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What is a dental emergency?

Any time a patient needs to make an immediate or same-day dental appointment, our team considers it an emergency situation. Dental emergencies include situations like unbearable tooth pain, cracked or broken teeth, knocked-out adult teeth, excessive gum swelling or bleeding, and dental abscesses. If you aren’t sure if you need to see a dentist right away or if the problem can be treated at a more convenient time in the future, we recommend giving our office a call, and our team will be happy to assess the situation over the phone.

What should I do if I knock out a tooth?

Locate the tooth, carefully pick it up by the crown, and avoid touching the bottom of it as much as possible. Carefully rinse off the tooth if you can and place it back in the socket. If holding it in the socket is not possible, placing the tooth in a cup of milk or saliva is the next best option. Once this is done, you will want to call our office number and then get to our practice as quickly as possible. The odds that our team will be able to successfully reattach your tooth are much higher if you can be in the dental chair in less than an hour.

Is emergency dental care expensive?

At Martin Dental Center, we understand that unexpected dental costs can be just as stressful as the emergencies themselves. We always recommend that patients seek treatment first, and then our team will be happy to help you find a budget-friendly financing option afterward. Some dental insurance plans offer coverage for emergency dental services, and our office accepts payment plans through CareCredit® as well. Members of our in-house savings plan can also receive up to two covered emergency exams per year. For more information, please visit our financial page.

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