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A throbbing toothache will have you asking, “Where is there an emergency dental office near me?” Finding the answer will help alleviate some of the stress that you are feeling. Knowing who to call is the first step to getting relief from the pain.
Where Can I Go for Emergency Dental Care Near Me?
If you have a dental emergency, local emergency dentists in Woodbridge can diagnose and treat your emergency during regular office hours. When you call our office, we will fit you in as quickly as possible. While some dental offices limit their emergency appointments to existing patients, we are happy to accept new patients who have dental emergencies. If you need 24hr emergency dental services for a severe issue, such as uncontrolled bleeding, call 911 or visit a local hospital emergency room to see an emergency dentist promptly.
What Does Emergency Dental Care Encompass?
Emergency dental care is all procedures and treatments that emergency dentists perform that need prompt attention to avoid an infection, prevent additional structural damage to a tooth, or to replace a restoration. The emergency dental office sees current and new patients with emergencies, which include:
- Teeth needing emergency extractions
- Painful cavities
- Braces causing pain
- Dental Infections
- Severe toothaches
- Broken teeth
- Chipped teeth
When Should I Look for an Emergency Dental Office Near Me?
How would I know if my problem is an emergency that needs treatment right away?
Local emergency dentists in Woodbridge are happy to treat dental emergencies like the ones below. Our dentists can offer patients pain relief and reassurance that the problem will not return.
Broken or Fractured Teeth
When you break or fracture a tooth, you need to have one of our emergency dentists assess the damage to determine the type of treatment that you will need to prevent any further damage to the tooth.
You can possibly save a knocked out tooth if you rinse it off, holding it by the crown only, and gingerly place it in the socket. If you cannot get the tooth to go back in the socket, place it in a glass of milk or hold it in your mouth and bring it with you. Call us immediately for further instructions.
Severe Toothache Pain or Pressure
Severe tooth pain or pressure can be caused by a variety of problems, such as decay or infection. Call our office to have one of our dentists find the reason for your discomfort and treat it. If you cannot wait to see a dentist, call an emergency dentist for prompt and fast treatment at any hour.
If a tooth is suddenly very sensitive, you may have fractured it. It possible to fracture a tooth and not realize it until the fracture begins to spread.
Dental Decay (Cavities)
Untreated dental decay can reach the nerves of a tooth causing severe pain. Call our emergency dental office for treatment; our dentist will try to save the tooth.
An abscessed tooth needs emergency dental care to stop the pain and to prevent the infection from reaching other teeth. Call our office to schedule an appointment as soon as possible if you have an abscessed tooth.
Lost or Loose Fillings
You can see emergency dentists if you have a lost or loose filling, but you can visit our dentists during normal hours if the condition is not causing unbearable pain. The cavity needs a filling that isn’t loose to prevent bacteria from forming in it.
Broken Crowns or Lost Restorations
Broken crowns or lost restorations leave the tooth underneath susceptible to cracking. Restorations should be repaired or replaced as quickly as possible.
Orthodontic Pain or Injuries
Emergency dentists can treat orthodontic pain or injuries from loose brackets or stray wires.
Tooth Enamel Worn by Teeth Grinding
If you have worn tooth enamel from grinding your teeth, our dentist can offer a custom night guard to prevent you wearing down your teeth any further. He or she will also talk to you about repairing your teeth.
If you have a toothache accompanied by sinus pressure, let one of our dentists rule out an infection or impacted wisdom teeth.
What Happens If My Problem Is Much Worse?
If you have a problem that seems worse than the ones above, don’t hesitate to call 911 or go a hospital, especially if you’ve had a sudden accident involving your face, jaw, or mouth, or if you are experiencing severe swelling, trouble breathing, or uncontrolled bleeding.
If you don’t require 24 hr urgent dental care, call our office for an appointment. If you need to see an emergency dentist, visit the local hospital or urgent care center as quickly as possible.
How Much Will Urgent Dental Care Cost?
We cannot tell you what your emergency dental services will cost until one of our dentists diagnoses your problem and determines the best treatment. If you have dental insurance, we accept many of the major plans; call us to see if we accept yours. Our office accepts credit cards and we can offer financing arrangements for emergency dental care. Know that when you search for “emergency dental care near me,” our office will do everything possible to help you afford the treatment that you need.
Where Can I Locate Low Cost, After Hours, Dental Care?
If your dental emergency can wait until our office opens, please call us. If you’ve experienced trauma or you have severe swelling or difficulty breathing, go to a hospital, or call 911 for 24 hr dental care.