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Santa Barbara is a city located is Santa Barbara County in California. The city has a population of 92,000 while the whole county houses around 450,000 people. Santa Barbara is a popular tourist destination, generating almost $2 billion annually from tourism. Whether you’re a resident of Santa Barbara, or a tourist, dental emergencies can easily occur and you might be in need of an emergency dentist. The best way to find one is to give us a call at 1-800-336-8478. If you call us, we will locate an emergency dentist in Santa Barbara near you and schedule an appointment for you. With scheduling an appointment in less than three minutes, we are the fastest ones that can get you to a dentist.

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Emergency Treatments in Santa Barbara

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Dental Costs

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Important Things To Know

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Walk-In Dental Visits

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Top Emergency Procedures

Here are some things you can do at home when a dental emergency occurs.

Average Dental Treatment Prices in Santa Barbara

While prices will vary from dentist to dentist, the prices below are average pricing in the city of Santa Barbara, CA1.
Dental Category Procedure Average Cost
Preventive Care X-ray (single) $21.18
X-ray (bitewing) $68.74
X-ray (complete) $149.39
Adult cleaning $103.89
Tooth sealant $52.20
Fillings Silver amalgam $153.52
Composite resin (front teeth) $145.25
Composite resin (rear teeth) $147.32
Inlays One surface $641.54
Two surface $837.99
Three surface $1,096.48
Veneers Bonded plastic veneers $509.20
Porcelain veneers $1,048.91
Root Canal (Endodontics) Anterior root canal $747.00
Bicuspid root canal $904.16
Molar root canal $1,144.04
Periodontics Perio exam & x-rays $306.55
Scaling & root planing (quadrant) $383.06
Gingivectomy (single tooth) $296.21
Gingivectomy (quadrant) $920.71
Pedicle graft $900.03
Free gingival graft $926.91
Periodontal maintenance $258.98
Oral Surgery Simple extraction (per tooth) $155.59
Surgical extraction $300.34
Dental implant $2,955.50
Wisdom teeth (impacted) $713.40
Crowns Porcelain crown (metal) $1,071.66
Porcelain crown (gold) $1,385.98
Gold crown $1,326.01
Dentures Complete denture (upper) $1,687.89
Complete denture (lower) $1,737.52
Partial denture (non-metal) $1,220.55
Partial denture (metal) $1,896.75

How to find a 24/7 emergency dentist in Santa Barbara

Our dental referral specialist can help you locate an emergency dentist near you in less than 3 minutes.

Find an emergency dentist open 24/7 in Santa BarbaraA dentist that you can go to immediately when you have a dental emergency is not easy to locate, especially because these dental emergencies most often occur during dentists’ off hours, such as weekends. According to the American Dental Association, only 4% of dentists in the United States work on Sundays, and 45% work on Saturdays2. Even though the city of Santa Barbara has around 70 dentists, and the county has over 320 dentists3, it doesn’t mean that you will easily find a dentist right when you need him. If you call us, however, we will locate an emergency dentist near you and schedule an appointment for you. Since we cooperate with many dentists in Santa Barbara, we have access to their appointment books. What this means is that if you give us a call in the middle of the night, when the nearest dentist office to you is closed, we can schedule an appointment for you first thing in the morning.

Websites such as Yelp give you many reviews of the dentists, including their phone numbers and addresses, but we can locate a dentist that matches your insurance, or accepts any other form of payment. We can even find a dentist that gives help with financing if you tell us to. We can do all this in less than three minutes, making us the best option when looking for a dentist.

Things to know before your emergency dentist appointment

Preparing for your emergency dental visit will help minimize anxiety and reduce the overall time you will have to spend at the dentist office.

Checklist prior to visiting an emergency dentist in Santa BarbaraBefore you go to your emergency dentist appointment you should be careful what you eat or drink. Having sugary or caffeinated beverages provides you with more energy for the day, but can make you more nervous, especially before your dentist appointment. Getting a good night’s sleep also lets you relax more, because well rested people are less anxious. When getting ready to go to the dentist, you will probably brush and floss your teeth. Most people tend to overdo this right before they see the dentist, and can easily irritate their gums, letting the dentist think your condition is usually like this. Gently brush your teeth and use tooth floss to get the food between your teeth out, because going cleaning too hard this one time won’t solve any of your dental problems.

