A dental emergency is any situation that requires immediate attention from a dentist. These can include severe toothaches, lost or knocked-out teeth, broken or cracked teeth, swollen gums, abscesses in the mouth, or other trauma to the mouth and jaw. If you are experiencing any of these issues, it’s best to seek emergency care right away.
Yes! During a dental emergency it’s imperative that you seek immediate care from a qualified and experienced dentist. While some people may attempt to alleviate their pain with over-the-counter medications (which is not recommended for most emergencies), only an experienced professional will be able to properly diagnose and treat your issue. Additionally, attempting to treat yourself can often lead to further complications, so it’s best to visit an expert immediately if possible.
While visiting the ER can provide temporary relief from discomfort and pain associated with your condition, they typically do not have the resources necessary to fully diagnose and treat all types of dental emergencies. Your best bet is always going directly to our office, where we have the specialized training needed to treat these types of issues.
The cost of treatment for a dental emergency will depend on several factors such as severity of the damage or infection, whether there is underlying health conditions that need addressing, type of materials and/or procedure required for treatment - among other things. Generally speaking however, emergency treatments tend to be more costly than regular services due simply due the expedited nature of appointments and treatments required for most cases. Additionally, some insurance companies may require prior authorization before covering certain treatments. It’s important you speak with our team during your visit. We can provide further information about your specific case prior seeking treatment so you can better understand what costs may be involved ahead of time.