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Emergency Dentist — Edmond, OK

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In a dental emergency, it’s easy to lose your cool. Urgent oral issues can be surprising and novel. Still, it’s not that hard to save yourself from this stressful situation. Just call your emergency dentist in Edmond! With Dr. Smith's help, your dental pain and damage will be gone fairly quickly. So, seeing us for emergency dentistry saves you the hassle of an ER visit. If you'd like to learn more, just keep reading or contact us today!

Why Choose Us for Emergency Dental Care?

  • Same-Day Emergency Appointments
  • A Dentist with 30+ Years of Experience
  • Soothing Sedation Ensures Patient Comfort

How We Treat Dental Emergencies

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If you’ve never had emergency dentistry before, don’t worry. We’re happy to give you a rundown of how it works. To that end, expect these four things from your emergency dental visit:

  • Same-Day Appointment – Once we’ve heard from you, we’ll book you for the earliest available timeslot. (You may even see us the same day you call!) Also, our team can provide first-aid tips over the phone.
  • Emergency Exam – When you first arrive for your visit, our team will perform a quick emergency exam. Doing so lets us learn the source and extent of your problem. (Not incidentally, it also helps us reduce your immediate pain.)
  • A Findings Review– Dr. Smith will share his preliminary findings after the oral exam. From there, he’ll suggest possible procedures. Based on your preferences, our practice will then draft a custom treatment plan. (To be clear, we’ll outline your procedure’s estimated price and timeframe before you commit to anything.)
  • Crucial Dental Care – After the treatment plan is drafted, our team will work quickly to address your dental issue. Whether you need fillings, root canal therapy, or anything else, you can trust us! We’ll definitely get your smile back on track.

The Most Common Dental Emergencies

Whether you’re dealing with a painful dental infection or knocked-out tooth, the first thing you should always do is contact our dental office. Over the phone, explain your situation the best you can, and we’ll let you know what to do next. Acting fast enables us to schedule you for an appointment immediately. In the meantime, there are a few things you can do to curb any pain and take control of the situation.

Understanding the Cost of Dental Emergencies 

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Truthfully, we must see you in person to determine your treatment and its related costs. As such, you should come to see us quickly - doing so lets us fix your issue before it worsens. In the latter scenario, you'd likely have to get a more expensive procedure. We want your care to be affordable, so we happily work with dental insurance and offer other flexible payment options.

Keys to Preventing Dental Emergencies

Mother and son brushing teeth to prevent dental emergencies

True enough, you can’t always avoid dental emergencies. However, there are things you can do to reduce your risk of having one. In particular, consider the following:

  • Whenever you play sports, remember to wear a mouthguard!
  • Don’t chew on ice, pen caps, fingernails, and similar items. (Teeth are strong, but they aren’t indestructible!)
  • To keep from chipping them, don’t use your teeth to open packages or bottles.
  • Stick to good oral hygiene and frequent dental checkups. By making these practices into habits, you’ll ensure small problems won’t develop into big emergencies.

Dental Emergency FAQs

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Even under the best circumstances, dental emergencies are stressful and overwhelming. Having many answers about these issues goes a long way in helping you stay calm and composed. For your convenience, we’ve gathered below some of the most common questions we get about situations that need urgent dental care. If you or a loved one are experiencing a dental emergency in Edmond, don’t hesitate to call us and we will make every effort to see you today!

I’m Not Sure If I Have a Dental Emergency – What Should I Do?

Not all dental emergencies are as easy to identify as a knocked-out or broken tooth. Some problems, like toothaches and dental infections, can develop slowly over time instead of suddenly from an injury or accident. If you’re not sure whether your symptoms require urgent dental care, give us a call! We’ll be happy to assess your situation over the phone and give you personalized first aid advice.

Should I Call the Emergency Dentist If My Child Knocks Out a Baby Tooth Unexpectedly?

Even though your child’s baby teeth aren’t a permanent fixture in their smile, you should call us if one is suddenly knocked out. If the tooth was close to coming out on its own, we may not have to do anything. On the other hand, if it came out very early, we may place a small dental device that keeps the surrounding teeth from shifting into the gap.

When Should I see an Emergency Dentist About a Toothache?

Any dental pain should be looked at by your dentist in a timely manner. However, some toothaches are a warning sign of a much larger issue that needs immediate professional care. Call Dr. Smith right away if your tooth pain is accompanied by:

  • Inflamed, sore, and easily bleeding gums
  • A darkening of the painful tooth
  • Intense discomfort that lasts for more than 1-2 days
  • Fever, fatigue, or swelling in the face, neck, or jaw
  • A small, pimple-like bump on the gums

I Have a Dental Emergency, But I’m Afraid of the Dentist – What Should I Do?

You may be reluctant to seek emergency treatment if routine dental care like cleanings or fillings make you very anxious. Thankfully, Dr. Smith offers several sedation dentistry options to ensure you are as comfortable as possible all throughout your appointment. Nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, takes effect within moments of application to help you feel completely at-ease. You’ll be able to sit back and relax while we quickly and comfortably repair your smile.

When Should I Go to the ER Instead of the Emergency Dentist?

For nearly any dental emergency, you’ll save time, money, and effort by visiting us first before going to your local ER. However, there are some situations that should be stabilized at the emergency room before we fix up your pearly whites, like:

  • A dislocated or broken jaw
  • Bleeding in the mouth that doesn’t stop after 15 minutes
  • Swelling in the gums, jaw, neck or face that makes breathing difficult

Remember, Dr. Smith and his talented team are ready to help at a moment’s notice. Contact us right away and we’ll do everything we can to alleviate the pain and get you back to enjoying your happy, healthy smile as soon as possible!