Emergency Dentistry

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Emergency Dentistry

Need Urgent Care? We're Here To Help!

Dental emergencies never seem to occur during a convenient time. Whether you are eating your favorite food and a tooth comes out or you are recovering from a sporting injury or accident that left your tooth severely fractured, the last thing you should do is assume your emergency will improve on its own. When you get in touch with Dr. Jong Lee’s team, they will not only get you seen as soon as possible for emergency dentistry in our Waco, TX dental office, but they will also provide helpful advice along the way. Call us to get your dental emergency handled!



How to Handle Common Dental Emergencies

Dental emergencies generally include long-term decay causing an infection or severe injuries that leave teeth broken down or knocked-out. Regardless of the cause, you should always give us a call the moment you believe something is wrong. From there, we can get you scheduled and provide helpful advice before you arrive. This advice varies depending on the type of the emergency you are experiencing, as you will see below.


Cost of Treating Dental Emergencies

When providing a cost for dental emergencies, we must perform an exam of your mouth and specific emergency first. This way, we can determine which treatment needs to be performed. For example, tooth decay may be resolvable with a cleaning and dental filling, but it could also require root canal therapy and a crown (which generally costs more to perform.) Either way, we will help you create a treatment plan that is reasonable and within your budget, so you will never feel inclined to skip the care you need during a dental emergency.


How to Prevent Dental Emergencies

Avoiding dental emergencies is easier than you would think, even though they can be impossible to avoid in some cases. To keep dental emergencies to an absolute minimum, always make sure to:

  • Brush twice a day and floss daily

  • Visit our dental office once every six months for exams and cleanings

  • Wear a nightguard/mouthguard if you grind your teeth/play contact sports

  • Never use your teeth to open bottles or packages

  • Avoid habits that damage teeth (i.e. nail-biting, chewing on ice cubes, pens, pencils, etc.)


Have Any Questions?

If you have any questions or are ready to schedule your appointment, please contact us today!