Emergency Dental Care
When you have severe tooth pain or other uncomfortable dental symptoms, it is important to get emergency dental care as quickly as possible. Whether you have a broken tooth or a loose filling, a team of emergency dentists near Waxahachie is ready to help.
Is Emergency Dental Care Available Near Me?
Not only does delaying treatment for oral pain or injuries make it difficult to go about your daily activities, but it can also result in more damage to your teeth that will most likely require extensive treatment to correct. Our emergency dental clinic in Waxahachie offers same-day appointments and a variety of services to treat urgent dental issues ranging from broken teeth to abscesses and fractured jaws. Call today for more information or to schedule an appointment.
What Is the Cost of Emergency Dental Services?
The cost of emergency dental care is a major concern for the vast majority of our patients. The severity of your dental issue, the type of treatment required, and the specifics of your insurance coverage are all factors that will be used to determine the cost of your emergency dental services. We will provide you with a cost estimate once the dentist has examined you and determined the most appropriate treatment option.
What Types of Emergency Dental Services Are Available?
The following are examples of the types of emergency dental services offered at our office in Waxahachie.
It is always preferable to try to save a tooth whenever possible; however, an emergency extraction may be necessary when a tooth is damaged to the point that it threatens the health of the surrounding teeth.
Emergency Wisdom Teeth Extractions
It is common for wisdom teeth to erupt in such a way that they crowd the adjacent teeth, or the opposite can happen where they cannot push through the gum completely. In these cases, an extraction can alleviate pain and prevent infection.
A root canal is performed when the pulp of the tooth becomes infected or inflamed. Removing the diseased pulp will eliminate the source of the tooth pain and can even help preserve the natural tooth.
Root Canals for Children
Our dentists are trained in the unique dental needs of pediatric patients, including root canals and other emergency procedures.
In addition to emergency and wisdom teeth extractions, our Waxahachie dentists also perform extractions when necessary to treat routine issues such as decay or overcrowding.
When Is Emergency Dental Treatment Necessary?
We recommend that you obtain urgent dental care if you experience any of the following:
An abscess occurs when the tooth root becomes infected. This can cause excruciating pain and other symptoms, such as fever, swelling, and oozing gums.
Cracked or Broken Teeth
You should see an emergency dentist promptly any time that there is visible damage to a tooth. A crack or break in a tooth can open the door to infection and can compromise the structural integrity of the tooth.
Fractured or Broken Jaw
Persistent face or jaw pain, visible misalignment of the jaw, and a bite that feels “off” are common signs of a broken or fractured jaw and require immediate emergency dental treatment.
Loose, Broken, or Lost Crowns
Crowns are typically used to reinforce a tooth that is structurally weak. When a crown becomes loose or is missing, the underlying tooth becomes vulnerable to damage. Our dentists can replace your missing crown so that you can smile and eat with confidence.
Without proper dental care, teeth and gums can become seriously infected, which can lead to pain and other health issues. Emergency dentists can treat the infection as well as help you achieve and maintain better long-term oral health.
Prompt emergency dental treatment can help you save a knocked-out tooth. When possible, try to keep the tooth moist until your appointment by gently inserting it back into the socket or placing it into some cold milk.
Loose or Lost Fillings
A loose or missing filling can make the underlying tooth vulnerable to further decay. Our dentists are able to quickly replace the missing appliance.
Severe Gum or Facial Swelling
Swelling of the face and gums is not only painful, but it can be a sign of an underlying infection or another urgent dental problem. Our dentists can diagnose the underlying cause of the swelling and recommend the appropriate treatment.
Severe, persistent pain is a sign that some type of damage is occurring. Instead of waiting to see if the pain will eventually resolve on its own, contact our office in Waxahachie for pain relief and appropriate treatment.
How Expensive Are Emergency Dental Services?
We understand that cost is one of the main reasons why patients delay dental care. We make dental care as affordable as possible by working with a number of insurance providers and by offering the MetroCare dental plan that can save you up to 80 percent on routine, cosmetic, and emergency dental services.
If you are looking for emergency dental services near Waxahachie, call our office today to schedule an appointment.