At Dental Surgery Virginia, we understand that sometimes our patients require urgent and emergency dental care. That's why we offer same-day emergency tooth extractions, which can be performed while you sleep with the help of sedation or general anesthesia. If you think you need an emergency tooth extraction, it's important to contact your dentist right away. If you can't get an appointment with your dentist, you may need to go to the emergency room (ER).
The ER will provide care and bill your health insurance, but they won't be able to treat a dental problem unless it's a health emergency. They may use temporary measures to relieve pain until you can see a dentist. Your coverage will depend on your health plan, so it's best to check the plan documents or the website or call your insurance customer service to verify coverage. Before you contact your dentist for an emergency tooth extraction, there are a few home remedies you can try.
However, if there is a lot of pain associated with a broken or cracked tooth, consider it an emergency and call your dentist. If you don't have dental insurance or you're not close to your regular dentist, don't worry – your dentist will first numb the area so you don't continue to feel any pain.