Emergency Dentistry in Santa Rosa, CA

If you're experiencing a dental emergency, don’t hesitate to call us! Dr. Wilson is here to help with same-day, after-hours, and weekend appointments.

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Emergency dental appointments in Santa Rosa

Do I need emergency dental care?

It's important to act quickly when it comes to a dental emergency, but it may be tough to know if you’re experiencing a true emergency. If you're dealing with pain, swelling, or a broken or cracked tooth, it's a clear sign that something's not right. Don’t hesitate to give us a call at (707) 578-7424 as soon you can and our team will be happy to schedule you for an appointment as soon as possible.

One of Dr. Wilson's favorite things as a dentist is the ability to get someone out of pain or fix a broken tooth in one quick appointment. Rest assured he will make every effort to get emergency dentistry problems treated in the same day that you call!

Did you know…

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If you lose a tooth, do not scrub it or clean it off, just place it in cold milk while you head to your emergency appointment.

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Digital X-Rays & Imaging

Better diagnostics means better results. With modern imaging techniques, we can quickly and accurately assess your dental emergency, and create a treatment plan right away, so you can relieve your dental pain and get back to your life.

Problem-Focused Exams

When issues arise, our team can perform problem-focused exams (also known as limited exams) to help address the issues. Limited exams allow us to focus on what’s hurting or injured so we can get you out of pain and back to normal again.

After Hours Appointments in Santa Rosa

Dental emergencies don’t always strike during regular business hours. That’s why we offer after hours appointments so you can get the care you deserve, when you need it most.

Same-Day Appointments

If your dental emergency cannot wait until tomorrow, give us a call. We’ll make sure you see our Santa Rosa dentist for same-day treatment. 

Weekend Appointments

Dental emergencies don’t follow a set schedule. That’s why we offer weekend appointments for emergency situations. Don’t wait until Monday to get the relief you deserve, get in touch with us now to get your smile back in working order today!

The Benefits of Emergency Dentistry

Relieve Pain & Swelling

There’s no reason why you should live in discomfort. Care from Dr. Wilson alleviates pain and swelling so you can live and smile comfortably.

Fix A Broken Tooth

Get your smile back by fixing cracked, chipped, or missing teeth.

Re-Cement Your Crown or Veneer

If your crown or veneer falls out, Dr. Wilson can promptly re-cement it so your smile can go back to normal.

What do I do in a Dental Emergency?

Call Us Right Away

Reach out to our team as soon as possible. Even if you're not certain if your situation is an emergency, Dr. Wilson will evaluate the severity of the issue and assist you with the treatment you need.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Check out these frequently asked questions, or call us to speak with our team.

How can I prepare for a dental emergency before it happens?

Being prepared for a dental emergency can help you react quickly and effectively when it occurs. Here are some steps to take:

  • Find a Trusted Emergency Dentist: Research and establish a relationship with an emergency dentist like Dr. Sean Wilson before an emergency arises. Having a dentist you trust can make the process smoother.
  • Create an Emergency Kit: Consider assembling a dental emergency kit that includes items like gauze, a small container with a lid, over-the-counter pain relievers, and the contact information for your emergency dentist.
  • Understand Your Insurance: Know the details of your dental insurance coverage for emergencies, including any deductibles, co-pays, and in-network providers.
  • Avoid Risky Activities: Minimize activities that can lead to dental emergencies, such as chewing on hard objects, using your teeth to open packages, and playing contact sports without a mouthguard.

Remember that prevention is always better than dealing with emergencies. Regular dental check-ups and maintaining good oral hygiene can help reduce the risk of dental issues that lead to emergencies.

What are the symptoms of a tooth infection spreading?

A tooth infection, also known as a dental abscess, can lead to severe complications if left untreated. It's essential to recognize the signs of a tooth infection spreading so that you can seek prompt dental care from Dr. Sean Wilson. Common symptoms include:

  • Severe Toothache: Persistent, throbbing pain that may radiate to the jaw, ear, or neck.
  • Swelling: Swelling of the face, jaw, or neck, often accompanied by redness and warmth in the affected area.
  • Fever: An elevated body temperature is a sign of infection.
  • Pus or Drainage: If you notice a foul-tasting discharge, it may indicate an abscess.
  • If you experience any of these symptoms, it is crucial to contact Dr. Sean Wilson's office immediately for evaluation and treatment. Ignoring a spreading tooth infection can lead to serious health complications.

Dr. Sean Wilson is dedicated to providing top-quality emergency dental care. If you have further questions or require assistance during a dental emergency, please do not hesitate to contact us. Your oral health is our priority, and we are here to help you through any dental crisis you may face.

Does dental insurance cover dental emergencies?

Dental insurance coverage for emergency dental care can vary depending on your insurance plan. Most dental insurance policies do cover dental emergencies, but the extent of coverage may differ. Here are some key points to consider:

  • Emergency Dental Services: Many dental insurance plans cover emergency services like the treatment of severe pain, oral infections, and dental trauma.
  • Co-Payments and Deductibles: You may be responsible for co-payments or deductibles, depending on your plan.
  • In-Network: Check whether Dr. Sean Wilson is in-network with your insurance provider to maximize your coverage.
  • Pre-Authorization: Some insurance plans may require pre-authorization for emergency dental procedures. Be sure to contact your insurance provider to understand their specific requirements.

Dr. Sean Wilson's office can assist you in understanding your insurance coverage and can work with you to ensure you receive the necessary care during a dental emergency while making the most of your insurance benefits.

Can an ER do anything for tooth pain?

While emergency rooms (ERs) are equipped to handle a wide range of medical emergencies, they may not be the best place to address tooth pain. ER staff can provide temporary relief for severe dental pain, such as prescribing pain medication or antibiotics for an infection, but they typically do not have the specialized dental equipment or expertise to perform dental procedures.

It's important to remember that a visit to the ER for dental issues may result in a substantial cost, and it is usually more effective to seek care from a dentist who specializes in oral health. Dr. Sean Wilson is available for dental emergencies and can provide comprehensive care to address the root cause of your tooth pain, ensuring a more long-term solution.

What should I do if my dental work has fallen out?

If you've lost a piece of dental work, such as a filling or crown, it's important to act quickly to protect your oral health. Call us to schedule an appointment so we can treat it as soon as possible.

What should I do about a loose tooth?

If you have a loose tooth from a dental injury, get in touch with us to schedule a same-day appointment. Not treating it in time can damage the nerves supporting your tooth, causing the tooth to fall out. So don’t hesitate to reach out — we are here for you!

What should I do about a severe toothache?

If you are experiencing severe tooth pain, please don't hesitate to contact us. We can address your concerns and promptly schedule an appointment. In the meantime, you can use a cold compress on your cheek, take over-the-counter pain medication, or use a topical product like Orajel to numb the tooth and reduce tooth pain.

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