Visit Twin Aspen Dental Center for Emergency Dental Services
At Twin Aspen Dental Center, we are able to offer our patients emergency dental services. Experiencing an oral emergency is never a fun experience. Whether it involves trauma to the tooth from an accident or you’re dealing with a painful dental abscess, our team will be there for you professionally and promptly to deliver exceptional care. We accommodate same-day appointments, and Dr. Richter is available 24/7 by phone to provide prompt assistance. Being accessible to your needs is what we are known for. You can count on us to provide the relief you need in the event of a dental emergency.
Common Dental Emergencies We Treat
Our team has handled a wide range of dental emergencies over the years. We understand it can be hard to remain calm in these situations, especially since oral problems feel so intrusive. We will get you in quickly and determine what we can do to treat the issue at hand. While most dental emergencies are relatively obvious, some are not. Considering this, we have listed the most common problems we see signifying an emergency. If you are experiencing any of the following, or have another issue not listed but feel like it could be a dental emergency, contact our team to schedule an immediate appointment:
- Loose adult tooth
- Swelling or bleeding around the gums
- Lost filling or dental crown
- Orthodontic pain or injury
- Chipped or broken tooth
- Cracked tooth
- Pain when biting or chewing
- Knocked-out tooth/teeth
- Painful toothache that doesn’t subside
- Dental abscess
- Objects lodged or stuck in the mouth
- Trauma to the tooth from an accident
- Advanced dental decay
How to Know if It’s a Dental Emergency
If you consider whatever issue you’re having to be an emergency – it is one. We do not want you to be scared to get help just because your condition may not be “serious enough.” There have been too many times when we find out our patients waited to get the help they deserve because they were not 100% sure their discomfort was considered an emergency. If you are experiencing any type of pain or distress, we are here to help. No matter the scope of your dental issue, it is best not to ignore the problem and hope it goes away on its own. Not getting the treatment you need can eventually lead to more significant issues that may potentially need emergency treatment in the future. Safeguard your smile by reaching out to us as soon as you experience oral trauma or discomfort.
Why Call Our Emergency Dentist Rather Than Visit The ER?
While physicians at the ER are highly skilled at treating complex health emergencies, they are not expertly trained in dental care like an emergency dentist. While they can give you support and stop the bleeding when you have a tooth knocked out, they don’t have the tools necessary to restore the damaged or missing tooth. Similarly, if you go to the ER for dental pain, they will give you pain medication, but only a dentist can find the root cause of your issue and treat it accordingly. In many cases, the doctors at the ER will wind up referring you to a dentist anyway, so it is best to skip a trip to the hospital and give Twin Aspen Dental a call instead. We will get you the help you need on the same day and accept a variety of insurances for your peace of mind.
How You Can Work to Prevent Dental Emergencies
While there’s not much you can do to prevent a chipped or broken tooth following an unexpected accident, there are ways to care for your smile to avoid potential dental emergencies. We help our patients protect their smiles through preventative dentistry and the execution of conscious oral health practices. Our team is here to set patients up with the tips and habits necessary to forgo the need for an emergency dentist. Many of the dental emergencies we see here at our Parker office have to do with pain caused by tooth decay or a once small issue that went unchecked for too long. To avoid these types of preventable crises, we encourage all patients to:
- Brush and floss daily – Practicing great oral hygiene is one of the best ways to safeguard your teeth and gums from things like decay and gingivitis. You should brush your teeth at least two times a day and make an effort to floss every day to maintain optimal oral health.
- Schedule regular teeth cleaning and checkups – Teeth cleanings and exams are vital to ensuring your oral health stays in tip-top shape throughout your life. These necessary appointments help our dental professionals catch things like decay, gum disease, and other issues early before they have a chance to become an emergency.
- Invest in preventative dental accessories – If you participate in high-impact activities like hockey or football, it’s best to invest in a mouthguard to ensure none of your teeth get accidentally knocked out on the field or ice. The same can be said for teeth grinding; a mouthguard can protect your tooth enamel and overall oral health by eliminating the ability to grind your top and bottom teeth together.
- Avoid using your teeth as a tool – Do not use your teeth as a tool. This means no opening bottles with your teeth, no using your teeth to tear off clothing tags, and no using your teeth to open packages or envelopes. Our smiles can only handle so much and using teeth in a destructive manner can cause unfortunate chips, cracks, or brakes.
Undergo cancer screenings – There is a wide range of secondary issues that can present themselves after letting an emergency dental situation fester. Cancer can oftentimes be linked to poor oral health. Preventative cancer screenings help us keep an eye on your oral health so we can rule out potentially severe emergency circumstances.
Dental Insurance Coverage and Emergency Dental Costs
If you have dental insurance , your emergency dental appointment may be covered. We accept a wide range of dental insurance plans, so we can give you the care you need without causing you financial stress. Our team works with you every step of the way to ease your worries and ensure your procedure is covered to the fullest extent possible. By working with so many providers, it is our hope to cut down on our patients out-of-pocket-costs. While the cost of treatment in an emergency varies case-by-case, we accept the following insurance plans to assist with payments that may come up. If you don’t see your insurance listed below, call our office and ask one of our insurance specialists if your insurance is one that we accept.
- Aetna PPO
- Cigna PPO
- Connection Dental
- Delta Premier
- Delta TRICARE
- GEHA (Government Employees Health Association, Inc.)
- Mutual of Omaha
- UnitedHealthcare DPPO
Don’t Wait to Get the Help You Need!
When you need an emergency dentist in the Parker or nearby areas, there’s no better team to contact than your neighbors at Twin Aspen Dental Center. With years of training and experience, we are more than capable of finding the dental solutions you need to overcome issues threatening your smile and overall oral health. Please do not wait to reach out to our team to receive the compassionate care you need and deserve. We look forward to helping restore your smile promptly and cost-effectively.