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The Cost of Neglect: Why Ignoring a Dental Emergency Can Be Expensive


Tooth troubles can turn your day upside down faster than you can say ‘ouch’. A throbbing toothache. A chipped front tooth. A sudden sharp pain while biting down. If you’re feeling one or more of these out of the blue — you’ve got a dental emergency on your hands.

Dental emergencies can strike at any time, leaving you in pain and scrambling to find relief. While the urge to tough it out might be strong, remember: early intervention is key.

Here at Smile Center in Buffalo, NY, we’re here to help when emergencies strike. Let’s go over how our emergency dentists help you get your smile back on track, quickly and effectively.

What is Emergency Dental Care?

Emergency dental care refers to immediate treatment for sudden (and often painful) dental problems. These problems often require immediate attention to prevent further complications or permanent damage.

Some common examples of dental emergencies are:

  • Severe toothache
  • Knocked-out tooth
  • Chipped or broken tooth
  • Lost or damaged dental crown or filling
  • Severe bleeding or trauma to the mouth or gums
  • Sudden or persistent dental abscess

What Does an Emergency Dentist Do?

An emergency dentist can diagnose the problem, provide immediate pain relief, and take steps to prevent further complications. Here are some of the procedures they might perform:

  • Administer pain medication
  • Prescribe antibiotics
  • Tooth extractions
  • Root canal therapy
  • Temporary or permanent dental crowns or fillings
  • Splinting unstable teeth
  • Cleaning and dressing of wounds to the mouth or gums

Waiting Can Result in a Dental Disaster

That seemingly small dental issue — like a chip or a cavity — can quickly escalate into a major problem if left unattended.

Increased Pain and Infection. That initial pain? It usually doesn’t simply disappear. Instead, it’ll likely worsen as the issue progresses. Untreated problems can become breeding grounds for bacteria, leading to increased pain and potential infection.

Potential Tooth Loss. Left without proper treatment, cavities and other tooth damage can weaken your tooth structure, potentially making extractions necessary.

Damage to Surrounding Teeth. Untreated infection can spread to neighboring teeth, putting your whole smile at risk.
Costly Procedures Down the Road. The longer you wait, the more complicated and expensive the treatment becomes. A small cavity now could mean a hefty bill for a root canal later.

Early Intervention and a Trip to the Emergency Dentist: Save Your Smile and Your Wallet

If you’re debating whether to call an emergency dentist, we’ll tell you now — it’s best to err on the side of caution and call them right away. We know you it’s tempting to avoid spending money on an emergency dental visit, but early intervention keeps your smile healthy and your wallet happy. Here’s how:

Relief from Pain and Discomfort. Prompt treatment means addressing the issue before it gets worse, minimizing pain and discomfort. Get back to enjoying your day-to-day activities without worry!

Smile Preservation. Early intervention can protect your tooth structure, potentially saving it from extraction or extensive restoration.

Saving Money in the Long Run. Addressing a small issue early is significantly cheaper than dealing with a more serious problem later. Plus, you’ll prevent potential complications with other teeth.
Peace of Mind. Knowing your dental health is in good hands allows you to focus on more important things.

Smile Center: Your Emergency Dental Care Specialists in Western New York

At Smile Center in Buffalo, NY, we know the importance of quick and effective emergency dental care better than anyone. Because of this, we offer:

Flexible Appointments. We strive to accommodate your schedule, offering appointments for adults and children alike, so you can be seen as soon as possible (usually the same day!).

Experienced Emergency Dentists. We have a highly qualified team on board to help diagnose and treat a wide range of dental emergencies.

Advanced Technology. We use state-of-the-art equipment to provide efficient and accurate diagnosis and treatment.

Compassionate Care. We know that dental emergencies can be stressful, even without the dental anxieties that affect many patients. We prioritize your comfort and well-being throughout the treatment process.

If you’re looking for an emergency dentist in Buffalo, NY look no further than Smile Center. We even offer free emergency office visits for those on our Smile Center Dental Plan! 

Don’t wait for a minor dental issue to become a major problem. We’re here to help you navigate dental emergencies promptly and effectively. Contact us today at (716) 634-4090 to schedule an appointment and keep your smile healthy and bright!