Emergency Dentist – Conyers, GA
Providing Families in Conyers Fast, Compassionate Dental Care
Dental emergencies always seem to happen at the most unexpected and stressful moments. If you’re not prepared, which most people aren’t, it can be hard to think clearly and make the best decisions for your oral health. If you find yourself in the midst of one of these situations, we recommend calling our office as soon as possible, so we can schedule an appointment for you and make sure you get the fast, pain-relieving care you require.
Why Choose Dr. Anushka Amin & Associates for Emergency Dental Care?
- Flexible Financing Available to Make Emergency Care Affordable
- Compassionate Dentist with Years of Experience Handling Emergencies
- Advanced Dental Technology for Fast & Precise Diagnosis
What to Expect in a Dental Emergency
If you or a loved one is experiencing new, painful, or concerning dental symptoms, give us a call right away. From there, here’s what you can expect:
- Get a Same-Day Appointment: We always go above and beyond to see our emergency patients the same day they call us. We’ll also provide first-aid instructions for handling your emergency until you can reach us.
- Your Emergency Exam with Dr. Amin: As soon as you arrive, Dr. Amin will see you for an emergency exam, taking any necessary X-rays, to better understand the source and extent of your emergency.
- Review the Findings & Make a Plan: After getting you out of any pressing dental pain, Dr. Amin will go over her findings and recommendations with you. From there, you’ll work together to create a custom treatment plan.
- Get the Personalized Care You Need: Once you’ve made a treatment plan, Dr. Amin and her team will get to work right away to get your oral health back on track. Whether you need a filling, antibiotics, root canal therapy, or something else entirely, we’ll focus on preserving your smile and relieving your discomfort.
The Most Common Dental Emergencies
When a dental emergency strikes, it’s essential that you act quickly and correctly to keep the problem from getting worse. However, many patients are unsure of what constitutes as a dental emergency or how to handle these situations. While we hope you never experience a dental emergency, we want you to feel as prepared as possible just in case one strikes. Below, you’ll see a list of the most common dental emergencies we treat regularly.
Understanding the Cost of Treating Dental Emergencies
The cost of your emergency dental treatment will depend on what procedure you require to restore your oral health. If the damage is minor, like a cavity that’s causing a toothache, it will likely result in a less expensive treatment like a filling. However, if your toothache is caused by a larger issue such as a tooth infection, you may require a more costly procedure like root canal therapy. Before we move forward with any treatment, we’ll discuss our findings with you, including our diagnosis of your issue and all of your treatment options. If you have any questions, never hesitate to ask!
Every Dental Emergency Is Different
Emergency dental exams are typically very affordable, especially when compared to the cost of a medical emergency exam! From there, the final price of treating your dental emergency will depend on which treatment(s) you require. As mentioned, some dental emergencies can be addressed with simple, inexpensive treatments like fillings, antibiotics, or a fluoride treatment. Others, however, might need more expensive services like a tooth extraction or root canal therapy.
In the end, we won’t be able to tell you which treatment you need and how much it will cost you over the phone. Our team needs to evaluate you to learn more about the extent and source of your emergency to determine the best way to get your oral health back on track.
Does Dental Insurance Cover Dental Emergencies?
Every dental insurance policy is different, so it’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with your plan’s details to discover what is covered. In most cases, insurance will cover at least one emergency exam every year. Plus, many of the treatments we use to address dental emergencies typically receive anywhere from 50-80% coverage.
Other Options for Making Dental Emergencies Affordable
If you don’t have dental insurance or have inadequate coverage, emergency dental care can still be affordable. We offer two other ways that can help you pay for the urgent dental care you need:
- Flexible Financing Through CareCredit — CareCredit is a third-party financing company. With their help, qualifying patients can get the treatments they need right away, and then pay for them over time. Many of CareCredit’s payment plans have low- to no-interest rates.
- Our In-House Membership Plan — Our practice offers three types of plans that work like an insurance policy, but without all the confusing jargon and complicated terms. Each plan includes 1 emergency exam as well as 10% off the dental treatments you may need.
Taking Care of Your Smile Can Save You Money
It’s important to take note that while your insurance will likely cover some of the fees associated with your dental emergency, they are much more likely to cover more of your preventive care. For instance, routine checkups twice a year are often covered at 90-100%, and they can easily help you prevent a dental emergency in the future. Plus, a few simple habits and good choices like practicing great oral hygiene and wearing a mouthguard are an inexpensive investment that can potentially save you thousands in future emergency services!
How to Prevent Dental Emergencies
Even though you can’t completely avoid a dental emergency, there are a few ways you can drastically reduce your risk of experiencing one, including:
- Maintain a good at-home oral hygiene routine.
- Visit Dr. Amin every six months for your checkups and cleanings.
- Break bad oral habits like tobacco use and nail-biting.
- Protect your teeth at night if you grind them.
- Never use your teeth to open a bottle, package, or pull a price tag off of clothing.
Dental Emergency FAQs
Dr. Amin and her team are dedicated to providing families in Conyers fast, compassionate dental care when they need it most. While we hope that you never encounter one of these somewhat scary situations, we want our patients to feel as prepared as possible should an emergency strike. Below, you’ll find some of the most common questions we get about dental emergencies so you can learn more. If you still have questions, don’t hesitate to give us a call and we’ll be happy to help.
When Should I Go to the ER for a Dental Emergency?
If you have any of the following, you should go straight to your local ER:
- Dislocated, fractured, or broken jaw
- Excessive bleeding that hasn’t stopped after 10 minutes
- Swelling in the mouth that’s hindering breathing or swallowing
For all other dental emergencies, come see us. Most ERs don’t have the proper staff or equipment to handle issues like toothaches, broken teeth, or lost crowns. By coming to us first, you’ll almost always save time, money, and hassle.
Will My Toothache Go Away On Its Own?
Many patients who are concerned about making a big deal out of nothing take a “wait and see” approach to dental pain. Unfortunately, this is often a terrible idea. Teeth can’t heal themselves, so leaving a toothache untreated to see if it will go away on its own will typically just allow the underlying issue to get worse. If you’ve been dealing with dental pain for more than 24 hours or if your pain is severe or distracting, don’t wait to give us a call.
What If I’m Not Sure If I’m Experiencing a Dental Emergency?
Not all dental emergencies are as easy to identify as a broken or knocked-out tooth. If you are unsure whether you need urgent dental care or not, we encourage you to give us a call anyways. We’ll be happy to help assess your situation over the phone to determine how urgently you need to be seen. Plus, we’ll also give you first-aid information for handling your symptoms at home until you can reach us.
Do I Need a Root Canal If I Have a Toothache?
There are many different issues that can cause toothaches! Your dental pain could be the result of a cavity, gum disease, worn enamel, damage you can’t see, or a wide range of other problems. Thankfully, this means that a root canal is not necessarily your only treatment option if you have a toothache. During your emergency exam, we’ll determine the cause of your discomfort to figure out the best way to address it.
However, if you do end up needing a root canal, we want you to know that you have nothing to fear. We use reliable numbing medication and the latest dental techniques to ensure this tooth-saving procedure is as efficient and painless as possible. In fact, most patients are pleasantly surprised to find that getting a root canal is no worse than getting a large filling!