Emergency Dental Care in Warrensburg, Oak Grove, and Windsor, MO
Call Ridgeview Family Dental for Urgent Dental Care
A dental emergency is never convenient and we understand that it can be serious and quite painful. While we do respect the time of our scheduled patients, if you are flexible, we will do our best to schedule an appointment the same day for evaluation and pain relief.
Please call the office during regular business hours at 660-747-9117 to schedule an appointment. If you are a patient of record and have a dental emergency after hours, please call 660-747-9118 for more information.
Signs of a Dental Emergency
A key indicator that you may be experiencing a dental emergency is pain associated with your mouth, jaw, or neck. Additional signs that you need urgent dental care include:
- Broken Tooth
- Broken Jaw
- Knocked Out Tooth
- Lost Dental Filling or Dental Crown
- Dental Abscess
- Gum, Tongue, Cheek injuries
- Broken or loose braces
How to Ease the Pain & Save Your Smile
In the case of a dental incident, contact one of our offices promptly so we can get you in for urgent treatment. Dr. Young and our team will assess the condition of your mouth and determine the next steps to save your tooth and oral health.
If we can’t get you in for an emergency visit on the same day, please follow these tips to alleviate your discomfort and preserve:
- Recover any broken pieces of your tooth and put it in a sealed bag or container
- Take over-the-counter pain medication to alleviate any pain
- If you’re bleeding, apply pressure with a gauze or cloth to the area
- Hold a cold compress against a swollen area
- If you broke a tooth restoration, like a crown, save it and bring it in so we can try to reattach it
Financing Your Emergency Visit
Here at Ridgeview Dental Care, we always want our patients to receive the right care they need and deserve. When an accident occurs, the costs of treatment might worry you, but we want to ensure that we can help your pain no matter what.
We accept and are a participating provider for most major dental insurances to help you pay for your emergency care. If you don’t have insurance, we offer third-party financing through CareCredit, a low or zero interest payment plan that allows you to receive treatment right away and pay later at a monthly rate.
Frequently Asked Questions
If I have a dental emergency, what should I do?
If you have a dental emergency and it’s during our office hours, call us immediately at 660-747-9117 or 660-747-9118. The sooner we can get you in, the better chance we have to save your tooth or solve the issue.
If you need assistance, but our office is closed, go to the nearest emergency room. They will be able to help mitigate any pain you may be experiencing.
What qualifies as a dental emergency?
A dental emergency can qualify as anything accidental or that requires immediate care. A chipped or broken tooth lost filling or crown, an infection, cuts in your mouth, or a broken denture or dental implant are all essential for emergency dental care.
Also, if you experience any sudden severe pain in your teeth or gums, you should give our team a call at 660-747-9117 or 660-747-9118. We can help provide relief for your pain and repair anything that may have broken.
I have a broken or chipped tooth, what should I do?
If you have a broken or chipped tooth, you may or may not be experiencing pain right away, but it’s still very important to see one of our equipped doctors right away. You may have exposed the tooth to unwanted bacteria which can infect the area or cause decay.
If your tooth gets completely knocked out, you’ll also need to seek immediate care. Our team will work to get you in as soon as possible so we can save your natural tooth. Be sure to keep any pieces of your broken or knocked-out tooth if you can.
What do I do if I’ve lost a tooth filling or crown?
If you lose a filling or crown, schedule an emergency dental visit at one of our three locations. Until we’re able to see you, be sure to hang onto your crown if you still have it so we can reattach it without having to make a new one.
To protect the open tooth, you may use sugar-free gum to cover the cavity and protect it. Cavities left untreated can develop into more complications, including tooth loss, so we’ll work to get you in as soon as we can so an infection doesn’t appear.
In Need of Immediate Care? Give Us a Call
In order to help save your smile and diminish any pain you’re feeling, it’s important to call our team so we can get you in for emergency dental care as soon as possible. We can be reached at 660-747-9117 during our normal hours or 660-747-9118 if we’re closed.