Dental emergencies are an unfortunate part of life. You’re eating something crunchy, and suddenly a tooth cracks. Or perhaps you’ve been experiencing tooth sensitivity for a while and then one day you wake up in the morning with an intense, debilitating toothache. Many people head straight to the emergency room when they have tooth pain or damaged teeth. However, the truth is that this is usually not very helpful. Most ER doctors aren’t equipped to treat specific dental problems. At most, they may prescribe antibiotics and refer you to a dentist anyway. Save time and money by calling South Arlington Smiles for an appointment as soon as possible. For same-day emergency dental care for Arlington families, you can count on South Arlington Smiles!
First, when a dental emergency strikes, your first order of business should be to call our dental office. We’ll get you in for an appointment as quickly as possible, often within the same day you call. In the meantime, we can provide over-the-phone guidance for dealing with your situation and managing your discomfort.
Next, when you arrive at our office, your Arlington emergency dentist Dr. Talon Davis will see you right away. He will prioritize stabilizing your situation to prevent any potential permanent damage and alleviate any serious pain you may be in. Then, once he’s had a chance to evaluate your situation, he’ll go over which treatments he recommends, including their estimated length and cost.
Then, once you’ve worked with Dr. Davis to create a personalized treatment plan that works for you, our talented team will get to work repairing your teeth and protecting your smile. For anxious or uncomfortable patients, we may recommend one of our calming sedation options so you can sit back and relax while you get the professional care you need.
Not all dental emergencies are as easy to identify as a broken or knocked-out tooth. Many times, patients avoid seeking the care they need out of fear that they’re making a big deal out of nothing. However, we encourage you to give us a call anyways! Remember, teeth can’t heal themselves like the rest of the body, so it’s important to have any symptoms that you’re concerned about or bothered by checked out right away, no matter how small. When you explain your situation over the phone, we’ll help you determine how urgently you should be seen and schedule your appointment accordingly. Below, you’ll find some important information about how to handle some of the most common dental emergencies we treat here at South Arlington Smiles.
Because dental emergencies can vary greatly from person to person, there is no set cost of emergency treatment. The price will depend on your unique situation. Keep in mind that seeking treatment as soon as possible can prevent your problem from worsening and requiring more expensive procedures. To make emergency care more affordable, we are in-network with most dental insurance plans and offer flexible payment options.
When it comes to dental emergencies, an ounce of prevention is truly worth a pound of cure. Take the following precautions to safeguard your smile:
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