Emergency Dentist – Muskogee, OK

Immediate Dentistry When a Crisis Occurs

No matter how well you take care of your teeth, you can’t always prevent a dental emergency. Whether you’re outside going on a run, playing football with your friends, or accidentally biting into a hard piece of food, dental problems can arise that require immediate attention. This is why our team at My Dentist Muskogee is here to ensure you get the treatment you need without the wait. Call us to find out what we can do to minimize the pain and restore your smile for the future.

Why Choose My Dentist Muskogee for Emergency Dentistry?

  • Same-Day Appointments for Emergency Patients
  • Dental Experts Here When You Need Us
  • Dental Insurance Welcome & Financing Available

How We Treat Dental Emergencies

  • Call our office – You’ll start by calling our dental office to inquire about an appointment. After listening to your situation and concerns over the phone, we’ll work to get you in as soon as possible. We’ll also provide first-aid tips to help better manage the pain while at home.
  • Thorough examination – Once you are at our office, we’ll immediately begin taking digital images of your mouth to pinpoint the source of the problem. We will also work quickly to address the pain and discomfort you may be feeling.
  • Review findings – After Dr. Mehta looks at the various images and performs a visual exam, he will formulate a treatment plan that addresses the injury and restores your smile.
  • Undergoing treatment – Whether it is the same day or not, you can expect our team to provide the highest level of quality care possible. We will begin to fix the injured tooth and/or soft oral tissues to ensure a healthier smile moving forward.

The Most Common Dental Emergencies

It’s not always easy to identify whether the issue you’re experiencing is an actual dental emergency. This is why we always recommend calling our office to find out if you should see Dr. Mehta right away or not. If you would like to learn more about the various dental emergencies we treat and what you can do to avoid further harm at home, click on the icons below.

Toothaches

Chipped
Tooth

Cracked
Tooth

Sensitivity to
Hot & Cold

Knocked-Out
Tooth

Lost Filling
or Crown

Broken
Denture

Loose
Tooth

Gums, Lip or
Tongue Injury

Jaw Pain or
Clenching

Something Stuck
Between Teeth

Understanding the Cost of Dental Emergencies

It’s completely normal to be concerned about the cost of a sudden dental emergency. Not knowing how you’ll pay for treatment can be nerve-wracking and cause many people to avoid the dentist’s office altogether. However, this is never a good idea, as the problem will only worsen over time. Instead, we encourage you to always come in when faced with a dental emergency. Our team will thoroughly examine your case and determine the expected cost of care. We’ll go over what is covered by your dental insurance as well as discuss ways to take advantage of our dental savings plan and flexible financing.

Keys to Preventing Dental Emergencies

It’s impossible to prevent all dental emergencies, but if you want to better protect your teeth and gums for the future, keep these tips in mind:

  • Regularly brush, floss, and rinse your teeth at home to eliminate bad oral bacteria and the possibility of infection.
  • Wear a mouthguard while playing sports or if you suffer from bruxism and grind your teeth at night.
  • Eat healthy meals and snacks to avoid consuming too much sugar and starch.
  • Keep your scheduled six-month dental checkups and cleanings.

Root Canal Therapy

The tooth consists of an inner layer known as the pulp. Made up of blood vessels, nerves, and tissues, it is highly sensitive and if damaged or infected, it can cause a great deal of pain to radiate throughout the mouth. If other restorative services are ineffective at treating the problem, the only solution that remains is root canal therapy. This can be performed in an attempt to avoid extraction, allowing you to keep your natural tooth while also enjoying greater oral function.

Tooth Extractions

Although never recommended immediately by Dr. Mehta, the possibility of tooth extraction is something to consider if no other treatment option works. While this may not be the news patients want to hear, it is often essential to avoid more serious oral health problems down the road. But you can rest easy knowing that our team always takes comfort and safety seriously and will make sure you remain pain-free throughout the procedure. When finished and healed, we’ll discuss ways to replace the tooth and restore your smile.