Your Health and Safety and Coronavirus Concerns

Regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19)

How We Protect You

Hygiene is at the core of our day-to-day practice and we would like you to know that we adhere to the strict guidelines set out by the American Dental Association (ADA), and the Centers For Disease Control (CDC). We continue the following precautions: 

  • Screening at the front door with temperature and questions of health and travel
  • Limited clinical hours by appointment only
  • Non-emergency procedures will be postponed until after May 8th
  • Dental cleanings are being rescheduled to after May 8th
  • Deep cleaning the office daily
  • No magazines in the waiting room
  • No pens to sign in
  • No waiting in the waiting room, patients
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What Are Dental Emergencies?

Are your teeth in jeopardy? Any dental problem that requires immediate attention because of possible tooth loss or severe pain? To answer in the form of a question, “what are dental emergencies?”

What Are Dental Emergencies?

Not every toothache is an emergency, but a few different types of dental emergencies do warrant rapid assistance. Come to Creating Smiles for the emergency dental care you need. If you’ve knocked a tooth loose, are bleeding, or have severe swelling or pain, seek help immediately. 

Which other signs should have you asking, “what are dental emergencies?”

Every dental emergency is different. An expert set of eyes is imperative. Signs of an abnormality that Read the rest

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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Dental Emergency in St Petersburg Florida

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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