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Emergency Dentist – Mesquite, TX

In Pain? We Can Provide Immediate Relief!

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No one expects a broken tooth or severe toothache to pop up and ruin their day, but dental emergencies actually happen all the time here in Mesquite. Should you or a loved one need an emergency dentist in Mesquite, take a moment to breathe, calm yourself, and give TrueCare Dentistry a call right away. Our staff will be ready to help over the phone, and we can even schedule you for a same-day appointment if needed. We’ll help you get back to your normal life as quickly as possible!

Why Choose TrueCare for Emergency Dentistry?

Dental Accidents & Facial Trauma

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Are you dealing with a broken or knocked out tooth? It’s still possible for the tooth to be saved and put back into place, just make sure you:

Dental Emergencies Due to Oral Care Neglect

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Can’t concentrate on anything else because of an extremely painful toothache? To get the care you need, take the following steps:

Unparalleled Dental Experience & Qualifications

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Over the course of Dr. Rana’s 15-plus year career, he has pretty much seen and done it all in the realm of emergency dentistry, so he’s exactly the type of person you want to see during a stressful situation. He’ll help calm your mind, find the problem, and get to work fixing it right away. To do so, he’ll use some of the most advanced technology available today, helping him quickly find the root cause of any issue.

Root Canals

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If a single tooth is experiencing quite a bit of pain and/or sensitivity, it’s likely because it has developed an infection in the dental pulp, which is where the internal nerve of a tooth is located. To relieve the pain and save the tooth, Dr. Rana can perform a root canal, in which he’ll simply remove the infected tissue, clean the tooth, and restore it using a filling or crown. Thanks to modern-day dental techniques, this often feared procedure is now no more painful than getting a small filling.

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Tooth Extractions

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While our number one goal is to help our patients preserve all of their natural teeth, sometimes, the best option is to simply remove a problem tooth. We may recommend an emergency extraction if:

Should you ever need an extraction, Dr. Rana will use a gentle touch and plenty of local anesthesia to ensure you remain comfortable and relaxed the entire time.

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Cost of Dental Emergencies

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Depending on the type of restorative service you receive, the cost of your dental emergency can vary. This is why it is impossible to pinpoint an exact cost until you schedule a consultation with our team. It is during your visit that we can evaluate your situation and establish which method of treatment is necessary to fix the current problem. You may only need antibiotics to take care of an infection, or a severely damaged tooth may require root canal therapy. No matter the result, it’s best to get in and let us examine your problem area before it worsens!

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What Factors Can Influence the Cost of Emergency Care?

The only way to know for sure how much your dental emergency will be is to schedule an appointment with Dr. Rana. It is during this visit that he will examine your oral cavity and determine various factors that must be considered when formulating a cost estimate, such as:

  • Where your dentist’s office is located. Those in larger cities will often have higher fees, resulting in you, the patient, paying more for treatment.
  • Whether you have insurance. Dental insurance is a great way to save money and take better care of your smile. If we are in-network with your insurance plan, you can save even more money than if you were to see an out-of-network dentist.
  • The type of restorative care you will need. No two dental emergencies are the same, so depending on the type of care you will need, it can determine how much you can expect to pay out of pocket.

Financial Options Available

At TrueCare Dentistry, we accept the following dental insurance plans:

  • Aetna
  • Ameritas
  • Assurant
  • BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Delta Dental
  • Guardian
  • Humana
  • MetLife
  • United Healthcare
  • United Concordia

Even if you have a different insurance plan, we’ll likely take it. All you need to do is contact our office to find out!

If you do not have dental insurance or are preparing for a more complex dental procedure that is not fully covered by your plan, you can apply for financing through CareCredit. This third-party financier offers low and no interest payment plans to eligible individuals.

Importance of Scheduling a Consultation

By scheduling a consultation with Dr. Rana, you can better determine how to move forward with your situation. These visits serve as a baseline for your treatment and enable you to look at your budget to identify how you plan to cover the cost.

If the emergency is minor, you may only need antibiotics. However, if you knock out a tooth, you’ll need to discuss tooth replacement options. If you chip or break a tooth, you’ll be looking at the potential for a root canal or dental crown. Each patient is different, as is the emergency, so until you get in to see your emergency dentist in Mesquite, you won’t know how much you can expect to pay.

But it is important to remember that the sooner you get in to treat the problem, the less money you’ll spend in the future.

How To Handle Common Dental Emergencies

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Whether it is a toothache in Denton, a lost crown or filling, a busted lip, or serious jaw pain, the team at TrueCare Dentistry wants you to be prepared to handle a dental emergency while you wait at home. Although we will do our best to get you in as quickly as possible, you may need to apply appropriate techniques in the comfort of your own home to prevent further damage to your already weakened smile. From dental adhesives to saltwater rinses, below you will find the necessary steps you’ll need to take should a dental emergency arise. Contact us today to find out more about what you can do to avoid more serious injury to your smile.

