At Dousman Family Dentistry we understand emergencies happen. As a family-owned and operated business we work to provide our community with any of the services they might need - even if that means handling emergencies outside of normal business hours.
What is a Dental Emergency?
Any of the following paired with pain, facial or gum swelling is considered an emergency:
- Broken tooth (craze lines, fractured cusp, cracked tooth, split tooth, or vertical root fracture)
- Missing crown
- Tooth infection (abscessed tooth)
If you live anywhere in Waukesha County or the surrounding area, don’t hesitate to call us at 262-965-3662. We will do our best to find an immediate time to see you and treat your dental emergency.
Dental Emergency Costs
Broken tooth costs can depend on whether your chip or break is minor or major. The simplest fixes can be done through bonding or filling, but more major breaks can break your bank and leave you needing crowns or root canal therapy. Prices for different procedures include:
- Fillings can cost between $90 and $500.
- Dental bonding can cost between $100 and $1,000.
- Dental veneers can cost between $400 and $1,500.
- Root canal therapy can cost between $600 and $1,400.
- Crowns can cost between $800 and $1,700.
If you already had a crown placed on one of your teeth and it breaks off, replacing it can be just as expensive. Prices can vary based on the condition of your natural tooth underneath the previous crown, your dentist, and your geographical location. Several different materials can be used to fix a crown, which means that there are a variety of price options. The following costs for replacing missing crowns are full price without insurance.
- All-porcelain (ceramic) can cost between $1,200 and $1,500.
- Porcelain fused to high noble metal can cost between $900 and $1,300.
- Porcelain fused to noble metal can cost between $900 and $1,200.
- Porcelain fused to predominantly base metal can cost between $800 and $1,200.
Dousman also offers a CEREC same-day crown option that costs between $1,2000 and $1,700.
If you are experiencing a tooth infection, commonly known as an abscessed tooth, then there are several solutions to treat your problem. The method chosen to treat your tooth will depend on how infected your tooth or gums may be. Several methods and their prices include:
- Root canal for a front tooth can cost between $600 and $900.
- Root canal for a molar can cost between $1,000 and $1,400.
- Tooth extraction can cost between $75 and $300.
- Crowns can cost between $800 and $1,700.
- Implants can cost between $3,500 and $6,000.
Dental Emergencies - No Insurance
Emergency procedures are not always covered by dental insurance plans. Fortunately, Dousman Family Dentistry has payment plans to make all our services affordable. We understand you’re not planning on a dental emergency, so we make sure you can get the help you need when you need it.
Where to go for a Dental Emergency
In most cases, it's best to go to a dentist for a dental emergency. Dentists will have the tools and equipment needed to put in a bridge, filling or treat most maxillofacial injuries.
Go to the ER for a dental emergency if you are:
- In extreme pain requiring immediate medical attention
- Struggling to stop bleeding
- Experiencing severe additional injuries to areas besides the teeth, such as might require jaw surgery
- Unable to get ahold of an available dentist to treat the emergency
How Severe is My Toothache?
While a really bad toothache might make you feel like you're dying, you really have a bacterial infection or an abscessed tooth. It hurts! And it is really important to treat the infection before it spreads to the rest of the body and leads to more severe consequences. Most tooth pain can be taken care of with simple treatments such as fillings and antibiotics, but it's best to make sure and get out of pain sooner rather than later.
Knocked Out Tooth Treatment
Try to retrieve the tooth by picking it up from the top to avoid touching the root. Gently rinse the tooth but DO NOT scrub it and DO NOT use any soaps or chemicals, even toothpaste. If you are able, try and put the tooth back into the socket and head directly to get medical care from a dentist. If you are not able to put the tooth back into your mouth, put it in a small container of milk and head to the dentist asap!