Emergency Dentist — Broken Arrow, OK
Solutions for Relieving Dental Pain
One moment your smile might feel perfectly fine, the next it could be in extreme pain. Dental emergencies strike when you least expect them to, and they require immediate attention. Our team at Berkshire Dental Group will see you as soon as possible to help you find relief and get to the root of the problem. There’s no time to lose when your teeth and gums need urgent care – call us immediately as soon as you notice a significant oral health issue for emergency dentistry in Broken Arrow.
Why Choose Berkshire Dental Group for Emergency Dental Care?
- Dental Office with Advanced Dental Technology
- Same-Day Emergency Appointments Available
- One Stop for a Full Menu of Dental Treatments
How We Treat Dental Emergencies
First things first, you should contact us to explain your symptoms. An experienced team member will provide instructions to help you manage your situation at home. Depending on the extent of your emergency, we’ll pencil you in that very same day.
When you get to our office, we’ll conduct an oral examination to determine the best treatment method. Once we identify the root of the problem, we’ll do everything we can to relieve your pain. Don’t worry – we’ll review your options with you and explain the costs involved. After a treatment plan has been created, we will ensure you receive the quick and compassionate care you deserve.
The Most Common Dental Emergencies
Dental emergencies come in all forms. Some are caused by not brushing and flossing properly while others are the result of sudden accidents. The type of dental trauma you’ve suffered will determine the kind of care you need. We will be sure to give you some tips for managing your situation before you get to our dental office. Below, you can learn about some basic steps to keep in mind for emergencies that a lot of people experience.
Understanding the Cost of Dental Emergencies
You should focus on stopping your pain and saving your teeth during a dental emergency; we can discuss the costs once we’ve determined the treatments needed to protect your oral health. The overall cost of care will vary based on what services are recommended, and we’ll take the time to discuss how insurance and third-party financing can be used to help you pay for treatment without breaking the bank or upsetting your monthly budget to a severe degree.
How to Prevent Dental Emergencies
- Focus on keeping the mouth free of plaque by brushing twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride-based, ADA-approved toothpaste.
- Use dental floss to clean the spaces between the teeth.
- Be aware of habits that could damage the teeth like chewing fingernails and avoid them.
- Do not bite, chew, or crunch hard foods like popcorn kernels, ice cubes, and peppermints.
- Wear a mouthguard for playing sports or keeping the teeth safe from nighttime grinding.
Root Canal Therapy
Root canal therapy is the process of removing the central pulp and other soft tissues from your tooth. This is a necessary step if there’s an infection that’s causing severe pain or putting the entire dental structure at risk. Some people are afraid of root canal therapy, but the procedure actually causes very little discomfort, and in the long run it helps ensure that the treated tooth can still be used for eating, speaking, and smiling.
Some teeth are so badly decayed that they cannot be saved even with a root canal. And in some cases, so much damage has been done that a crown cannot be placed at all. These are a few of the circumstances where a tooth extraction might be called for. The decision to remove a tooth is never one we make lightly or hastily; we’ll always consider other options before recommending an extraction as a way to protect your oral health.
Dental Emergency FAQs
Dental emergencies can be alarming and stressful to deal with, so it’s understandable that you have some unanswered questions. We’re here to help! Here are the answers to some of the most common questions we receive about dental emergencies in Broken Arrow. If you don’t see the information that you’re looking for below, don’t worry. Give us a call, and we’d be happy to address any questions or concerns that you have.
Will my toothache go away on its own?
Toothaches don’t usually go away on their own, so it’s best to schedule a checkup with a dentist just to make sure nothing is wrong. There are many different reasons for toothaches, so you will want to rule them out as soon as possible. Doing this can help you to catch underlying problems before they become more serious.
How should I sleep with tooth pain?
It can be difficult to get quality sleep at night when you’re dealing with tooth pain. Until you can see your dentist in the morning m keep your head elevated. This will prevent blood from rushing to your head and intensifying your toothache. Additionally, you can take an over-the-counter pain reliever as directed. A cold compress can also help to numb your discomfort.
Can the emergency room remove a tooth?
Only licensed dentists can perform tooth extractions. The procedure is illegal for someone without the training and education required to perform, even in a hospital setting. At best, the emergency room can provide you with antibiotics and pain medication, but that will not address the underlying issue. You will still eventually need to see a dentist. Also, a tooth extraction may not even be necessary. Root canal therapy may be able to rid you of discomfort and prevent the need for an extraction. The only way to know for sure is by visiting a dentist.
Does emergency dentistry cost more?
Generally, emergency exams aren’t particularly expensive. However, the services required to treat and manage urgent dental problems incur their own costs. You certainly don’t want to put off necessary care, as it could lead to higher costs in the future if the issues aren’t addressed as soon as possible. If you don’t have dental insurance, you may want to consider our Dental Membership Plan or CareCredit to make your treatment more affordable.
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