Emergency Dentist – Upper Arlington, OH

Put a Stop to
Your Pain – Fast

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Dental emergencies can be scary, but it’s good to know that you have a team of trustworthy dental experts that you can turn to should the worst happen. Call Tzagournis Dental Group of Upper Arlington immediately if you need emergency dental care. We can schedule a same-day appointment for you so that you can get the relief you need as soon as possible. We’ll work quickly to put a stop to your pain and reverse the damage done to your smile.

Why Choose Tzagournis Dental Group of Upper Arlington for Emergency Dentistry?

  • Same-Day Emergency Dental Care Available
  • Multiple Forms of Sedation to Soothe Nerves
  • Highly Experienced Dentists & Team

How We Treat Dental Emergencies

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  • Appointment: When you call our office, one of our team members will set up an emergency dental visit for you and give you first-aid advice as necessary.
  • Exam: Once you get to our office, we’ll take X-rays and examine your mouth to figure out what’s causing the problem.
  • Review: We’ll explain our findings to you and outline your treatment options. The estimated costs and expected treatment timeline will be explained before you need to commit to any procedures.
  • Treatment: From simple fillings to dental crowns, we have a complete menu of restorative dentistry services that can help us save your smile.

The Most Common Dental Emergencies

“Dental emergency” can refer to many different situations. If you’re not sure that your particular problem counts as an emergency, give us a call; we’ll listen as you describe your symptoms and help you determine whether you truly need urgent care. Below are some of the most common dental emergencies that our practice can help you with.

How to Prevent Dental Emergencies

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It’s impossible to keep your smile completely safe from harm. However, there are some steps that you can take to reduce your chances of damaging your smile. Here are some helpful habits and tips so you can prevent dental emergencies.

Visit Your Dentist Regularly

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Even if you don’t think there is anything serious going on with your smile, you should still be attending regular cleanings and checkups every six months. Tooth decay and oral infections can easily develop, and you might not even notice them right away. During your routine visits, your hygienist can clean away plaque and tartar, and your dentist can keep an eye out for issues so they can be treated early on.

Maintain Good Oral Hygiene Habits at Home

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You should brush your teeth twice and floss every day. These are both effective ways to remove food debris and plaque that can result in tooth decay and gum disease over time. Be sure that you choose a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoridated toothpaste. Rinsing your mouth with mouthwash is also a great step to take.

Be Careful with Your Diet

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Your diet plays a very important role when it comes to the health of your smile. If you are eating lots of sweet, sugary foods, you are increasing your risk of developing decay. Try to only consume sweets in moderation. Instead, you should enjoy plenty of fruits, veggies, and healthy proteins.

Wear a Mouthguard

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Playing sports is a great way to get the exercise you need and have fun doing it! However, dental injuries are common during sports. By wearing a mouthguard, you can significantly reduce your chances of experiencing a dental injury.

Use Tools, Not Teeth to Open Packaging

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It may be convenient, but you shouldn’t use your teeth to open stubborn packaging, you could easily end up with a cracked or broken tooth. Instead, find scissors, a bottle opener, or another tool to help you safely complete your task.

Tooth Extractions

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Keeping all of your natural teeth is always the ideal choice, but there are cases where we might not have any option but to extract a tooth. This is usually only done for particularly severe situations where the tooth is beyond salvaging. Here are some of the most common reasons we might recommend a tooth extraction:

  • Impacted: An impacted tooth has become trapped under the bone or gums and is unable to properly erupt.
  • Crowding: Teeth that erupt too close together can throw off the alignment of the bite. They might also crack due to the limited space.
  • Decay/Infection: If there’s extreme decay that can’t be fixed with a filling or an infection that can’t be treated with a root canal, extraction is often the only viable option.

We will always carefully consider all of the available treatment options and the state of your oral health before we suggest having a tooth extraction performed. During the tooth extraction process, we may recommend dental sedation to help you stay comfortable and calm.

Wisdom Tooth Extractions

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There is usually not enough room in the mouth for the wisdom teeth to erupt, which is why they typically need to be extracted before they cause any permanent damage or if they are already causing considerable oral pain. We can evaluate your wisdom teeth to see if they need to be removed; if they do, we will take whatever steps are necessary to keep you comfortable while we take out the teeth in question.

Understanding the Cost of Emergency Dentistry

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There isn’t a flat fee for emergency dentistry. After all, patients visit our office for all sorts of reasons – from replacing a knocked-out tooth to treating a painful toothache. If you’re at all concerned about the cost, don’t worry – our Upper Arlington dental team will review all of your treatment options (and the cost associated with each) beforehand. In the meantime, you can learn more about the price of emergency dentistry right here!

Every Dental Emergency is Different

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Although every dental emergency is different, every appointment starts with the same step: thoroughly examining your mouth. Only then will our Upper Arlington dentists be able to determine the root of the problem, how severe it is, and what treatment is needed to restore your pain-free smile. Of course, there are other factors that will impact the price you pay out-of-pocket, including if you have any available dental insurance benefits.

Does Dental Insurance Cover Dental Emergencies?

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Dental plans aren’t the same from patient to patient. As a result, the only way to know if your benefits cover a portion of the cost is to check! Our team would be more than happy to take a look at the fine print on your plan, explain your coverage, and file the necessary paperwork on your behalf. That way, the process of u

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(614) 457-1481 5025 Arlington Centre Blvd #220, Upper Arlington, OH
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