Emergency Dentist — Flower Mound, TX
Attentive Care When You Need it the Most
Toothaches, knocked-out teeth, dental damage, and missing crowns are just a few of the most common dental emergencies that we regularly treat at our dental office. When these shocking and unexpected accidents happen, it can be hard to think clearly and do what’s best for your smile, which is where we come in. Our team is highly experienced in handling dental emergencies and helping patients reduce their risk of sustaining additional oral damage. If you experience any oral pain or discomfort, don’t hesitate to contact our dental office right away for emergency dentistry in Flower Mound.
Why Choose Lauri Barge, DDS for Emergency Dental Care?
- Same-Day Emergency Appointments
- Friendly & Helpful Dental Team
- Sedation Dentistry Available
What to Do in a Dental Emergency
- Give us a call right away. The sooner you contact us, the better chance we have of restoring your smile. An experienced team member will provide you with first-aid instructions over the phone to help you manage your situation in the meantime.
- Have an emergency exam. When you get to our office, Dr. Barge will conduct a detailed examination to identify the cause of your emergency. Based on her findings, she’ll create a custom treatment plan to get your smile back on the right track.
- Get the care you need. During your appointment, we might be able to temporarily relieve your pain. However, you may have to return for additional services like fillings, crowns, gum disease treatment, or extraction.
The Most Common Dental Emergencies
If you experience a dental emergency, the first step you should always take is to contact our dental office so we can schedule an appointment for you as soon as possible. Our team will provide you with over-the-phone first-aid guidance and tips to ease your discomfort. Below, we’ve also provided some helpful advice on what to do until you reach our dental office for your visit.
Understanding the Cost of Dental Emergencies
The cost of your emergency visit will depend on what oral health problem is causing your pain and the treatment that we recommend to address it. For example, dental sensitivity caused by a cavity that requires a filling would cost less to address than an infected tooth that needs a root canal and a crown. That being said, our team is dedicated to transparency and wants to ensure that our patients get the high-quality and trusted care they deserve. That’s why we accept dental insurance and offer an in-house dental plan to make paying for your visit a breeze.
How to Prevent Dental Emergencies
Even though you can’t completely prevent a dental emergency from occurring, there are a few ways that you can drastically reduce your risk of experiencing one, including:
- Maintain a well-balanced diet
- Brush and floss your teeth every day
- Visit Dr. Barge every six months for checkups and cleanings
- Never use your teeth to open packaging
- Protect your teeth while playing sports
- Invest in a nightguard if you grind your teeth
Root Canal Therapy
Root canals are one of the most misunderstood dental treatments around. Many patients immediately become scared when they hear that they need one due to the bad reputation they have caused by rumors and misconceptions. However, this treatment isn’t as scary as everyone makes it sound. We numb the mouth before we even begin the procedure, so you won’t feel an ounce of discomfort throughout the process. Plus, it allows us to preserve your natural dental structure by curing and strengthening your infected tooth, so you can continue enjoying your smile for countless years to come.