Emergency Dental

If you have a toothache, swollen face, broken tooth or have lost a filling or a crown, it is important you seek dental attention as soon as possible.

We understand your need for emergency treatment and pain relief. If you’re in pain, don’t wait any longer. In many cases, we are able to provide our patients with an immediate emergency dental appointment.

Call us at: (561) 250-6307

Types of Dental Emergencies:

A dental emergency can happen at any time and anywhere. Types of dental emergencies can be caused by an impact to the mouth and include chipped, knocked-out or loose teeth. In the event of a dental emergency, it is vital you see a dentist as soon as possible.

Tooth aches: Tooth pain can be generally attributed to a broken tooth, as well as a new cavity or decay under an old filling. It may also be caused by damage to the tooth as a result of excessive grinding or clenching. Generally there is not a lot you can do about tooth pain other than to see a dentist immediately. You can also take temporary pain relievers such as ibuprofen or Tylenol, if needed.

What to do in the event of a knocked-out or broken tooth:

Teeth are extraordinarily strong, but they can chip, fracture or break. In rare cases, teeth can even be knocked-out. Fortunately for you, there are things that can be done to save the tooth, but the one thing that is required is an immediate to visit the dentist. In the event of a dental emergency, even half an hour can make a difference in having the ability to save a tooth.

When your tooth is knocked-out:

If a tooth is knocked-out, or “avulsed,” it can often times be re-implanted by your emergency dentist as long as the following measures are taken:

Knocked-out teeth have the highest chances of being saved when they are treated by the dentist and returned to their socket within 1 hour of being knocked-out, so be sure to make an appointment with Appearance Implants right away.

When your tooth is broken:

If a tooth is broken, see your dentist as soon as possible. Your dentist will be able to figure out if there were any cavities involved in the breaking of your tooth and if the tooth’s nerve is in danger. Before you get to the dentist’s office, there are several measures you should take in order to try and save your tooth.

If the break was clean, the emergency dentist may be able to re-cement the tooth back together. The emergency dentist may also need to perform a root canal in order to save the tooth in the event that the tooth nerve is injured.

When your tooth is cracked or fractured:

Cracked teeth can often be difficult to detect, they do not show up in x-rays and may require several appointments to diagnose. Not all cracked or fractured teeth will cause pain. The level of pain experienced when one cracks a tooth depends on the severity of the fracture and the response of the pulp to outside irritants allowed to enter into the tooth. Sometimes the tooth may look fine, but causes pain when you eat something hot or cold. If the tooth simply hurts all the time, this could be a warning sign of nerve damage.

Types of fractures:

How to prevent teeth from cracking:

Cracked teeth are not fully preventable, but there are steps you can take to make your teeth less likely to crack.

In the event of a dental emergency, it is important not to panic or lose control, but rather keep calm and seek a dental emergency service as soon as possible. Like most medical situations, prevention is always much easier and more effective than any cure. To prevent injury, one should always wear a mouth guard when playing contact sports and avoid hard foods such as bones, stale bread and hard bagels. Also, brush and floss regularly and see your dentist on a regular basis.

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