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Woman with a toothache in Weatherford What should you do in an emergency? For many people, that’s an easy question to answer: simply call 911. However, if the emergency has to do with your teeth and gums, you should actually call us at Cosmetic & Family Dentistry of Weatherford. Dr. Deborah Romack, Dr. Garrett Mulkey, and our team are better equipped and trained to handle these kinds of cases and help you get the relief you need quickly. If you find yourself in any of these situations, be sure to call us first. When you call us, we’ll make every effort to see you as soon as possible—we’ll even make same-day appointments! Also, our highly-skilled team will walk you through basic first-aid. If you find yourself in the middle of a dental emergency, don’t call 911, call us!

Why Choose Cosmetic & Family Dentistry of Weatherford for Emergency Dental Care?

What to Do in a Dental Emergency

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The Most Common Dental Emergencies

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Dental emergencies come in all different forms, and our team wants to do everything we can to help you manage and treat all of them when they occur. We will happily walk you through first aid steps and pain management over the phone, but you also can keep reading for some basics that can help you stay comfortable until you reach our office.

Understanding the Cost of Dental Emergencies

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No one ever expects a dental emergency to happen to them; however, they are more common than you might realize. If you find yourself facing a sudden oral health issue, time is of the utmost importance. You don’t want to lose valuable minutes worrying about the cost of emergency dentistry in Weatherford. We strive to keep the services you need affordable. While every case differs, here’s how much you can expect to pay for emergency dentistry.

Every Dental Emergency is Different

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Despite what you might have heard, an emergency visit is relatively inexpensive because we provide many solutions to keep your treatment within your budget. Your emergency dentist in Weatherford will perform a comprehensive examination to assess the problem and create a personalized treatment plan. Based on your specific needs, there are several factors that influence the cost, like the treatment required. Common dental emergencies include:

  • Root canal therapy
  • Extractions
  • Dental crowns
  • TMJ therapy

We’ll explain the costs associated with your plan, so you know exactly what you need to pay before getting started with any treatment.

Taking Care of Your Smile Can Save You Money

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You can’t fully prevent a dental emergency from occurring, but there are several things you can do to lessen your risk of one, like keeping your teeth and gums healthy. Besides maintaining your oral hygiene at home, it’s best to visit your dentist at least twice a year for a cleaning and checkup. Your dentist will monitor your oral health to detect issues while they are still small to prevent them from turning into a bigger problem. In fact, every $1 spent on prevention can save you as much as $50 on restorative or emergency services.

Despite maintaining your oral health, a complication can still arise. Although no one has time for an unplanned trip to their dentist, don’t wait to get the care you need. If you delay treatment, the issue will continue to worsen, which might require a more costly procedure to resolve.

Does Dental Insurance Cover Dental Emergencies?

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Every dental insurance policy is unique; however, many policies can be used to offset the cost of your treatment, such as the consultation or X-rays. After reaching your annual deductible, your coverage can pay as much as 80% of the expense. We’ll work on your behalf with your dental insurance to maximize your benefits and lower the amount you need to pay.

Other Options for Making Dental Emergencies Affordable

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Our office strives to provide the care you need without breaking the bank. Besides using your dental insurance, we offer many payment options, including:

  • Traditional Payments: We accept checks, cash, and most major credit cards.
  • Financing: We work with CareCredit, which is third-party financing to pay for your treatment using a low monthly plan.

If you have a dental emergency, don’t wait. Contact our office today to schedule an appointment. We’ll save your smile and stop your pain, so you can get back to enjoying your day.

How to Prevent Dental Emergencies

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If you’re a patient at Cosmetic & Family Dentistry of Weatherford, you already know that our team emphasizes prevention. While not all dental emergencies are preventable, you can keep the following in mind to limit your risk:

Dental Emergency FAQ’s 

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What If I Have an Emergency Outside of Office Hours?

Emergencies often happen at the most inconvenient times, like at the start of the weekend. Regardless of when it is, give us a call first - our voice messaging system will give you an emergency number to use.

Or, if you’re dealing with something that you think can wait until our office opens, you can just leave us a message. Our front office checks our messages first thing each day and will get back to you immediately.

What’s Considered A True Emergency?

When people call us, one of the first things they often say is, “I’m not sure if this is really an emergency or not.” Here are several indications that you need care right away:

  • Pain that prevents you from sleeping, working, or eating
  • Moderate or heavy bleeding
  • Facial swelling or a pimple-like bump on the gums (these are possible signs of an infection)
  • A broken tooth or filling (if there’s no pain, you can usually wait a day or two)
  • Knocked-out tooth

Can I Take Pain Medication?

Taking over-the-counter pain reliever as directed is perfectly fine, but remember that treatment is still necessary to take care of the underlying problem, even if the pain subsides. Some situations can become dangerous to your overall health if they go too long without being addressed. For example, a severe toothache is often the result of an infection that can spread to other areas of the body and, in severe cases, become fatal.

When Should I Go To the Hospital?

As an emergency dentist in Weatherford, we’ve made emergency care a priority and we’re always just a phone call away. But, since some dental emergencies require medical attention first, go to the nearest ER or urgent care center for any of the following:

  • Bleeding that doesn’t subside after applying pressure for 15 minutes
  • Facial cuts or lacerations that may need stitches
  • A fractured or dislocated jaw
  • If you have swelling or a severe toothache and you can’t make it to our office within a few hours
  • If you’ve knocked out a tooth and can’t see us within an hour

After you’ve been stabilized, you can call us for any dental work that may be necessary.

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