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Emergency Dentist — Doylestown, PA

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You can’t afford to ignore a broken tooth or severe mouth pain; if you don’t act quickly, you could end up losing a tooth – or maybe something worse! Dr. Kandov will make time to see you as soon as possible in the event of an emergency and can offer a variety of advanced treatments that will have you smiling comfortably again. If your mouth needs urgent care, call Olga Kandov, DMD – Brite Smiles without delay.

Why Choose Dr. Olga Kandov for Emergency Dental Care?

How We Treat Dental Emergencies

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If you have a broken, painful, or knocked-out tooth, or any other worrisome dental symptoms, give us a call as soon as you can. From there, here’s what you can expect:

The Most Common Dental Emergencies

For one person, a dental emergency might mean a toothache that has lasted for more than a couple of days; for another, it may be a permanent tooth that was lost after they got hit in the face. We’ll need to make sure we fully understand your symptoms and what’s causing them before we can move forward with any kind of treatment. Even if you are unsure if you need urgent dental care, we encourage you to give us a call just to be safe. We’ll help you assess the urgency of your situation over the phone and help you determine what steps you need to take next.

Below, you’ll find some of the most common dental emergencies Dr. Kandov and her team treat.

Understanding the Cost of Dental Emergencies 

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Finding relief for your pain and having your damaged teeth repaired is of the utmost importance, of course, but you’re also likely to be concerned about the cost of your treatment. Each person’s emergency is unique and will require different procedures to address, so the final price will vary. Your dentist will take the time to explain what you can expect to pay. Keep in mind that we’re in-network with several dental PPOs; if you don’t have insurance, feel free to ask about our in-house savings plan.

Every Dental Emergency Is Different

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No two dental emergencies are alike. This is why you are strongly recommended to schedule a consultation with Dr. Kandov to discuss your available options. During her examination, she will be able to identify the problem and determine the correct solution to remedy the situation and get you back on your feet. With a customized treatment plan, you can grasp a better understanding of how much you can expect to pay.

Depending on the injury, the most commonly recommended treatments include:

  • A tooth extraction
  • A custom-made dental crown
  • Root canal therapy
  • Antibiotics

Does Dental Insurance Cover Dental Emergencies?

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With dental insurance, you can expect most companies to pay at least a portion of your visit. It may even be possible with some insurances to have one emergency exam completely covered each year. The only way to know for sure is to contact someone with your insurance company.

Typically, the level of coverage you will receive will be largely based on the type of restorative care you need. While most insurers will agree to cover anywhere from 50-80% of the total cost, it is your responsibility to find out how much your out-of-pocket expenses will be. If you are unsure, the team at Dr. Kandov’s office will be happy to work on your behalf to help you get the answers you need.

Other Options for Making Dental Emergencies Affordable

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When it comes to the cost of dental emergencies, you may wonder if there if any alternative solutions available that can make paying for treatment easier and more affordable. If you do not have insurance or you need help paying the remaining balance after filing your claim, you have two additional options:

  • Enroll in Dr. Kandov’s Dental Passport Program that offers savings and discounts for one, low annual fee
  • Apply for flexible financing through CareCredit, which offers low and no interest payment plans to help you stay within your budget while paying for your emergency treatment

Taking Care of Your Smile Can Save You Money

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Naturally, a facial injury that occurs during an athletic event is not something you expect to happen. However, you do know that by neglecting your oral health, you are putting yourself at serious risk for infection. Although a toothache may occur because of a lodged piece of food between your teeth, it is likely there is a more serious issue occurring beneath the gum line. In this instance, only Dr. Kandov can relieve the discomfort and improve your oral health.

The reality though is that many of the infections or problems that occur as a result of poor oral hygiene can be easily mitigated. With regular brushing, flossing, and rinsing, you can s avoid a trip to see your emergency dentist and instead, keep more money in your pocket.

Dr. Kandov and her team are ready to help should you experience a dental emergency. From the high-quality care you’ll receive to the assistance in navigating the cost of treatment, you can expect us to guide you every step of the way. If you are unsure what to do in a dental emergency or need help identifying ways to pay, don’t be afraid to contact our office.

Keys to Preventing Dental Emergencies

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Basic oral care and common sense can greatly reduce your chances of experiencing a dental emergency. Waiting until a situation is causing pain or swelling can leave you facing a more dire situation that requires complex and extensive treatment. Fortunately, Dr. Kandov and our team are here to help you prevent dental emergencies by providing helpful tips to keep your smile in tip-top shape. After you review the following information, feel free to contact us with any questions you might have.

Keep Your Regular Dental Appointments

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Dr. Kandov wants you to avoid cavities, gum disease, and other serious problems, which is why it is important that you keep your regular six-month dental checkups and cleanings. During these visits, she will check for any signs of decay or inflammation and recommend necessary treatment to reduce your chances of advancing oral health problems. We’ll also thoroughly clean and remove plaque and tartar from your teeth and gums to ensure a clean and refreshing smile.

