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Emergency Dentistry – Pea Ridge, AR

Same-Day Emergency Treatment for Patients in Pain

Dental emergencies always seem to happen at the most stressful and unexpected moments, which is why it’s always a good idea to have the number of your local emergency dentist in Pea Ridge on-hand. At Peak Dental Care, we’re happy to provide same-day emergency dentistry to our Pea Ridge, AR dental patients who find themselves in the midst of a dental crisis as well as over-the-phone first-aid guidance to help minimize additional damage to your smile.

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Why Choose Peak Dental Care for Emergency Dentistry?

How to Handle Common Dental Emergencies

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The first step you should always take when you experience a dental emergency is to call our dental office. We’ll work quickly to schedule an appointment the same day that you call and get you out of pain. We’ll also provide you with over-the-phone first-aid guidance to make sure that you don’t have to wait in discomfort until you get to our dental office. Below, we’ve provided some helpful tips for you to handle some of the most common dental emergencies.

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Toothaches are often a sign of an infection beneath your enamel. To help minimize your pain, you can take an over-the-counter medication like ibuprofen or place a cold compress on the outside of your mouth for 10 minutes on, 10 minutes off, for up to an hour.

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Chipped/Broken Tooth

If you’re able to retrieve the broken-off portion of your tooth, pick it up, rinse it off, and place it in a sealable container to bring to the dental office with you. If the damage has created a jagged edge, you can place a piece of orthodontic wax over it to keep it from snagging on the inside of your cheeks or lips.

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Knocked-Out Tooth

Time is of the essence, so quickly retrieve your tooth, being sure to only handle it by the biting surface, and rinse it off under a cool stream of water. Store it in a sealable container full of milk or salt water to keep it viable, and bring it to your appointment.

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Lost Filling/Crown

If you can find your lost restoration, rinse it off with water. You can temporarily place it back on your tooth using a dab of toothpaste or denture adhesive. Just be sure to have your restoration professionally repaired or replaced in a timely manner to prevent an infection from developing.

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Head/Neck/Jaw Pain

If you’re experiencing tension, pain, or discomfort in your jaw joints, neck, or head as a result of TMJ dysfunction, our team is happy to help provide you with relief. For temporary relaxation, you can massage your jaw joints and or place a warm towel or wash cloth across your jaw.

How to Prevent Dental Emergencies

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Even though you can’t completely prevent dental emergencies from occurring, there are some ways that you can drastically reduce your risk of experiencing one, including:

Understanding the Cost of Dental Emergencies

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The cost of your dental emergency treatment will depend on what the issue is, the extent of the damage that it caused, and whether you require any follow-up treatments to restore your smile after relieving your pain. Before we conduct any type of procedure, we’ll walk you through the treatment that we recommend and explain how it will solve your oral health problem. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask! Read on to learn more about the cost of emergency dentistry in Pea Ridge.

Every Dental Emergency is Different

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The average emergency dental visit is relatively inexpensive. During this appointment, we will carefully review your medical history and examine your smile to determine the root of the issue. It’s difficult to predict the cost of your dental emergency until we find out exactly what’s causing it. We offer a wide range of treatment options for emergencies, including:

  • Root canal therapy
  • Tooth extractions
  • Dental crowns
  • TMJ treatment
  • And more

We will always let you know the costs associated with the treatments that we recommend so you have peace of mind and know exactly what to expect.

Taking Care of Your Smile Can Save You Money

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While some dental emergencies are accidents that simply cannot be avoided, many issues occur due to unchecked infection and damage. By investing in a good oral healthcare routine that includes brushing, flossing, and checkups, you can save yourself time and money while avoiding pain altogether. Once you become aware of a dental issue, contact us immediately. It can be tempting to put it off, however dental emergencies will usually only get more costly and painful with time. For example, addressing a toothache right away may result in a root canal. But waiting too long may require a tooth extraction due to a more severe infection.

Does Dental Insurance Cover Dental Emergencies?

