Emergency Dentist Heber City

Dental Expertise When You Need It Most

Tooth pain, knocked-out teeth, and all types of dental emergencies tend to have at least one thing in common—they always happen when you least expect them. That’s why we’re happy to see emergency dentistry patients right away, and we’re often able to get them into our Heber City dental office the same day as their call. When you’re in pain, the last thing we’ll do is make you wait!

How We Treat Dental Emergencies

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Step 1: Call Us—Explain your situation as much as you can over the phone, and we’ll let you know if you need to come see us right away. We’ll also provide first-aid tips to minimize pain and help you avoid further damage to the teeth.

Step 2: Emergency Exam-- After you arrive, we’ll examine your mouth and take X-rays so we can determine the exact cause and scope of your emergency.

Step 3: Treatment Plan-- We’ll get your pain under control and go over your treatment options, including the associated costs.

Step 4: Action—Any agreed-upon treatments will be performed, and we’ll schedule a follow-up visit if needed to complete any work we couldn’t do in a single appointment.

The Most Common Dental Emergencies

What counts as a dental emergency? You’ll find a few of the most common ones we see below, but feel free to give us a call if you experience any out-of-ordinary oral symptoms. It’s always better to be safe than sorry when it comes to your teeth!

Understanding the Cost of Emergency Dentistry

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Sadly, we can’t provide you with an exact number here. That’s because the price of emergency dentistry varies widely depending on factors unique to your case, including which restorative or cosmetic services are needed to address the root of the problem. The good news is that we can provide insight on dental insurance, the importance of preventive care, and other helpful information on the topic.

Why Every Dental Emergency is Different

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As we alluded to above, no two dental emergencies are exactly the same. Therefore, no treatment plan is exactly the same. Before we can provide you with an accurate estimate of the price, we need to consider the root of the problem, the severity of the damage, and which restorative and/or cosmetic dental treatments are needed. Of course, we also need to take factors like whether or not you’re insured into account since this will also impact your out-of-pocket expenses.

Does Dental Insurance Cover Dental Emergencies?

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Fortunately, many dental insurance providers cover a portion of the cost of emergency dentistry – whether it’s the initial exam or the restorative care needed. That said, there are lots of moving parts when it comes to dental insurance benefits, including waiting periods, annual maximums, and yearly deductibles, which is why it’s so important that you dedicate time to reviewing the fine print on your plan. If you need any help, you can always reach out to our team at TimberRidge Dental; we’re proud to work with many popular providers!

Other Options for Making Dental Emergencies Affordable

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If you don’t have dental insurance currently, don’t worry – that’s far from the only financial solution available to you. At our Heber City dental office, we also offer the following:

  • Our In-House Membership Plan – For a low monthly fee, you can enjoy valuable discounts on every service we offer (all without the red tape that comes with dental insurance!).
  • CareCredit Flexible Financing – With this trusted third-party financier, you can space out your payments into smaller, manageable monthly chunks.
  • Periodic Special Offers – Throughout the year, we offer our patients special offers to help them save on a wide range of treatments completed at our office.

How Taking Care Of Your Smile Can Save You Money

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Patients often forget that dental emergencies can usually be avoided! So, if you want to dramatically lower the chances of needing to spend money on same-day care, committing to a solid oral hygiene regimen is a great place to start. It’s also a good idea to quit habits that can harm your teeth and gums, like smoking, and adopt ones that help prevent oral health problems, like coming in for a dental checkup and teeth cleaning twice a year.

Keys to Preventing Dental Emergencies

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A little prevention goes a long way when it comes to avoiding dental emergencies:

  • Daily brushing and flossing will stop most tooth pain before it ever starts
  • Always wear a mouthguard when playing sports
  • Be careful when eating really hard foods
  • Don’t use your teeth to open packages or bottles.
  • Reach out to our team at the earliest sign of a problem