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Emergency Dentist — Marysville, OH

Toothache? Broken Tooth? Give us a Call!

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The Darby Creek Dental team believes in helping patients when they need us most. Despite one’s best efforts, we know you may deal with toothaches, dental damage, and other such emergencies. Given these facts, our dental team offers great emergency dentistry in Marysville. We always strive to give same-day treatment to those from Milford Center and the greater Columbus area. So, then, call us about your urgent oral issues and receive our fast care!

Why Choose Us for Emergency Dental Care?

  • Dental Insurance Welcome
  • Most Dentistry Under One Roof
  • Early & Late Appointment Times Available

How We Treat Dental Emergencies

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If you’ve never had a dental emergency before, don’t worry. We at Darby Creek Dental can walk you through the treatment process. In particular, here are four things to expect from an emergency dental visit:

  • A Same-Day Appointment – Once you call us, our dental team will book you for the earliest possible visit. (You may even see us the very same day!) As you wait for this appointment, we can provide first-aid tips over the phone.
  • An Emergency Exam – You’ll receive a brief but thorough oral exam after you arrive at our office. This step helps the supervising dentist learn the source of your condition. (It also helps us confirm how to relieve your pain.)
  • A Review of Findings – Following the exam, we’ll share our findings with you. We can then suggest a few suitable procedures. Your feedback will help us draft a custom treatment plan that works for you. (To be clear, we’ll tell you the estimated cost and timeline before you commit.)
  • Crucial Dental Care – With your treatment plan in hand, our dental team will quickly fix your oral problem. These staff have the training and experience to do so. In other words, you can count on us for crowns, fillings, root canals, or whatever you need to heal your smile.

The Most Common Dental Emergencies

Even as dental emergencies vary a lot, some are more common than others. These “typical” kinds are the ones that occur more often. You should quickly visit our office if or when facing them. After all, our trained dental team can handle “typical” urgent oral problems. We’re easily able to handle dental emergencies like the following:

Understanding the Cost of Dental Emergencies 

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Are you putting off getting treatment for your dental emergency because you’re worried about the cost? Our team will happily work with you to make your procedure(s) more affordable. Keep in mind, however, that the longer you wait to eliminate the problem, the more advanced it may become, potentially costing you more money overall. A small cavity could progress into a huge one later, requiring more invasive and expensive treatment.

Keys to Preventing Dental Emergencies

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In some cases, emergencies are unavoidable, but we recommend taking the following preventive measures to protect teeth from potential damage:

  • Don’t use your teeth as tools to open packages, crack nuts, etc.
  • Avoid bad oral habits like chewing on ice, smoking, and snacking on junk food. Such things will damage your teeth and gums.
  • Always wear a sportsguard when participating in athletic events. (Otherwise, your mouth may be injured due to impacts with hard surfaces, other players, or equipment.)
  • Brush your teeth twice daily and floss between them once daily.
  • Visit us twice yearly for dental checkups and cleanings.

Dental Emergency FAQs

Can I pop a dental abscess on my own?

Just like when you pop a pimple, popping a dental abscess can cause bacteria to spread. This is particularly concerning since an infection in your mouth can quickly irritate the area more and even move to other parts of your body. So, the best thing to do is contact our Marysville dental team the moment you notice a pimple-like bump or blister on your gums.

Will my toothache go away on its own?

If your schedule is busy, money is tight, or you struggle with dental-related anxiety, you might be tempted to take the “wait and see” approach when it comes to dental pain. There are a few reasons why you shouldn’t. The main reason is that tooth decay and other common causes of toothaches cannot heal without the necessary restorative care. In other words, the longer you postpone your visit, the worse the root of the problem will get.

How should I sleep with tooth pain?

As we touched on in the previous section, toothaches warrant an immediate call to our office so that we can intervene before the root of the problem gets worse. With that said, we know it’s not always possible to come in the very same day for treatment. If that’s the case for you, then it’s helpful to know some tips for sleeping with tooth pain in the meantime. We recommend eating soft foods at dinner, taking OTC pain medication 30 minutes before bed, and keeping your head elevated while you sleep.

Should I visit the emergency room first for dental emergencies?

It’s common for patients to assume that they should head to the ER if they are in pain. However, it’s rare for hospitals to have dentists on-staff, so that’s not always the best place to turn if you have knocked out, fractured, or cracked a tooth. The best way to tell whether your dental injury warrants a visit to the ER is by assessing your symptoms. If you’re experiencing anything potentially life-threatening (i.e., facial swelling, trouble breathing, difficulty swallowing), then you should call 911 or go to your nearest ER right away. Otherwise, your first call should be to your dentist.

What does throbbing tooth pain mean?

Throbbing tooth pain is a symptom of everything from inflammation within the tooth to a large crack in the enamel. In other words, it’s a good indicator that it’s time to come in for an exam. That way, we can pinpoint both what’s causing your discomfort and the best way to address it.

Do chipped teeth heal?

No, chipped teeth do not heal. Even if you aren’t too worried about the aesthetic drawbacks of this dental injury, it’s important that you schedule an exam with one of our dedicated emergency dentists in Marysville so we can make sure it isn’t vulnerable to breaking further or developing an infection.