Emergency Dentist Albuquerque, NM
Broken Tooth? Oral Pain? We’re Here to Help
Dental emergencies never seem to come at a time that is convenient for patients and families. If you or a loved one is struggling with alarming dental trauma, Dr. Boehmer welcomes your call here in Albuquerque, NM. She strives to accommodate urgent situations as soon as possible – you will never have to worry about being made to wait in vain for days or weeks at a time. Our team members can also provide first-aid guidance over the phone as needed if you’re unable to reach our practice for some time. Contact us today!
Why Choose Us for Emergency Dentistry?
- State-of-the-Art Training & Dedication
- Outstanding Restorative Solutions For Fractured Teeth, Lost Teeth & More
- Sedation Dentistry Available
Dental Accidents & Facial Trauma
Have you fractured, dislodged, or even knocked out a natural tooth? These frightening accidents can happen in the blink of an eye, and often when patients and families are least expecting them. As a first step, please do your best to remain calm. Then, pick up the phone and contact our Albuquerque practice for further guidance. Several high-quality restorative solutions are available at our practice, but we will start by eliminating the discomfort and stabilizing your condition so that you can return to your regular routine as soon as possible.
Dental Emergencies Due to Oral Care Neglect
Are you experiencing a great deal of pain or sensitivity in a specific area of the mouth? While these symptoms can sometimes be caused by a lodged piece of food/debris, the much more likely explanation is the presence of an advanced infection. Contact Dr. Boehmer’s office immediately to schedule a visit – the sooner we can assess your teeth and determine the scope of the damage, the better chances are that it can be preserved. In the meantime, it is safe to take painkillers like Aspirin, but do not place the medication directly on the tooth surface or gum tissue, as this may cause additional discomfort.
Unparalleled Experience & Qualifications
When it comes to credentials and clinical training, Dr. Boehmer’s dedication is truly second to none in the greater Albuquerque community. She has completed over 1,000 hours of continuing education in advanced services, including time spent at the prestigious Las Vegas Institute and with SPEAR Education. She is also a Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry, which is an accolade that only around 7% of general dentists in the world achieve over the course of their careers. She will address your dental emergency situation from an angle of true expertise, relieving pain and revitalizing teeth with plenty of meticulous attention to detail.
Root canals are often thought of as unnecessarily invasive and uncomfortable, but this procedure’s unfair reputation isn’t based in truth. With the help of today’s modern tools and techniques, most patients compare the experience to receiving a simple filling! More importantly, root canal therapy can actually restore the health of badly infected teeth and help them remain a strong and confident part of your smile for many more years to come.
Dental Emergency FAQs
When should I choose the ER over my local emergency dentist? What can I do to alleviate the pain I’m experiencing? Will my dental insurance cover my accident or injury? These are just some of the questions Dr. Boehmer has included in some of the most frequently asked questions about dental emergencies. Knowing you want to feel more prepared should a problem occur at home, she invites you to contact their office with additional questions after reviewing the following information.
Should I go to the ER or dentist’s office for a dental emergency?
There are only a few instances where making a trip to the emergency room is highly advised. These include:
- Continuous bleeding
- Increased swelling
- Fractured or broken jawbone
The reason it is encouraged that you seek help from an emergency dentist for other types of injuries is that they are considered to be “urgent” but not life-threatening. Also, your dentist is fully capable of treating toothaches, knocked-out teeth, soft tissue injuries, chipped teeth, or even lost crowns and fillings. So, avoid the long wait times at the ER and let a skilled dentist provide start-to-finish care in less time.
Why is seeing a dentist the best choice for an emergency?
The reason you should see your dentist instead of visiting the emergency room is that:
- 1. Your dentist has the educational and professional knowledge and background to treat most emergencies. A general doctor can only treat your symptoms in most cases.
- 2. You will not have to deal with long wait times at your dentist’s office, as staff will work to schedule a time when you can come in.
- 3. Your emergency dentist can detect and diagnose your problem with a personalized treatment plan designed to repair and improve your oral health.
What can I do about the pain associated with a toothache?
It is recommended that an over-the-counter pain reliever and cold compresses are the best ways to alleviate pain when faced with a dental emergency. Naturally, when calling and speaking to one of our staff members, we can provide recommendations as to which products to use and for how long, but make sure to only take them as instructed. If the pain does not subside in an appropriate amount of time, it may be an underlying issue that is worse than a typical toothache. This would require that you come in for an emergency visit and let Dr. Boehmer examine your problem area.
Does insurance cover dental emergency visits?
You are strongly encouraged to review your dental insurance policy long before a dental emergency occurs. While most insurance companies understand that accidents happen, the amount of coverage you will receive depends on the type of restorative care you will need. Most insurers will cover between 70-80% for minor services and between 50-70% for major services.
If you are unsure what questions to ask or how to determine your level of coverage, don’t hesitate to ask one of our qualified team members for help. They will contact your insurance company and retrieve all of the answers you will need to make a confident and well-informed decision about your dental health.