Toothaches don’t have good timing. They happen at night, on the weekends, and during pandemics. Whatever you do, DON’T go to the emergency room. We offer $95 emergency visits. Read on to find out more.
Got a toothache? We are open for dental emergencies. Same day appointments available, call now or click the button at the bottom right to schedule:
$95 Emergency Dental Visit
Most patients with insurance will pay $0 for an emergency visit. For patients without insurance, we have always offered a $95 emergency dental visit special. This covers any necessary x-rays, an exam, a consult with one of our doctors, and a detailed plan for next steps. Additional treatment such as a filling, root canal, or extraction will cost extra, but we will be transparent with you about your options and pricing before moving forward.
If we aren’t able to see you same day, one of our doctors will speak with you over the phone about how to handle your toothache in the meantime. Whatever you do, DON’T go to the emergency room–read more to find out why:
Emergency Rooms are Dangerous and Overwhelmed
Emergency rooms are known for making patients wait a long time. This is even more so the case now as more and more patients get sick with COVID-19. A crowded emergency room and a highly contagious virus are not a good mix.
Many hospitals will likely be way beyond capacity as this pandemic develops. Every patient kept out of the emergency room during this time frees up the time of doctors and nurses to take care of patients who may be critically ill.
Emergency Room Doctors Don’t Know Teeth
We have seen many patients who have first been to an emergency room for a dental problem. Even though these patients have had a variety of treatment needs and issues, the treatment they received was always the same: a painkiller and an antibiotic. The reality is, most physicians and nurses receive next to no training to deal with anything in the mouth, and this is all they know how to do.
Sometimes, this lack of training can do more harm than good. A badly infected tooth needs a root canal or to be removed; hiding the infection with an antibiotic just means it will come back even worse and harder to treat in the future.
Don’t let your mouth end up in worse shape than it was before. Schedule your consult today.