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Emergency Dentist — Savannah, GA

Fast Relief Right When You Need It

Dental emergencies always catch people by surprise. Nobody really expects one to happen, but taking the right actions right away can be the difference between saving or losing a tooth. Do you have a plan in case you or a loved one sustains a serious dental injury or your child develops a bad toothache? If not, our emergency dentist in Savannah is happy to give you one: call Compass Dental. We’re more than prepared to accept emergency cases, and we can even schedule same-day appointments so we can help you get the relief you need right away.

Why Choose Compass Dental for Emergency Dental Care?

  • Same-Day Appointments Available
  • Dentist with Decades of Advanced Training
  • Accepts and Maximizes All PPO Dental Insurance Plans

What to Do in a Dental Emergency

  • Same-day appointment: The first thing you should do is give our office a call so you can schedule an emergency appointment. Ideally, we should be able to see you the same day that you call, especially if you are in a lot of pain. In the meantime, a team member will provide you with first-aid tips over the phone.
  • Emergency exam: When you do arrive at Compass Dental, Dr. Fana will bring you to the dental chair so we can begin examining your mouth and listen to your concerns and symptoms. This process may include digital X-rays if needed to locate the location and source of your emergency.
  • Review findings: On top of confirming the cause of your symptoms, Dr. Fana will do his best to get you out of discomfort. From there, he’ll break down his findings and discuss potential treatment options to manage your care. For example, he’ll break down the expected amount of time it will take to complete treatment and the estimated costs associated with it. That way, you know exactly what to expect before you make a decision on your care.
  • Get the care you need: Whether it’s with dental fillings, crowns, root canal therapy, tooth extractions, or another dental service, Dr. Fana and his team will work quickly to get your dental emergency resolved.

The Most Common Dental Emergencies

A dental emergency can occur in the blink of an eye, like with a broken or knocked out tooth, or take months to develop, such as with a toothache. In either case, seeking out professional care as soon as possible is the best way to stop any pain and limit damage to the smile. After you give our team a call to schedule an appointment, consider these tips on what you can do before you’re able to reach our dental office.

Understanding the Cost of Dental Emergencies 

Employee explaining cost of dental emergencies in Savannah

Because there are so many different types and severities of dental emergencies, there is no fixed price for urgent dental care. One patient might just need a filling while another might require a tooth to be removed and replaced. Whatever the case may be, our goal is always to relieve a patient’s pain before addressing any damage to the smile. To help patients dealing with an unexpected dental expense, we’re happy to accept PPO dental insurance, offer flexible financing, and we even have our own dental wellness plan.

Dental Emergency FAQ’s 

Woman looking up and to the right inquisitively

A sudden dental problem is the last thing on your mind; however, they occur more often than you might realize. It is normal to have several questions when needing an emergency dentist in Savannah. Dr. Fana has the answers you need to make a stressful situation a bit easier.

How long should I wait to call an emergency dentist?

No one has time for an unexpected trip to the dentist interrupting their plans for the day. It is tempting to wait to schedule an appointment until you can spare a few minutes, but time is of the utmost importance. Depending on the issue you are having, you could lose your tooth if you wait too long to see a dentist. Instead, it is best to have the problem treated right away.

Can I fix my loose crown at home?

Over time, it is normal for a crown or filling to come loose. You may even have one fall off. It seems like a simple fix you can handle on your own using dental glue from the drugstore. Although this seems like a convenient solution, it can lead to serious complications down the road. It is easy to trap bacteria between your tooth and your restoration. This can cause an infection that could result in the loss of your tooth. It is best to leave fixing your restorations the professionals.

Does dental insurance cover emergency visits?

Many dental insurances cover emergency care, but you will need to check your policy. The amount your insurance covers can vary considerably depending on your specific benefits. Often, they will pay for more of the treatment if you visit a dentist who is in their network.

Our office works on your behalf with your insurance carrier to reduce the amount you need to pay out-of-pocket. We accept a variety of payment options to cover any remaining balance, such as third-party financing with CareCredit.

Should I go to the hospital instead?

You may think a dental emergency will never happen to you, but they are quite common. In fact, 1 in 6 Americans faces one every year. You can prepare for one by creating a small kit that includes:

  • Small container with lid
  • Name and phone number of your dentist
  • Acetaminophen
  • Gauze
  • Handkerchief