Emergency Dentistry - Murphy, TX
We See 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 when 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.
Why Choose Murphy Family Dentistry for Emergency Dentistry?
- Same-Day Emergency Appointments Available
- Revolutionary Technology Like Cone Beam, Soft Tissue Laser & More
- Open Saturdays
Dental Accidents & Facial Trauma
A dental emergency can be classified as any time that you feel any discomfort or dental pain. In the event that you’re experiencing dental pain or trauma, it’s best to reach out to your local dentist for help addressing your concerns first rather than visiting another health professional or even your nearest emergency room. Either way, you might end up being referred to our dental office in the end. The sooner we begin treatment, the less likely patients are to experience additional oral health issues.
Dental Emergencies Due to Oral Care Neglect
Are you experiencing an excruciating, consistent toothache that’s just becoming worse over time? It’s likely that there’s an advanced infection located under the enamel that needs immediate attention. Many patients and families don’t know the exact steps to take when dealing with a dental emergency like this one. Although we can’t explain every scenario one by one, here are the general steps that you want to take until you can visit our dental office:
- Stay calm despite what your dental emergency is.
- Call our dental office right away for helpful dental advice.
- Be sure to schedule an appointment with us right away.
- Gather any materials, tooth pieces, or first aid tools you may need until you can visit our dental office.
- Drive safely while you travel to us.
Unparalleled Experience & Qualifications
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.
Root Canal Therapy
Has one of your teeth developed a strong ache or become very sensitive to hot and cold temperature? It may have developed an advanced bacterial infection underneath the enamel. In these cases, root canal therapy is strongly recommended. With a root canal, we can help you restore the function and appearance of your tooth while also successfully rescuing it from the threat of extraction. Contrary to popular belief, this procedure is highly successful and no more uncomfortable than receiving a simple filling.
Most of the time, our dentist will not recommend an extraction as a first choice. Unfortunately, this procedure can become an a necessity in certain circumstances. Sedation dentistry and/or nitrous oxide is available to help make this procedure as smooth and free of stress as it can possibly be. If your removed tooth or teeth need to be replaced, we will also start working with you right away on a reconstructive solution, such as dental implants.
Wisdom Tooth Extractions
In case of complications like overcrowding or impaction (becoming trapped within the jawbone), we recommend that teenagers and young adults have their wisdom teeth extracted before they begin erupting through the gums. Our dentists have the specialty skills and training needed to handle this procedure very comfortably, and sedation dentistry is available upon request if patients need a little extra help feeling relaxed in the treatment chair.
Cost of Dental Emergencies
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.
Emergency Dentistry Frequently Asked Questions
No one ever thinks a dental emergency is going to happen to them, but it’s actually a lot more common than you might assume. In fact, 1 out of every 6 Americans will be faced with one each year. Do you know what to do if you find yourself in this unfortunate situation? Your first order of business should be calling your emergency dentist in Murphy. While you wait for your appointment, it may help to read through this list of frequently asked questions about emergency dentistry.
How Can I Prevent a Dental Emergency?
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
How Much Does an Emergency Visit Cost?
There isn’t a fixed amount you can expect to pay for emergency treatment because each situation is different. 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.
Can I Use My Dental Insurance?
While every policy differs, the majority of dental insurances plans will pay for one emergency visit a year. Our team is more than happy to work with your insurance carrier on your behalf to minimize your out-of-pocket costs while maximizing your available benefits. For any remaining balance, you can use a third-party financing option like CareCredit, which allows you to pay for your dental care in monthly, budget-friendly chunks with low interest rates.
Can I Wait to See My Dentist?
No one has time in their busy schedule for an unexpected dental appointment. When an emergency strikes, it can be tempting to wait until you have a little more free time to schedule a visit with your dentist. Doing so, however, could cause you to lose your tooth, especially if it has been knocked out.
As with any emergency situation, time is of the essence. It’s best to call us right away once the emergency occurs. Our dental office values your time, which is why we do our utmost to get you in for an appointment on the same day you call in order to get your smile back on track as soon as possible.