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A sudden dental emergency can be a nightmare. The pain, pressure, and misery of a bad toothache can leave anyone asking, “How do I find the best emergency dental care near me?”
How and Where to Find Emergency Dentists
Fortunately, you don’t have to suffer or wait to get emergency dental care. Our emergency dentists in Pinecrest provide effective and compassionate emergency dental care for patients during our regular business hours. If your symptoms develop during office hours, simply call our emergency dental office and request an appointment. One of our dentists will see you as quickly as possible. Our goal for every patient is to diagnose and treat the condition, relieve pain, and prevent the problem from coming back.
Our office provides dental emergencies with same-day care, when possible, or treatment early the next morning.
What Are Emergency Dental Services?
Emergency dental services provide immediate relief from symptoms and treatment for sudden dental injuries and illnesses that occur without warning. Getting urgent dental care is also important for stopping the progression of minor problems. Here are a few emergency services that we routinely provide:
- Diagnosis and pain relief for severe toothaches related to injury or progressive tooth decay
- Relief from swelling, pressure, and pain due to third molars
- Emergency tooth extraction
- Repair of tooth chips or cracks
- Restoration of dental crowns and fillings
- Treatment for dental infections
- Treatment of pain and discomfort caused by broken orthodontic brackets and displaced wires
When Should I Get Emergency Dental Treatment?
I am uncertain whether my condition requires emergency care. When should I seek emergency dental care near me?
Any dental problem that causes significant pain or other symptoms that affect your ability to function or sleep deserves immediate emergency dental care. All of the conditions listed below are treated at our office on an emergency basis.
A Broken or Fractured Tooth
Getting treatment for your broken or fractured tooth helps to prevent infection and further breakage. If your tooth has sharp edges, cover them with dental wax to prevent discomfort. Call us as soon as possible to schedule emergency treatment.
Emergency dentists can often save knocked-out teeth when patients act quickly. After the injury occurs, locate all pieces of your tooth and rinse them with warm water. Place your knocked-out tooth back into its socket if possible, or hold it within your cheek to prevent it from drying out. Call us immediately to obtain instructions.
Severe Toothache Pain or Pressure
You should never ignore or delay treatment of a serious toothache. Be sure to tell the dentist about any additional symptoms that accompany your pain including swelling, fever, ear pain, or feelings of pressure.
Tooth sensitivity can occur for many reasons, but when it appears suddenly and symptoms are severe, an underlying tooth fracture or infection may be to blame. Obtain urgent dental care for sensitivity that seems to be out of the ordinary.
Dental Decay (Cavities)
Dental decay develops over time. Eventually, cavities form, and the sensitive parts of your teeth such as the roots and pulp chambers become exposed. Our emergency dentists can ease the pain associated with advanced cavities and provide fillings and other treatments to restore your teeth.
An abscessed tooth results from a serious infection that can be related to an injury, dental decay, or gum disease. Symptoms include severe tooth pain, facial swelling, tooth sensitivity, fever, swollen glands and draining mouth sores. If left without treatment, the infection can lead to serious complications. Call our emergency dental office immediately if you suspect that you may have a tooth abscess.
Lost or Loose Fillings
Lost or loose fillings may cause pain and sensitivity, and they leave your teeth without structural stability. Call us as soon as possible to schedule treatment.
Broken Crowns or Lost Restorations
A broken or lost crown or restoration increases the risk of structural damage and tooth decay. Our emergency dentists will fashion an effective short- or long-term solution to protect your vulnerable teeth and keep your smile looking great.
Orthodontic Pain or Injuries
When the metal brackets and wires of braces break or loosen, injury and mouth irritation can be the result. We can treat injuries and stabilize your orthodontic appliances to prevent further discomfort.
Tooth Enamel Worn by Teeth Grinding
Grinding your teeth is an unconscious behavior that can occur while you sleep. Over time, your tooth enamel becomes seriously damaged from the friction and pressure. If you notice that your enamel is showing increasing signs of wear, we can help by reinforcing the enamel and providing dental devices to curb grinding habits.
If you’re experiencing unusual, unexplained sinus pressure, a hidden dental problem could be the culprit. Schedule an emergency appointment so that we can discover or rule out potential dental causes for your discomfort.
How to Handle a Serious Emergency
I believe that I may have broken my jaw. Should I call an emergency dental office near me or go to my local emergency room?
Some dental symptoms are accompanied by serious medical problems that need intensive and specialized care that emergency dentists in Pinecrest can’t provide. If you experience one or more of the following symptoms or conditions, go to a hospital emergency room or call 911:
- Severe swelling of your face or gums
- Uncontrollable bleeding
- Impact injuries to your face, jaw, or head
The Cost of a Typical Dental Emergency Visit
Because every case is different, it’s impossible to predict the cost of your emergency dental care. However, be assured that our emergency dentists will help you find the best payment solution. We accept most dental insurance plans and credit cards, and we also offer several financing options. If you don’t have dental insurance coverage, our DentRite® discount plan may be a great option for you and your family. DentRite® isn’t insurance. It’s a discount plan that provides savings of 20 to 70 percent on dental services including preventative and emergency care. Everyone is approved, and your membership even covers your family members. Contact us to learn more about the program.
If my tooth pain develops over the weekend, should I wait to visit an emergency dental office near me on the next weekday?
If you’re experiencing significant pain or you have a condition that may worsen without prompt treatment, don’t put your dental health at risk by waiting for our emergency dentists to return to the office. Head to your local emergency room or after-hours medical clinic for treatment. When your symptoms strike during our regular operating hours, please call us. Our skilled emergency dentists in Pinecrest will be ready and available to relieve your pain and provide the comprehensive dental care that you need.