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Emergency Dentist – Garland, TX

Dealing with Dental Pain? We Can Help!

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A dental emergency is any situation in which a tooth is experiencing a lot of pain and/or has sustained quite a bit of damage and requires immediate care. Rather than spending your time waiting at the ER, just give Orbit Dental of Garland a call, and we’ll be ready to provide the professional attention you need right away. Emergency dentistry patients are always welcome. We can usually schedule a same-day appointment, so we can help someone get out of pain as quickly as possible. If you ever need dental care right NOW, give us a call, and you can trust us to fix your problem right away!

Why Choose Orbit Dental for Emergency Dental Care?

  • Same-Day Appointments Available for Emergency Patients
  • Sedation Options & Advanced Dental Technology for Fast, Effective Care
  • Variety of Payment Methods to Help Make Treatment Affordable

How We Treat Dental Emergencies

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Do you know what to do in a dental emergency? Painful toothaches or broken teeth can be quite overwhelming, so it’s essential that you know what to do beforehand. If you or a loved one is experiencing any new, concerning, or painful dental symptoms, give us a call right away! Here’s how you can typically expect us to treat your emergency:

  • Schedule your same-day appointment: We offer select weekend and evening hours, accept walk-ins, and prioritize same-day appointments for emergency treatments so you can get the care you need right away. We’ll also provide personalized first-aid instructions over the phone to help you handle your situation until you reach our office.
  • Come in for an emergency dental exam: One of our experienced dentists will see you right away for an emergency exam, where they’ll inspect your mouth and take any necessary X-rays.
  • Review the findings and make a plan: Once we’ve gotten you out of any initial, pressing pain, we’ll go over our findings with you and which treatments we recommend moving forward with. You’ll always know the details of any service you choose before we begin!
  • Get the care you need right away: Whether you need a filling, tooth extraction, or something else entirely, we’ll get to work right away to eliminate your pain and preserve your smile.

The Most Common Dental Emergencies

Whether your dental emergency is due to something that developed slowly over time (such as an infection turning into a painful toothache) or happened all of a sudden (like a traumatic accident), you need to act fast and contact Orbit Dental of Garland immediately. Waiting to come see us will only allow any damage or pain to get worse! If you are experiencing any of the following common dental emergencies, don’t hesitate to call us!

Understanding the Cost of Dental Emergencies 

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The last thing you want to think about when experiencing a dental emergency is how much it’s going to cost. Not only are you unsure what type of treatment you’ll need to address the problem but not knowing how much you can expect to spend can add unnecessary stress to the situation. Fortunately, at Orbit Dental of Garland, our team will go over all the factors that can influence the cost of treatment and offer additional payment options to minimize your out-of-pocket expenses. We’ve gathered some important information about the cost of emergency dental care in Garland below so you can learn more! As always, feel free to reach out to us with your specific questions or concerns and we’ll be happy to help.

What Factors Dictate the Cost of a Dental Emergency?

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Most dental procedures are not one-size-fits-all. When preparing to receive restorative care for your dental emergency, you can expect a personalized treatment plan designed to address your problem area(s) so that you will achieve desired results. This is why there is no set amount for dental emergencies. If you require a dental crown for a chipped tooth and your cousin, who lives in another state, had the same procedure months ago, don’t expect the cost to be the same.

Why? Because various factors are considered when determining the overall cost, some of which include:

  • The location of your dentist's office. If positioned in a larger city, you will likely pay more because of the higher cost of living.
  • Whether you have dental insurance or not. While there are alternative payment options available, dental insurance can help to further minimize out of pocket expenses.
  • The type of care you receive. Not all dental work is the same, so a dental crown can be much less expensive than a root canal or tooth extraction.

Does My Dental Insurance Cover Emergency Treatment?

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Many insurance policies cover at least part of the cost of emergency dental procedures. We’ll have to check your specific policy to be sure how it applies to your treatment. We’ll also be sure that we’re transparent about our pricing so you can make an informed decision about how we address your oral health problem.

What Alternative Payment Options Are There?

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When seeking dental care from Orbit Dental of Garland, you will be pleased to learn that we are an in-network provider for most PPO dental insurance companies. However, if you are uninsured or require additional payment options to lower your expenses, we also accept Medicaid for children and young adults 20 and younger or CHIP coverage.

We can also help you enroll in CareCredit financing, which is a third-party financier that offers low and no-interest loans to qualified candidates. This will allow you to put the cost of your treatment on a payment plan that is better aligned with your budget.

