Data from the American Dental Association estimates that there are 2.2 million dental emergencies every year, mostly handled in hospital emergency rooms. The team at Pearlfection Dentistry in Frederick, MD want to encourage you to see one of their dentists for emergency dental care instead. They offer affordable options to ensure that you don’t avoid treatment just because you’re worried about a huge bill. Find out more about getting treated by an emergency dentist. You’re in good hands with a dental team that includes general, cosmetic, and restorative dentists Dr. Jared Lawson, Dr. EJ Stringer, and Dr. Amadeus Lopez; periodontist, Dr. Ashley Seals; oral surgeon, Dr. Brian Chang; endodontist, Dr. Pratik Patel; and orthodontist, Dr. Stephen Tigani.
Reasons to Call an Emergency Dentist
Some patients aren’t sure what is considered an emergency versus a dental concern that can be handled at a normal visit. Here are a few common reasons why someone might want to enlist the help of a Frederick emergency dentist:
- A broken or knocked out tooth from playing contact sports.
- A dental infection (dental pain and headaches).
- Damage to a restoration (crown, bridge, implant, filling, or veneer).
- A swollen jaw or unbearable jaw pain that limits your ability to eat.
- You want to avoid the hassle and expense of going to an emergency room.
Costs of Emergency Dental Care
Many people avoid seeking help from an emergency dentist because they are concerned about the cost. When you visit Pearlfection Dentistry in Frederick for an emergency treatment, the cost of the visit and exam will not exceed $200 if you don’t have insurance and $50 if you do have insurance. You will then be consulted about the cost of any necessary treatments and given options so that you can leave the office without feeling pain. The goal is to give you some relief quickly.
Don’t Ignore Dental Pain
Dental pain can progress to something worse than just discomfort. It can lead to tooth loss, pose a threat to your gum health, and even create general health concerns if it’s not treated the right way. Sedation options will help you feel more relaxed at the appointment if you’re anxious.
See an Emergency Dentist
Dental pain and discomfort can interfere with your ability to carry on with normal daily activities. See a dentist for help as soon as possible to get relief. Contact Pearlfection Dentistry in Frederick, MD (servicing the regions of Hagerstown and Germantown, MD) for emergency dental care. The office is 45 minutes away from Washington, DC and 45 minutes from Baltimore, MD. Call (301) 663-5550 to schedule an appointment.