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Emergency Dentist — Ware, MA

Emergency Dental Care Saves Smiles

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You may do your best to take care of your teeth, but that doesn’t make you exempt from the possibility that you’ll suffer a dental emergency. These critical situations can sneak up on anyone at any time, so it’s wise to educate yourself about how to handle such incidents before they happen. If you ever find yourself facing a dental emergency, please contact us right away so we can give you specific guidance on what to do and prepare to receive you in our office for urgent care.

Why Choose Dhillon Family & Cosmetic Dentistry for Emergency Dental Care?

  • Office Open Five Days a Week
  • CEREC One-Visit Crowns Available
  • Highly Experienced Dentist Dedicated to Comfort

What to Do in a Dental Emergency

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  • Call our office and get scheduled for a visit: The exact steps you should take during a dental emergency depend on the nature of the problem. In general, however, you should give us a call so we can advise next steps, provide first-aid tips, and get you scheduled.
  • Get examined by Dr. Dhillon and her team : When you get to our practice, we’ll perform a detailed exam to better understand your symptoms and confirm the cause of your emergency. If you’re in pain, we’ll work quickly to get you relief.
  • Breaking down our findings and personalizing care: Dhillon will explain her findings and recommend a treatment plan to address your concerns. Ahead of completing any phase of treatment, she will explain why she’s recommending it, the costs and timeline associated with it, and make sure you’re as informed as possible.
  • Get the treatment you need: Whether you need a dental filling, crown, gum disease treatment, root canal therapy, or another service, we’ll work quickly to get your dental problem handled so you can move on and smile without worry.

The Most Common Dental Emergencies

In order to handle a dental emergency correctly, you need to be able to recognize the situation for what it is. Below, you’ll find some situations that require prompt professional attention from your dentist in Ware. We are more than prepared to get you the urgent care you need to stop discomfort and prevent your emergency from getting worse, so don’t wait to give us a call!

Understanding the Cost of Emergency Dentistry

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You might hesitate to get urgent dental care even if you need it. In particular, you may feel daunted by the cost of emergency dentistry in Ware. After all, a treatment that “breaks the bank” wouldn’t make sense. In reality, though, a dental emergency’s cost varies by patient. You can thus only get an exact estimate by consulting Dr. Dhillon. Still, you can trust Dhillon Family & Cosmetic Dentistry to make your care affordable. To find out how that would work, keep reading or book a visit with us.

Every Dental Emergency is Different

An emergency dental visit is relatively inexpensive. The appointment mainly consists of a quick oral exam, which determines the solution to your oral problem. Most of the cost comes from follow-up care, something that varies based on your dental health needs. Depending on the emergency’s nature, then, the resulting treatment can have a higher or lower price.

Common solutions to dental emergencies could include:

  • Root Canal Therapy
  • Tooth Extraction(s)
  • Dental Crown(s)
  • TMD Therapy

Whatever your situation, however, we’ll guide you through our findings, a suggested treatment plan, and the estimated costs. That way, you’ll know exactly what to expect going forward.

Does Dental Insurance Cover Dental Emergencies?

Fortunately, most dental insurance does offer coverage for urgent care. For example, standard emergency services like root canals and extractions can have 50-80% of their cost covered. In some cases, a policy will fully cover one yearly emergency exam.

That said, remember that every plan is different. Plus, benefits won’t “kick in” until you’ve met your yearly deductible. Therefore, it’s crucial to confirm matters with your insurance company before treatment. Our team can help with this process if needed.

Other Options for Making Dental Emergencies Affordable

Alternatively, other ways exist besides insurance to make a dental emergency affordable. Many dental practices offer payment options that help shoulder the cost.

Consider us at Dhillon Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, for instance. Our office provides flexible financing through CareCredit. As a result, you could pay for emergency treatment in low-interest, monthly installments. That way, a procedure’s price could be managed over time instead of all at once.

Taking Care of Your Smile Saves You Money

Lest you forget, most dental emergencies stem from infections and poor oral hygiene. Dental checkups and good at-home oral care, then, can potentially save you thousands of dollars. All you have to do is give your teeth and gums their due attention!

At the same time, you can also cut costs by addressing dental emergencies quickly. The price of treatment will only grow larger as you wait. For instance, fixing a hurting tooth could prevent the need for an expensive root canal or later extraction. Plus, you wouldn’t have to pay for costly tooth replacements like dental implants.

Ultimately, Dhillon Family & Cosmetic Dentistry is always ready with effective emergency care. Better yet, our team will make its cost budget-friendly! That being the case, don’t hesitate to call us for help.

How to Prevent Dental Emergencies

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While not all dental emergencies can be avoided, there are steps you can take to reduce your overall risk. This includes basic oral care habits you may already know (brushing twice a day, flossing daily, and completing biannual dental checkups), but you’ll also need to have a diet that is low in sugar and starch. Additionally, never use your teeth as a tool and use a mouthguard if you play contact sports or a nightguard if you grind or clench your teeth while you sleep.