Dental Emergencies

When you break a tooth or have pain in your mouth, you want treatment right away, rather than a long wait for an appointment. The skilled team led by Cindy Brayer, DMD, PA, and Phong Phane, DMD, at Creating Smiles Dental in St. Petersburg and Clearwater, Florida, offers emergency dentistry services such as same-day appointments to address urgent dental issues. If you have a dental emergency, you can request an appointment online, or call Creating Smiles Dental for same-day appointments today.

Dental Emergency Q&A

What is a dental emergency?

Unlike your regular cleanings, some dental appointments can’t wait a week or month to be scheduled. Because dental emergencies aren’t always clearly defined, some issues that require immediate attention include:

  • Loose or lost fillings
  • Painful or loose teeth
  • Sore or bleeding gums
  • Severe ache or tooth pain
  • Objects lodged in your teeth or mouth
  • Knocked out, broken, or cracked teeth
  • A bit lip, tongue, or inside of your cheek

If you’ve sustained trauma to your tooth or are in pain, it’s essential to contact Creating Smiles Dental as quickly as possible. Doing so reduces your risk of potential nerve damage in your teeth as well as an infection.

What should I do if I lose a permanent tooth?

If a permanent tooth comes out, keep the tooth moist and avoid handling it as much as possible until you see your dentist at Creating Smiles Dental. If you can, return your tooth to its empty socket in your mouth. It might help to bite down on a wet tea bag or gauze on the side of your mouth where the tooth came out.

If you can’t hold your permanent tooth in place in your mouth, rinse it in cool water and save it in a small container of milk until your appointment.

You can reduce any bleeding in your mouth by applying a cold, wet compress to the empty tooth socket.

What if I have a severe toothache?

To manage severe tooth pain while you wait for your appointment at Creating Smiles Dental, try rinsing your mouth with warm water to free any debris. If possible, try to floss gently to remove anything caught between your teeth.

Pressing a cold compress or ice pack against the area with tooth pain can also provide temporary relief, but don’t apply pain relievers such as aspirin to your gums or teeth.

What services can I expect from an emergency dentist?

The team at Creating Smiles Dental offers a variety of services depending on your dental emergency, including:

  • Root canals to treat an infected tooth
  • Dental fillings to repair damage or decay
  • Dental crowns to protect a cracked or chipped tooth
  • Tooth extractions due to decay, disease, or trauma

If you’re a current patient with Creating Smiles Dental, you can contact the on-call dentist after business hours and see if you need immediate assistance. If you’re a new patient, you can leave a message and they’ll contact you as soon as they can on the next business day.

If you have a dental emergency, call Creating Smiles Dental for a same-day appointment or request one online today.

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Our Locations

Serving the communities of St. Petersburg and Clearwater, Florida, we have two conveniently located offices! Contact us to make your appointment at either of our two locations.

Creating Smiles Dental, St. Petersburg, FL

Phone: 727-323-0377

Address: 3388 49th St N, St. PetersburgFL 33710

Creating Smiles Dental, Clearwater, FL

Phone: 727-791-8823

Address: 1831 N Belcher Rd, Suite F-3, ClearwaterFL 33765

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Real Patient Reviews

“Dr Brayer and her staff are the best in the Bay. Scratch that, Best in the world, seriously too! Most gentle hands, like a magician. Fillings, crowns, the whole nine yards, they are perfect! If you’re looking for a Dentist, google one. If you’re looking for a family to be there for you, ones with compassion, empathy and professionalism, Creating Smiles in Clearwater is who you’re looking for. Call Dana and she’ll welcome you warmly. Stella and Jess are the best there too. Sorry to sound like a Love Fest review, but that’s how you feel when you’re with them. 10 Thumbs up and 5 Stars for Creating Smiles!” – James Rietz