Emergency Dentist – Littleton, CO

Offering Immediate Care to Save Your Smile

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You may not be able to plan for emergency dental care or prevent emergencies altogether, but when they happen, Blue Sage Dental is here to help. If you or a loved one experiences a dental emergency after hours, we invite you to contact us at (720) 924-4849. Follow the instructions to contact Dr. Kutis, our trusted emergency dentist in Littleton, CO, or another one of our dental team members after hours. We do our utmost to provide same-day treatment for emergency dentistry cases, and regardless of whether we can see patients right away, we walk them through first-aid and pain management steps to protect their smiles.

Why Choose Blue Sage Dental for Emergency Dentistry?

  • Walk-Ins Welcome for Urgent Dental Issues
  • Multiple Sedation Dentistry Options Available
  • Award-Winning Team Dedicated to Your Comfort

What to Do in a Dental Emergency

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  • Call our dental office to set up an appointment right away: The sooner you call our dental office, the more likely we’ll be able to get you seen for emergency care. When you contact us, a team member can answer questions, help you schedule, and provide first aid tips.
  • Get an emergency exam from Dr. Kutis: After you get to our dental office, a team member will bring you to one of our operatories and Dr. Kutis will perform a detailed exam. We’ll also determine if digital X-rays are necessary to better understand your emergency. Getting you out of any major discomfort when you arrive is one of our highest priorities.
  • Reviewing your case and recommending treatment: Once Dr. Kutis goes over her findings, she can recommend a treatment plan and break down the estimated costs and timeline associated with it. We’ll make sure you are fully educated on your treatment costs so you can make an informed decision on how to move forward.
  • Start planning your emergency care: Whether you need a dental crown, filling, extraction, or another dental service, we’ll ensure you are taken care of right away. If additional follow-ups are needed, our front desk will get you scheduled for them as well.

The Most Common Dental Emergencies

Knowing when a situation is an actual emergency can be tricky. While most injuries can be easily treated with items found within the home, it is often necessary to have a dental professional examine the area of concern just to be safe. Some of the most common dental emergencies (and at-home tips to manage them) include:

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Toothaches

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Chipped
Tooth

Animated cracked tooth

Cracked
Tooth

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Sensitivity to
Hot & Cold

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Knocked-Out
Tooth

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Lost Filling
or Crown

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Broken
Denture

Animated tooth loose in gum tissue

Loose
Tooth

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Gums, Lip or
Tongue Injury

Animated clenched teeth

Jaw Pain or
Clenching

Understanding the Cost of Emergency Dentistry

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Are you interested in learning more about the cost of emergency dentistry in Littleton? You’re in the right place! While we can’t provide you with an exact estimate without a consultation, we can cover some important factors that will play a role in the final price. To learn what they are, read on!

Remember, Every Dental Emergency is Different

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The cost of your dental emergency depends on the recommendation provided by our emergency dentist in Littleton, Dr. Kutis. After all, no two dental injuries are exactly the same. A painful toothache is treated differently than a knocked-out tooth. A knocked-out tooth is treated differently than a loose restoration. A loose restoration is treated differently than jaw pain or sensitivity to hot and cold foods. Therefore, Dr. Kutis’ goal first and foremost is to provide you with the personalized treatment you need. That way, your smile is restored in the short and long term!

Does Dental Insurance Cover Dental Emergencies?

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In short, it is up to your dental insurance company to determine how much they will cover for different treatments. Most policies will cover between 70-80% for minor procedures (like dental crowns and fillings) and between 50-70% for major procedures (like root canals and tooth extractions). So, the best way to learn about your out-of-pocket expenses is by contacting your dental insurance representative. Of course, if you need any assistance, our team would be more than happy to help.

Other Options for Making Dental Emergencies Affordable

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Don’t have dental insurance? Don’t let that stop you from visiting your emergency dentist in Ken Caryl! Our team has proudly partnered with Commerce Bank® to provide our patients with a fast and flexible financial solution. If you want to learn more about the two convenient plans, then we encourage you to get in touch with our team. Otherwise, we can answer any questions you have during your appointment.

How Taking Care Of Your Smile Can Save You Money

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Patients often have the misconception that dentistry is expensive. Really, it’s neglect that’s expensive. If you don’t care for your teeth properly, you’re at an increased risk of developing a cavity, gum disease, or a sudden dental injury. So, while dental emergencies aren’t entirely preventable, you can certainly lower your chances of experiencing one by implementing a solid preventive care routine. That starts with brushing and flossing consistently and extends to biannual checkups and avoiding unhealthy dental habits, like smoking.

Want to learn more about the cost of dental emergencies in Littleton? Then don’t hesitate to contact us!

How to Prevent Dental Emergencies

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Prevention is key for avoiding all types of problems, especially those that require a visit to the emergency dentist. At Blue Sage Dental, we want to help you feel more confident about taking care of your situation at home until you can come to see us, but we also want to provide you with tips on how to prevent these types of dental emergencies, if at all possible. Some helpful tips to remember are:

  • Practice good oral hygiene by brushing your teeth twice daily for two minutes, flossing at least once, and rinsing with an antimicrobial mouthwash.
  • Avoid using your teeth as tools to open containers and/or packages.
  • Avoid chewing on hard, crunchy foods, ice, or inanimate objects (i.e., pens, pencils).
  • Wear a mouthguard while playing sports or while sleeping if you are prone to bruxism (teeth grinding/clenching).

Dental Emergency FAQs

We are always ready to help our emergency dental patients — which means we are ready to answer your questions about dental emergencies. Below, we have listed some of the most common questions we receive. If you do not find the information you were hoping for, simply give us a call so we can personally talk to you.

How much does it cost to treat a dental emergency?

The cost of treating your dental emergency will depend on the extent of the damage to your oral health and the treatment we use to help you. We will be upfront with you about the projected price of your procedure and help you explore resources that may assist you in affording it, such as insurance and financing.

How long can I wait before I see a dentist?

The sooner you receive treatment from an emergency dentist in Littleton, the better. Delaying your dental visit will only allow the problem to worsen. For example, if an infection in a tooth remains untreated, it can spread into the surrounding tissues and even cause systemic illness. Also, keep in mind that it may be impossible to splint an avulsed tooth back into place if more than an hour or two passes after it gets knocked out. When you call to tell us about your emergency, describe the situation in as much detail as you can. If we believe it is safe for you to wait a day or two before you receive treatment, we will let you know.

How can I prepare for a dental emergency?

A dental emergency can strike anyone at any time. You can prepare to cope with such a situation by saving our dental office’s number on your phone and by making sure that you have a first aid kit handy. The kit should include pain relievers, gauze, and a small container that you can use to store a tooth or any dental restorations that might get knocked out of your mouth (always be sure to store a knocked-out tooth in milk).

What can I do to manage pain?

Over-the-counter pain relievers can do much to take the edge off of your discomfort. Just be sure that you do not place the medicine directly on your gums; doing so might cause chemical burns. Avoid chewing with the affected tooth to the furthest extent possible. Applying clove oil to the gums may also help. Ice can manage any swelling. Wrap the ice in a light towel and keep it against your skin for just 10 minutes at a time.