Your dental health is important, and our patients’ safety is our top priority. We want to assure you of the measures we take to maintain a clean and safe environment so you can continue to receive needed dental care without fear or concern. We are monitoring the COVID-19 situation and all CDC guidelines very closely.
Searching for “emergency dental care near me” when your tooth is throbbing just adds stress to an already uncomfortable situation. Fortunately, your search for an emergency dental office near me is over. Our dentists are experienced at providing emergency care in a variety of situations.
Where Can I Find Urgent Dental Care Near Me?
Call our office to make an appointment with one of our dentists in Riverview during office hours. We welcome new patients, as well as existing patients, for emergency treatment. Our goal is to get you in as quickly as possible, often on the same day that you call, depending on the severity of your problem. One of our dentists will diagnose your problem, relieve the symptoms and talk to you about treatment options to prevent the problem from recurring.
What Situations Require Emergency Dental Care?
Any situation where you are in danger of causing further structural damage to your tooth, where an infection can spread, or you are in severe pain is a dental emergency and requires care from emergency dentists. Common issues emergency dentists treat during office hours include:
- Severe toothaches
- Dental infections
- Cracked tooth
- Loose crowns
- Missing filling
Call 911 or visit the nearest ER for severe dental trauma, jaw injuries, difficulty swallowing, or severe bleeding.
When Should I Try to Find Emergency Dental Services?
I’m not sure if I should call an emergency dental office near me. How do I know if my condition calls for urgent dental care?
Emergency dentists in Riverview will treat the following conditions as emergencies:
Broken or Fractured Teeth
If you break or fracture a tooth, call our office. Arrange to have emergency dentists look at the tooth and determine the best way to repair the tooth to prevent additional damage.
Milk can preserve a knocked out tooth if you can’t place it back in the socket after holding the tooth by the crown and rinsing it off. While milk is ideal, don’t waste precious time if milk isn’t handy; put the tooth in your mouth and hold it there. Call our office for emergency dental care during our regular office hours.
Severe Toothache Pain or Pressure
Toothaches can be caused by a number of issues, including decay and infection. Emergency dentists can diagnose and treat the problem, which will alleviate the pain.
Sudden, severe tooth sensitivity could indicate a fractured tooth. Call our office to schedule an appointment and we will see you as quickly as we can.
Dental Decay (Cavities)
Deep dental decay (cavities) can cause severe pain. Call our emergency dental office and one of our dentists will relieve the pain and determine the best way to treat the affected tooth to save it if possible.
You need emergency dental care to treat an abscessed tooth. There could be serious health consequences if you delay getting treatment, in addition to pain that gets worse if you postpone getting treatment.
Lost or Loose Fillings
Decay under your filling could cause it to become loose or the filling may be old. In either case, we can help with replacing a lost or loose filling after ensuring there is no decay in the cavity.
Broken Crowns or Lost Restorations
Lost crowns or broken restorations need prompt attention to protect the tooth underneath, as well as for cosmetic purposes. Call our office to have one of our dentists repair your crown or get you a temporary crown if yours is lost.
Orthodontic Pain or Injuries
Brackets and wires that are out of place can cause orthodontic pain or injuries. Our dentists are skilled at stabilizing braces and relieving discomfort.
Tooth Enamel Worn by Teeth Grinding
If your teeth have become painfully sensitive from tooth enamel worn by teeth grinding, one of our dentists can help, along with fitting you for a bruxism night guard.
Sinus pressure accompanied by a toothache could indicate impacted wisdom teeth or a dental infection.
Should I Get Emergency Dental Care or Call 911?
I’m not sure whether I should call 911 or call an emergency dental office. How do I decide?
Always err on the side of caution if you do not know if you should wait for treatment. If you have any of the following conditions listed below, please go to the nearest emergency room or call 911:
- Severe bleeding
- Acute swelling
- Difficulty breathing
- Severe trauma to your teeth, jaw, or face
If you have an after hours dental emergency that can wait until our dentists can see you during our regular office hours, please call our office today. If your condition is severe, do not hesitate to contact emergency dentists.
How Much Do Emergency Dentists Charge?
Your fee depends on the treatment provided. We know that as you search for “emergency dental care near me,” you are most likely concerned about the cost of this unplanned visit to our office. We accept many of the major dental insurance plans and we accept credit cards as well. For your convenience, we also offer financing options.
There is a dental discount plan, DentRite®, that we offer to our uninsured patients. DentRite allows members to receive all types of discounted dental care for one low annual fee. Add family members for a small additional fee. DentRite is not insurance, therefore, you can use your discounts as much as you want without filling out claim forms. Your discount card will be good at hundreds of dental offices in 13 states.
What happens if I need affordable 24hr emergency dental services from emergency dentists?
If you need immediate care for a major emergency, call 911 or go to a hospital. Your medical insurance may cover emergencies that are the result of an accident. If you can wait for treatment, call our office at (813) 280-0121 and one of our dentists will see you as quickly as possible during our normal office hours.