Importance of Seeking Immediate Care for Your Emergency

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Dental emergencies should not be put off. Even if you think it is a minor problem, a more serious issue could be developing within a tooth or underneath the gumline. If left untreated, you may develop symptoms that negatively impact both your oral health and overall wellbeing.

We remind all our patients that no matter the type of injury or accident to call our office and alert us to the situation. Based on the information you provide, we can recommend the appropriate course of action to ensure you get the help you need. If an immediate appointment is not necessary, we will be happy to walk you through the steps to taking care of your dental emergency at home.

How to Prevent Dental Emergencies

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A dental emergency can not only wreck your aesthetic, but it can also lead to more damaging problems for your oral health if left untreated. But how can you make sure your teeth and gums are better protected from harm? Your emergency dentist in Garland at Orbit Dental of Garland is pleased to provide some helpful tips and advice on what you can do at home to keep your smile safe.

Maintain Good Oral Hygiene Habits at Home

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Every morning and each night before you go to bed, you should be brushing, flossing, and rinsing with mouthwash. This normal oral hygiene routine is the best and most effective way to keep your smile healthy, strong, and damage-free. We will be happy to provide proper techniques on brushing and flossing as well as recommend useful products that will benefit your smile.

Simply make sure you are using a soft-bristled brush and fluoride toothpaste to clean the surfaces of your teeth, between 18-24” of dental floss to remove bacteria and food particles from in-between your teeth, and 20 ml of mouthwash to rinse away anything that is left behind.

If you do this regularly, you won’t have to worry about common dental problems like tooth decay, gum disease, cavities, or bad breath.

Ask About Customized Mouthguards

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If you or your child enjoy playing sports, it is highly advised that you consider having a customized mouthguard made to protect the mouth. Your dentist in Garland can create a personalized mouthguard based on impressions taken of your smile. Once it is ready, you will receive a device that is comfortable to wear and will lessen the impact should you experience a hard hit on the field or court.

But mouthguards are also beneficial even if you don’t play sports. If you are prone to bruxism or often grind or clench your teeth, a custom-made mouthguard can prevent excessive wear and tear on tooth enamel as well as help to relax facial and jaw muscles to prevent additional pain or possible TMJ.

Watch What You Eat

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If you enjoy biting into a nice juicy apple, you may want to think twice. Hard fruits, candies, and other crunchy foods may taste good, but they can cause you to chip or break a tooth quite easily. The best thing you can do is to cut these foods into smaller, more manageable pieces. This will prevent unnecessary pressure from being placed onto your teeth, reducing your risk for possible injury.

But it’s not just food you need to worry about. You’ll also want to avoid chewing on ice or inanimate objects like pens or pencils.

Dental Emergency FAQ’s 

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While we hope you never experience a dental emergency, we want to help all our patients be as prepared as possible for these scary situations in the event that they strike. For your convenience, we’ve gathered some of the most common questions we get about dental emergencies below so you can learn more about them and how to protect your smile. If you don’t see the information that you’re looking for, don’t hesitate to give us a call and we’ll be happy to help!

How Can I Be Sure I’m Experiencing a Dental Emergency?

If you aren’t sure if your situation constitutes a true dental emergency, give your emergency dentist in Garland a call. Describe what happened, what you’re feeling, and what symptoms you’re experiencing. We’ll let you know if you should schedule an emergency appointment or if you can wait a few days or weeks to come visit us. Typically, severe pain, swelling, and bleeding are all indicators of a true dental emergency.

Should I Visit the ER for a Dental Emergency?

If you were involved in a major incident that caused injuries to parts of your body other than your mouth, visit the ER before you come to us. A visit to the ER is also in order if your jaw is dislocated or fractured, you have serious cuts or burns on your face or mouth, or your injuries are making it difficult for you to breathe and swallow. After the team at the ER tends to you, you can head to our office for care to address any damage to your teeth.

I’m Traveling. Is It Okay to Delay Treatment Until I Get Home?

If you’re far from your emergency dentist in Garland when you suffer a toothache or other urgent dental health crisis, that isn’t an excuse to skip treatment or even delay it for more than a day or two (depending on the situation). A quick online search can help you find a nearby dentist who is able to treat your problem and who accepts your insurance. Also, be sure to look at the reviews for any dentist you’re considering so you can be confident that you’ll receive gentle, high-quality care. After you get home from your trip, you should come to us for follow-up care.

Can You Make My Smile Look Like New After a Dental Injury?

When you first come to us for emergency treatment, our priority will be to treat the damage to your oral health. Our goal will be to prevent/treat infections, relieve your pain, and preserve your mouth’s overall function. After we get all of that taken care of, we’ll be happy to work with you to help your smile regain its original beauty via further cosmetic and restorative treatments.