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Why Dentistry Isn’t Covered by Medical Insurance

November 6, 2017

Woman with toothbrush and dental insurance signIf you have cataracts, your cataract surgery is covered by medical insurance, not vision insurance. If you need oral surgery, your medical insurance provider will not likely provide any benefits. Instead, you’ll need to rely on your dental insurance coverage, which will not likely cover the cost of these more advanced treatments. Many patients don’t understand why dental care does not receive serious consideration by medical insurance providers. Keep reading to learn more about dental treatments and how you can do your part to make sure medical insurance providers take oral health seriously.

24/7 Emergency Dentist in Lovell, WY

June 23, 2015

ThinkstockPhotos-484815493Emergencies don’t happen at convenient times. When’s the last time you needed stitches while you were on your way to see your doctor for a regular visit? That’s why there are emergency rooms for round the clock medical treatment. Most dental practices don’t offer the same convenience, but Dr. Lance Anderson and the dedicated team at Lovell Dental are here to help when you need us. Any time you experience a dental emergency, call our emergency help line to get help day or night. We are committed to providing superior service for our patients, and that means we are available to help you when you need us. Call our conveniently located Lovell, WY office to find out more today.

When is it an Emergency?

At our office we consider any dental injury that is extremely painful, excessively bleeding, or requires tooth replacement an emergency. When you call our convenient emergency number at any time of day, Dr. Anderson will discuss the emergency situation with you, help you with any at home care that may be beneficial, and determine how quickly you need to get to the office. Even though many dental practices do not offer emergency services, dental emergencies can be extremely time sensitive. We strive to maintain and restore natural teeth whenever possible to achieve optimal oral health for our patients, but if your tooth is lost or extruded, it is essential that you receive treatment within an hour of injury.

How Can I Prepare?

We may not know when or where dental disaster will strike or what kind of injury we’ll sustain, but knowing some basic aid skills will make any emergency less stressful. In fact, you’ll only need to remember two things: clean and cold. Any abscessed, chipped, cracked, broken teeth, or soft tissue injuries can be easily treated by cleaning with warm water and a cool, damp compress to stop or slow bleeding. Warm water is sufficient to clean foreign matter from any open wounds. It’s not necessary to use mouthwash or toothpaste to clean the wound before coming to see us. To slow or stop bleeding, apply a cool, damp compress to the affected area to slow blood flow and reduce swelling. Ice can also be used if blood flow is very heavy.

In case of a lost or dislodged tooth it is essential that you see us immediately as there is a very short window for us to restore your natural tooth which is preferable to other restoration options. If you have lost your tooth, clean it with warm water and slow or stop blood flow in the socket as indicated above. Tooth loss does require a few extra care instructions: always handle the tooth by the top and avoid touching roots, if you can replace the tooth in the socket do so quickly, and if the tooth cannot be replaced hold it between your cheek and gums or store in a glass of whole milk until you reach our office.

Restoration and Cosmetic Dentistry Services

The bright side of dental emergencies is that innovation in oral care has made it possible for dentists to restore almost any damage. Dr. Anderson is a skilled in restoration and cosmetic dentistry, and can help you determine the best treatment plan following any emergency. When dental disaster strikes, remember we are here to help put a smile back on your face after any accident.

Find Out More

Next time dental disaster strikes, there’s no need to panic. Call the knowledgeable staff at Lovell Dental day or night. We are here to help restore your smile whenever a dental emergency occurs. If you would like to schedule a regular dental appointment, or find out more about any of our oral health care services, contact us today. Our convenient Big Horn County location is accessible to patients in Lovell, Byron, Cowley, Deaver, Garland and beyond.

Dr. Anderson Is Your Go-To Dentist in Powell, WY

May 29, 2015

ThinkstockPhotos-man oral examThe phrase “best around” gets tossed around a lot. But, when it comes to offering Powell, WY with the best dentistry services, Dr. Lance Anderson in Lovell, WY truly is the best around. He does what a lot of other dentists simply can’t, by offering new-patient specials and 24/7 dental emergency assistance. Lovell Dental truly is the cream of the dentistry crop.


