Searching for Emergency Dental Treatment?
Call Natural Dentist Associates at (301) 770-2270 to schedule your emergency appointment.
During the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, dentists nationwide have been called upon to alleviate the burden that dental emergencies would place on hospital emergency departments. Which is why we are keeping our office open and offering same day appointments for patients who are experiencing a dental emergency/urgency. If you are having a dental emergency and are nervous about treatment, we offer many sedation dentistry options, including IV sleep sedation. We accept all PPO dental plans and participate with CareCredit to provide payment plan options for patients who are experiencing financial hardship during this difficult time.
Below, you will find examples of dental emergencies and urgencies. You can find a full list of services offered at Natural Dentist Associates in the drop-down menu at this top of the page. To request an appointment, please fill out the form below or call us at 301-640-5653. We look forward to hearing from you soon!
Dental emergencies are potentially life-threatening and require immediate attention to stop ongoing tissue bleeding, alleviate severe pain or infection, and include:
- Uncontrolled Bleeding
- Dental Infection with swelling that compromises the patient’s airway and/or breathing
- Trauma Involving Facial Bones, potentially compromising the patient’s airway or breathing.
URGENT DENTAL CARE
Urgent dental care focuses on the management of conditions that require immediate attention to relieve severe pain and/or risk of infection and to alleviate the burden on hospital emergency departments. Some examples of urgent dental conditions include:
- Severe dental pain
- Abscess, or localized bacterial infection causing pain and swelling
- Tooth fracture, resulting in pain or causing soft tissue trauma
- Pericoronitis or third-molar pain
- Dental trauma with avulsion/luxation
- Dental treatment required prior to medical procedures
- Crown/Bridge cementation if the restoration is lost, broken, or causing discomfort
- Extensive dental caries or defective restorations causing pain
- Removal of Sutures
- Denture adjustment on radiation/oncology patients
- Denture adjustments or repairs when function impeded
- Snipping or adjusting an orthodontic wire or appliance piercing or ulcerating oral mucosa.
For insurance purposes, Natural Dentist Associates is considered an out-of-network provider. This means that we do not have a contract with any dental insurance company or plan. If you have a PPO insurance plan, we will work with your dental insurance provider to explain your coverage as it relates to your recommended treatment. As a courtesy, we will file claims with your dental insurance provider on your behalf. In most cases, we receive payment from your insurance provider for services rendered, and you would be responsible for any remaining balance.
Most PPO plans include out-of-network benefits. They help pay for care you get from providers who are not in-network with your plan.
HMO plans do not include out-of-network benefits. That means if you go to a provider who does not participate with your plan, you pay all costs.
Payment is typically due at the time of service. If there are any issues with finances or insurances coverage, we also offer flexible financing options through CareCredit.
Carecredit is a third-party company that offers flexible financing options to patients in need of dental treatment. If you would like to finance your dental expenses with CareCredit we can provide you with information about CareCredit and how to apply.
*PLEASE NOTE* To utilize your Carecredit line on the same day you apply, you must complete and submit your application in-office.
We primarily serve Rockville, North Bethesda, Silver Spring, Wheaton, Potomac, Washington DC, Gaithersburg, Kensington, Germantown, Burtonsville, Laurel, Columbia and Northern Virginia (Mclean, Tysons Corner, Great Falls, Arlington ) but people travel from all over the country for our specialty and holistic dental services.