened to you.
Loose or Lost Fillings: Replace loose or lost fillings promptly to protect the affected tooth from further damage or decay. A tooth with a lost filling can also become uncomfortably sensitive until the filling is replaced.
Severe Gum or Facial Swelling: Swelling of the gums or face can be a sign of a serious infection. Don’t delay getting treatment if you have this symptom.
Severe Toothache: If you have severe tooth pain, there is no need to put up with it any longer. Our dentists are here to treat the pain and resolve its underlying cause with emergency dental services.
Are Emergency Dental Services Affordable?
Our team of compassionate, experienced dentists in Elizabethtown is dedicated to providing affordable emergency dental care. We will work with your insurance to make sure you receive the benefits you are due. We are also a MetroCare preferred provider. MetroCare is a cost-effective discount dental plan that can save you 20 to 80 percent on the cost of most procedures for only $129 per year. The services covered by the MetroCare Dental Plan include cosmetic and routine services as well as emergency oral surgeries and orthodontic work. Simply give us a call for more details.