Emergency Dentistry in Sarasota
At Parkway Ridge Dental, we understand that a dental emergency is inconvenient, stressful, and very often painful. During such a time, we will address your specific issue and determine the best way to help you restore your smile and oral health as quickly and effectively as possible.
While a temporary crown that falls out, a cut/bitten tongue or lip, or having something caught between teeth are some examples of dental emergencies that can easily be remedied or improved by following a few simple tips, a severe toothache or a tooth that was knocked out of its socket certainly requires immediate attention. Please call us to request an emergency care visit or to ask the best way to care for it.
If you are experiencing a dental emergency, please call our Sarasota dental office at (941) 358-8830 to request a dental emergency care appointment. We try our best to see emergency cases immediately; however, do not hesitate to go to your nearest hospital's emergency room if you are experiencing heavy bleeding or excessive swelling.
If you are in need of a partial repair or a denture repair, please call our Sarasota dental office to request an appointment. Dr. Hoffman will visit with you, listen to your concerns, and evaluate your needs to determine the quickest, most effective way to help you.
Your Oral Health Is Our Number One Priority
& Dental Emergencies are Always Welcome!
We will work together to address your oral health, comfort, function, and your aesthetic concerns. Call Parkway Ridge Dental today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Hoffman and our team. Our office, conveniently located on N. Lockwood Ridge Rd. at University Parkway, provides dental care to patients from the surrounding areas of Sarasota, Bradenton, University Park and Lakewood Ranch.
Understanding the Cost of Emergency Dentistry
When it comes to dental emergencies, no two cases are the same. Depending on the problem and its severity as well as the type of restorative treatment needed to address the issue, the cost of emergency dentistry in Sarasota will vary greatly from patient to patient. When meeting with Dr. Hoffman to discuss your problem area, you can count on him to treat your immediate symptoms before creating a personalized treatment plan that will focus on the underlying issue and effectively restore your smile. To help you better understand how Dr. Hoffman and our team will formulate your cost estimate for treatment, review the information below. If you have any questions, please contact our office.
Every Dental Emergency is Different
When faced with an emergency dental visit, you can expect it to be fairly inexpensive. This type of visit will require meeting with Dr. Hoffman and our dental team and allowing us to examine your oral cavity to determine your unique needs. After evaluating your problem area and deciding which treatment will best address the issue, we will then be able to provide a more thorough cost estimate. You will find the most common methods of treatment include:
- Dental crowns
- Root canal therapy
- Tooth extractions
- And more!
Do not worry, as our team at Parkway Ridge Dental will make sure to explain the problem, review the proposed treatment plan, and help you understand the estimated cost, so you know exactly what to expect when starting the restorative process.
Taking Care of Your Smile Can Save You Money
Dr. Hoffman understands that preventing all dental emergencies isn’t always possible. However, when a situation occurs as a result of an infection or dental trauma that remains untreated, you can be faced with timely and costly procedures to save your smile.
Regular preventive care is the key to avoiding expensive dental treatments over the years. Without it, not only will your teeth and gum health decline but more of your hard-earned money will go toward necessary restorative services designed to restore your smile.
It is vital that you do not wait when experiencing dental pain or trauma. Allowing our team to take care of the problem early on will not only minimize the potential for future incidents but will also save you valuable time and money. Even if you’re worried you’ll be unable to afford treatment, the longer you wait, the higher the cost will be. For example, if you’re experiencing severe tooth pain, it’s better to see your emergency dentist in Sarasota right away and undergo a root canal than to wait and have an extraction. Why? Because the removal of a tooth requires replacing it with expensive solutions like dental implants.
Does Dental Insurance Cover Dental Emergencies?
You will find that most dental insurance companies do offer some level of coverage for dental emergencies. It is also possible that at least one yearly emergency exam may be covered; however, it is best if you check with your insurance carrier to find out for sure. Also, many of the most common restorative and emergency services (i.e., root canal therapy, dental crowns, extractions) are typically covered anywhere from 50-80%. But remember, no two plans are the same, and your annual maximum will largely determine how much your insurer will cover. If you need assistance to better understand your policy and how much will be covered, our team is here to help.
Other Options for Making Dental Emergencies Affordable
No matter if your dental insurance company agrees to cover a portion of your treatment costs, it may be necessary for you to seek alternative ways to pay for the remaining balance. If this is the case, you’ll be pleased to know that Dr. Hoffman offers help in the form of personalized payment plans that are available in-office as well as through CareCredit. He also offers a PR Dental Savings Plan.
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