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What is a dental emergency?

A dental emergency can be a life-threatening situation that requires immediate action to alleviate pain, stop bleeding or prevent damage to the body. When you have an urgent dental problem, you should call an emergency dentist as soon as possible. Not acting might mean losing a tooth or severe damage to your health.

What are the most common dental emergencies?

The most typical emergencies include severe toothache, broken tooth, dental abscess, soft tissue bleeding, and damaged dental work. If you suffer from any of these conditions, contact us immediately. When you're in pain, every hour matters.

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Answers to popular questions

What kind of dental problems should be treated immediately?

Make an appointment with an urgent care dentist if you notice signs of advanced infection, such as swelling, inflammation, abscess on your gums, pus, or a fever. A knocked-out tooth and soft tissue bleeding require immediate attention. Left untreated, these can lead to trouble breathing and be life-threatening. If you're not sure whether your condition qualifies as a dental emergency, please give us a call.

Do emergency dentists accept walk-ins?

Yes. Patients can visit our urgent care dentists anytime. We accept dental emergency walk-ins, new dental patient walk-ins, last-minute appointments, same-day appointments, and next-day appointments. If you are in severe pain, call us and we will find the earliest available appointment in a convenient location near you. Our helpline is available 24/7.

Are emergency dentists open on Saturday and Sunday?

Our dentists are open on Saturday and Sunday, 24/7. The goal is to provide dental care to those who need it in urgent situations, which can happen at any time. Most patients usually aim to visit a dentist during regular office hours, but weekend dentists are also available to provide immediate dental services.

How much does an emergency dental visit cost?

Visits to the dental office are typically charged as normal. This means that whether you need an extraction, a root canal, a filling, or an X-ray, you will pay as much as you would at a regular dental appointment. Some clinics offer loyal patients discounts on several dental services. Talk to the dental receptionist to know more about this. On the other hand, visiting an ER for problems focusing on teeth and gums can be excessively expensive. You are better off going to the dentist. They will provide specialist care at a smaller fee.

Can you go to an emergency dentist near you with no insurance?

Yes. The walk-in emergency dental clinic will charge you as they would normally. If, however, you are insured, your plan is likely to cover the dental treatment fees in accordance with your rates. Make an inquiry to your insurance company to know the different methods of payment available to you.

Can you go to the ER with a dental emergency?

Yes, you can. The hospital emergency rooms are professionally prepared to deal with all medical emergencies. However, you will receive no more than a temporary solution in less urgent cases. This is usually just an antibiotics or painkillers prescription. Nevertheless, it is still the best option in serious emergencies, like a broken jaw or infection complication.

How can I relieve tooth pain at home while waiting for an appointment with a dentist?

Dental pain can be excruciating. Before seeing a dentist, you can try to alleviate tooth pain at home. How? Apply an ice pack by wrapping a bag of ice in a towel. Another method is holding a peppermint tea bag against the affected tooth. Rinsing your mouth with salt water will reduce inflammation and cleanse oral wounds. If home remedies are not enough, take an anti-inflammatory painkiller, such as ibuprofen.

How can I save a knocked-out tooth before visiting the dentist?

If you act quickly, it’s possible to keep the knocked-out tooth alive and reimplant it. Before visiting a dentist, pick up your tooth and rinse it with clean water. Try to place it back in your mouth. Hold only the crown and don’t touch the root. If your gums are swollen or bleeding, don’t put the tooth back in. Instead, keep it moist in milk (not water) or dedicated substances from a dental first-aid kit.

Can emergency dentists extract a tooth?

Of course. All dentists are qualified to perform tooth extractions. If the tooth is severely damaged, an emergency extraction might be the best option to prevent further oral issues.

Are emergency dentists open during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Even when regular dental offices were closed due to the pandemic, there’s always a possibility that you can find an emergency dentist near you. While check-ups and cleanings can wait, bleedings, lost fillings, or fractured teeth have to be taken care of right away. Despite the situation, our dental team will help you find a dentist at any time.

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