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Emergency Dentistry – Allentown, PA

High-Quality Dental Care in Your Time of Need

Don’t let a dental emergency keep you from smiling. Contact your Allentown, PA dentists, Eric J. Marsh, DMD and Michele A. Pisano-Marsh, DMD right away. In most cases, we’re able to schedule an emergency appointment on the day you call. If for any reason we’re unable to see you the same day, one of our knowledgeable team members will be happy to guide you through at-home care and pain management.

If you’re unsure whether or not your situation requires urgent treatment, we encourage you to get in touch anyway. In most cases, dental health issues will worsen or spread if they are left untreated. We want to start repairing dental damage as soon as possible in order to preserve healthy dental structure, reduce discomfort, and ensure we’re able to provide conservative treatments.

Why Choose Eric J. Marsh, DMD & Michele A. Pisano-Marsh, DMD Dentistry for Emergency Dentistry?

  • Same-Day Appointments Available
  • Two Experienced Dentists
  • Fully Committed to Excellent Care

How We Treat Dental Emergencies

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There are four main steps that we follow to help resolve emergency dental situations. Here is what the process typically looks like:

  • Same-Day Appointment: We will try to see you on the same day that you call us whenever we can. First-aid tips will be provided over the phone so that you can prevent the damage and discomfort from growing worse.
  • Emergency Examination: Once you arrive at our office, we’ll examine your mouth, treat your immediate pain, and narrow down what the underlying cause of the problem truly is.
  • Review Findings: After informing you about what we found during our examination, we will let you know what treatments are available for restoring your oral health.
  • Treat Your Smile: We will only move forward with your emergency care once you have agreed to a treatment plan. Said plan may include dental crowns, root canal treatment, and various other services depending on the specifics of your situation.

The Most Common Dental Emergencies

You should always call us if you have any reason to think that you may be dealing with an urgent dental issue. Our team is prepared to deal with a wide variety of situations. Below are some of the most common examples of dental emergencies that we are able to help with; if you notice any of the symptoms below, call immediately.

Understanding the Cost of Dental Emergencies

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Because there are a variety of dental emergencies that can occur, the cost of your treatment can differ based on how extensive the issue is. The best way to know is to contact our office and talk with one of our friendly front desk staff members. They are happy to answer any insurance or financing questions you may have. We are committed to providing our patients with quality dentistry that is also affordable!

Keys to Preventing Dental Emergencies

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While emergencies can never be completely prevented, you can take these steps to minimize your risk:

  • Brush your teeth twice a day for two sessions each.
  • Floss once a day to remove plaque and bacteria from between your teeth.
  • Visit our office for routine checkups and cleanings.
  • Use a mouthguard if you play sports or participate in physical activity.
  • Avoid using your teeth for anything other than eating and speaking.

Dental Emergency FAQs

Acute toothaches, lost teeth, or other types of dental emergencies can leave you in pain and searching for a solution. Because we know how confusing and unnerving these situations can be, we’ve listed five questions that we’re commonly asked in regard to oral trauma. By providing the answers, we hope to help ease your worries and leave you feeling more empowered. However, if you find yourself facing a dental emergency, you don’t have to fight it by yourself. Instead, contact us immediately!

How Do I Know I’m Having a Dental Emergency?

Before you can receive treatment for a dental emergency, you first have to be aware that you’re experiencing one. Believe it or not, it’s not always as obvious as you may think. For example, a toothache can slowly and progressively become worse, until it finally results in excruciating pain. Thus, the quicker you’re able to recognize changes in your dental health and contact us to seek treatment, the less suffering you’ll have to endure.

Is There a Way to Prepare for a Dental Emergency?

While you can’t always prevent a dental emergency, here are some steps you can take to be prepared:

  • Keep some saline solution handy in case a tooth becomes dislodged.
  • A handkerchief can be useful for immobilizing a broken jaw.
  • Keep a small container with a lid to temporarily house a dislodged tooth or any broken pieces.
  • Always have some ibuprofen on hand to help decrease inflammation and provide pain relief.
  • Keep our phone number saved in your cell phone or posted in your home where you can easily locate it.

Will My Dental Insurance Cover the Cost of Emergency Dental Treatment?

One of the reasons for maintaining dental insurance is to have the peace of mind of knowing that if a dental emergency strikes, you can receive the vital care you need without incurring a substantial financial burden. Since all plans differ, the only way to know for sure how much coverage is available for you is to review your plan’s details. To help you out, when you contact our office, one of our staff members will be glad to file the claim on your behalf and work diligently to help you maximize your coverage.

If the Pain Goes Away, Do I Still Need to Schedule an Emergency Visit?

Once you discover that you have an acute dental problem, it won’t magically disappear on its own. So even if any severe pain temporarily subsides, you shouldn’t hesitate to receive care. Otherwise, you run the risk of it returning in a more excruciating manner as well as your initial problems becoming far worse.

How Much Does Emergency Dental Care Cost?

Because dental emergencies and the treatments needed to address them can vary, we can’t provide a set fee schedule. However, we can guarantee that when you visit our office, your emergency dentist will thoroughly examine you to determine what the cause of your problem is and provide you with a fair price for the type of care that you’ll need to recover.