Once your tooth is lost or broken, it makes all the difference to have a plan
already in place instead of scrambling at the last minute to find an emergency
dentist. Save Dulce Dental’s phone number for when you need dental care
right away. We offer same-day appointments for emergencies so that you
aren’t left with your oral pain for long; we can quickly address the
root of the discomfort and restore your damaged grin with emergency dentistry
in Dallas, TX.
Why Choose Dulce Dental for Emergency Dentistry?
Patient Comfort is
a Top Priority
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How to Handle Common Dental Emergencies
A dental emergency might occur in a single second thanks to an accident, or
it might slowly develop over time due to an unseen infection. Get in touch
with us if you’re experiencing high amounts of dental pain or notice
any level of dental damage. In addition to setting up an appointment, we can
give you advice that will help you care for your mouth on your own.
Gently rinse around the tooth in question and floss to get rid of bits
of food that are stuck in your smile. Over-the-counter painkillers can
help you find relief. However, make sure that aspirin does not come in
direct contact with the gums near the affected tooth.
Look for any pieces that have broken off altogether and keep them in a
secure container. Bring them to our dental office if possible. If
there’s bleeding, apply pressure to the area with a clean rag or
napkin until it stops. Hold a cold compress over any swollen areas.
Cover any sharp or jagged edges with sugarless gum or dental wax to
protect the inside of your mouth.
Only touch the top portion of the tooth (the part that’s
normally visible in your mouth) when handling it. Rinse it under some
water before placing it back in its socket. (You can also safely store
it in the space between your cheek and gums or in a container filled
with milk or saline solution.) We’ll have the best chance of
saving the tooth if you get to our dental office within an hour of the
Once you’ve rinsed off the restoration, you can try and place it
back on the tooth. If this is no longer possible, you can protect the
exposed area with sugarless gum instead. You’ll need to get your
restoration repaired as soon as possible, so don’t waste any
time calling our dental office even if your tooth isn’t in pain.
How to Prevent Dental Emergencies
If you want to avoid making a sudden trip to the dentist’s office, you
need to be mindful about how you’re using your teeth. Do not bite down
on hard objects like pen tips and fingernails, and avoid opening packages or
bottles with your mouth. If you’re an athlete, make sure you have a
protective mouthguard whenever you’re on the field. Maintain a good
oral hygiene routine at home and visit Dulce Dental twice a year to keep
your teeth free of infections and decay.
Understanding the Cost of Emergency Dentistry
When the unexpected strikes, you need an emergency dentist quickly. You
don’t want to waste time worrying about a large dental bill. You don’t have
anything to fear. Our office offers several solutions to keep your care
affordable to treat your dental emergency. We’ll provide you with a
personalized estimate and explain your payment options to save your smile
without breaking the bank.
Personalized Treatments for Each Patient
No two dental emergencies are alike, which is why there isn’t a set
price for urgent services. Contrary to what you might have heard,
emergency visits aren’t much more expensive than regular care. The
amount you’ll pay is determined by your individual treatment plan.
We’ll perform a thorough
to assess the problem to find an appropriate solution. Although every case
is unique, common treatments for dental emergencies include:
Root canal therapy
We’ll explain the costs associated with your treatment before you
commit to any procedure, so you know exactly what you’ll pay, so you
aren’t caught off guard by an unforeseen bill.
Maintain a Healthy Smile to Save Money
While you can’t always avoid a sudden oral health issue, there are
several things you can do to lessen your risk of one, like maintaining
your oral hygiene. Brushing and flossing are your first line of defense
against common oral health concerns that can turn into a big problem down
the road. Besides caring for your smile at home, it’s best to visit
your dentist at least twice a year for a cleaning and checkup. Research
shows every $1 spent on prevention can save as much as $50 on restorative
or emergency services.
Even with a proactive approach, a dental complication can still arise. You
might be tempted to wait to have it treated until it is absolutely
necessary, but this opens the door to a bigger problem. Waiting too long
can result in a more expensive procedure rather than a simple fix, like a
Does Dental Insurance Cover Dental Emergencies?
Every policy differs, but most dental insurance plans offer coverage for
emergency care. In some cases, 1 emergency situation per year may be fully
covered, while others may pay 50% to 80% of the cost depending on your
plan. We will work on your behalf with your insurance carrier to file the
necessary forms to maximize your annual allowance to offset the amount you
need to pay out-of-pocket.
Payment Options for Dental Emergencies
Besides using your dental insurance, our office accepts a variety of
payment methods to keep your treatment within your budget, including:
Traditional Payments: We accept cash, check, and most
major credit cards.
In-House Membership Plan: After paying a low annual
fee, you’ll enjoy discounted rates for common services.
Third-Party Financing: You are given the funds you need
based on your credit’s approval. You’ll repay the balance
using a flexible payment plan.
A member of our team will discuss all your options, so you can get back to
your daily activities without worrying about any added financial strain.