Emergency Dentistry in Wyomissing, PA

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What is Emergency Dentistry?

Injuries and accidents happen to patients of all ages, which is why the experienced general and pediatric dentists at Grove Dental Group and Orthodontics offer emergency dental care in Wyomissing, PA. In an emergency situation, it is important to have a trusted team you can turn to for quick, efficient care when you or your loved ones need it most. Though we treat all types of dental emergencies, some of those we most commonly see include broken and knocked-out teeth, loose restorations, and tooth pain. While you may or may not feel discomfort, it is important to have your mouth assessed by an emergency dentist following any type of injury or oral damage. At Grove Dental Group and Orthodontics, we always make dental emergencies a priority and offer same-day visits, extended hours, and weekend availability, even if you are not yet a patient of record. We also build time into our schedule each day so that we can accommodate urgent dental care needs as quickly as possible. Please contact us right away if you or your child are in need of emergency dental care.

When Should I Visit an Emergency Dentist?

Dental emergencies can result from biting into hard or tough foods, accidents during sports, a tooth infection, a blunt-force injury to the mouth or jaw, or other causes. Certain types of dental emergencies require immediate care, such as a knocked-out (avulsed) or dislodged (extruded) tooth or an emergency tooth extraction. Urgent dental care may also be necessary if a crown, filling, or other restoration becomes loose or falls out, you have tooth pain, or you have a cracked or broken tooth. In some circumstances, you may be unaware of how quickly you should visit an emergency dentist (such as for an injury that does not cause bleeding or pain or a chip in a tooth). Whenever you or a family member experience an injury to the mouth or jaw, it is important to contact our team right away. Our experienced and caring staff can help you decide when to come in, suggest methods to reduce any pain, and inform you of how to store your tooth or restoration until you arrive. Even smaller injuries can lead to larger issues if not handled right away; therefore, it is always best to err on the side of caution and contact our offices immediately.

What Can I Expect During My Emergency Dental Visit?

Since each dental emergency is unique, our team will personalize your care to best meet your needs. One of our emergency dentists will carefully evaluate your condition to assess your injury or concern. Digital x-rays are available for adults and children so that we may fully understand the extent of your emergency and provide the highest level of care in restoring your oral health. We will then speak with you about options for care and create your treatment plan. Though our primary goal will be to improve your comfort, we will strive to complete your care within a single visit. In some scenarios, our dentists may bring you in for a follow-up appointment to address any further needs.

What Can I Expect After Urgent Dental Care?

At the end of your emergency visit, our dental experts will provide instructions to help you recover following your treatment at Grove Dental Group and Orthodontics. We may write you a prescription for antibiotics or pain medication, which will need to be used as directed. Our staff will also help you schedule any follow-up appointments, if necessary. Tips on preventing dental emergencies in the future may also be discussed, such as wearing an athletic mouth guard when playing sports. Adhering to a good oral hygiene routine at home with flossing and brushing can help keep your teeth and gums strong and healthy. During your routine dental or pediatric checkups at Grove Dental Group and Orthodontics, our dentists will continue to monitor your recovery progress and overall oral health.

Does Insurance Cover Emergency Dental Care in Wyomissing?

At our Wyomissing, PA, office we are pleased to be a provider for a number of major dental insurance companies. If you have emergency dental needs, a member of our business team will review your plan and provide you with an estimate of personal costs for any recommended treatment. Grove Dental Group and Orthodontics accepts multiple payment methods and can help you apply for medical financing to cover any uninsured portion of your care. Please do not delay treating a dental emergency because of concerns over cost, as waiting may lead to larger and more expensive treatment needs.

Emergency Dental Care FAQ

What might be considered a dental emergency?
If you have experience consistent pain, sudden swelling, or discomfort, it may be time to visit one of our emergency dentist in Wyomissing, PA. Additionally, if you can't remove something between your teeth with floss or if you have lost a filling or dental crown, we suggest calling our office to check in and see if you need emergency care.

What should I do if a tooth gets knocked out?
You should call us right away if you or your child gets a tooth knocked out. You should try to put the tooth back in it's socket; otherwise, you should put it in a cup of milk until you get to our office. We will do our best to save the tooth.

When is a toothache considered an emergency?
It can be hard to decide whether or not tooth pain is considered a dental emergency. If the pain is so severe that it keeps you up at night or if it doesn't go away, we encourage you to call us. These could be signs of a tooth infection, which could spread to other areas of the body if left untreated.

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When you or your child have tooth pain, an oral injury, or other emergency needs, contact Grove Dental Group and Orthodontics for urgent general or pediatric dental care. Our trained and compassionate team will help ease your discomfort and get you back to oral health as quickly and efficiently as possible. We are proud to provide emergency dental care for children and adults in Wyomissing or Reading, PA. Even if you are not a patient of record, we are pleased to be a source of efficient, timely dental care for you and your family.

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