Q) What should I do if I’m having a dental emergency?
Before coming to our office, read the directions for what to do in various dental emergencies. Take swift action – the faster we see you, the higher our chances of being able to save your smile from lasting damage.
- Toothache: A toothache can be a sign of various problems. If you’re experiencing a toothache, rinse with warm water and floss to see if there’s anything lodged between your teeth. If there is swelling, use a cold compress on the outside of the mouth. Avoid putting aspirin or other painkillers on the gum tissue.
- Chipped or broken tooth: If you can find the pieces of your tooth, save them. Rinse your mouth with warm water, and clean off any pieces of your tooth that you find. Apply gauze to any bleeding until the bleeding stops. If you have pain or swelling, apply a cold compress to the outside of the mouth. Bring the pieces of your tooth with you to our office.
- Knocked-out tooth: Save your knocked-out tooth, making sure you hold it by the top of the tooth. Rinse the tooth with water, but do not scrub away any tissue. If you can, place the tooth back in its socket and hold it there until you get to our office. If you can’t do this, place the tooth into a cup of milk (or water if you have no milk). Come to our office immediately.
- Partially dislodged tooth: Come to our office immediately, and apply a cold compress to the outside of the mouth to help with any pain.
- Lost filling: You can actually place a piece of sugarless gum into the cavity while you’re on your way to our walk-in dental office. If you can’t come immediately, you can also use an over-the-counter dental cement to fill the hole until you can come to our office.
- Lost crown: If a dental crown comes out, try to place it back over the tooth prior to coming to our office. You can use a little over-the-counter dental cement, toothpaste, or denture adhesive to hold the crown in place temporarily – but don’t try to use super glue! If you’re experiencing pain, apply a little clove oil to the painful area with a cotton swab.
- Abscess: An abscess can be a very serious infection, so come see us as soon as possible if you’re suffering with an oral abscess. These usually occur at the root of your tooth or in gum pockets. You’ll most likely experience a painful swelling on the gum if you’re suffering from an abscess. To help with the pain, you can rinse your mouth with a salt water mixture containing about ½ a teaspoon of salt for every 8 ounces of warm water.
Q) How can I pay for my care at Premier Walk-In Dental?
We offer a variety of ways to make the cost of your dental treatment affordable. We accept:
- American Express
CareCredit is a financing option that can help you budget for your dental care, offering No Interest up to 12 months or longer payment terms with competitive interest rates and lower payments. You can apply online or just ask and we would be happy to assist you with your application.
For our patients who have dental insurance, we would be happy to assist you in filing your claim. We will provide you with the completed ADA claim form, and you would need only provide us with your insurance information, then sign and mail it to your insurance company for reimbursement.
Q) Do I need to call before coming to your office?
No! When we say we’re a walk-in dental office, we mean it. You’re always welcome to call us with any questions you might have, but if you’re ready to come in for an appointment, whether it’s an emergency or a less urgent dental treatment need, just come on by.
Q) Do you offer walk-in dental hygiene?
We offer cleanings at our office. Based on a complete exam, Dr. Kumar will decide if you will need a regular cleaning or a deep cleaning.
- Tooth Extractions
- Root Canal Therapy
- Dental Crowns and Veneers
- Denture and Partial Repair and Replacement
- Same Day Emergency Dental Procedures
- Dental Checkups and Cleanings
- In-Office Teeth Whitening
Mon. 8:30 - 5
Tues. 8:30 - 5
Wed. 8:30 - 5
Thurs. 8:30 - 5
Fri. 8:30 - 5
After hours by Appointment
For your convenience, we take appointments to treat patients after hours/after 5 p.m. on weekdays. Please call our office during regular office hours between 8:30-5 p.m. and schedule your appointment.