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Emergency Dentistry – Campbell, CA

Effectively Addressing Oral Pain, Broken Teeth & More

acc By nature, dental emergencies never tend to happen at a convenient or expected time. When these scary situations strike, Dr. Karen Ho and her Campbell team are here to lend a helping hand. We strive to accommodate emergency situations as soon as possible so that you’re never left waiting for important relief, and Dr. Ho’s connections with local specialists will also help her ensure that you receive the dedicated care you need when you need it most. Please don’t hesitate to  contact us  right away!

Why Choose Karen Ho, DDS for Emergency Dentistry?

  • Modern Diagnostic Technology
  • An Experienced Dentist Who Cares
  • In-Network with Delta Dental Premier

How We Handle Dental Emergencies

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  1. Get in Touch: The first step you should always take if you find yourself in the midst of a dental emergency is to call our office. We try to schedule our patients in pain or with more severe oral health issues as soon as possible. Our team can also provide you with first aid guidance over the phone.
  2. Come in for an Examination: When you arrive at our office, our team will begin a thorough evaluation of your teeth and gums and collect any necessary diagnostic tests or images, like X-rays. Dr. Ho will walk you through her findings.
  3. Receive a Treatment Plan: Based on Dr. Ho’s findings, our team will put together a treatment plan to address your diagnosed problem. We’ll answer any questions you may have and present you with a detailed cost estimate so you know what to expect moving forward.
  4. Restore Your Oral Health: Once you consent to moving forward with treatment, our team will get to work!

Unparalleled Experience & Qualifications

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Dr. Karen Ho has been practicing dentistry in the greater Campbell community since 2001, and her commitment to her patients is truly unmatched. Our team hates the idea of leaving anyone waiting for days or weeks for urgent emergency care – we do our best to accommodate you right away! Better yet, Dr. Ho’s partnerships with nearby specialists comes in handy for cases involving serious oral damage and infections, as she can collaborate with them to ensure the smoothest, most successful recovery process imaginable.

The Most Common Dental Emergencies

Dental emergencies are typically sudden, alarming, and often overwhelming. That’s why it’s essential that you know how to handle these scary situations before they strike. This knowledge can help you stay calm and act correctly so you can take care of your smile until you can reach our emergency dental office in Campbell. If you experience a dental emergency, give us a call right away.

Understanding the Cost of Emergency Dentistry

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There are many different variables that can impact the cost of your emergency dentistry treatment. That’s why we’ve outlined some of the factors that are considered when deciding the price of your emergency. Each patient’s smile is different, which can lead to a range of prices. Keep reading to learn more about what you can expect when it comes to the cost of your dental emergency.

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Factors That Affect the Cost of Dental Emergency Visits

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Because no two smiles are exactly the same, your emergency dentistry treatment cost can vary. There are several factors that contribute to the price of your visit, including:

  • Type of treatment required:  Primarily, the type of treatment that you need will determine the cost. Dr. Ho has a wide range of restorative options for problems like chipped, cracked, broken, and lost teeth as well as toothaches and more.
  • Dental insurance:  Do you have an insurance plan? Chances are that they will be able to partially cover your emergency treatment. However, this will vary from plan to plan so it’s important to understand your benefits.
  • Location:  If you’re visiting a dentist in the city, their services may come with a higher price simply because the cost of living is increased in populated areas.

The Problem with Waiting to Get Treatment

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Dental emergencies should be treated as soon as possible! This is not only for the sake of your health, and to get you out of pain, but prolonging treatment can result in more extensive and expensive dentistry in the future. For example, a simple root canal can turn into needing a tooth extraction, which will then require a replacement. That’s why it’s always best to contact our office as soon as you notice something is wrong with your smile.

Options to Make Your Visit More Affordable

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Dr. Karen Ho is committed to quality dentistry that is also affordable. That’s why our friendly front desk team will help you maximize your insurance benefits while minimizing your out-of-pocket costs. However, even if you don’t have insurance, we have options that allow you to access our exceptional emergency services at a great price. We have financing options available, including CareCredit to make it easy for our patients.

How to Prevent Dental Emergencies

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While there’s no way you can completely avoid experiencing dental emergencies, there are plenty of preventive measures you can take to reduce the chances you’ll end up in your emergency dentist’s office, including:

  • Maintain a good at-home dental hygiene routine by brushing twice each day and flossing daily.
  • Visit Dr. Ho every six months for your routine checkups and cleanings.
  • Never use your teeth to open packages or chew on hard items.
  • Maintain a balanced diet and stay hydrated with plenty of water.
  • Protect your teeth from nightly grinding and while playing contact sports.

Dental Emergency FAQs

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Because you never know when a dental emergency will strike, it’s best to be as prepared as possible. Dr. Ho understands how traumatic these situations can be, which is why she emphasizes the importance of patients being as informed as possible. Through her years of experience, she has compiled a list of the most frequently asked questions regarding dental emergencies. You’ll find the answers to them as you continue reading. If you find yourself dealing with dental trauma, don’t hesitate to  contact  our Campbell office to request a visit.

What should I do if my tooth got knocked out?

The most important thing to remember when a tooth is dislodged is to resist the urge to panic. However, you’ll need to act quickly because there is a small window of time for us to successfully reinsert the tooth. After giving us a call, locate the tooth and carefully rinse it under cool water and attempt to reinsert it or store it in a cup of milk or water until you visit our office.

Should I go to the ER for a soft tissue laceration?

When you receive a cut to your gums, lips or cheeks, the first priority is to stop the bleeding. You can apply a cotton gauze to the area and gently apply pressure. If this doesn’t suffice and the bleeding continues for more than 10 minutes, then you should head to the emergency room.

What should I do if I have a toothache?

In most cases, a toothache is the result of prolonged dental negligence. In such situations, you can start by carefully flossing the pained site to make sure there isn’t any food lodged between your teeth. If that isn’t the source of your discomfort, then take an over-the-counter pain reliever like ibuprofen, and apply ice to the outside of your jaw to reduce the discomfort and any swelling until you can visit our office.

What should I do if I lost a filling or crown?

A lost filling or crown can leave your tooth exposed to debris and oral bacteria. As a temporary solution, try to recover the restoration, rinse it under cool water, add a dollop of toothpaste or dental wax and attempt to reinsert it. Until you can visit us for emergency care, avoid any activity on that side of your mouth.

How much does it cost to treat a dental emergency?

The type and severity of dental emergencies can vary greatly; thus, the only way to get an accurate picture of what treatment will cost is to visit us to be examined by Dr. Ho. After a careful examination to determine what the cause of the problem is and what will work best to restore your oral health, we’ll provide you with a cost estimate. No matter what type of issue you’re facing, you can count on your dentist to deliver effective care in the most cost-conscious manner possible.