If you have dental anxiety, tell the dentist or even us when you call to schedule an appointment. We can locate a dentist for you that uses sedation if you’re afraid. If the dentist knows about this, he can calm you by explaining each step of the procedure to you. You can also have a hand signal with the dentist, where you can show him when it hurts or when you need a short break. You can bring your headphones to the dentist and listen to music if you don’t like the sound of the drill. Also, bringing something to hold on, such as a stress relief ball, can make you feel less anxious.

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Emergency dentist walk-in visit in Santa Barbara without an appointmentAny time you’re experiencing a dental emergency you should seek out an emergency dentist. That is someone who will take you in immediately, regardless of what time you need him. Walk-in dentists are similar, but they don’t require you to schedule an appointment first. You can simply go to their office to get help with your dental emergency. As you can imagine, not too many dentists today accept walk-ins. In most cases, when you go to a dentist office without an appointment, the staff will have to turn you away saying the dentist is too busy, and asking you to schedule an appointment for a later time. This is due to dentists having extremely busy schedules, but also because of some other reasons.

One of them is that you need to inform the dentist office beforehand of what kind of insurance you have. If you don’t, the staff might not be able to give you accurate pricing right away. Sometimes it takes a lot of time to check with the insurance company what kind of insurance plan you have. Another reason is that the dentist doesn’t know what kind of procedure you need, so if your treatment takes too much times, it would mean the dentist has to postpone or cancel other patients’ appointments. If you don’t want to guess which dentist has time for you, simply call us and we will locate an emergency dentist near you and schedule an appointment for you.

Top emergency dentist procedures in Santa Barbara

Learn about common dental emergencies and treatments.

Illustration of top dental emergencies in Santa BarbaraYou should know what to do if a dental emergency occurs, and you’re unable to see a dentist right away. If your tooth gets chipped or knocked out, rinse your mouth with warm water, then put ice either on the tooth, or on your face if you have any swelling. While the dentist may not be able to completely heal your tooth, he can stop it from cracking even more, and if he’s successful, your teeth will still be good. If your tooth gets knocked out, pick it up by the head and rinse it with warm water, making sure you don’t touch the root. If you can, put it back into its socket and gently bite down until you get to a dentist. If you can’t, put it in a milk filled container. If you get to a dentist fast enough with a knocked out tooth, the dentist can successfully put it back into its socket.

Dental Insurance Plans Available in Santa Barbara

While prices will vary from dentist to dentist, the prices below are average pricing in the city of Santa Barbara, CA.
Insurance Provider Plan Type Monthly Cost Range
AARP4 PPO $48.87 - $72.10
HMO (prepaid) $28.58
Ameritas5 n/a $19.50 - $101.42
Blue Cross Blue Shield6 PPO $28.70 - $37.40
HMO $17.60 - $21.80
Delta Dental7 PPO $33.91 - $68.25
DHMO $80.76 - $92.54
Humana8 PPO $20.99 - $46.99
MetLife9 PPO $33.62 - $42.36
  1. Santa Barbara Dental Costs. (2017, June 1). Retrieved from https://www.bracesinfo.com/dentalcosts/us/ca/santa-barbara.html Dental prices estimated from data gathered by the US Bureau Of Labor Statistics, by the American Dental Association and by ACCRA (American Chamber of Commerce Research Association).
  2. Wall, T., M.A., M.B.A., Nasseh, K., Ph.D., & Vujicic, M., Ph.D. (2014). Majority of Dental-Related Emergency Department Visits Lack Urgency and Can Be Diverted to Dental Offices. Retrieved from https://www.ada.org/en/~/media/ADA/Science%20and%20Research/HPI/Files/HPIBrief_0814_1
  3. Professionally Active Dentists. (2017, Oct.). Retrieved from https://www.kff.org/other/state-indicator/total-dentists/?activeTab=maptTimeframe=0&selectedDistributions=total-dentists&sortModel=%7B%22colId%22%3A%22Total Dentists%22%2C%22sort%22%3A%22asc%22%7D
  4. Pricing data from: https://www.aarp.org
  5. Pricing data from: https://www.ameritas.com
  6. Pricing data from: https://www.bcbs.com
  7. Pricing data from: https://www.deltadental.com
  8. Pricing data from: https://www.humana.com
  9. Pricing data from: https://www.metlife.com