Emergency Dentistry – Fort Worth, TX

Get Urgent Dental Problems Handled Fast

No matter how well you care for your teeth, your smile is always vulnerable to injury. Are you prepared for your next dental emergency? Don’t be caught off guard when the least expected happens to you or someone you love. Our experienced and caring team of dentists offer emergency care for when you need it the most. Call us for a same-day appointment if you’re in pain or experiencing out-of-the-ordinary dental symptoms.

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Why Choose Fort Dental for Emergency Dentistry?

  • CEREC Same-Day Dental Crowns
  • Multiple Dental Sedation Options
  • Same-Day Emergency Appointments

How to Handle Dental Emergencies

How to Handle Dental Emergencies: a worried person calling an emergency dentist
  1. Call Us: The first step you should always take when facing a dental emergency is to call our office. Our trusted and experienced dental team will provide you with first aid guidance over the phone and schedule a same-day appointment for you, if required.
  2. Get Evaluated: Once you arrive, our team will kick into action, gathering any necessary diagnostic images and speaking with you about your symptoms. This will allow us to make an accurate diagnosis of the issue at-hand.
  3. Receive a Treatment Plan: Once we’ve diagnosed the problem you’re experiencing, we’ll create a treatment plan to address it and get you out of pain as soon as possible.
  4. Get Treated: Our team will answer any questions or concerns you have, and once you’ve consented to undergo treatment, we’ll work quickly to address the problem. If necessary, we may recommend administering dental sedation to help you feel more comfortable.

The Most Common Dental Emergencies

In general, if you are experiencing pain, have broken something in your mouth, or are bleeding from the gums, lips, tongue, or cheeks, you should seek emergency dental attention. Don’t head to the emergency room for treatment. Your dentist in Fort Worth is prepared for most dental and oral emergencies.

Understanding the Cost of Dental Emergencies

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There is no flat rate for emergency dental care since every situation is different, so we won’t be able to provide you with an accurate estimate of how much you’ll pay until we’ve examined your mouth and determined how to address the issue. That said, the cost can vary based on the severity of the problem, but it’s always going to be in your best interest to act quickly; your smile and wallet will thank you! Our team would also be thrilled to work with you to use your insurance benefits and any other options available to make sure that your care is affordable. Keep reading to learn more about the cost of emergency dentistry in Fort Worth.

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Keys to Preventing Dental Emergencies

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Since accidents can’t be avoided entirely, there’s no way to completely eliminate your risk of experiencing a dental emergency. There are, however, plenty of preventive measures you can take to drastically reduce your chances of knocking out, cracking, or fracturing a tooth. These are a few best practices our Fort Worth emergency dentist recommends:

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Dental Emergency FAQs

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Whether you have been fortunate enough to never experience a dental emergency or don’t want to find yourself in the middle of one again, being as knowledgeable as possible is important. To make the research process easier, our team at Fort Dental has answered a few frequently asked questions below. However, if you’d like to speak with our team directly about a specific question or concern on your mind, don’t hesitate to contact our dental office!

Do dental emergencies have to be treated immediately?

From a newly painful toothache to a sudden knocked-out tooth, all dental emergencies require immediate attention. After all, neglecting to seek treatment can lead to further damage and unintended consequences, like severe decay or tooth loss. Fortunately, you can prevent that from happening by scheduling an appointment with our emergency dentist in Fort Worth sooner rather than later. Not only will this be better for your oral health, but it will also save your wallet from extensive restorative and cosmetic services.

Should I go to the ER or my emergency dentist’s office?

For the majority of dental-related injuries, Dr. Cheng, Dr. Thorburn, and Dr. Luk are the experts to trust. With that being said, if you experience potentially life-threatening symptoms, like difficulty breathing or swallowing, a broken jaw, or a deep facial cut, then your first call should be to 911. Once you get the medical attention you need, we can schedule an urgent appointment at our dental office to treat the root of the issue.

What can I do to alleviate dental pain at home?

Although all dental emergencies necessitate an urgent appointment, there are a few things you can do to manage your discomfort until you get to our dental office. To decrease soreness stemming from swelling, place a cold compress against the outside of your cheek to reduce puffiness and numb the area. You can also dissolve salt in warm water and rinse with the mixture to kill bacteria in your mouth and prevent infection. If all else fails, you can use over-the-counter pain medication.

What can I do to prevent a dental emergency?

Although accidents aren’t 100% avoidable, there are some best practices you can follow to significantly decrease your risk of encountering a dental emergency:

  • Wear a protective mouthguard when playing sports
  • Avoid chewing hard foods that can crack your teeth
  • Don’t partake in poor dental habits, like smoking or opening things with your mouth
  • Visit our dental office every six months for a professional checkup and cleaning

Are dental emergencies covered by my insurance?

While dental plans often vary from one patient to the next, the answer may be yes! Even if the entire treatment isn’t covered, many insurance providers cover at least the diagnostic portion of your visit. However, the best way to find out for certain is by contacting your carrier directly. If you can’t do so because you’re in the middle of handling a dental emergency, you can rest assured our team will file your claims and maximize your benefits to the fullest!