Emergency Dentistry – Louisville, KY
Stop Dental Pain Quickly
Are you or a loved one experiencing a dental emergency? Don’t wait – contact Remmers Dental as soon as possible for the assistance and relief you need most during this difficult time. We do everything we can to see you on the same day as your initial call, and if you’re unable to reach us right away, our team provides instructions on how to manage your condition properly. We see a variety of emergency cases in Louisville including broken teeth, dislodged teeth, toothaches, soft tissue injuries, and more.
Why Choose Remmers Dental for Emergency Dentistry?
- Same-Day Emergency Care
- Highly Trained, Caring Team
- State of the Art Technology
How We Treat Dental Emergencies
We’ll adjust our approach to treating dental emergencies according to your needs, but you can expect your treatment to follow these steps:
- Same-Day Emergency Appointments: Time is of the essence, so when you call with an urgent dental problem, we will make a same-day appointment whenever we can. When you call, let us know what symptoms you’re experiencing; we’ll give you advice for dealing with them.
- Emergency Examination: After you arrive at our office, we’ll examine your teeth thoroughly to determine exactly what the problem is. We’ll also take steps to relieve any immediate, severe pain.
- Review Findings: We’ll discuss our findings with you after our examination is complete and create a custom treatment plan. We’ll let you know exactly what need to be done as well as the price and timeline for the treatment.
- Get the Care You Need: Our team will perform whatever kind of treatment you need to restore your oral health as quickly as possible, with the exact treatment varying based on the situation.
The Most Common Dental Emergencies
Dental emergencies come in many forms and have various symptoms (although they usually involve oral pain or damage to the teeth or gums). Below are just a few common examples of dental emergencies that you might experience; call us if you experience any of these symptoms so that you can be treated sooner rather than later.
Understanding the Cost of Dental Emergencies
We’ll explain the costs associated with emergency care after an examination. We can only give you an estimate after we’ve evaluated the situation and devised a possible treatment plan. We’ll never pressure you into selecting a treatment that you can’t afford; you’ll know the price before the process begins, and we can help you take steps to make it more affordable. If you want to save money on emergency care, make sure that you seek treatment as soon as possible instead of putting it off and allowing the problem to grow worse.
Keys to Preventing Dental Emergencies
Preventing a dental emergency is always easier than treating one. Not all emergency situations can be avoided, of course, but investing in checkups and healthy habits can ultimately save you time and money. Basic steps that everyone should take include visiting the dentist twice a year, brushing and flossing every day, limiting sugary or acidic foods and drinks, wearing a mouthguard, and opening packaging with tools instead of teeth. (We can discuss other preventive changes you can make to your daily routine during your next regular appointment.)
Root Canal Therapy
Many patients feel a chill rush over them when the words “root canal” are uttered, but the truth is, advances in dental technology and anesthesia have rendered this treatment as comfortable as having a common filling placed. Better yet, it could be the perfect solution for rescuing your badly decayed tooth from the threat of extraction. The procedure involves one of our doctors in Louisville carefully accessing the inner chamber of the tooth, removing bacteria, and replacing the diseased pulp with a safe, biocompatible substance. Once we’ve sealed the tooth, a beautiful, custom-made crown from our CEREC machine seamlessly restores lost structure.
While our number one goal is to help all our patients preserve their natural teeth for as long as possible, sometimes, the best solution may be to simply remove a problem tooth. This might be the case if:
- A tooth has extensive decay that can’t be repaired
- A tooth is so damaged it cannot be put back together
- Advanced periodontal disease is present
- A tooth has become impacted (stuck), painful, or infected