Emergency Dental Care in Santa Teresa

Emergency dentistry is a topic that most patients don’t want to think about, but it’s important to know if your primary dental care provider accepts emergency walk-in appointments. Fortunately, Dr. Oushy and the rest of the Santa Teresa Smiles team are here to help should you ever find yourself with an unbearable toothache, an abscess, or any other dental emergency. If you need to see an emergency dentist in Santa Teresa right away, please call our office at 575-222-7988.

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How can I get an appointment when I’m having a dental emergency?

We set aside time in our daily schedule just in case a dental emergency comes up and we have to change other appointments to make room for an emergency. If you are experiencing a dental emergency, please call our office as soon as you can. Our virtual contact form, while convenient, should not be used during an emergency, as calling our practice is much faster. Our team will then advise you on what to do next, and we will begin preparing a treatment room so we can assist you as soon as you arrive at our office.

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How do I know if I’m having a dental emergency?

If you are unsure whether or not you need emergency dental care, our knowledgeable team can offer advice over the phone to help you decide the best course of action to take. However, if you answer “yes” to any of the following questions, your situation is most likely a dental emergency, and you should prepare to make a trip to our office as soon as possible.

  • Are you suddenly experiencing unbearable pain or sensitivity?
  • Are you experiencing severe bleeding or swelling?
  • Did you crack, break, or lose a tooth?
  • Did a dental restoration come loose?
  • Is there an unexplained bump on your gums?
  • Do any of your adult teeth feel loose?
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Is emergency dental care covered by insurance?

Emergency dentistry is covered by some insurance plans, so it’s worth checking with your dental insurance provider to see what, if anything, would be covered in an emergency. Santa Teresa Smiles also accepts payment plans through CareCredit® and LendingClub, which means you can get the care you need right away and break up the upfront cost of your emergency dental care into manageable monthly payments. If you have any questions about financing emergency dental care, you are welcome to call our front office or visit our financial page.

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