Even if you think you know the cause, the first step to treating the cause of a toothache or other dental emergency is an exam and x-rays.
There can be visible signs of problems with your teeth or gums, such as swelling or a broken tooth. Pain in your mouth may also be present, from mild to very bad. It takes a dent to fully understand what’s happening. An exam and x-rays may be the solution for you.
The only way to identify the cause of any dental issues you may have, and determine how Emergency Dental Care in Des Moines, IA can help you is to get an exam and x-rays. An important point to remember is that tooth pain may sometimes temporarily go away, but until the cause has been identified and fixed by a dentist the pain will usually return. Left untreated, dental problems can quickly lead to additional complications resulting in more extensive and expensive treatment, or even the loss of your tooth (or multiple teeth).
We specialize in providing emergency, same-day dentistry, but we also understand preventive dentistry is very important to dental health and wellness. That’s why we recommend regular dental exams at Emergency Dental Care USA (at least twice a year) and x-rays whenever it’s determined you need them. Making sure you get a dental exam every six months is one of the best ways to avoid future dental issues.
LIMITED DENTAL EXAM – $95
A limited exam looks at a limited portion of your mouth. We use limited exams when the problem is isolated to one location or problem point.
COMPREHENSIVE DENTAL EXAM – $150
Comprehensive exams look at the entire mouth. Instead of taking x-rays of just a problematic area, we take a series of full-mouth x-rays. Comprehensive dental exams can identify current problems, and spot other dental problems before they become more expensive, painful, and problematic.