Emergency Dentistry – Oklahoma City, OK
We See Dental Emergencies Fast
Here in OKC, our dental team understands very well that dental emergencies 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 Dentistry?
- Same-Day Appointments Available
- State-of-the-Art Dental Technology for Added Comfort & Efficiency
- We Offer Calming Sedation Dentistry
Dental Accidents & Facial Trauma
These types of injuries can happen when you’re least expecting it – maybe you’ve tripped on the sidewalk while walking to work, or maybe someone’s elbow accidentally slammed right into your mouth while playing around with the kids at home. Whatever the circumstances are, experiencing a broken or knocked-out tooth can induce panic at a moment’s notice.
First of all, we strongly urge you to remain calm and pick up the phone right away, as there is a small window of time for traumatized teeth to be successfully preserved and restored. If the tooth has been completely dislodged, try to place it back into its original socket and hold it there – otherwise, carry it in a container of milk. If facial swelling occurs, the use of a cold compress can help reduce the uncomfortable effects.
Dental Emergencies Due to Oral Care Neglect
Severe pain and/or sensitivity in a specific tooth is likely the cause of an advanced dental infection brought on by ineffective brushing and flossing at home. In order to rescue the tooth and help it stay a stable part of your smile, Dr. Isaacson will likely recommend root canal therapy. If you’re unable to reach the practice right away, it is safe to take Aspirin to manage the pain in the interim but be careful NOT to place the medication directly on the gum tissue, as this could cause burning.
Unparalleled Experience & Qualifications
Dr. Isaacson has been practicing dentistry right here in Oklahoma City for well over two decades now, and his tried-and-true experience, advanced training, and genuine dedication to his patients’ wellbeing are all second to none. When dental emergencies strike, he will do everything in his power to provide treatment as soon as possible – no days or weeks of waiting in vain. He offers several advanced services that can help patients successfully recover from even the most severe situations, including state-of-the-art dental implants, root canal therapy, mercury-free dental crowns, and more.
Root canals may have a “scary” reputation, but today’s advanced technologies and comfort techniques have helped make it more pleasant and successful than ever before! The procedure is simple enough – Dr. Isaacson will carefully access the tooth’s inner pulp chamber, eliminating the diseased bacteria that’s causing a severe “toothache” and thoroughly cleansing the structure. Many teeth treated with root canal therapy are able to stay stable and healthy, remaining in the patient’s smile for many more years to come.
How to Prevent Dental Emergencies
Although no dental emergency is 100% preventable, there are some precautions you can take to significantly lessen their likelihood of occurring. Proper oral hygiene is essential in avoiding cavities and infections that result in toothaches. Make sure to brush and floss every day, as well as attend checkups with us every six months. Also, limit the amount of sugary foods you consume, and don’t chew on hard inedible items like ice, pencils, or your fingernails. Lastly, wear a nightguard if you grind your teeth while sleeping, and a mouthguard if you play sports.
Cost of Treating Dental Emergencies
Because each and every situation is different, there is unfortunately no set cost of treating dental emergencies. A small cavity might only require a tiny filling, while a knocked-out tooth may need to be replaced entirely. Not to mention, the cost of treatment varies based on your dental insurance plan. Don’t worry; our team will do our utmost to create a payment plan for you so you can get out of pain without breaking the bank.
Emergency Dentistry FAQs
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 an 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 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 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. To make sure you’re prepared for the worst, it might be 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.
What Should I Do If a Crown is Broken?
Like your teeth, crowns can be broken by physical trauma such as a fall or a blow to the face. You should make an appointment to have it replaced or repaired as soon as possible. If there’s a jagged edge that’s causing soreness in your mouth, you can cover it with dental wax; you can also control any bleeding from a damaged tooth with a piece of gauze. Rinse your mouth thoroughly. If the crown is loose, it’s a good idea to remove it altogether so that you don’t accidentally swallow it; you can protect the exposed tooth with some dental cement from the drugstore.