Emergency Dentist Saving Wayne Smiles
Urgent Dental Care Right When You Need It
Just like any emergency, dental emergencies only seem to pop up at the worst possible times. Whether you’re dealing with a broken/knocked-out tooth or a severe toothache, one thing remains the same: you need to get help right away. If you or a loved one are ever in need of emergency dental care, you can always turn to Wayne Family Dentistry. We’ll work to see you as soon as we can so that no one is ever left waiting in pain.
Unparalleled Experience & Qualifications
Our practice is very fortunate to have three dentists and an exceptional staff of professionals at the helm, meaning when it comes to emergency dentistry, they’ve basically seen and done it all! Having this many dentists means it’s very easy for patients to come see us right away, and once they’re here, they’ll be cared for with our tried-and-true services, modern tools, and more. Between this and our dentists’ expertise, they’re able to find, diagnose, and treat dental problems in record time.
Convenient Emergency Care
Many dental offices aren’t willing to accommodate emergency situations without days or even weeks of waiting on the patient’s part. At Wayne Family Dentistry, we do our best to see you as soon as possible because our patients deserve to get the attention they need right away. We’re also conveniently located right in the heart of Wayne off of Lancaster Ave, so if you ever need to come see us in a hurry, you won’t have to go far.
Dental Accidents & Facial Trauma
One major type of dental emergency that patients may experience over the course of their lives is a sudden injury or traumatic situation. This could involve:
- Tooth fracture
- Partially dislodged tooth
- Fully dislodged tooth
- Significant Oral Bleeding
- Jaw/lip injury
Our practice offers several restorative solutions that can help relieve the pain you’re experiencing and rebuild the tooth’s structure in a durable and attractive way. If the accident is too severe and the tooth must be removed, high-quality replacements are available as well.
Dental Emergencies Due to Oral Care Neglect
The other major type of dental emergency is when an advanced infection occurs within the tooth because of oral healthcare neglect at home and/or the presence of a traumatic injury. Patients will likely experience severe pain in a specific area of the mouth, excessive sensitivity to changes in temperature, and even darkened enamel in the specific tooth. If these symptoms are familiar to you, don’t wait to reach out to Wayne Family Dentistry for assistance. The earlier we assess your condition; the better chances are that we can successfully revitalize and preserve the tooth.
Care at Home
Most dental emergencies can be completely prevented with a little bit of diligence at home. Consistent brushing, flossing, and dental checkups are key to keeping the teeth healthy and strong as well as preventing small problems that could turn into emergencies later. It’s also important that athletes be sure to wear protective mouthguards whenever they go out to play, as dental injuries are one of the most common types of sports injuries.
Teeth can sometimes become so damaged that restoration is completely impossible, whether due to decay or trauma. While extracting a tooth is never our first choice, sometimes, it’s absolutely the best thing we can do to preserve a patient’s oral and overall health. We take our patients’ comfort very seriously, so whenever we perform an extraction, we always use a gentle touch and a generous amount of local anesthesia to ensure that their experience is relaxed and stress-free from start to finish.
Root Canal Therapy
Sometimes the only way to save a tooth that’s been badly damaged by an infection is with root canal therapy. This is a procedure where the pulp – a bundle of nerves, blood vessels and other tissues in the tooth – is removed to stop the infection from spreading any further. You might have heard that root canal therapy is very painful, but the truth is that by taking out the source of the toothache, it’s more accurate to call it relief from the pain!
Emergency Dentistry FAQs
Although there’s never a good day for a dental emergency, they often strike when you least expect it. If you find yourself in this unfortunate situation, there are probably several questions on your mind. You don’t want to lose valuable time because you have a few concerns. Your emergency dentist in Wayne has the answers to a few of the most common questions they are asked to make the difficult time a bit easier.
Should I go to the hospital?
Typically, when an emergency occurs, you would head to your local hospital to get the care you need. Although this might seem like the logical option when experiencing an oral health issue, the hospital may not be your best bet. While they can prescribe antibiotics and pain relievers, they aren’t equipped to handle dental emergencies; therefore, it’s always best to see your dentist in Wayne unless you have a medical emergency, such as from an injury or health issue.
Can I wait to see the dentist?
No one has time in their day for an unplanned trip to the dentist, but if you wait too long to get the care you need, you just might lose your tooth. As with any emergency, time is of the utmost importance. It’s best to contact your dentist right away. Don’t worry, we know your time is valuable, which is why we use the latest advancements in dentistry. We’ll quickly treat the issue, so you can get back to more important matters.
Should I have the tooth extracted?
If a problematic tooth is giving you grief, an extraction might seem like the simple solution because it eliminates the complication at the source. Unfortunately, it will open the door to a new list of concerns associated with tooth loss, like cavities, gum disease, and missing teeth. Instead, it’s always best to have the tooth treated whenever possible. If there’s a time we can’t save your tooth and recommend an extraction, we’ll discuss your replacement options to preserve your natural smile, like a dental implant.
How much does a dental emergency cost?
There isn’t any way to determine how much your visit will cost without first performing your consultation to create a customized treatment. Your plan will influence the amount you pay, as well as other factors, like your dental insurance.
Although every policy differs, most dental insurances provide coverage for emergency services. We will work on your behalf with your insurance carrier to file the necessary claims and forms to make the stressful situation a bit easier. A member of our team will take the time to explain how your benefits are being used and if you owe a remaining balance.
Our office accepts several payment options for any out-of-pocket cost. Besides traditional methods, we also accept third-party financing. We will help you find the solutions you need for affordable care because we don’t want to see finances stand in your way of saving your smile.