About Emergency Dental Care
Certain dental issues (like a toothache, cracked tooth, jaw pain, and more) require fast relief. When these dental emergencies occur, patients in the Austin, TX area are encouraged to call our dentists at Meadows Dental Care for help and guidance. Our dentists will answer each question about the patient’s dental situation and talk about short-term relief and long-term treatments. For problems during regular office hours, the patient is usually able to come in to Meadows Dental Care for treatment, but for problems that occur after office hours, our dentists will be contacted and given the patient’s information, so our dentists can help the patient decide the best course of action. Patients can also schedule an appointment at Meadows Dental Care 24/7 online for problems that don’t need immediate relief.
What to Expect
For after-hours emergency dental care, the patient should call Meadows Dental Care and leave a message with our answering service. Our dentists (or another qualified dentist, if our dentists are not reachable) is called and the patient’s number and information is given to our dentists, who will reach out to the patient. Most emergencies can be taken care of with a prescription called in to a pharmacy and the patient is scheduled to visit Meadows Dental Care first thing in the morning. If the patient has a major emergency of uncontrolled bleeding, intense pain, and/or signs of an infection (swelling and fever, our dentists will typically refer the patient immediately to an ER if it is after hours.
Our dentists will usually schedule a follow-up appointment to check on the patient’s progress or to finish the needed procedures. Our dentists will discuss with each patient about specific care instructions that should be followed exactly for maximum relief. Patients should continue to schedule annual dental exams and bi-annual dental cleanings at Meadows Dental Care so our dentists can catch and prevent any future problems that may require emergency care.
Dental emergencies should not be ignored over money concerns. Meadows Dental Care will work with the patient’s insurance company to get their maximum coverage. Meadows Dental Care accepts a variety of payment methods and offers financing options to make care and relief affordable.
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Relief Right Now
Some of the most pressing dental problems, like a chipped tooth or lost filling, have a habit of happening when they are least expected. Fortunately, Meadows Dental Care offers emergency dental services. If you have a problem that requires immediate treatment our dentists at Meadows Dental Care will do their best to take care of you as quickly as possible.