Emergency Dentist – Oklahoma City, OK
We See Dental Emergencies Fast
We understand very well that dental emergencies in Oklahoma City are inconvenient by nature. When these scary situations happen, already having a trusted dental team in your family’s corner can make a world of difference! Please don’t hesitate to contact Joe Isaacson Dental immediately to request an urgent visit if you’re grappling with severe oral pain and/or an injured tooth. Dr. Isaacson will make every effort to accommodate you as soon as possible, providing much-needed relief.
Why Choose Joe Isaacson Dental for Emergency Dental Care?
- Same-Day Appointments and Walk-Ins Available
- Evening Office Hours for Added Convenience
- Affordable Financing and Low-Cost Emergency Specials
What We Do to Treat Dental Emergencies
- Whether you have a toothache, damaged teeth, sensitivity, or something just doesn’t feel quite right, we strongly encourage you to give our office a call so we can get you scheduled for an emergency appointment as soon as possible. We do our best to accommodate patients the same day they call, and even if you cannot be seen that soon, you’ll be able to set up an appointment to address your dental issue.
- Our team members will also be able to provide you first-aid tips over the phone to improve your condition, whether you have tooth pain or pieces of tooth that you aren’t sure what to do with.
- Once you do arrive, we can start collecting necessary digital X-rays and Dr. Isaacson can perform a detailed exam.
- After examining your mouth, we can determine the specific problems inside your mouth and get your oral health back in the right direction. This could involve a dental filling, root canal therapy, extraction, or another service if needed.
The Most Common Dental Emergencies
Dental emergencies usually fall into one of two categories: sudden physical injuries and damage due to infection that has been building up for some time. Dr. Joe Isaacson is trained to treat both. In either case, be sure to call us right away so that we can schedule an appointment to determine the extent of the damage and the treatment necessary.
Understanding the Cost of Dental Emergencies
When you’re suddenly faced with a dental emergency, the last thing on your mind is the financial aspect of treatment. Instead, your mind is typically plagued with thoughts of pain, panic, shock, and confusion. Usually, you don’t end up considering the price of your treatment until you’re on your way to your dentist’s office. Rest assured that your Oklahoma City dentist, Dr. Joe Isaacson, will care for your oral health in a way that doesn’t break the bank. His first priority will be to get you out of pain so that you can make any financial decisions with a clear head. Keep reading below to learn more about how the cost of dental emergencies can vary. If you’re still curious, you can always give us a call.
Factors That Influence the Cost of Emergency Care
Unsurprisingly, most dental emergencies will end up costing more than a regular checkup and cleaning. However, keep in mind that there are several factors that can affect how much you’ll end up paying for treatment, such as:
- Location: If your dental office is in a larger city or a place with a high cost of living, you can expect to pay a little more for emergency care.
- Dental insurance: If you have dental insurance, they will usually cover at least a portion of emergency care, lowering your out-of-pocket costs.
- Type of treatment: Depending on the kind of restorative care that you need to remedy your emergency, the cost will vary. So will the level of coverage by your insurance carrier.
Financial Options Available
At Joe Isaacson Dental, we accept most major network insurance providers and are even happy to file claims on your behalf, so you don’t have to do the paperwork. If you don’t have dental insurance, we partner with CareCredit, a third-party financing option that allows you to fund the care you need at little to no interest. We also offer a savings plan called DentPlus, a plan with low monthly payments that saves you lots of money on all kinds of dental care, not just emergency treatment.
Importance of Scheduling an Appointment
Because there is no set cost of emergency care, it’s imperative that you come in for a consultation for treatment as soon as possible. At this appointment, Dr. Isaacson will thoroughly examine your mouth to determine the severity of the problem. If you have dental insurance and require only minor restorative treatment, like a filling, you might be covered at up to 80% of the cost. However, if you need major restorative care, such as a root canal or tooth extraction, you might only be covered up to 50%.
