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When faced with a dental emergency, the first thing people typically ask is “Where can I find an emergency dental office near me?” Knowing where you can find emergency dentists does a lot to ease the stress of having a severe toothache or gum swelling.
Where Can I Find Emergency Dentists in Wayzata?
Our emergency dentists can provide care during our regular office hours. They will diagnose your problem, provide treatment and make sure the problem does not recur. If you’re looking online for “emergency dental care near me,” you don’t have to search any further. Call us during office hours and we will try to see you the same day as long as our schedule allows. Keep our phone number handy so you always know who to call.
What is Emergency Dental Care?
We provide emergency dental services for patients who cannot postpone treatment for more than a day or two without risking further damage to their teeth. Pain is considered an emergency; you shouldn’t have to suffer. Common dental emergencies that our emergency dentists in Wayzata treat during our normal office hours include:
- Dental infections
- Chipped or cracked tooth repair
- Lost or loose fillings and crowns
- Severe toothaches
- Wisdom teeth pain
- Broken or protruding wires on braces
When Do I Need to Get Urgent Dental Care?
Are you uncertain and wondering, “I don’t know if I should get emergency dental care near me now—or wait.” If you call our office during normal business hours, we can help to determine whether you need to come in the same day, the next day, or if you can wait. In general, our emergency dentists will try to see you as fast as they can during office hours if you’re experiencing any of the following problems:
Broken or Fractured Teeth: A fractured or broken tooth is one of the most common reasons our patients call us for emergency dental care.
A Knocked-Out Tooth: If you have a knocked-out tooth, you need to act quickly. Find the tooth and gently rinse it, holding the tooth by its crown. You may be able to put the tooth back in its socket, but if you can’t, put the tooth in a cup of milk or hold it in your mouth to keep it moist. Call our emergency dental office as soon as possible to see if one of our emergency dentists can save the tooth.
Severe Toothache Pain or Pressure: Severe tooth pressure or pain can occur for several reasons, including an abscess or cracked tooth. Pain indicates something is wrong, so you shouldn’t ignore it.
Tooth Sensitivity: Slight tooth sensitivity does not require urgent dental care; however, if a tooth quickly becomes very sensitive, we consider this an emergency. You might have decay, a tooth that’s cracked or other dental problem that needs treatment right away.
Dental Decay (Cavities): If you have tooth sensitivity and feel discomfort when you bite down, you may have dental decay. While it may not seem like an emergency, don’t delay getting treatment because decay spreads quickly and your pain will increase and your treatment options will decrease.
Abscessed Tooth: Symptoms of an abscess include severe pain, swelling, fever and sensitivity to pressure. Our emergency dentists take care of abscessed teeth quickly because the abscess is a bacterial infection that can spread to other teeth and throughout your mouth. In rare cases, the infection is life-threatening.
Missing or Loose Fillings: You may experience pain or sensitivity if you have missing or loose fillings. Your tooth is also vulnerable to decay; call us to schedule an appointment.
Broken Tooth Crowns and Lost Restorations: Broken crowns and lost restorations leave the tooth underneath vulnerable. One of our dentists can provide you with a temporary or permanent solution.
Orthodontic Pain or Injury: If you’ve suffered an injury or pain caused by a broken wire or band, please call our office and our dentist can stabilize your braces and ease your pain.
Tooth Enamel That’s Worn Down Due to Teeth Grinding: If you have tooth enamel worn down by teeth grinding and you’re experiencing pain or sensitivity, please call our office. Our dentist will provide a mouth guard to protect your teeth from any more harm.
Sinus Pressure: A toothache can be caused by sinus pressure; our dentist can establish whether your toothache pain is from sinusitis or a dental problem, like wisdom teeth that are impacted. With sinusitis, your upper rear teeth will hurt, which is where you would feel pain if your wisdom teeth were impacted.
How Do I Handle Serious Dental Emergencies?
There are times when you shouldn’t waste time searching the Internet or asking family and friends for “an emergency dental office near me” and head straight for the nearest hospital ER or call 911. If you have any of the following symptoms, you need urgent medical care:
- Severe bleeding
- Acute facial or gum swelling, which may impact your ability to breathe
- Sudden injury to your head or mouth
How Much Does It Cost to Visit an Emergency Dental Office?
Your emergency dental care cost will vary depending on the care you require to resolve the problem. We understand emergency dental services are an unexpected expense, so we accept credit cards, offer financing and work with most major dental insurance providers. Call us for details about our payment methods.
Where Do I Go for Emergency Dental Care at Night or Over the Weekend?
When you have a dental emergency that requires immediate care, visit the closest emergency room or call 911 for help. If you’re unsure whether your problem will get worse without immediate care, err on the side of caution and seek immediate medical help. If you can delay until our office hours to see one of our skilled emergency dentists, please call for an appointment.
Can a Dentist Save a Loose Tooth?
For children, loose teeth are quite normal and are no cause for concern as long as they only affect their “baby teeth”. However, if you are suffering from a loose tooth, or one of your children has a loose adult tooth, dental care may be required to save it. Read more