We pride ourselves on doing whatever we can to help our dental patients here at Dentistry on the Ponds – especially when it comes to dental emergencies. If you or a loved one is dealing with a toothache, dental injury, or any other urgent dental problem, call our dental office. Our trusted emergency dentist in Chanhassen, MN, will do his utmost to see you right away. If we don't pick up immediately, we'll contact you within 20 minutes and schedule a same-day appointment so that we can fix your smile as soon as possible.
How We Treat Dental Emergencies
When you reach out to our dental office, we’ll go above and beyond to get you the care you need quickly. Here are the steps we’ll take to handle the situation:
- Schedule your visit – Once you call our dental office, you’ll be able to speak directly with a member of our team right away, even if the dental office is closed. Over the phone, we’ll assess your emergency, schedule an appointment for you later that day, and provide pain-relief tips in the meantime.
- Conduct an emergency exam – Soon after you arrive, Dr. Mehta will closely examine the area of your mouth that is bothering you, using both his expertly trained eyes and digital imaging technology. He can also assuage any immediate, severe pain you may be experiencing.
- Go over our findings – We’ll share the results of the exam with you and recommend options for treating your emergency. At this point, we’ll also outline how much your treatment will cost and how long it should take.
- Repair your smile – With our dental office’s leading-edge technology, we can provide a variety of dental services in-house. You can trust that we’ll restore your smile and oral health in a flash, whether that involves a dental crown, a root canal, or some other treatment entirely.
The Most Common Dental Emergencies
When you’re dealing with an out-of-the-ordinary dental issue, it’s always better to be safe than sorry. Many oral health problems don’t resolve themselves and, in fact, worsen without treatment. So, even if you’re not quite sure that you have a dental emergency, please contact us anyway. Below are some of the most common dental emergencies we see, all of which need prompt attention.
- Chipped Tooth
- Cracked Tooth
- Sensitivity to Hot or Cold
- Knocked-Out Tooth
- Lost Filling or Crown
- Broken Denture
- Loose Tooth
- Gums, Lips, or Tongue Injury
- Jaw Pain or Clenching
- Something Stuck Between Teeth
Understanding the Cost of Dental Emergencies
Far too many people put off seeking emergency dental care out of worries that it will be too expensive. That will NOT be the case at Dentistry on the Ponds; we gladly accept most dental insurance plans and even offer low- to no-interest financing. Plus, untreated dental problems will only get worse over time, eventually requiring even pricier treatments. When you visit us for emergency dental care, we’ll always lay out your options and come up with solutions to fit your treatment costs into your budget.
Keys to Preventing Dental Emergencies
It’s always ideal to prevent a dental emergency than to deal with one when it pops up. Taking these simple precautions can save you a lot of time, money, and stress:
- Wear a mouthguard whenever you play sports, and wear one to bed if you grind your teeth at night.
- Brush and floss twice a day to minimize the buildup of plaque that contributes to tooth decay and infections.
- Avoid using your teeth to open bottles or packaging, tear tags off of clothing, or chew on hard objects like fingernails and ice cubes.
- Visit our dental office for your six-month checkups so that we can detect and treat potential emergencies before they cause trouble.
Our team does everything in our power to ensure our patients keep their natural teeth for life. Unfortunately, if a tooth is extensively decayed or injured beyond hope of repair, removing the tooth may be the healthiest solution for a patient’s overall smile. With our advanced technology and sedation options, we know how to keep patients comfortable for the entire tooth extraction process. We also offer several options for replacing the tooth so that you don’t have to live with an incomplete grin.
Root Canal Treatment
An intense toothache might signify that the tooth’s nerve is being affected by decay or infection. In many cases, we can relieve your pain and save your tooth with root canal treatment. We provide a comforting environment to handle the procedure where we remove the damaged or infected pulp tissue in the tooth’s center. In short, a root canal can prevent your tooth from needing to be extracted, improve your overall dental health, and alleviate your toothache.