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We accept same-day emergency appointments. Call us today at (352) 533-4159.
Has a painful toothache put your plans on hold? A dental emergency never occurs at a convenient time. It leaves you in agony and fills your head with a singular thought: “How fast can I find emergency dental care near me?” Not getting emergency dental care when you really need it doesn’t just ruin your day, it can also cause long-term damage to your dental health.
Where to Find the Emergency Dentist You Need
Fortunately, when the pain and pressure hit, it’s not difficult to find qualified emergency dentists in Quail Meadows. Our experienced emergency dentists provide comprehensive emergency dental care throughout our regular office hours. Don’t wait or suffer. Just call our emergency dental office; we’ll try to see you in the same day whenever possible. Once you get here, we’ll evaluate your condition, provide effective pain relief, and perform any needed treatments to stabilize your teeth and prevent your pain from coming back.
We provide same-day treatment for current patients with dental emergencies, yet usually offer next-day emergency care for new patients.
Emergency Dental Services Defined
Emergency dental services are any procedures or treatments that dentists provide to alleviate sudden or unexpected dental symptoms and correct dental problems that could get worse if left untreated. The following are examples of urgent dental care services that our dentists provide during office hours:
- Toothache evaluation and pain relief
- Emergency tooth extraction
- Treatment of dental injuries and infections
- Emergency repairs to cracked, fractured and chipped teeth
- Wisdom tooth pain management
- Restoration of lost crowns and fillings
- Treatment of pain and problems related to orthodontic devices including broken brackets or wires
When Should a Patient Request Emergency Dental Treatment?
What conditions or symptoms would indicate that I need to find emergency dental care near me?
Any condition or symptom that causes severe dental pain, suffering or dysfunction warrants calling to get an emergency dental care appointment. Here are a few examples of problems we treat on an emergency basis.
Broken or Fractured Teeth
If your tooth fractures or breaks, getting dental care as soon as possible will help you avoid further damage and infection. If your broken tooth is sharp, protect your lips and tongue by placing dental wax over the sharp surface.
A knocked-out tooth can be alarming, but emergency dentists can often save the tooth if you take action quickly and know how to handle the situation. Avoid touching the root of a knocked-out tooth. If there are fragments or loose pieces, rinse them under warm water. Store the tooth in its socket or the side of your mouth to keep it moist. Call our office immediately for further instructions and advice.
Severe Toothache Pain or Pressure
A severe toothache is distressing. It may be accompanied by pressure, fever, ear pain or swelling. Contact us at once to schedule an emergency evaluation and receive treatments to provide pain relief.
Tooth sensitivity may require urgent dental care if it occurs suddenly or develops after a mouth injury or infection. Seek care for unexplained or unusual sensitivity to heat, cold, or sweet foods.
Dental Decay (Cavities)
Dental decay gradually deteriorates a tooth until a large cavity forms. Once the tooth root or pulp is exposed, pain and sensitivity develop. Our emergency dentists can determine the extent of tooth decay, relieve associated pain and provide treatment options.
An abscessed tooth is a serious bacterial infection that often develops near the root of a tooth. It can be caused by trauma, gum disease or extensive tooth decay. Symptoms include severe pain, swelling, draining sores, foul odors or tastes in the mouth, fever and swollen glands. If you develop symptoms of an abscess, seek care at our emergency dental office immediately. Delaying treatment of this severe infection can lead to serious health problems.
Lost or Loose Fillings
If a filling falls out or becomes loose inside your tooth, sensitivity, pain and an increased risk of tooth decay may follow. Call us as soon as possible to repair or replace your damaged or lost filling.
Broken Crowns or Lost Restorations
A broken or lost crown or restoration isn’t just an aesthetic problem. It leaves weakened teeth without protection from decay and injury. Call our emergency dentists for temporary or permanent solutions to protect your smile and your dental health.
Orthodontic Pain or Injuries
The brackets and wires of orthodontic devices help straighten your teeth, but if they break or become displaced, they can cause mouth sores, pain and injury to soft tissues. We can relieve your orthodontic pain and stabilize your device to discourage further injury.
Enamel Damage from Teeth Grinding
If you grind your teeth during sleep, your tooth enamel will suffer the consequences. If you notice an increase in your grinding symptoms or visible damage to enamel, schedule an emergency visit. We can help strengthen the affected teeth and provide dental appliances that will help you manage your nighttime grinding habit.
Sinus pressure isn’t always related to a cold or sinus infection. In some cases, a tooth problem or dental infection could be to blame. If you experience unexplained or unusual sinus pressure, schedule an evaluation to rule out or resolve dental causes.
Serious Problems and Emergency Care
I have severe, potentially dangerous symptoms, and I’m not sure if I should go to an emergency dental office near me or the hospital. Which is best?
Serious or potentially life-threatening symptoms and injuries require advanced medical care that emergency dentists in Quail Meadows are not equipped to provide. If you experience any of the symptoms listed below, go to an emergency room or dial 911 immediately.
- Severe swelling of your face, neck or head
- Copious blood loss or uncontrollable bleeding
- Injuries to your head, face, jaw or neck
How Much Does a Dental Emergency Treatment Cost?
Fees associated with emergency dental care vary widely because every patient needs different tests, procedures and treatments to stabilize their condition. Our affordable emergency dentists accept most major dental insurance plans and major credit cards. We also have financing options available. If you don’t have insurance, our DentRite® dental discount plan may be helpful. It’s not an insurance policy, it’s a plan that provides significant discounts on dental needs ranging from preventative care to emergency treatment and major dental procedures. You can save 20 to 70 percent on many common dental services without any usage limits. Contact us for details.
It’s a Sunday night, and I have a severe toothache. Should I wait and contact an emergency dental office near me in the morning?
The types of symptoms and the severity of your pain dictates the urgency of your dental condition. If you’re having mild symptoms, it may be safe to wait until office hours resume. However, if you are suffering from severe pain or potentially serious symptoms like bleeding or swelling, don’t wait for our emergency dentists to return to their offices. Proceed to the emergency room for treatment, or call 911 to get help quickly. During office hours, our emergency dentists in Quail Meadows are available and ready to provide the excellent and urgent care that you need when symptoms strike.