Sometimes there's nothing worse than a toothache!
If you experience a dental emergency, be sure to call our practice as soon as possible (941-529-0055).
When your dental health is at risk, we will do everything we can to make sure that you're treated as soon as possible. While dental emergencies are rare, they can happen, and it's important to know how to take care of your teeth no matter what.
Common dental emergencies include:
- If you've recently undergone a dental surgery or if you've have trauma to the face/mouth you may experience this. Its important to apply heavy pressure with gauze the area until you able to get into the office for an evaluation. If you've recently had a tooth extraction, applying pressure to the extraction site with.a black tea bag can also greatly help the area clot.
- If you're noticing swelling that is increasing in size and possibly accompanied by a fever, you may have a dental infeciton. It's best to take Tylenol during these times to help reduce the fever. The dentist will most likely also start you on a course of antibiotics to help alleiviate the infection.
Knocked out Tooth
- If you've had one of your teeth knocked out from an injury or accident, it's best to place the tooth in your mouth, near your cheek in order to keep it moist with saliva. Placing it in a cup of milk is the next best thing. Some of these injuries can be require further evalution at the hospital or with an oral surgeon. Call your dentist and they will advise you on the best course of treatment.
Lost Dental Restoration
- We understand that losing one your fillings or crowns can be anxiety provoking. However, most can be easily fixed and do not constitute a true dental emergency. Fixodent and toothpaste work great if a temporary crown comes off at the wrong time. Most drug stores even sell temporary dental cement if you're in a pinch. Call our office and will be able to advise you on what is best in these situations.