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Emergency Dentist — Chaska, MN

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Whether you have a knocked-out tooth or a popcorn kernel lodged between your teeth, our emergency dental team is here to help ease your discomfort. More importantly, we’ll make sure that no additional harm comes to your mouth. So, contact our office as soon as possible whenever you experience worrying or out-of-the-ordinary symptoms. Once you do, we’ll do everything we can to get your smile back on track and make your mouth healthy again.

Why Choose White Oak Dental for Emergency Dental Care?

  • Dentist with Many Years of Experience
  • Dental Insurance Friendly & Flexible Financing Welcome
  • Sedation Dentistry Available for Comfort

How We Treat Dental Emergencies

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Perhaps you don’t know how urgent dental care works. Even so, there’s no need to worry; our office can give you a quick rundown. To that end, here is what you can expect from an emergency dental visit:

  • Same-Day Visit – Once you’ve called us, we’ll book your visit for the earliest time possible. Depending on availability, we may even see you the same day! Regardless, our staff will also provide first-aid tips over the phone.
  • Emergency Exam – For the actual visit, our team will start off with an emergency exam. This action lets us trace the source and extent of your oral issue. Furthermore, it helps us learn how best to relieve your pain.
  • Review of Findings – Our dentists will review their findings with you after the exam. In fact, they’ll even suggest potential procedures. Depending on your feedback, our office will then draft a custom treatment plan just for you. (This plan will explain the estimated price and timeline before the procedure.)
  • Needed Dental Care – Our team will address your oral problem quickly, no matter its nature. The staff are trained to use dental crowns, root canal therapy, tooth extractions, and more. As such, you can trust us to get your oral health in order.

The Most Common Dental Emergencies

In the midst of an unexpected dental emergency, it can be difficult to make the best decision for your oral health. That’s why you should always contact our office first. We’ll assess your symptoms, schedule an appointment for you, and provide you with first-aid guidance until you’re able to get to our office. Below, we’ve provided some helpful information to ease your discomfort until you reach our practice.

Root Canals

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Many patients shiver at the mention of “root canal therapy,” but this procedure is a highly effective way to treat tooth infections that could otherwise lead to extractions. Dr. Stapleton carefully accesses the inner chamber of the tooth, removing diseased pulp and cleaning the area as thoroughly as possible before sealing it shut. A custom restoration (such as a crown or filling) placed on top helps protect the treated tooth and restores its natural shape as well.

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Tooth Extractions

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Our goal is to prevent tooth extraction from ever becoming a necessity for patients from Chaska, MN and surrounding areas, but the presence of advanced tooth decay, periodontal disease, or a traumatic injury may require this procedure in the end. We will ensure your comfort throughout every stage of treatment, and Dr. Stapleton will start working with you right away to not only decide on a suitable replacement for the lost tooth/teeth, but also help determine what the underlying cause behind its loss was so that it doesn’t have to be repeated.

Understanding the Cost of Dental Emergencies 

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In order to determine the cost of treating your dental emergency, we’ll have to first diagnose the underlying issue and develop a plan. We’ll thoroughly walk you through all of your treatment options and help guide you to make the best decision for your oral health and budget. We accept dental insurance and are an in-network provider with several plans, so our team will happily file claims on your behalf to help you maximize your benefits.

How to Prevent Dental Emergencies

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Even though it’s impossible to completely prevent dental emergencies from occurring, there are still ways you can reduce your risk of experiencing one. Here are some precautionary measures to take:

  • Keep up with your at-home oral hygiene routine.
  • Visit us every six months for a checkup and cleaning.
  • Avoid bad oral habits like nail-biting and tobacco.
  • Avoid chewing on items that are excessively hard, chewy, or sticky.

Dental Emergency FAQs

What does chronic bad breath mean?

Bad breath could be the result of everything from your diet to your oral hygiene regimen. That’s why we recommend going back to the basics (i.e., steering clear of pungent foods, brushing your teeth after each meal, flossing daily). However, if the odor on your breath is persistent – even after you brush your teeth or chew on some sugar-free gum – then you should absolutely schedule an exam with our Chaska dental team so we can make sure an untreated oral health issue isn’t the root of the problem.

Do chipped teeth heal?

Sadly, your enamel cannot regenerate. So, if you chip a tooth, the only way to restore the missing structure is by coming in for the necessary restorative or cosmetic care. The good news is that treatments like direct bonding can fix noticeable chips in a single visit and without a large price tag!

What does throbbing tooth pain mean?

A large cavity and a significant crack are just two of the many reasons you may be experiencing throbbing tooth pain. Either way, the next best step is the same: contacting our Chaska dental office. Once we learn more about your symptoms and how long you’ve been experiencing them, we can determine if same-day care is needed. If that’s not necessary, we will still give you some helpful tips on how to manage your discomfort and protect your smile from harm in the meantime.

Are knocked-out baby teeth a dental emergency?

If your child’s baby tooth was already on the brink of falling out and they aren’t in any pain, then there’s likely nothing to worry about. If, on the other hand, their tooth was knocked out prematurely, they sustained a soft tissue injury, or they are in pain, then it’s absolutely a dental emergency. So, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us, explain what happened, and bring them in for a visit with our emergency dentist.

Note: If your child’s face is extremely swollen, they have broken their jaw, or they are bleeding severely, you should take them to the ER.

Will my toothache go away on its own?

Patients often cross their fingers in hopes that their toothache will go away on its own. It won’t. Quite the opposite since the longer you wait, the more time the root of the problem will have to progress. To prevent that from happening, it’s of the utmost importance that you call us when you first notice that something is wrong. This ensures that we can intervene at the earliest possible stage, saving your smile and your wallet in the process.