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Costs of Emergency Dentistry

Whether your tooth has been damaged, you are experiencing pain or you have a loose tooth, you may be in need of an emergency dentist. If this is the case, you’ll want to contact an emergency dentistry practice to have your emergency procedure taken care of as soon as possible.

What Is Emergency Dentistry?

Emergency dentistry is the field of dentistry that involves the treatment of various dental emergencies in a timely fashion.

Emergency Services

There are a variety of different services that fall under the umbrella of “emergency dentistry.” While these procedures may be different, they all share a commonality—they must be addressed as soon as possible. Some emergency procedures include:

  • Teeth Extraction
  • Loose Teeth Repair
  • Repair of Damaged Teeth
  • Repair of Cracked Teeth
  • Treatment of Severe Pain

While these various conditions are often painful, they can also lead to permanent damage—like teeth falling out or even needing to be extracted. Having cracked teeth or other forms of damage can also lead to infections, which are painful and will require a more advanced form of treatment.

Costs of Procedures

Different emergency procedures have different costs, and it’s important to understand that emergency procedures may cost more than regularly scheduled procedures. The costs of some emergency procedures are below:


The cost of extraction depends on the type of extraction, and how many teeth are being extracted. Often extractions are $75 to $300 per tooth when surgery is not involved. When surgery is involved, the cost may be as much as around $200 to $600 per tooth.

Dental Crown Placement

In order to repair a cracked or broken tooth, a dental crown may need to be placed. The emergency placement of a crown may cost $1,000 to $1,500 per tooth, depending on the material that is being used.

Root Canal

A root canal will likely need to be performed if the root of a tooth is infected. This procedure will vary in cost depending on which tooth is being repaired, and other factors. Because of this, the cost of a root canal treatment may be anywhere between $800 to $1,200.


While some insurance plans cover emergency dentistry, others may not. It’s also important to keep in mind that a certain emergency dentist may be covered by your insurance, while another may not. Speak with your insurance company about coverage before choosing an emergency dentist.

Finding an Emergency Dentist

Finding the right emergency dentist may require searching online, or speaking with your current dentist for a referral. Many general dentists don’t perform emergency dentistry, but they may know a qualified emergency dentist that can help with your specific needs. If you are experiencing pain or severe damage, speak with an emergency dentist for an emergency appointment. Don’t wait until it’s too late!

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