When you or a loved one is in dental pain, having to wait for care is the absolute worst. That’s what happens to most emergency dental patients in standard ERs, but at La Prada Family Dentistry of Garland we know time is of the essence. That’s why we offer same-day appointments for all emergency patients. Just give our Emergency Hotline a call , and we’ll schedule you so we can help you as fast as possible.
We understand that dental emergencies are tough to predict, and it is even more difficult to figure out what is causing the pain. Because we handle more emergencies in a month than many dentists see in a year, we can find solutions quickly. If you notice any of the emergencies below, do not hesitate to give us a call. In the meantime, consider our tips to manage your symptoms ahead of your visit.
Many patients hesitate to go to the dentist because they believe it will be extremely expensive. At La Prada Family Dentistry of Garland, we strive to make high quality dental care convenient and affordable. We welcome dental insurance, and we offer an In-House Dental Savings Plan for patients without benefits. Budget-friendly patient financing options are also available. Additionally, we offer a $49 limited emergency visit special , which includes an exam and digital X-ray. Our goal is for financial considerations to never stand in the way of healthy, beautiful smiles. Read on to learn more about the cost of treating dental emergencies in Garland.
You’ll be happy to hear that dental emergency exams themselves are quite affordable. In fact, we offer a $49 limited emergency exam that covers everything you need to get your emergency evaluated. However, there is no set price for treating dental emergencies because every situation is different. For example, treating a minorly damaged tooth with dental bonding will cost less than addressing a severe toothache with root canal therapy and a custom dental crown. Once we’ve had a chance to evaluate your emergency, we’ll be able to provide a custom estimate for how much it will cost to treat.
While every dental insurance policy is different, most companies will cover some or all the cost of at least one emergency dental exam a year. The most common treatments used to address dental emergencies often earn some form of coverage as well, usually between 50-80% depending on the details of your plan. You should review the details of your plan or call your provider to learn more about your coverage. Additionally, our knowledgeable front desk staff would be happy to look over the details of your policy and ensure that your benefits are being maximized.
Don’t have dental insurance? Not happy with your coverage? At La Prada Family Dentistry of Garland, we never want the cost of treatment to stand between you and a healthy smile. That’s why we offer numerous options for making your emergency care affordable, like:
While we will do everything we can to make your emergency dental treatment as affordable as possible, the best way to minimize costs is to treat it as quickly as possible. Don’t take a wait and see approach to see if the problem fixes itself. Not only will it likely get worse, but it will also probably need a more extensive and expensive treatment the longer you wait. In addition to getting your dental emergency or oral health issue treated right away, staying on top of your regular dental checkups is essential as well! Preventive care is much more affordable than emergency treatment, and it can make all the difference in preventing dental emergencies.
Dental emergencies usually happen without warning, so you can’t always plan to avoid them. However, there are many things you can do to reduce your overall risk of having an emergency situation. In general, keeping your smile as clean as possible and taking whatever steps you can to avoid oral injuries will make it easier to keep your teeth and gums safe, healthy, and whole. Below are some general tips for preventing emergencies; if you want additional suggestions, we can discuss them with you at your next appointment.
Dental checkups can be thought of as your first line of defense against dental damage and decay. We can make sure that you’re brushing and flossing as thoroughly as you need to, and we can check to see if there are any issues that might be developing without your knowledge. These regular visits let us identify problems before they can turn into emergencies, giving us an opportunity to treat them before they become truly severe.
You can make your smile a little safer every day by brushing and flossing. Every brushing session should last for at least two minutes so that you can get rid of plaque and bacteria no matter where they’re hiding in your smile. When flossing, you need to be sure to clean every nook and cranny of your smile that you wouldn’t be able to reach with your toothbrush. To make your oral hygiene routine even more thorough, we suggest that you use a fluoridated mouth rinse on a daily basis.
Just like any other part of your body, your mouth needs nutrients to stay healthy. You need plenty of calcium to keep your teeth and jawbone strong, and vitamin C will strengthen your gums. You should make a point of eating plenty of fruits, vegetables, and dairy products to keep your mouth in good shape and protect it from infection. Also, be wary of anything that could crack or wear down your teeth, like hard candy or ice cubes; if you’re not careful, biting on such foods could directly lead to an emergency situation.
If you play high-contact sports like basketball or football, or if you attend any kind of martial arts classes, you’ll want to wear a mouthguard to protect your teeth and gums from sporting injuries. The mouthguard will protect the teeth from the brunt of any blunt force trauma so that you can keep your smile relatively safe if there’s a sudden accident.
Tearing open packages with your teeth may save you time in the present, but in the future, it could cost your smile dearly. Protect your teeth from damage by tracking down some scissors or a box cutter instead; it may take longer, but it won’t harm your enamel.
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