Emergency Dentist – Brookfield, WI

We’ll Start Healing Your Smile Right Away

It’s impossible to see a dental emergency coming. That’s why, when you develop an intense toothache or a mouth injury, our Bright Smiles Dentistry team will work tirelessly to ensure you’re seen as quickly as possible. Once our expert emergency dentist in Brookfield, WI has relieved your pain, we’ll start healing your smile right away, helping you get back to your normal life. Don’t put off getting the emergency dental care you need. Instead, call us as soon as you can!

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Why Choose Bright Smiles Dentistry for Emergency Dentistry?

  • Same-Day Emergency Appointments
  • Relaxing Nitrous Oxide Sedation Available
  • Digital Dental X-Rays for Safe, Precise Diagnostics

How We Treat Dental Emergencies

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When you call us with a dental emergency, here’s how you can expect us to handle the situation: 

  • Book your same-day appointment – The moment we realize that you’re dealing with an emergency, we’ll do everything we can to schedule an appointment for you that very same day. While you’re on the phone, we’ll also give you basic first-aid tips to help you manage your symptoms until then.
  • Conduct an emergency exam – When you arrive at our dental office, we’ll thoroughly examine your mouth and capture any digital X-rays that are necessary. That way, we can assess the source and extent of your discomfort and provide immediate relief.
  • Share our findings – After we’ve gotten you out of pain, our dentists will recommend a course of treatment designed to target the root cause of your emergency. We’ll also explain the estimated costs and timeline associated with your care.
  • Begin caring for your smile – Once we’ve agreed on a treatment plan, our team will begin handling the problem right away.

The Most Common Dental Emergencies

You might be tempted to avoid calling a dentist if you’re not sure whether your problem counts as a “real” emergency. Take it from us, though – when it comes to your smile, you can never be too careful! That’s why we strongly recommend calling us even if your issue only seems minor. Below, you’ll find a list of the some of the most common dental emergencies we see, all of which need professional attention quickly.

Understanding the Cost of Emergency Dentistry

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You’ll naturally want to know how much you’ll need to pay for your emergency dental care, but we can only really give you an estimate once we have taken a look at your teeth. The kind of services you’ll need – and thus, the overall cost – can vary significantly depending on the circumstances. Rest assured that we will take your budget into account along with your oral health needs while we’re creating your treatment plan.

No Two Dental Emergencies are the Same

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The most important thing you need to remember when it comes to the financial aspect of emergency dental care is that every emergency is different. Sometimes there might be some minor decay that can be fixed relatively easily with a tooth-colored filling. In other cases, a root canal might be required to save the tooth.

We’ll only have an idea of how much your treatment will cost once we have developed a potential treatment plan. Our team will make sure that you’re aware of the various factors influencing the price so that you can get the care your smile deserves without worrying about any financial surprises.

Does Dental Insurance Cover Dental Emergencies?

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Most dental plans include coverage for one emergency exam a year. Additionally, many of the procedures that are typically required as part of emergency dental treatment receive 50% to 80% coverage. Needless to say, a good dental insurance plan can often make paying for emergency dental care much easier. If there’s anything you don’t understand about your dental benefits, feel free to ask one of our helpful team members.

Other Options for Making Dental Emergencies Affordable

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We accept a number of dental plans as well as Medicaid, but if you don’t have insurance at all, there’s another way to get the care you need without breaking the bank. With CareCredit, you can choose from one of several flexible payment plans, letting you pay for treatment over several months. With little to no interest to worry about, it’s very easy to fit a CareCredit plan into your budget. Feel free to talk to one of our team members if you’re interested in signing up for CareCredit.

Save Money by Taking Good Care of Your Smile

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In certain cases, you might be able to avoid dental emergencies altogether by practicing good oral hygiene. Brush and floss regularly in order to minimize your risk for the decay and disease that can eventually turn into serious dental issues. Maintaining excellent oral health could ultimately help you save a lot of money on emergency care.

Also, if you start experiencing dental pain or notice that your teeth have become damaged, you should have the problem taken care of by a professional right away. The cost of having oral health issues treated will likely rise if you give existing problems a chance to grow more severe.

Root Canal Therapy

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Root canals have an intimidating reputation, but we’re here to tell you that this treatment doesn’t cause pain. It actually relieves it! Because we administer a local anesthetic to the area beforehand, you shouldn’t feel discomfort during your procedure. Root canal therapy involves removing the diseased tissue from the center of your tooth, which is often the reason behind an excruciating toothache. Once we complete this treatment and seal the tooth back up with a crown, you should feel perfectly fine again.

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Tooth Extractions

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There’s nothing quite like your home-grown pearly whites, so we try to preserve them whenever possible. We also understand that in some situations, such as extreme decay or damage, a tooth cannot be saved. In that case, we’ll need to extract the tooth to prevent the problem from spreading. Rest assured that our team will keep you as safe as possible during and after your procedure to help you make a smooth recovery.

Wisdom Tooth Extractions

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The wisdom teeth typically emerge between the ages of 17 and 25. Many people end up needing to have them removed, either because there’s not enough room in their mouth or because these teeth become stuck under the gums. Whatever the case may be, our team can safely and comfortably remove these teeth if need be, preventing them from causing oral health concerns later on down the line.

Keys to Preventing Dental Emergencies

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Dr. Muddana, Dr. Chanana, and the rest of our team at Bright Smiles Dentistry are here to help you with root canal therapy, tooth extractions, and other urgent dental treatments. However, we completely understand wanting to avoid situations like that altogether. That’s why we are sharing a few ways you can reduce your chances of experiencing a knocked-out, cracked, or otherwise damaged tooth!

Visit Your Dentist for a Checkup and Cleaning Biannually

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One of the best ways to avoid a dental injury is by prioritizing preventive care, including your biannual dental checkups and cleanings. These visits allow our Brookfield dentists to periodically examine your teeth and gums, which ensures that oral health problems are caught early on, before they require same-day care. So, if it’s been longer than six months since your last visit, we encourage you to give us a call so we can get your next checkup and cleaning on the calendar!

Commit to a Solid Oral Hygiene Regimen

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On a daily basis, it’s important to commit to a solid at-home oral hygiene regimen. Habits like brushing twice a day and flossing each morning and evening can help prevent tooth decay and gum disease from developing (both of which can increase your chances of a serious dental injury). Bonus tip: be mindful of timing! You need to brush your teeth for a full two minutes and rinse for 30-60 seconds with mouthwash to effectively remove plaque, food particles, and other debris.

Eat a Nutritious Diet

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In short, a nutritious diet will help keep your teeth strong and healthy. While you don’t have to eliminate sugary foods and drinks entirely, it is a good idea to keep them to a minimum since they are one of the top culprits of cavities. On a similar note, extremely crunchy foods (like hard pretzels and tortilla chips) should be enjoyed carefully to help prevent one of your teeth from sustaining a serious chip or fracture.

Wear a Mouthguard

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Did you know that five million teeth are knocked-out each year? To prevent that from happening to you, we recommend wearing a mouthguard while participating in sports, especially contact ones. A custom-made one may also be helpful in preventing premature wear and tear from chronic grinding.

Use Tools to Open Packages, Not Your Teeth

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From chip bags to bottle caps, you should never use your teeth to open things. Although they can withstand the pressure of breaking down your food, they are not designed to tear into objects. So, make sure to use the right tools instead. Note: you should also avoid using your teeth to bite into ice, pencils, pen caps, and the like.