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Emergency Dentist – Waco, TX 

Bringing You Emergency Care When You Need It

Woman with dental pain visiting an emergency dentist in Waco

Whether you’re struggling with serious tooth pain that just won’t go away or your child has somehow managed to knock out a permanent tooth while hanging out on the playground, Premier Family Dental is here to provide assistance and relief to patients in need. Please contact us right away here in Waco for fast emergency dental care so that emergency dentist Dr. Cofer can make time to see you as soon as possible.

Why Choose Premier Family Dental for Emergency Dental Care?

  • Gets You Seen as Soon As Possible
  • Highly Trained and Experienced Dentists
  • Flexible Financing Options Available

What to Do in a Dental Emergency

Patient in pain visiting a Waco emergency dentist
  • After you get in touch with our office, a team member will be able to speak with you and confirm the severity of your dental issue. We’ll do our best to get you scheduled as soon as possible as well as provide first-aid guidance over the phone to improve your comfort and prevent the issue (whether it’s a toothache, infection, or broken tooth) from getting worse.
  • Once you do arrive for your emergency appointment, whether that’s the same day or in the near future, we’ll get you seen by Dr. Cofer. He will perform an exam to confirm the cause of your dental emergency. To do this, we may need to perform digital X-rays if the issue is not clearly visible.
  • We’ll speak with you directly to discuss your treatment plan and the services that will be needed to resolve your dental emergency. This could include dental fillings, root canal therapy, tooth extractions, or another treatment depending on your unique situation.

The Most Common Dental Emergencies

While there are ways to improve your dental emergency before you arrive, you should always give us a call directly to set up an appointment and get guidance on how to best manage your situation. Even if you aren’t sure if what you’re experiencing is a dental emergency, it’s better to be safe rather than allow your dental issue to potentially worsen.

How to Prevent Dental Emergencies

Woman smiling and preventing dental emergencies in Waco
  • Schedule a checkup and cleaning for the whole family every six months! By visiting a trusted and experienced dentist like Dr. Cofer at regular intervals, you can ensure that any dental problems are caught and treated at their earliest, most harmless stages.
  • Do you play any sports where physical contact with other players or hard objects is a possibility? Make sure to wear a mouthguard so your smile is well-protected during the big game.
  • If you suspect that you suffer from bruxism (teeth grinding), talk to Dr. Cofer right away about having a custom-made nightguard created.
  • Be very careful when enjoying foods that are sticky, tough, or hard to chew. Stick to a diet that has plenty of good vegetables and fruit! Also, don’t chew on the ice that comes in your drink, as you run the risk of cracking your enamel.
  • Use scissors to open packaging and not your teeth.

Understanding the Cost of Emergency Dentistry

Wallet full of money for dental emergency in Waco

Before we have the ability to outline the details of the cost of your emergency treatment, it’s crucial that we figure out exactly what’s causing your discomfort. We won’t be able to do this until we’ve conduct a thorough examination of your mouth. Based on our findings, we can outline a custom treatment plan and walk you through insurance coverage and financing options. If you have any questions at all, don’t hesitate to ask our friendly dental team!

Every Dental Emergency is Different

Woman needing to see emergency dentist in Waco

The cost of a dental emergency varies on numerous different factors, but the initial visit is actually relatively inexpensive. During this appointment, our team will take the time to assess your oral health and determine what further treatment you need to restore your smile. Until you can come to the practice to have the issue examined, it’s nearly impossible to predict the overall cost. Some of the more common solutions to dental emergencies include the following:

  • Root canal therapy
  • Extractions
  • Dental crowns
  • TMJ treatment
  • And more!

You can relax knowing that our committed team will thoroughly explain our findings, recommended treatment plan, and estimated cost ahead of time so you aren’t meant with any unnecessary surprises.

Does Dental Insurance Cover Dental Emergencies?

Dental insurance form for dental emergency in Waco

Most of the time, dental insurance plans offer some form of coverage for dental emergency situations. In some plans, at least one yearly emergency exam may be fully covered, while common services associated with tooth pain, like root canal therapy and extractions, can receive partial coverage, anywhere from 50% to 80%. It’s important to note that each plan is different and yearly maximums usually come into effect. Before committing to treatment, confirm what is covered with your dental insurance company. We accept virtually all of the major PPO insurance plans found here in central Texas and will file claims on your behalf.

Other Options for Making Dental Emergencies Affordable

Man calculating cost of dental emergency in Waco

Just because you don’t have dental insurance doesn’t mean that you are out of luck. We are happy to work with flexible financing plans through both CareCredit and Compassionate Finance. Both options can break down your overall cost into manageable monthly payments with little-to-no interest attached.

Our practice also has an in-house membership plans, so you can expect predicable, flat rates for treatment and avoid deductibles and annual maximums, all for an affordable annual fee! Our plans even include one yearly emergency exam.

Taking Care of Your Smile Can Save You Money (or something similar – feel free to spin)

Woman brushing her teeth to prevent dental emergency in Waco

Not all dental emergencies are preventable, as unexpected, unavoidable incidents can happen out of the blue. However, when you implement some extra steps into your life, you can reduce your probability of developing oral health issues and needing emergency treatment. By avoiding dental emergencies, you can save hundreds, or even thousands of dollars over time.

You should always keep an eye out for changes in your mouth. New oral pain or visible changes can indicate that you have an issue that needs to be addressed. By caring for dental problems as soon as they occur, you can keep them from progressing and becoming more serious. The longer you put off dental treatment, the more it is likely to cost. For example, by coming to the practice for root canal therapy now, you may be able to avoid the cost and hassle of needing an extraction and tooth replacement in the future. You can save time, discomfort, and money!

Dental emergencies can happen unexpectedly, so we’re always eager to help. This is why we’re prepared to see you as soon as possible. Give us a call so we can get to the bottom of it!