Keep Brushing and Flossing

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If you want to avoid the dentist's office, make sure you’re taking the proper steps at home. Brushing twice a day for two minutes, flossing at least once a day, and rinsing regularly will help to stave off tooth decay, gum disease, and other issues that might lead to an infection. Nagging toothaches are never pleasant; however, with the right instruments and commitment to optimal oral hygiene, you can avoid a sudden dental emergency.

Be Mindful What You Eat

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The foods you consume play a vital role in the health of your teeth and gums. Too much sugar and starch can wreak havoc and cause you to develop cavities and periodontal disease. However, by incorporating healthier alternatives like leafy greens, lean proteins, fruits, vegetables, and low-fat dairy, you can feel more confident that your smile is on the right path. While you’re certainly free to enjoy a cookie or slice of pie now and then, don’t make them part of your normal routine if you want to avoid a dental emergency.

Wear a Mouthguard to Protect Your Teeth

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A customized mouthguard is one of the best ways to safeguard your smile. Whether you’re on the field or trying to sleep at night but continue to grind and clench your teeth, these uniquely designed forms of mouth protection make it possible to minimize excessive force placed upon your teeth and gums. No matter if it is caused by a sudden fall while out for a run or your pearly whites grinding against each other because of stress, Dr. Kandov can create a customized mouthguard that will be comfortable to wear.

Use Tools to Open Packages, Not Your Teeth

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Your tooth enamel is one of the hardest substances in the body, but it can be worn down and even break if too much unnecessary pressure is applied. Attempting to open packages and containers with your teeth is a bad idea, especially if you want to avoid the potential for a dental crown, tooth extraction, or even cosmetic improvement (i.e., cosmetic bonding, veneers). Instead of using your teeth to rip open a bag, find the necessary tool and let it take care of the task.

Dental Emergency FAQ’s 

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Dr. Kandov understands that when dental emergencies happen, you want someone who can treat the problem quickly and effortlessly. Fortunately, she and her team offer same-day appointments should you accidentally knock out a tooth or bust your lip. But when unexpected events occur, you likely have a lot of questions running through your head. As a way to better prepare you before you need the assistance of a professional, below is a list of emergency dentistry FAQs.

When Should I Go to the ER Instead of an Emergency Dentist?

In most cases, you can rely on Dr. Kandov to handle your dental emergency; however, there are a few instances that are best suited for a visit to your local emergency room. These include:

  • Facial trauma that results in a broken or fractured jaw
  • Continuous bleeding from the mouth or facial area that does not cease after 15-20 minutes of continued applied pressure
  • Increased swelling occurring around the mouth or neck

Dr. Kandov and her team are equipped to handle all types of dental injuries, but when symptoms as those mentioned above occur, it is necessary that you seek immediate medical attention before turning to our team for restorative assistance.

Why Is an Emergency Dentist Best for Dental Emergencies?

Although the situation you are in is technically an “emergency,” not all situations warrant a trip to the emergency room. Seeing Dr. Kandov will prove much more beneficial if you knock out a tooth, lose a crown or filling, suffer from a severe toothache, chip or break a tooth, or bust your lip. Why? There are a few reasons:

  • Your emergency dentist knows you and doesn’t require asking an overabundance of questions just to determine the right solution for your specific need.
  • You won’t need to wait hours upon hours in a waiting room full of sick and contagious people.
  • You can receive start-to-finish care because Dr. Kandov won’t just treat the symptoms. She will recommend treatment to fix the problem and get you back to your normal activity as soon as possible.

Should I Keep My Appointment If I’m No Longer In Pain?

Yes! Pain is only one symptom, and not all individuals experience it when faced with a dental injury. Even if your pain does subside, it’s always best to keep your appointment and see Dr. Kandov. Oftentimes, there can be damage beneath the gum line, and only a dental X-Ray or special cone beam scanner can detect problems that cannot be seen by the naked eye. No matter the type of dental injury you incur, don’t take a chance on a potential problem becoming worse. Let your emergency dentist take a look and make sure everything is okay with your smile.

What Should I Do If I Have a Dental Emergency While I’m Out of Town?

Since dental accidents can happen anyplace, anytime, you should always be prepared to handle the situation even while out of town or on vacation. Should this happen to you, make sure to locate a nearby dentist who can immediately treat your problem. You are advised to contact our office and alert us to the situation. Once we understand the situation and know how it was treated, we can determine if you should come in to see Dr. Kandov after you return. This proactive step to seek help will allow you to continue enjoying time spent with your family and friends.

Is It Okay for Me to Seek Emergency Help Even If I Don’t Have Dental Insurance?

Always remember that it is best to see an emergency dentist for a specific injury than avoid medical treatment and face worsening conditions in the future. Even if you don’t have dental insurance, Dr. Kandov offers a Dental Passport Program that has many of the same benefits as a regular insurance, but you only pay one low, flat fee per year. There are no deductibles, annual maximums, or waiting periods. You can also inquire about financing with CareCredit to take care of more complex dental treatments. This will allow you to break up the cost into more manageable monthly payments.

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