Emergency Dentistry

Fast, Effective & Trustworthy Emergency Dental Care

Dental emergencies sometimes occur, and at our office, we will try our best to address your issue as soon as possible. We can help you, whether it’s something as straightforward as a dental filling or a more involved surgery. In the event that the issue occurs after business hours, our answering service will relay your message to our dentists.

Accidents and toothaches are the two main causes of emergency dental visits for our patients. A toothache may result from an injury or an infection. Do not delay in giving us a call if you are experiencing tooth pain. We’ll get you in as soon as we can to assess the situation and determine how to alleviate your suffering.

The most serious dental emergency is probably a tooth that has been knocked out or broken. To save your tooth if it has been knocked out in an accident, visit a dentist as soon as you can. You can take actions to preserve your tooth in the meantime, before you visit the dentist, such as gently attempting to replace it in its socket (without touching the root), keeping it between your gums and lip, putting it in a glass of milk, or putting it in an ADA-approved tooth preservation kit. You should visit the emergency room if your dental emergency poses a risk to your life.

What To Do In Case Of A Dental Emergency?

Even if you have never been to our office before, we are happy to help you during a dental emergency. Please contact us immediately if you are in urgent need of care.

Preventing Dental Emergencies

You can take a few preventative measures to avoid additional dental emergencies. The most crucial piece of advise we can give is to take good care of and respect for your teeth. One set of permanent teeth is all you get! Future dental disasters can be greatly reduced by quitting harmful habits like biting your nails or chewing on pens and other non-edible items.

Dietary changes can also increase the lifespan of your teeth. Eating ice or sticky, hard candies is hard on your teeth and will wear them down or possibly cause them to become loose. It’s usually preferable to stay away from certain foods if they need extra effort to chew.

When engaging in physical activity, athletes and young children should always wear protective mouthguards. These are available through a dentist or at the store. Make sure to have your dentist examine your mouthguard so that it fits properly because it will be more effective at preventing injuries. The fit of your mouthguard might be impacted by even small tooth movements.

The dentist can typically manufacture a sports mouthguard that is more comfortable and protective if you’re having issues with one you purchased from a store. After all, a mouthguard that fits well will be worn more frequently! Make it a routine to bring your mouthguard to each dental visit in case it needs adjusting.

Keeping these tips in mind can save you a lifetime of dental visits & expenses. We’re happy to care for you during a dental emergency, but we’d prefer you avoid one in the first place!

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Most Insurances Welcomed and Maximized

We’ll make the process of paying for your dental care as simple as possible! Our office accepts a wide variety of insurance plans, and we’re always happy to file your claim for you so that you can be sure to receive the maximum benefits available to you. Northwestern Dental Group is in network with Delta Dental, Cigna, Metlife, Aetna, Guardian, Ameritas, Principal, United Healthcare, United Concordia, Assurant, GEHA, Careington, Humana, TDA, BlueCross BlueShield and more! Call us today to find out how we can maximize your insurance plan! 

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