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Emergency Dentist – Murphy, TX 

We Treat Dental Emergencies FAST

It’s very hard to anticipate when a dental emergency will take place, but one thing is for sure—you need an experienced emergency dentist ready to serve you in your time of need if one does strike. If you or a family member is struggling with a severe dental injury/pain, you can rely on Dr. Najari and Dr. Nguyen here at Murphy Family Dentistry for emergency dentistry in Murphy, TX. We will make time in our schedule to care for emergency patients right away, providing much-needed support and effective relief. We treat dental emergencies fast, so don’t hesitate to give us a call!

Why Choose Murphy Family Dentistry for Emergency Dental Care?

  • Advanced Technology for Precise and Comfortable Treatment
  • Same-Day Emergency Appointments Available
  • Convenient Location and Open on Saturdays

What to Do in a Dental Emergency

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A dental emergency can be brought on suddenly by an accident or injury, or it may slowly develop over time due to poor oral hygiene or bad chewing habits. Whatever situation you are faced with, it’s essential that you know what to do next:

  • Stay calm! If necessary, gather your knocked-out tooth or tooth pieces.
  • Give us a call as soon as you can to schedule your emergency appointment and receive personalized first-aid instructions to use until you reach our office.
  • Meet with Dr. Nguyen or Dr. Najari for a quick examination.
  • They’ll go over their findings with you and fully explain the treatments they recommend.
  • Once you’ve agreed on a treatment plan, they’ll get to work right away to relieve your pain and preserve your smile.
  • Before you know it, you’ll be enjoying a happy, healthy smile once again!

Unparalleled Experience & Qualifications

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At Murphy Family Dentistry, our team is always ready to handle even the direst emergency situations for patients of all ages. Dr. Najari and Dr. Nguyen both have over two decades of clinical experience, and they utilize state-of-the-art technology like a 3D Cone Beam to ensure that their diagnostic findings and treatment plans are comprehensively precise. Better yet, they make time to see new and current patients alike on the same day as their initial call – no days or weeks of waiting in vain.

The Most Common Dental Emergencies

Unsure if you need urgent dental care or not? Give us a call anyway. A dental emergency can be classified as any time that you’re experiencing dental pain, discomfort, or any other worrying symptoms. When you call us, we’ll help you determine how urgent your situation is and schedule your appointment accordingly. Below, you’ll find some of the most common dental emergencies we treat.

Understanding the Cost of Dental Emergencies 

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The treatments that our team will use to address your situation will depend on the exact nature of your emergency. Therefore, it’s impossible to provide a cost estimate until we’ve examined your mouth in detail. For instance, an infected tooth may only require a round of oral antibiotics, or it may need a more extensive procedure like root canal therapy. In any case, the only way to determine the price of your treatment is to schedule an appointment. The last thing you should do is put off seeing us and allow your emergency to worsen and potentially become more expensive to treat.

Factors That Influence the Cost of Emergency Dental Care

woman visiting her emergency dentist for toothache in Murphy

 There isn’t a fixed amount you can expect to pay for emergency treatment because each situation is different. One primary factor affecting the cost of your treatment is what kind of procedure you need. For example, a simple filling will cost significantly less than extracting and replacing a heavily damaged tooth. Once you arrive at our dental office, our first priority will be to get you out of pain. From there, we can discuss various treatment and payment options with you while you have a clear head.

Your Financial Options

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Paying for dental care can be confusing, which is why our team is happy to explain your options to you. At Murphy Family Dentistry, we’re in-network with most dental insurance companies, including:

  • Delta Dental
  • Cigna
  • Aetna
  • MetLife
  • Guardian
  • And many more!

For our uninsured patients, we can create an affordable financing plan through CareCredit. Thanks to our partnership with this third-party company, you can fund the care your smile needs by taking out a low-to-no interest loan that you pay back in budget-friendly monthly installments.

The Importance of Seeking Treatment Right Away

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More often than not, oral health problems will worsen if you ignore them. Not only can this lead to more pain, but you might require a more invasive and costly treatment than you would have had you called us as soon as the issue arose. A cavity that could have been treated with a filling, for instance, might spread to the tooth’s center and require a root canal or more. 

To save yourself from additional pain and high costs, contact us when an emergency strikes. We’re open on Saturdays for your convenience!

How to Prevent Dental Emergencies

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Although no dental emergency can ever be fully prevented, there are a few precautions you can take to minimize their chances of occurring. These include:

  • Brushing and flossing every day
  • Visiting us for a checkup and cleaning at least twice a year
  • Limiting your consumption of sugary foods and beverages
  • Wearing a mouthguard during sporting games and practices
  • Wearing a nightguard if you have a habit of grinding your teeth while you sleep
  • Avoiding harmful oral habits like nail biting, ice chewing, and using your teeth as tools to open packaging

Dental Emergency FAQs

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Dental emergencies always seem to happen at an inconvenient time, and it is difficult to make decisions when you’re in a lot of pain. If you are experiencing a dental emergency, our team here at Murphy Family Dentistry would be happy to take a look. Until you’re able to make it to the practice, here are the answers to a handful of common questions we are asked. If there is something else that you would like to know, don’t hesitate to give us a call!

Will my toothache go away on its own?

Toothaches don’t usually go away on their own. Because of this, you should schedule an appointment with us to make sure there isn’t something more serious going on. There are numerous causes for toothaches, and not all of them are necessarily emergencies, but leaving any toothaches unchecked could mean developing a more serious issue later on, like an infection. The best thing to do if you have an intense toothache or if your toothache has been present for more than 24 hours is come see us.

Can the emergency room remove a tooth?

Only licensed dentists are able to perform tooth extractions, so this procedure is illegal for anyone else to do, even in a hospital setting. In the right situation, the emergency room will be able to provide you with antibiotics or pain relievers, but you will see need to see a dentist in order to address the underlying problem that is causing your toothache. A tooth extraction may not even be necessary, but the only way to know for sure is by going to a dental office.

My chipped tooth doesn’t hurt. Do I still need to visit?

You should always schedule an appointment with a dentist if you chip your tooth. Even if you aren’t in any pain, you don’t know if the inner area of the tooth is exposed until a dentist closely examines the area. Over time, your tooth may even break further if you don’t seek dental attention. You may be able to wait a few days before coming in, but you should still schedule a visit.

Should knocked-out teeth be placed in water?

If you knock out a tooth, you can use water to rinse off any dirt, but you shouldn’t place the tooth in water. This is because water can damage the root surface cells of the tooth and reduce its likelihood of being placed back into the socket. Instead, do your best to put the tooth back into its socket yourself. If you are unable to do this, place it in your cheek, a cup of milk, or saline solution until you are able to see a dentist. Ideally, you should receive treatment within an hour of the incident.