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Something Stuck Between Your Teeth

When an object is stuck between your teeth, you’ll need to use dental floss to remove it. By gently moving it back and forth, you can easily dislodge the object and begin to feel the pain dissipate. However, if there is nothing lodged and the pain continues to increase, it could be that you have an infection or other underlying problem that can result in root canal therapy or tooth extraction. To minimize discomfort, don’t be afraid to take an over-the-counter pain reliever.

Partially Dislodged Tooth

Anytime an adult tooth becomes loose or is knocked-out (partially or fully), time is of the essence. It is imperative that you get to a local emergency dental office in Denton as quickly as possible to avoid losing the tooth altogether. In the meantime, do not try to push the tooth back into its socket. Instead, rinse your mouth to remove any debris and avoid chewing on that particular side of your mouth. A cold compress and/or over-the-counter medication can help reduce discomfort and swelling.

Infection

If you are feeling immense pain as a result of an infected tooth, it may be that you have an abscess that needs to be treated right away. These types of serious infections can be life-threatening if left untreated, which is why you will need to seek help as soon as possible. While you wait to see your dentist, be sure to rinse with warm saltwater multiple times a day and take a store-bought pain reliever to minimize negative symptoms associated with an abscessed tooth (i.e., swelling, redness, and pain).

Gum/Soft Tissue Injury

Soft tissue injuries often hurt but are quick to heal, in most cases. Should you bust your lip, scratch your gums, or accidentally bite down too hard on your tongue, apply continuous pressure to the area for 15-20 minutes with a damp washcloth or clean gauze. Once the bleeding ceases, you can use a cold compress to minimize swelling. If the bleeding does not slow down, make sure to get to a local emergency room as soon as possible.

Jaw Pain

Unless you’ve fractured or broken your jawbone, jaw pain can be easily treated by your dentist. This type of dental emergency in Denton can be caused by temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) as well as excessive wear and tear on tooth enamel due to bruxism (teeth grinding). While waiting to seek appropriate care by a dental professional, try to avoid hard, crunchy foods that can cause more pressure to be placed onto your jaw and use a cold compress and an over-the-counter pain reliever to reduce pain and swelling.

Dental Emergency FAQs

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Learn more about Dental Emergency FAQs

It’s not uncommon for the team at TrueCare Dentistry to hear patients ask numerous questions when it comes to dealing with a dental emergency. From trying to decide between the ER and the dentist’s office to handling a dental crisis while on vacation, the answers to these questions are important to ensure no additional damage occurs in your time of need. Fortunately, we can offer great reassurance and insight by inviting you to review the following dental emergency FAQs. Should you have additional questions when you are finished, please don’t hesitate to contact our office.

My child knocked out a baby tooth. What should I do?

It may seem silly to treat a knocked-out baby tooth, especially since they’re supposed to fall out eventually; however, if they fall out too soon, it can negatively impact the future eruption of the permanent tooth.

Make sure you retrieve your child’s tooth and place it in a container of milk to keep it moist. Contact us immediately, as we will need to get your child in to see Dr. Rana as soon as possible. During this visit, he will evaluate whether it is possible to implant the tooth again or not. If it is not possible but will be some time before the adult tooth erupts, he may need to put in a spacer to prevent nearby healthy teeth from shifting.

If my toothache goes away, should I still schedule a visit?

Yes! Just because the pain is no longer a concern does not mean there isn’t the possibility of an underlying issue that cannot be seen. Oftentimes, severe problems exist beneath the gum line, making it extremely difficult to identify areas of concern, especially if there are no symptoms.

When faced with any type of tooth pain, contact our office. We will listen to the situation you’re experiencing and determine if it’s necessary for you to receive immediate dental care. Whether it is the same day or the following week, it’s best to let Dr. Rana examine your smile and make sure there are no additional problems.

What should I do if I’m out of town and experience a dental emergency?

The one thing you do not want to do is wait until you return to see a dentist. Instead, contact a local dental professional who can quickly see you and determine the cause of your problem. This will ensure you receive the care you need so that you can continue to enjoy your time away. Just make sure that you call our office and alert us to the situation. If necessary, we will schedule a time when you can come in once you return and let Dr. Rana take a look.

When is it okay to visit the emergency room?

Only if you are experiencing any of the following situations should you go to the ER instead of your dentist’s office:

  • Broken/fractured jawbone
  • Continuous bleeding from the mouth
  • Increased swelling that could cause a blockage of the airway

Dr. Rana is trained and skilled at treating all types of dental emergencies and will provide the care you need as quickly as possible. From serious toothaches and chipped teeth to soft tissue injuries and a knocked-out tooth, he can offer start-to-finish treatment in-house, so you don’t have to wait long hours in a lobby or only have your symptoms treated. With Dr. Rana, your oral health and smile aesthetic is in good hands.

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