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Most dental insurance plans will offer some form of coverage for dental emergencies. Typically, you can expect at least one yearly emergency exam to be covered. Additionally, providers usually offer 50% to 80% coverage for the services most associated with dental emergencies, including extractions, root canal therapy, and dental crowns. That said, every plan is different, which is why we are happy to communicate directly with your insurance to maximize your benefits.

Other Options for Making Dental Emergencies Affordable

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No insurance? No problem! With our flexible payment options, we have you covered. At Peak Dental Care, we partner with CareCredit to offer low-to-no financing for your dentistry. With this option, you’ll choose the monthly payment plan that fits your budget. Once you choose a plan that works best for you, your payments will be simple and affordable. Please don’t hesitate to contact our office and speak to one of our friendly team members if you have any questions!

Root Canals

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Root canals are a widely misconceived dental treatment that are often said to be painful and uncomfortable. However, that’s not the case. Dr. Baioni and our team administer a local anesthetic before we proceed, completely numbing the area so you experience no discomfort. Once we remove the infected pulp, we’ll sanitize the inner chamber and repair the structure of the tooth using a substance called gutta percha. Finally, we’ll top the tooth off with a customized dental crown to provide it with lasting protection and support.

Tooth Extractions

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We always try to save our patients’ teeth at all costs. However, in some situations, we may not be able to do that without risking your oral health. In cases that involve severe infection or decay, we may need to extract your tooth to keep the issue from spreading and causing even more damage. However, we’re able to replace your missing tooth afterward, so you won’t need to live with a gap in your smile.

Wisdom Tooth Extractions

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Wisdom teeth, also called third molars, grow in between the ages of 17 and 25. Not everybody’s mouth is able to accommodate these additional teeth, which is why many people have them extracted to avoid the threat of a cyst or infection developing. If we see that there’s not enough room in your jaw for your wisdom teeth, we can remove them to prevent additional issues from developing down the road.

Dental Emergency FAQs

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Dental emergencies can be stressful to handle, which is why it isn’t uncommon for patients to have lots of questions. When should I go to the emergency room? What should I do with a knocked-out tooth? What if I’m on a strict budget? Don’t worry – we’re here to make the entire process as straightforward, pain-free, and comfortable as possible. That starts by answering these questions and more right here!

Will my toothache go away on its own?

Toothaches can make it difficult to chew, concentrate, and even sleep. If you struggle with dental-related anxiety, then you may secretly be hoping that it will just heal on its own. Sadly, that’s not how dental injuries work – they can’t heal without professional treatment. That’s why it’s better to get in touch with our emergency dentist the moment the initial discomfort or soreness arises. Remember, this could mean the difference between a simple filling and root canal therapy.

Should I visit the emergency room first for dental emergencies?

The answer to this question depends entirely on the injury at hand. For example, if you are struggling with potentially life-threatening symptoms, such as difficulty breathing, a broken jaw, or uncontrollable bleeding, then you should absolutely head to the nearest ER. In all other cases, like a knocked-out tooth, painful abscess, or loose filling, you should contact our team right away. That way, we can do our best to schedule you for a same-day appointment to restore your healthy, happy smile ASAP.

Should knocked-out teeth be placed in water?

Although clean, running water can be used to rinse a knocked-out tooth clean, it shouldn’t be used to store it. That’s because the roots of the tooth can be damaged in the process, lowering the chances of it being successfully placed back in the socket. So, place it back in the socket or in a glass of milk or your saliva.

What if I can’t afford emergency dentistry?

If you think you can’t afford emergency dentistry, it’s likely because you haven’t heard of all the affordable payment options we offer! First, we welcome dental insurance and are in-network with Delta Dental, BlueCross BlueShield, and more. Not insured? Not a problem! We also happily accept CareCredit financing, which allows you to break up the cost of your care into several monthly payments. Remember, neglecting to seek emergency treatment won’t save you money. In fact, it can end up costing you significantly more! So, don’t wait to seek treatment. If you are worried about the cost, get in touch with our team so we can help you find the right financial solution for you.

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