A dental emergency ranges from a chipped or broken front tooth before a special event to an excruciating toothache. Stonewood is filling the growing demand for urgent care treatment as more Americans turn to the emergency room (ER) for routine dental problems. According to a February 2012 Pew Report, in 2009 more than 830,000 Americans visited hospital emergency rooms for preventable dental conditions—a 16 percent increase from 2006. Going to the ER can cost ten times more than preventive care and offers far fewer treatment options than a dentist’s office. Our goal is to treat dental emergencies in a timely and cost-effective manner for two types of people ~ those who rarely see a dentist, as well as busy people who regularly see a dentist.