Emergency Dentist – Cinco Ranch, TX
Here for You When You Need Us the Most
Why Choose Rejuvenate Dentistry of Cinco Ranch for Emergency Dentistry?
- Sedation Dentistry for Patients of All Ages
- Highly Experienced Dentist & Team
- Kind & Honest Dentistry
How We Treat Dental Emergencies
- Over-the-Phone Guidance. If you aren’t able to get to our dental office immediately and don’t know the severity of the situation, be sure to call our dental office. We’ll provide you with over-the-phone first aid guidance and make a plan to get you here to receive timely care from our skilled emergency dentist in Cinco Ranch, TX.
- Examination. Once you arrive, our team will help you get comfortable and conduct a thorough examination of your mouth and facial structure, including capturing X-rays and other imaging, if necessary.
- Diagnosis & Treatment Plan. After the examination, Dr. Q will speak with you about his findings and walk you through a treatment plan to address any underlying issues and get your smile’s health back on the right track. He’ll also provide you with a cost estimate for his recommended treatment plan so you know what to expect.
- Follow-Up Care. Before you leave, if you require any follow-up treatments or visits, we’ll be sure to schedule those for you.
The Most Common Dental Emergencies
Our team is skilled and experienced in providing care for patients in all types of situations. Below are some of the most common dental emergencies that we treat. If you’re concerned about whether your situation requires urgent care, feel free to call us.
Understanding the Cost of Emergency Dentistry
When you’re in the middle of a stressful and painful dental emergency, the only thing on your mind is getting the treatment you need to restore your healthy, functional, and beautiful smile. In fact, it may not be until the end of your appointment that you think about the bill! Don’t worry – our team at Rejuvenate Dentistry doesn’t want the financial component of your care to be a burden, which is why we offer several affordable solutions. To learn more about them, read on or give us a call.
How Every Dental Emergency is Different
Once you arrive at our office, we will take the necessary X-rays, conduct an oral exam, and learn more about your situation. This is important because the cost of treating a dental emergency depends on several factors. A few notable ones include what type of treatment you require, whether you need sedation dentistry, and if you’re coming back for follow-up treatments. As always, we’ll be sure to discuss the cost with you before you commit to anything so you’re fully aware of your options.
Does Dental Insurance Cover Dental Emergencies?
Oftentimes, yes! While dental insurance providers rarely cover the entire cost, many plans include one emergency exam annually as well as up to 80% coverage of essential restorative dentistry. So, there’s a good chance that you won’t have to pay for your entire treatment out-of-pocket. If you’re unfamiliar with your benefits or need help reviewing the fine print on your plan, then we encourage you to reach out to your provider directly or bring any questions you have to our team. We have experience working with Delta Dental, Aetna, Cigna, and several other popular providers, so we can help too!
Other Options for Making Dental Emergencies Affordable
Fortunately, dental insurance isn’t the only financial solution we offer. To start, Dr. Q is proud to accept flexible financing through LendingPoint (a trusted third-party financier). If you have an extensive treatment plan, you can use their payment plans to break down the cost into manageable chunks, making your care significantly more affordable. Furthermore, we offer periodic specials that can help lower your out-of-pocket expenses. Our team would be more than happy to help you navigate either of these options, don’t hesitate to give us a call if you have any questions or need any assistance.
How Taking Care Of Your Smile Can Save You Money
Remember, one of the best ways to keep your dental expenses to a minimum is by prioritizing preventive care. Good habits like brushing twice a day and visiting us for a dental checkup every six months can go a long way in preventing tooth decay, gum disease, and other oral health problems that increase your chances of experiencing a dental injury. If you need any advice or recommendations on which products to use, let us know!
Dental Emergency FAQs
Dental emergencies can be hard to navigate on your own, which is why we work so hard to make the process as stress-free as possible for our patients. Part of that entails helping them understand more about their situation.
We’ll take the time to explain each detail of your treatment plan in person when the time comes, but before that, here are some answers to common questions people have.
Will My Toothache Go Away On Its Own?
Serious toothaches are typically a consequence of either an infection inside the tooth or damage to it. In either case, it’s unlikely for the toothache to go away on its own.
If you’re seriously uncomfortable, the best thing to do is to call us as soon as possible. We’ll be able to tell you more about what’s actually affecting you and, importantly, actually make you feel better. This is the only way to make sure that your toothache gets better, not worse.
Should I Visit The Emergency Room For Dental Emergencies?
Dental practices like ours have specialized tools that allow us to effectively treat oral health problems. Emergency rooms don’t have access to everything that we do, meaning that they aren’t really able to effectively treat these kinds of issues.
However, there are some oral health problems that may necessitate that you head to the emergency room as quickly as possible. If your jaw has been broken, you have serious lacerations, or if an infection is swollen to the extent that it makes it a struggle to breathe, you should head to the closest ER immediately. In other cases, it’s usually smart to see us first.
Can Superglue Be Used To Repair Broken Dentures?
We strongly recommend against trying to repair your dentures on your own, especially not with superglue. First of all, it’s unlikely to work—dentures are put under a lot of stress, and superglue isn’t strong enough to hold them together in the damp conditions of the mouth.
Moreover, superglue contains toxic chemicals that are problematic to swallow and can cause serious allergic reactions in some patients. Even in the best case, it’s common for superglue to change the way that food tastes.
If your dentures are broken, bring them in—we’ll be able to fix them for you or replace them if they’re beyond repair.
How Should I Sleep With Tooth Pain?
While we make it a point to try and see patients the same day, there are instances where you may need to try and sleep with a toothache. Here are a few tips to help you do that.
- Sleep with your head elevated. This prevents blood from flowing to your head, which can reduce inflammation.
- Take over-the-counter pain medication, following the instructions on the bottle.
- Avoid eating anything acidic or cold just before bed.
- Use a cold compress to bring down any swelling and numb the area.