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Emergency Dentist — Greenbelt, MD

I Am In Pain & Need Help

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Life is full of unexpected surprises, and as we all know by now, many of them can be quite unpleasant. If you or a loved one suddenly find yourselves in need of immediate dental care, know that you can always turn to our emergency dentist in Greenbelt, MD. McCarl Dental Group is able to arrange same-day emergency dental appointments for patients in most cases, so we can get you out of pain and back to their normal lives as quickly as possible.

Why Choose McCarl Dental Group for Emergency Dental Care?

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How We Treat Dental Emergencies

If you’re in a car accident, get food poisoning, or break your arm, do you wait until Monday morning at 8 am to call your doctor? No. You would probably go to the emergency room right away, but for patients experiencing dental emergencies, waiting until the dentist has time to fit them in during regular office hours is often the only option. At McCarl Dental Group, we’re here to help when our patients need us most. If you experience a dental emergency, we will do our utmost to see you right away. In many cases, we can see patients on the day they call.

In addition to offering same day appointments whenever possible for emergency dentistry patients, one of our team members will happily walk you through how to care for your smile until you can make it in to see us. Your first step in any dental emergency should be to call our dental office in Greenbelt, MD at (301) 259-3604. If it’s after hours, listen to the message and contact one of the dentists on the mobile phone numbers provided.

The Most Common Dental Emergencies

Most dental emergencies fall into one of two categories. The first is emergencies brought about by sudden injuries or accidents, like a broken or knocked-out tooth. The other is emergencies that develop slowly over time, such as an intense toothache or lingering tooth sensitivity. Not sure your situation “counts” as a dental emergency? The odds are good that if you’re in pain or injured your tooth, you’re in urgent need and we can help. Even if you are unsure if you need urgent attention, we encourage you to give us a call right away anyways. Some of the most common urgent dentistry concerns we treat include:

Understanding the Cost of Dental Emergencies 

The cost of restoring your smile following a dental emergency will vary depending on the treatment necessary, but as always, the McCarl dental group team is committed to offering quality, effective dentistry services at a price that fits your budget. We will maximize your insurance benefits, work with you on financing options, and take all the stress out of paying for your necessary dental care. Your tooth may hurt but paying to repair it doesn’t have to!

How to Prevent Dental Emergencies

To prevent a dental emergency, start with the basics. Make sure you’re properly caring for your smile at home with daily brushing and flossing. You should also visit our office at least two times each year for dental checkups and teeth cleanings to ensure we’re able to diagnose and begin treatment for common oral health issues in the earliest stages. Some other tips for preventing dental emergencies include:

  • Stop biting nails, eating ice, or chewing on pen caps
  • Do not use your teeth as tools to crack nuts or open packages
  • Always wear a sportsguard during athletic practices and competitions
  • Follow treatment recommendations if you experience nighttime teeth grinding & clenching