There are some occasions when you may need an emergency tooth extraction. Most likely, the pain will become too great to bear any longer, which often happens in the case of an abscessed tooth. If not treated early, it can result in a tooth extraction emergency. Our tooth extraction emergency dentist 11701 can remove the pain and have you felling better.
Why You Should Avoid the ER
If you realize that the pain is too much at night, you are apt to have a problem. Since dentist offices are usually not open at night, you would naturally think of going to an emergency room (ER). This would be a problem because ERs do not usually have a dentist on site.
This is a problem because, in most states, no one can pull a tooth unless they are a licensed dentist. This means the operating room medical staff cannot do it. About all they can do is to help relieve the pain and maybe reduce a fever until you can get to a dentist.
It is a further problem because after you pay for the use of the ER (without getting the services you need), you will still have to pay the dentist. This will result in paying much more than you should.
About an Abscessed Toot
If you have an abscessed tooth, it is the result of an infection. This is a potentially dangerous condition because the infection will keep on spreading unless it is treated. This also means that the pain will increase. The danger is that the infection could reach your brain – which can be fatal.
The treatment requires that the infection be drained and the tooth will most likely need to be extracted. You will need antibiotics and pain medication, but most of the pain will subside once the tooth and inflammation are removed.
Emergency Dental Service
If you have a tooth extraction emergency, you can expect to pay more for an extraction. In some cases, a tooth extraction emergency dentist 11701 may have an opening, which would probably enable you to get an extraction for the regular price. Otherwise, you can expect to pay considerably more for it.
When there is a simple extraction – one without complications, you can expect relatively lower costs. If it is a complex extraction, such as may be involved with a wisdom tooth extraction, or if you require special anesthesia, it will raise the cost significantly.
Preventing Dental Emergencies
Certainly, not all dental emergencies can be prevented. In many cases, they can. One of the best ways is to get regular dental checkups and teeth cleanings. This enables the dentist to spot problems as they are developing – which is when it will be less costly to treat. Wearing teeth guards during sports will also help to protect your teeth.
If you have dental insurance, it will likely help to reduce the cost of an emergency extraction. In most cases, though, it is not going to pay more than $1,000 to $1,500. Some government programs may also help to reduce the cost.
Global Family Dental in Farmingdale, NY can help you in the event of a tooth extraction emergency. Our friendly tooth extraction emergency dentist 11701 accept most dental insurance plans and we treat all ages.
1037 Fulton Street
Farmingdale, NY 11735