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.
If you are experiencing a toothache, then the question, “Where can I find emergency dental care near me?”, is probably your only immediate concern. Toothaches are painful; however, knowing that you have a place to go for treatment makes the ordeal easier to endure. Please contact our dental office during our normal business hours and we will aim to see you that same day.
Where Can I Find Emergency Dental Care Near Me?
Do not wait to see if your pain goes away by itself, most times emergency dentists can treat you during regular office hours. We will do our best to get you seen as quickly as possible so we can help with the pain and determine the underlying condition causing it. Our goal is to find the right treatment that will prevent the pain from occurring again. If you are experiencing severe bleeding or a serious injury that requires immediate attention, please go to the nearest emergency room or call 911.
When you search for, “emergency dental office near me,” you are likely looking for care that will provide you with pain relief. Other emergency dental services include any treatment designed to prevent further damage to a tooth.
Emergency dental services that our dentists perform during normal office hours include:
- Treating pain and pressure resulting from tooth decay
- Emergency tooth extractions
- Emergency tooth repair
- Alleviating pain and swelling caused by a wisdom tooth
- Checking for decay that may have caused a crown or filling to become loose or fall out
- Broken brackets, broken wires and loose bands on orthodontic devices
- Treatment of an abscess or oral infection
How Do I Recognize a Dental Emergency?
I’m not sure if my problem qualifies me for emergency dental care. How can I be sure?
You are likely to need urgent dental care if you have one of the following problems:
Broken or Fractured Teeth
A broken or fractured tooth needs treatment quickly to avoid further structural damage. Cover broken, sharp teeth with dental wax so you do not cut your tongue or your cheek, and then contact the emergency dental office so we can schedule an emergency appointment during regular office hours.
Emergency dentists may be able to save knocked-out teeth if you hold the tooth by the crown, rinse it off and the very gently attempt to put the tooth back into the socket. Call our office and we will provide you with instructions and arrange an emergency appointment for you.
Severe Toothache Pain or Pressure
A severe toothache may be caused by decay or infection. If you have a fever, earache or feel a dull pressure, contact our emergency dentists for treatment during normal office hours.
You may not need to schedule emergency dental care for minor tooth sensitivity, however, extremely sensitive teeth may signal a gum infection or a fractured tooth.
Dental Decay (Cavities)
Dental decay is painful, ranging from minor discomfort to acute pain if the tooth root is exposed. For pain relief and to determine the best course of action, call our office to schedule an appointment with one of our emergency dentists.
The pain from an abscessed tooth may have you frantically searching for an, “emergency dental office near me.” Never postpone treatment for an abscessed tooth; a delay may result in serious complications.
Lost or Loose Fillings
Lost or loose fillings need to be repaired or replaced as soon as possible to avoid further tooth decay.
Broken Crowns or Lost Restorations
A broken crown or lost restoration affects your beautiful smile; however, lost crowns are an emergency because the underlying tooth may be damaged further without treatment. Visit your local emergency dentists in Bartow for a temporary or permanent solution.
Orthodontic Pain or Injuries
It is not uncommon to have problems with metal braces. If orthodontic pain or injuries are bothering you, call us for an appointment and we can stop the pain and prevent further injuries to the inside of your mouth or tongue by stabilizing your braces.
Tooth Enamel Worn by Teeth Grinding
Tooth enamel worn by teeth grinding and clenching is a serious problem as teeth become more sensitive as the enamel is worn away. The enamel should be reinforced and you may need a night guard to stop nighttime bruxism.
Unexplained sinus pressure may be caused by impacted wisdom teeth or an oral infection. If you have tooth pain and sinus pressure at the same time, call our office and we will do our best to schedule an appointment for you with one of our experienced emergency dentists.
What do I do if my problem is more serious?
I’m worried that my problem is to severe to wait. What should I do?
Do not hesitate to call 911 or visit the emergency room if you are experiencing:
- Acute swelling of the face or gums
- Uncontrolled bleeding
- Sudden and severe injuries to your face, head, teeth or jaw
How Much Will I Pay for an Emergency Dental Office Visit?
The cost of your visit will depend on the services performed by emergency dentists. Our office accepts most major insurance plans, and usually there is no set fee for emergency dental care without insurance since each patient’s case is different. We offer flexible financing plans and accept most major credit cards.
Additionally, our office is part of the DentRite® discount plan. DentRite® offers savings of 20 percent or more on preventative services and major dental work. Since everyone qualifies for this flat fee discount dental plan, visiting local emergency dentists in Bartow no longer has to be prohibitively expensive.
Where do I go for affordable after hours urgent dental care?
If you have an after hours dental emergency that can wait until our normal office hours, call us for an emergency appointment and we will get back to you as soon as possible. If you are uncertain about the severity of your problem, visit the nearest ER for treatment.