Emergency Dentistry – Derby, KS

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A dental emergency can cause great panic. You chip a tooth and envision being the laughingstock of the company. You lose a dental crown and fear immense pain. You can’t sleep because of a toothache. Dr. Clark understands these concerns, which is why she offers same-day appointments for emergencies. She’ll work to eliminate the pain before constructing a treatment plan to repair your smile. If you want to put your trust in an emergency dentist who cares about your well-being, contact us as soon as you need help for emergency dentistry in Derby, KS.

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Why Choose Illuminate Family Dentistry for Emergency Dentistry?

  • Same-Day Emergency Appointments Available
  • Compassionate Team That Prioritizes Comfort
  • Compassionate Dentist and Dental Team

How We Treat Dental Emergencies

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Dr. Clark will examine your oral cavity thoroughly to determine the underlying problem. Because no two dental injuries are the same, it is necessary to undergo a full evaluation first. Once she addresses any immediate pain you might be feeling, she will formulate a treatment plan and discuss your available options.

Understanding that your budget and concerns will likely factor into your treatment choice, you can count on her to talk through the situation with you and offer complete transparency. As a result, you can be sure you have all the information needed to make a well-informed decision about your emergency care.

The Most Common Dental Emergencies

Although there are situations that arise that require a visit to the local ER (i.e., extreme facial trauma, continuous bleeding, increased swelling), most dental injuries like those listed below should be treated by a dentist like Dr. Clark. She has the training and experience to offer timely care so you can resume normal activities as soon as possible.

Understanding the Cost of Emergency Dentistry

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If you need a dentist in a hurry, the last thing you should be worried about is how you're going to afford it. Many factors affect the cost of emergency dentistry in Derby, but Dr. Clark offers the financial solutions you need to keep emergency services affordable. You can stop your pain and save your smile without breaking the bank.

Every Dental Emergency is Different

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It's impossible to have a flat fee for emergency dentistry because every situation differs. Your treatment plan is tailored to your specific needs. After addressing any pain, your emergency dentist in Derby will examine your mouth to determine which procedures are right for you. Although every case is unique, common treatments include:

  • Tooth Extractions
  • Root Canal Therapy
  • Dental Crowns
  • TMJ Therapy

Dr. Clark will help you understand all of your options to make the best decision for your smile and budget. You'll know exactly what you'll have to pay before committing to anything.

Does Dental Insurance Cover Dental Emergencies?

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Most dental insurance plans can be used for certain aspects of your treatment, like your initial consultation or diagnostic imaging. You can also use your coverage to offset the cost of common restorative procedures, like crowns, root canal therapy, or extractions. After meeting your deductible, your insurance can pay 50% to 80% of the cost of medically necessary treatments until reaching your yearly limit. We will work on your behalf with your dental insurance to maximize your benefits to keep your care affordable.

Other Options for Making Dental Emergencies Affordable

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Besides using your dental insurance, we offer many financial solutions, like:

  • Traditional Payments: Our office accepts cash, checks, and credit cards.
  • Monthly Payments:You can pay any out-of-pocket expenses using monthly installments through a third-party financing company, like CareCredit. You can enjoy little or no interest in financing based on your credit approval.
  • Membership Plan: By joining our in-house membership plan, you'll benefit from discounted rates for common services.

A member of our dental team will review all of your options to set your budget.

Taking Care Of Your Smile Can Save You Money

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You can't always stop dental emergencies from occurring, but there are many things you can do to lower your risk of one. Many sudden oral health issues are caused by untreated dental problems, like cavities, gum disease, or failing restorations. You can lessen your risk of a dental emergency with a good oral hygiene routine at home and regular care from your dentist. Besides brushing and flossing, limit the amount of sugars and starches you consume. Break any bad habits that can damage your teeth, like chewing on your fingernails or biting bottle lids to loosen them. If you play sports, don't forget to wear an athletic mouthguard. Ask your dentist for a nightguard if you have a habit of grinding or clenching your teeth.

Keys to Preventing Dental Emergencies

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Preventing dental emergencies requires being proactive. A sudden fall may not be something you can predict, but a nagging toothache or serious infection can usually be prevented with optimal oral hygiene, a healthy diet, and giving up unhealthy habits (like using tobacco). If you commit to taking better care of your smile, you’ll find your chances of a dental injury lessen, allowing you to avoid an unplanned trip to the dentist. No insurance? No problem, check out the Illuminate+ Preventative Plan and your other financial options.

Root Canals

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When a cavity reaches the inner layer of the tooth (the pulp), it can cause great pain and the result is an infection. The only way to improve the situation is to remove the infected pulp and fill the tooth to create a tight seal that will prevent reinfection and damage. Dr. Clark can then place a customized dental crown on top of the tooth for added protection. Thanks to her skill, light touch, most patients describe feeling practically nothing during the procedure.