Again, it’s crucial that you examine all factors when undergoing treatment for a dental emergency. However, it should never stop you from receiving the care you urgently need. Our team is here to help and will do our very best to minimize your out-of-pocket costs and get you out of pain as quickly as possible.
How to Prevent Dental Emergencies
While your trusted Oklahoma City dentist, Dr. Joe Isaacson, is trained to handle virtually any kind of dental emergency, the best treatment for these situations is to learn how to avoid them in the first place. If you want to learn more about how to be proactive about your oral health and prevent injuries and infections within your teeth and gums, keep reading below. Should you have any questions or concerns about preventing dental emergencies, don’t hesitate to give us a call today!
Maintain Good Oral Hygiene Habits at Home
Not only does daily brushing and flossing remove harmful plaque from your teeth and gums, but if you’re using a toothpaste with fluoride, it can strengthen your enamel against decay. Strong enamel is more resistant to both cavities and chipping, but they’re not impervious to damage from chewing hard objects. Avoid using your teeth to chew items like ice, your fingernails, pens, or pencils, as that can result in serious injury that requires expensive and time-consuming treatment.
Be Careful With Your Diet
To keep your gums and teeth healthy, it helps to eat a diet rich in dark leafy greens, fresh fruits and vegetables, and lean meats. Eating or drinking too many sugary or starchy items can impair your oral health. When sugar or starch sits on your teeth for too long, bacteria in your mouth feast on these particles and create an acidic waste product that erodes your enamel and causes cavities. If you want to avoid getting a serious toothache that requires a filling, root canal, or even an extraction to treat, it helps to stick to a mouth-healthy diet.
Wear a Mouthguard
Teeth grinding, also known as bruxism, is a common oral health problem that can affect people of all ages and can accelerate wear and tear of your enamel. If you wake up in the morning with headaches or sore teeth, you might be unconsciously grinding your teeth while you sleep. We can help by creating a custom-made nightguard for you. This comfortable plastic tray is worn over your teeth to prevent harmful contact between your top and bottom arches while you sleep.
Similarly, we can craft a custom mouthguard if you play sports, especially high-contact sports like martial arts or football. Wearing a durable plastic tray over your teeth can prevent them from becoming damaged or even knocked out. Up to 40% of all dental injuries are sports-related, so it’s important that you’re protected.
Dental Emergency FAQ’s
Your emergency dentist in Oklahoma City wants you to be prepared should the worst ever happen to your smile. Dr. Isaacson is happy to answer any questions you might have about potential emergencies and how to respond appropriately. Below are just some of the questions that many patients have asked in the past. If you have any additional concerns of your own that you’d like an answer to, feel free to contact our practice today.
Is a Toothache Always a Dental Emergency?
Sometimes a toothache is just the result of some food that got stuck between your teeth. Before calling our practice, it’s a good idea to rule out this possibility by thoroughly brushing and flossing around the affected area. If that doesn’t help, you should make an appointment as soon as possible if the pain is severe and/or has lasted more than a couple of days. This is especially true if the toothache is accompanied by symptoms such as swelling of the face, bumps on the gums, or a high fever; these could be signs of an infection.
Should I Call the Emergency Room?
You should always call the emergency room for particularly serious traumas. This includes fractured or dislocated jaws, severe cuts that won’t stop bleeding, or swelling that’s making it hard to breathe or swallow. For issues that require urgent care but aren’t life-threatening, it’s best to call our practice as soon as possible. The doctors at the emergency room likely won’t have the experience, tools, or training necessary to replace a lost tooth. Also, visits to the emergency room tend to be more costly than visits to the dentist, so you should only call the former when it’s necessary.
How Much Will an Emergency Dental Appointment Cost?
There are many different dental emergencies and thus many different treatments you might receive during your visit. Thus, the cost of an emergency visit will be different for each patient. Don’t worry; Dr. Isaacson will put your health above everything else and will make sure you understand the costs involved. It is a good idea to review your dental insurance to see what benefits you have; most of the time, your plan should at least partially cover the cost of treatments meant to restore your oral health.