Emergency Dentistry – Plano, TX

Put a Stop to Your Pain

“Dental emergency” can mean many things. It could mean a painful infection that occurred due to a lack of proper oral hygiene. Or it could mean a tooth that has been knocked out of the mouth by an accident. It can even refer to the loss of a filling or crown that leaves the tooth exposed to further damage. Whatever your emergency is, you should call River Bend Dental to set up an appointment right away so that Dr. Bonds can help with emergency dentistry in Plano, TX.

Woman in need of emergency dentistry holding cheek in pain

Why Choose River Bend Dental for Emergency Dentistry?

  • Same-Day Emergency Appointments
  • Multiple Options for Dental Sedation
  • Gentle, Friendly Dentist and Team

How We Treat Dental Emergencies

Woman laughing during dental emergency treatment
  • Same-Day Appointment: We highly recommend that you keep our number on your phone so you can call our dental office as soon as you realize something is wrong. A team member will give you advice on how you can stay comfortable and protect your smile at home before scheduling a same-day emergency appointment.
  • Comprehensive Exam: There are two main goals of the initial emergency examination. The first is to put a stop to any severe, immediate pain. The second is to figure out what the cause of the emergency is by examining the mouth and taking X-rays.
  • Review Findings: We will go over the treatments available for your specific dental emergency, and we’ll explain the costs and timeline you can expect to see with the given treatment.
  • Get the Care You Need: Root canal therapy, dental crown placement, and/or other procedures are performed to address the root of the emergency and get your oral health back to normal.

 

The Most Common Dental Emergencies

Are you not sure whether you have a dental emergency or not? Below are some of the most common dental issues that generally require urgent care. If you still have doubts, call our dental office right away and tell our team about what symptoms you’re experiencing; they can help you figure out whether or not you need immediate care.

Understanding the Cost of Dental Emergencies

Dental team member and patient discussing cost of dental emergencies

The complexity of a dental emergency is one of the biggest factors in determining how much it will cost to treat. A small cavity that only needs a filling is less expensive to address than an infection that has already completely killed off the pulp within the tooth. We’ll only recommend the most ideal treatment for your situation, and we’ll be upfront about why you need it and how much you can expect to pay for it.

 

Keys to Preventing Dental Emergencies

Woman brushing teeth to prevent dental emergencies

You have a better chance of avoiding dental emergencies if you brush and floss thoroughly twice a day. Biannual checkups and cleanings are also important, as they’re your best opportunity to have tartar removed from your teeth and gums before it leads to cavities and gum disease. Protect your teeth by avoiding bad habits like using them as tools or crunching ice. If you play sports, invest in a mouthguard to keep your teeth safe even if it’s not required.