Emergency Dental Services

The Most Common Dental Emergencies and What to Do About Them

You never know when a dental crisis will strike. Even patients who practice good oral hygiene may find themselves in a dental emergency without warning. If something happens to your teeth, keep calm and follow these instructions for the most common dental emergencies.

An Adult Tooth Falls Out

There are multiple reasons why an adult tooth falls out, ranging from trauma to the tooth to extensive decay. When your adult tooth falls out, take these steps to secure it:

  • Only touch the crown to reduce damage to the root of the tooth.
  • Do not wash the tooth with soap; try to rinse it off with saliva or milk instead.
  • Store
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How to Handle a Dental Emergency

Dental emergencies can happen unexpectedly, but you may not know exactly what to do if your smile is suddenly in danger. What constitutes a dental emergency, and what should you do if you’re faced with one?

Dental Emergencies, Defined

Not every toothache is an emergency, but there are a few different types of dental crises that do warrant rapid assistance from a qualified professional. Here are a few scenarios that would indicate that immediate dental help is needed, and what you should do while you wait to be seen.

Knocked out tooth. No question — a tooth that is completely dislodged from its position in your gum constitutes a dental … Read the rest

Help I broke my tooth

Help! I Broke My Tooth!

Teeth can be damaged in many ways, including a traumatic fall or crash, sports injuries, or simply chewing on something. A broken tooth is an unpredictable and inconvenient event that can happen at any time. When a broken tooth happens to you or someone in your family, how do you know what is a dental emergency and what isn’t?

Your tooth enamel is the strongest tissue in your body, but under the right circumstances it can get damaged. Whether your tooth is broken, cracked, or knocked out, our dental professionals will make sure you know what to do.

My Tooth is Cracked

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Crown came off

What to Do When Your Crown Falls Out

Losing a crown is not an unusual occurrence, although the sudden appearance of a detached tooth in your mouth might conjure up memories of baby teeth and tooth fairies. Usually, crowns fall out because of some kind of trauma, nighttime grinding, or decay of the underlying tooth. If your crown came off, don’t panic. We’ll tell you exactly what you need to do.

The Moment of Realization: Oh no! My Crown Came Off!

As soon as you realize that your crown has come off, remove it from your mouth (or find it if it fell out). Did you swallow it? Don’t panic, although that means you will likely need to Read the rest

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Dental Emergency and No Insurance? 5 Things You Need to Know

Dental emergencies are just that – emergencies.

A broken tooth may seem like nothing more than an uncomfortable cosmetic problem, but broken teeth are at high risk for infection. If left untreated, infections can spread to the blood and brain. Prompt attention to dental emergencies can be lifesaving. Go to your dentist right away, before the problem becomes worse (and more expensive to treat).

The emergency room is not equipped to handle dental emergencies.

People who have been ignoring a troublesome tooth often wind up in the ER because of increased pain and swelling that no longer responds to over-the-counter pain medication. These patients are routinely given a prescription for Read the rest

Emergency Dentist Provides Relief From Tooth Pain

Emergency Dentist Provides Relief from Tooth Pain

Nothing is more annoying than raging and reoccurring toothache. Due to unbearable pain, a toothache affects a person’s moods and potency to do everyday tasks. Teeth pain is common to adults and children, with tooth decay as the common cause. Our emergency dentist gives easy at-home remedies that provide relief from tooth pain.

Bacteria and Poor Brushing Habits can Cause Tooth Decay

Tooth decay is a result of bacteria that lives and stays on the mouth. When a person does not always brush his teeth after eating, the bacteria, which feed on the leftover starches and sugars from the food eaten, form a clinging plaque on the teeth surface. The … Read the rest

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Handling Dental Emergencies in St. Pete

Two things bring dental visits to mind; we either remember our regularly scheduled cleaning appointments every six months to maintain optimal oral health or we get a sudden burst of pain that brings us to our knees. The first is easily solvable and we never think twice until it is our turn to return to dentist. The latter usually has us asking ourselves the following questions:

  • What constitutes a dental emergency?
  • Can it wait until morning?
  • Will the pain dissipate if I take an over the counter anti-inflammatory?
  • Should I contact my dentist, or see if the pain subsides?

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An Oral Cancer Story

April is Oral Cancer Awareness month. Here is an oral cancer story of a registered dental hygienist and her personal experience with it. The original article can be found here: http://www.dentaltown.com/Dentaltown/Article.aspx?i=337&aid=4621  Our office is going to run and walk the 5K for Oral Cancer Awareness again in April with the Save The Face Race. Join us on Pass-A-Grille Beach! 

In 2001, at age 47, Sandra Boody was diagnosed with stage four, squamous cell carcinoma of a left neck lymph node and the base of her tongue. At stage four, it was inoperable. This was considered an “out-of-the-box” diagnosis, since Sandy had no risk factors. She didn’t smoke or drink alcohol
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