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why choose GEDCfor Emergency Dental Services
Dental emergencies can be daunting and nerve-racking — whether it’s a cracked tooth, loose crown, or a knocked-out tooth. Not all dental emergencies are equally urgent, though. Some require immediate treatment, while others can wait. It’s important that you understand the differences if something happens on the weekend or after normal dental office hours.
Urgent dental emergencies need to be dealt with immediately, and you need to contact your dentist ASAP. Click here to find a dentist near you, who can help with your dental emergency. We provide all the services you need under the same network, which makes it easier to get the care you need, when you need it. If for any reason you cannot meet with your dentist immediately, you will need to go to the emergency room for urgent dental emergencies.
If your dental emergency is not urgent, such as a broken retainer, you may be able to wait for a solution until your local dental office reopens. However, it is still essential that you contact your dentist as soon as you can, so we can develop a treatment plan that allows you to get back to living a healthy lifestyle as soon as possible.
Keep in mind that while your dentist is your go-to person in case of a dental emergency, some situations may be best for you to go straight to the ER. As a general rule, you should go to the ER if you are experiencing unbearable pain or profuse bleeding.
At Great Expressions, our doctors can assist with any of your dental emergencies, with access anytime, anywhere. They can typically help prevent most dental emergencies by treating your conditions, and help you maintain a lifelong plan for proper oral health. Visit us today to learn more and find a doctor near you, so we can help you Be Your Own Kind of Great.
5 Warning Signs of a Dental Emergency
- Bleeding that will not stop
- A loose or knocked-out permanent tooth
- Injured jaw
- Painful swelling
- Severe toothache
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Whether your dental care is for your family, a new smile for your next interview, braces for your future, or dentures to eat your favorite food, ﬁnancing your dental care at Great Expressions Dental Centers is as easy as smiling.
CALCULATE YOUR PAYMENT
During your initial consultation, your orthodontists will be able to determine your cost of treatment based on your specific needs. There are many factors that affect your cost of treatment, including the complexity and severity of your problem and the required length of treatment. The average cost of braces ranges from $3,500 to $8,000, with the national average at about $5,000.
There are many different agreements between insurance carriers and their subscribers; each contract provides a different benefit. Orthodontic insurance usually has a lifetime maximum for orthodontic services. This benefit is paid as a percentage of the orthodontic fee (diagnostic records, initial fee, monthly payments, etc.) until the benefit maximum has been reached. Contact your insurance company directly to find out more information regarding your orthodontic benefits.
A FSA allows you to set aside a portion of your paycheck to pay for eligible medical expenses. This is deducted from your paycheck, not subjected to payroll taxes, and transferred directly into your FSA.
Health Spending Amount
A HSA is a pre-tax benefit account used to pay for eligible medical, dental, and vision care expenses that aren't covered by your insurance plan.
YOUR ESTIMATED MONTHLY PAYMENT
This payment tool is provided to create an estimate of your monthly cost of dental treatment and is provided to you "as-is." Payments cannot exceed estimated treatment months. For actual treatment costs, please schedule a consultation with one of our board certified orthodontists.
When you finance with CareCredit, you get the dental treatment you need, with zero down or minimal up-front investment.
We Accept Your Insurance
Great Expressions is In-Network with most providers, and participates with PPO and DHMO programs.
Smile Protection Plan®
The Great Expressions Dental Plan offers dental discounts without deductibles or precertification limitations.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How do I know I have a dental emergency?
If your tooth is cracked, bleeding, or you have severe pain and/or swelling of the gums and mouth, you need to see a dentist right away. If the office is closed, you will need to go to the emergency room. If your mouth is infected, it puts the health of your mouth at risk, and should be properly treated immediately.
My tooth filling or crown came out. What should I do?
While not a severe emergency, you still need to call your dentist immediately. Ensure the loose filling or cap has been removed from your mouth. Use a toothbrush to carefully brush around and inside the exposed filling to eliminate food particles, and rinse with warm salt water. Temporary fillings and caps are available for up to 48 hours at your local pharmacy, to help protect your tooth until you can be seen.
patient success stories
- GEDC PatientI hadn't seen a dentist in 6 years and was scared to go to the dentist. I got in the same day I called! The staff was very kind, attentive, and thorough.
- GEDC PatientOne of the single best dentist appointments I've ever had. The entire staff was helpful, kind, and understanding.
- GEDC PatientFrom the front office team to the hygienist to the dental assistants, everyone is nice, professional and goes out of their way to make you comfortable.
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