We Offer Convenient 24/7 Emergency Dental Service

Emergencies can happen suddenly and unexpectedly. We understand this, which is why we offer emergency dental service. When you call, the only voice you will hear answering is Dr. Anderson’s. That’s right – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year – Dr. Anderson places his patients’ care above all else. No pre-recorded messages, no non-humans on the other line – Dr. Anderson will personally walk you through any emergency that may arise.

If a tooth or several teeth have been knocked out, it’s best to see Dr. Anderson within a 30-minute period. While waiting for your emergency appointment, heed these steps to preserve the tooth:

  • Handle the tooth by the crown and avoid touching the root
  • Gently rinse the tooth to ensure that it’s clean
  • Try to place the tooth back in its socket and hold it in place while gently biting down
  • If you can’t place the tooth in its socket, put it in a cup of milk and head for Dr. Anderson’s office

Additional dental emergencies may include a loose or misaligned tooth, a severely cracked or fractured tooth, and any type of serious tissue injury affecting the lips, mouth, teeth or gums. If any problem requires saving a tooth, stopping continuous bleeding or relieving severe pain, you most likely have a dental emergency on your hands. Give us a call when any dental emergency arises.


A Special Promotion for New Patients

We love adding new members to our dental family, and we’d love for you to be our newest one. Right now, Dr. Anderson is offering a fantastic deal: Cleaning, x-ray and bleaching service for only $79. Our friendly staff is always available for questions so please don’t hesitate to contact them or Dr. Anderson for more helpful information.


Schedule An Appointment

To make an appointment or speak with our staff in Lovell, WY, give us a call. We also offer services to the surrounding communities of Byron, Cowley, Deaver, Garland and beyond.

Dr. Anderson Offers Comprehensive Family Emergency Dental Care in Lovell, WY

November 14, 2014

131579330Whether you or someone in your family is suffering from a broken tooth, a lost tooth filling, broken dentures, or a painful toothache, Dr. Anderson and his compassionate team at Lovell Dental can help. Dr. Anderson is a highly qualified family and restorative dentist, specializing in family dental emergencies. For an immediate appointment to see Dr. Anderson you can call his DENTAL EMERGENCY LINE at (307) 271-5910. Lovell Dental proudly serves patients of all ages throughout Lovell, WY, Sheridan, Powell, Worland, Cody, and the surrounding communities.

When Do You Need Emergency Dental Care?

  • Knocked Out Tooth: When a tooth exits the mouth, the tissues, nerves, and blood vessels become damaged. If the tooth can be placed back into its socket within an hour, there is a good chance the tissues will grow back to support the tooth again.
  • Broken Filling or Crown: Dental crowns can become loose because the tooth beneath is decaying, which causes shape changes in the teeth. Once it is out of the mouth, the affected tooth may be incredibly sensitive to temperature changes and pressure.
  • Cracked, Chipped or Broken Tooth: If the fracture or crack extends down into the root, it is likely to be extremely painful. If a tooth has been fractured or cracked, there is no alternative but to see the dentist as quickly as possible.
  • Toothache Pain/Sensitivity: Toothache pain should never be ignored or tolerated, as it is usually an indication of a serious infection inside your tooth.
  • Broken Dentures or Bridges: Dr. Anderson offers same-day denture repair and emergency denture care and dental bridge services.

Extraordinary Emergency Dental Care in Lovell, WY

Immediate Emergency Appointments Available: When someone in your family has a dental emergency, you can make an immediate appointment to see Dr. Anderson and his helpful and friendly team at Lovell Dental. You can reach Dr. Anderson immediately, anytime day or night, on his DENTAL EMERGENCY LINE at (307) 271-5910. Lovell Dental proudly restores smiles daily for families throughout Lovell, WY, Sheridan, Powell, Worland, Cody, and nearby areas.