Unexpected dental problems arise from time to time. Whether you play sports, took a fall on the ice or experienced some other mishap, accidents can lead to immediate tooth damage. At Brighton Dental, we can help you address some of the most urgent dental issues promptly with emergency dentistry service.
We are not a 24-hour facility. If you are experiencing an emergency, we will schedule your appointment as soon as possible, but we cannot guarantee immediate service. If this is a medical emergency, please call 911.
To learn more about our dentistry services provided for urgent issues during business hours, and to schedule an appointment, please call us at 619.373.0678 right away.
Dental Emergencies in San Diego Requiring Urgent Treatment
Certain dental situations may require urgent treatment. Examples of emergency dental problems include the following:
- Chipped teeth
- Swollen gums
- Dental trauma
- Broken or lost crowns
- Root canals
- Infections and inflammation
- Veneer, bridge, and crown re-cements
- Tooth extractions
- Broken or lost teeth
Do Not Touch the Root of a Knocked Out Tooth.
If you have lost a tooth, it is important to keep it moist. If it is possible, place the tooth back into the socket. If not, place it between cheek and gums or in a glass of milk. Be careful of the root. If damaged, it may be impossible to reattach the tooth.
If you aren’t sure if we treat the issue you are experiencing, just give us a call during normal business hours. Dr. Paige Woods has many years of experience providing dentistry care in multiple disciplines, and can treat various dental problems. We will refer you to an appropriate specialist if you are experiencing certain dental complexities outside of our treatment areas.
Treating Dental Emergencies in San Diego
Emergency dental treatment services we offer include:
- Root canal therapy
- Gum disease treatment
- Tooth extractions
- Dental bridges
- Dental crowns
With the goals of eliminating pain and restoring function in as few appointments as possible, our San Diego emergency dentists work quickly to assess the severity of an issue and provide appropriate treatment in the shortest amount of time possible. However, depending on your dental emergency, both immediate and follow up action may be needed. After your emergency has been addressed we can discuss additional treatments that may be useful in restoring strength and comfort to your smile.
Paying for Emergency Dental Care
Dental insurance often covers dental emergencies. You should check with your plan administrator to determine if your coverage includes emergency care. We work with several insurance companies and can handle all billing for you. During your visit, we can discuss insurance payment in more detail. Please be sure to check with your provider before scheduling an appointment to be sure of coverage.
If you do not have insurance or if your dental insurance does not cover emergency treatment, we can discuss financing options during your visit. We accept cash, check, money order, wire transfers, and CareCredit, a healthcare financing option with plans including 0% APR and low, fixed rates. You can apply for CareCredit online, but please let us know if we can help you during this process.
Dental Emergency Care in San Diego
Addressing dental emergencies when they arise benefits your long-term oral health. Some problems – such as fractured teeth – will worsen if left untreated. Infections may develop and progress, and eventually the damage may require more extensive treatment than if the problem was addressed immediately.
Take Care of Your Smile to Help Prevent Dental Emergencies
From inception, we have been providing state-of-the-art care with advanced technology and a commitment to professional and personal development. As our dentistry guest, your perspective and wishes are respected. We present all of your options and the ramifications of each so that you can decide what is best for you.
Remember, you can reduce your risks of having a dental emergency by taking good care of your teeth and gums. Brush and floss. Visit our office for routine services. Wear appropriate protection when engaging in contact sports or potentially dangerous activities. And don’t chew hard items like ice, hard candy, or non-consumables such as pens.
If you are searching in or around San Diego or the Southern California area for an experienced dental team providing advanced care, please call Brighton Dental at 619.373.0678. Dr. Paige woods provides comprehensive dentistry services, and our dentistry team will schedule you a prompt dental appointment if you are experiencing an urgent dental matter. While we cannot provide 24-hour dentistry services, we will do everything we can to schedule an appointment for your dental problem as soon as possible.