Emergency Dental Care in State College, PA

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Is a Dental Emergency Affecting Your Smile?

When a dental emergency affects a member of your family, you need fast, efficient care from a dental team you trust. Dental emergencies commonly result from a wide range of sources, including sports injuries, accidents, slip-and-falls, and biting into hard or sticky foods. These incidents may cause broken or knocked-out teeth, tooth pain, or other types of damage to your teeth, gums, other soft tissues, and jaw. While you may or may not experience discomfort, it is important to have your mouth evaluated following any injury or event to search for hidden damage. At Advanced Dentistry of Centre County, our skilled general dentists and team will always make your dental emergency a priority by providing effective and compassionate dental care when you need it most. Please contact our caring team in State College, PA right away if you or a loved one has urgent dental care needs.

When to Visit an Emergency Dentist

There are a number of situations in which emergency dental care is required. When you experience any injury or damage involving your mouth, it is important to contact our office as soon as possible. Our dentists and staff can help you determine how soon to come in, offer strategies to reduce any pain, and inform you of how to preserve a tooth or dental restoration until you arrive at our office. Dental emergencies that require treatment include:

  • Tooth pain or toothaches
  • Chipped or broken teeth
  • Knocked-out teeth (avulsion)
  • Dislodged fillings or other restorations
  • Loose crowns, bridges, or dentures
  • Abscessed (infected) teeth
  • Gum pain or swelling
  • Soft tissue lacerations
  • Trauma to the jaw or mouth
  • Orthodontic emergencies

If you have significant pain, bleeding, or trauma to your mouth, face, or jaw, please go directly to the emergency room for care. Our dentists will work with you to repair any oral damage once your condition is stable.

Treatment for Dental Emergencies

Every dental emergency is unique and may require a different treatment approach. Our dentists will carefully evaluate your symptoms and condition prior to making a diagnosis. Digital x-rays may be taken so that we can fully understand your needs and screen for hidden damage. Once our dentists understand the extent of your dental emergency, they will talk to you about your options and develop your treatment plan. Our primary goal will be to relieve any oral pain and enhance your comfort while restoring normal oral function. Rest assured, we will work as quickly as possible to bring both health and appearance back to your smile. Even seemingly small injuries may cause greater problems if not treated in a timely manner so please contact us right away anytime you or a family members need help from an emergency dentist.

Following Your Emergency Care

During your emergency visit, our team will offer instructions on how to best facilitate healing following your treatment at Advanced Dentistry. Our dentists may give you a prescription for medications that should be taken as directed. They will also tell you if you should schedule an appointment for further care or a follow-up exam. Once your dental emergency is handled, our team can talk with you about ways to prevent future dental emergencies, such as wearing a custom-made sports mouth guard. Following a good home oral care routine with brushing and flossing can help keep your gums and teeth strong and healthy. During your routine dental exam visits at Advanced Dentistry, our dentists will continue to monitor your healing progress.

Insurance Coverage for Urgent Care

Insurance coverage for dental emergency procedures may vary according to individual plans and specific treatment needs. Our financial coordinator will review your benefits schedule to help you maximize your coverage and provide an estimate for any uncovered portion of your care. Advanced Dentistry offers flexible financing solutions and accepts a variety of payment methods to make your treatment more affordable. Please do not delay treating a dental emergency because of concerns over cost since waiting might lead to bigger and more serious problems.

Trusted Care When You Need It Most

Anytime you have tooth pain, oral damage, or have experienced an injury to your mouth, contact Advanced Dentistry of Centre County for urgent dental care. Our dentists and staff are the team trusted among State College, PA patients and their families to provide compassionate care for all types of dental emergencies. Fast, efficient treatment from a skilled emergency dentist is the key to saving your oral well-being and preventing potential problems. Contact us right away if your family has urgent dental needs.

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