Emergency Dentist in Joplin, MO

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Emergency Dentist Overview

Accidents happen, which is exactly why our team of talented dentists offer emergency dental care at our office in Joplin, MO. Some common oral injuries are cracked, broken, and knocked-out teeth. Incidents may happen when biting or chewing food that's too tough for your teeth to handle, a mishap while playing sports, a bad fall, or a blunt-force injury. You may or may not feel pain, but it's important to have your mouth checked after an injury to look for hidden damage. At 32nd Street Dental, we will always make your dental emergency a priority by providing effective treatments and methods to prevent future problems.

Best Candidates to see an Emergency Dentist

In case of an accident, you might need emergency care if a tooth or restoration comes out, you are in pain, or your tooth is cracked. In some circumstances, you may be unsure how quickly you need treatment (for example, a loose tooth or restoration, a trauma that doesn't cause pain or bleeding, or a chipped tooth). When you experience an injury to your mouth, including your teeth, gums, or jawbone, it's best to get in touch with our office. Our dentists and team, led by Dr. Brett Cotham, can help you decide how quickly to come in, methods to manage any pain, and how to preserve your tooth or restoration. Even seemingly minor injuries can cause bigger conditions if not treated right away so it is good to contact our office immediately.

What To Expect when you see an Emergency Dentist

Every dental emergency is unique so our dentists will carefully assess your problem before diagnosis at your appointment. Digital images may be necessary to check for unseen conditions. Once we understand the extent of your condition, we will talk to you about options and create your treatment plan. You may need one or multiple procedures to restore your oral health.

Recovery after seeing an Emergency Dentist

Based on your issue, one of our dentists will give you instructions to help you heal after your treatment at 32nd Street Dental. They may write you a prescription for antibiotics or pain medication that should be taken as directed. They will also tell you if you need to schedule an appointment for another procedure or a follow-up exam. Once your dental emergency is handled, you may talk to our team about ways to prevent future injuries, including a custom mouth guard to be worn while playing sports. You must continue to adhere to a daily home oral care regimen with brushing and flossing to keep your teeth and gums strong and healthy. During your annual dental exam at 32nd Street Dental, our dentists will continue to keep an eye on your healing progress.

Insurance Coverage for Emergency Dentist visits

For patients with dental insurance, we will contact your provider to find out your benefits once we have created your treatment plan. For those without dental insurance, 32nd Street Dental accepts multiple payment methods and we can help you find medical financing to make your treatment more affordable. Don't delay treating a dental emergency because of concerns over cost. Waiting could lead to bigger and more expensive problems.

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Emergency Dental Care

If you have pain, bleeding, or are experiencing a trauma or injury to your mouth, contact 32nd Street Dental for emergency dental care. Our team of dental professionals will work to control your pain and repair any damage to your teeth, gums, jaw, or restorations. Quick treatment is the key to saving your oral health and preventing future problems so don't hesitate to contact our office in Joplin, MO for support.

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