Emergency Dentistry Frequently Asked Questions - Scarborough, ON
Get the Answers to Your Top Questions
You may never expect it to happen to you, but 1 in 6 Americans faces a dental emergency every year. If you find yourself in this unfortunate situation, you may not know what to do. This could end up costing you your tooth. As your emergency dentist in Scarborough, Dr. Bal as the answers to your top questions to help you respond to the issue at home while also getting the prompt care you need.
How soon do I need to see a dentist?
As with any emergency, time is of the utmost importance. If you wait too long, you could lose your tooth. Now, you need a prosthetic to fill the empty space. Although no one has time for an unexpected dental complication, like a toothache, it is best to contact our dental office right away. Do not wait to see if your pain subsides or until you have a day off work. We will schedule you for an appointment right away to rehabilitate your tooth.
Can a knocked-out tooth be saved?
Believe it or not, there are times when a knocked-out tooth can be saved if you act quickly. Hold the tooth by the crown and rinse it with cool water. Do not scrub it or use any cleaners. Do not dry it because it must be kept moist. Gently try to reinsert it back into the socket. If you are not successful, place it in a cup of milk or water and head to our dental office right away. The sooner you receive care, the more likely Dr. Bal can save your tooth.
Should I go to the emergency room?
Most local emergency rooms are not equipped to handle dental issues. As a result, the most they can do is prescribe antibiotics or pain relievers. It is always best to visit your dentist in Scarborough; however, if you have uncontrollable bleeding or suspect your jaw is broken, go to your local ER first.
How much will it cost?
There is no easy answer as to how much you can expect to pay for an emergency visit because the cost is determined by your treatment plan, such as if you need a root canal. Most dental insurances cover a portion of the cost of emergency visits. We work on your behalf with your insurance company to lower the amount you need to pay out-of-pocket. We accept a variety of payment options to cover any remaining balance.
Schedule an Appointment Today!
If you have a dental problem and you are not sure if you need an emergency appointment, contact our dental office right away. We are happy to answer your questions or schedule you for a visit.