Emergency Dental Care in Odessa, TX

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We’re Available to Help

Health emergencies can be frightening, especially when your smile is threatened. But don’t worry — we can help you, no matter the dental emergency you have. We can provide comfortable solutions that’ll have you smiling again in no time.

Call our office at (432) 333-6169 and we can help you, no matter when you call. We offer same-day emergency dental services and appointments so you don’t have to suffer.

Emergency Tooth Extractions & Oral Surgery

Dr. Rangel does everything he can to save a tooth — but especially in an emergency, the tooth may have to be removed for the sake of your overall health. Tooth extractions aren’t painful and can help your mouth to heal as well as prevent further infection or damage.

Fillings & Crown Repair

Fillings and dental crowns are meant to last for a long time, but they don’t last forever. If your filling or crown has become damaged or falls out, we can help you. 

We can also perform emergency tooth fillings if you have a cavity that’s causing you pain — we try to do this as soon as possible, as waiting can allow the infection to spread further and result in a need for more invasive procedures.

Root Canal Therapy

A severely infected tooth doesn’t always have to be removed. In fact, Dr. Rangel will usually consider a root canal treatment first. Emergency root canal therapy can save your infected tooth by removing the infection from inside, relieving your pain while preserving your natural tooth.

Dental Implant & Denture Care

An issue with your tooth replacement can threaten your smile and ability to eat, but we can ensure the integrity of your teeth so you don’t have to worry. We can fix broken, ill-fitting, or otherwise compromised tooth replacements.

Dental implants and dentures allow you to thrive, and we’ll make sure it stays that way.

Call (432) 333-6169 for Emergency Dental Care

If you’re in pain or part of your mouth is damaged, Dr. Rangel and our team are here for you. We can get you into our office the very day you call us, so don’t hesitate.

Frequently Asked Questions

What qualifies as a dental emergency?

A dental emergency can qualify as anything accidental or that requires immediate care. A chipped or broken tooth, lost filling or crown, an infection, or broken denture or dental implant are all examples of emergency dentistry.

Also, if you experience any sudden severe pain in your teeth or gums, you should give our Odessa office a call. We can help provide relief for your pain relief and repair anything that may have broken.

I have a broken or chipped tooth, what should I do?

If you have a broken or chipped tooth, you may or may not be experiencing pain right away, but it’s still very important to see Dr. Rangel right away. You may have exposed the tooth to unwanted bacteria which can infect the area or cause decay.

If your tooth gets completely knocked out, you’ll also need to seek immediate care. Our team will work to get you in as soon as possible so we can save your natural tooth. Be sure to keep any pieces of your broken or knocked-out tooth if you can.

What do I do if I’ve lost a tooth filling or crown?

If you lose a filling or crown, schedule an emergency dental visit with Dr. Rangel. Until we’re able to see you, be sure to hang onto your crown if you still have it so we can reattach it without having to get a new one.

To protect the open tooth, you may use sugar-free gum to cover the cavity and protect it. Cavities left untreated can develop into more complications, including tooth loss, so we’ll work to get you in as soon as we can so an infection doesn’t appear.

What to do if you have a dental emergency and no insurance?

Dental insurance typically doesn’t cover emergency care, but medical insurance may cover your visit instead. This will be different for each provider and it’s always good to know about your benefits and coverage for all emergency care no matter what.

Prescriptions required for dental pain or infections will typically be covered by your medical benefits. If you have questions about your insurance or are looking for alternative payment options, don’t hesitate to give our office a call.

 

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