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Urgent Dental Care Right When You Need It

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When faced with a broken, knocked out, or severely decayed tooth, most people’s first instinct is to head to their nearest emergency room to get immediate care. However, they’ll likely wait for hours behind more urgent patients before being seen by someone with little to no dental training. If you ever find yourself dealing with a dental emergency, all you need to do to get quick and professional care is call Woodside Dental Care. We’re ready to accept emergency dental patients from Assonet, Freetown, and surrounding areas, and we’ll be able to see you the same day that you call for emergency dentistry!

Why Choose Woodside Dental Care for Emergency Dentistry?

  • Same-Day Appointments Available
  • Conservative, Honest, and Personable Care
  • Advanced Dental Technology

What to Do in a Dental Emergency

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  • Contact our office right away. The sooner you give us a call, the more likely we’ll be able to resolve your situation that very same day. Over the phone, we’ll share tips to help you manage your emergency in the meantime.
  • See Dr. Cornetta for an emergency exam. When you get to our office, we’ll quickly evaluate the situation, discuss your treatment options with you, explain your payment options, and help you get back on the road to a healthy, fully functional smile.
  • Get the care you need. During your visit, we may be able to temporarily relieve your pain with certain treatments. However, you might need to return to fully address the underlying issue. Some common solutions for dental emergencies include fillings, crowns, root canal therapy, gum disease treatment, and extractions.

The Most Common Dental Emergencies

Dental emergencies tend to come in two main varieties. One, they develop slowly over time, which is the case with a severe toothache due to longstanding decay, or two, they occur suddenly, usually as the result of an accident. Both can lead to quite a bit of pain, and you should give us a call immediately if either one pops up. Before you can reach our dental office, however, review the tips below to help take control of the situation.

Understanding the Cost of Dental Emergencies 

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The cost of treating a dental emergency can vary quite a bit from patient to patient depending on their situation. Some may only need a small filling, while others might need a root canal and crown, or to have a tooth removed and replaced. If you’re dealing with an emergency, we can quickly go over your options before we provide treatment so you can know exactly what to expect. Of course, avoiding an emergency altogether is always the best way to go, so be sure to not miss your checkups!

How to Prevent Dental Emergencies

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Sports-related accidents are one of the primary causes of dental emergencies, so whether you or your child are athletes, be sure to wear a protective mouthguard every time you play. You can also help keep your teeth nice and strong by taking good care of them, which involves daily brushing and flossing as well as regularly attending dental appointments. Routine checkups enable us to fix small problems before they can turn into an unexpected emergency later!

Dental Emergency FAQs 

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Do you have questions about dental emergencies? Are you feeling unsure about what to do or where to go in the event you or someone you love knocks out a tooth, busts a lip, or suffers from excruciating tooth pain? Before you go into panic mode, your emergency dentist at Woodside Dental Care, Dr. Cornetta, has compiled some of the most frequently asked questions for you to review. Once you are finished, if you still have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact our dental office.

What Should I Do If a Dental Emergency Occurs While I’m On Vacation?

Since accidents can happen at any time, you may be faced with a busted tooth or severe toothache while trying to enjoy your family vacation. If this is the case, don’t wait until you get home to receive treatment. If possible, seek out a local dentist who can treat your problem immediately. Make sure to alert our dental office to the situation, though. This will allow us to go ahead and schedule an appointment for you to come in once you return and assess the situation to determine if additional care is needed.

Why Shouldn’t I Just Go to The Emergency Room?

Here are a few reasons why you should avoid the ER and instead, see your emergency dentist:

  • You will wait long hours in the emergency room lobby
  • A general doctor does not have the training or educational background in many dental injuries
  • Only your symptoms will be treated, not the root cause
  • Hospitals are hotbeds for bacteria because of all the sick individuals needing help
  • Unless you are experiencing facial trauma (i.e., a broken or fractured jaw), continuous bleeding from the mouth, or increased swelling, let an emergency dentist take care of your situation.

Will Insurance Cover My Visit?

It is likely that your dental insurance company will pay some or all of your emergency visit. However, this is dependent upon what type of treatment you need. Whether you need a minor or major restorative service will determine your out-of-pocket expenses, which will typically run anywhere between 20-50% of the total cost after it is filed with your insurance. If you need additional assistance paying for the remainder of your treatment, our team can help by offering alternative payment methods for you to consider.

Why Should I Have a Dental Emergency Treated Right Away?

Even if you are not experiencing serious pain or discomfort, injury to your teeth and/or gums can cause lasting harm to your oral health. A chipped tooth can damage your soft tissues or make you more vulnerable to tooth decay and cavities. An exposed tooth root can cause increased sensitivity when eating anything cold or hot.

It’s necessary that you have our team examine your problem area and make a recommendation regarding treatment. Not only will this help to restore your smile, but it will also reduce your chances of developing more serious problems down the road.