Boca Raton Emergency Dentist
If you have a toothache, give us a call. We make time in our schedule for dental emergencies, and we will get you in today. Often it's just a simple, quick procedure to get you out of pain, and then we can talk about a long-term solution to your dental problem.
Here are some common dental emergency situations:
- A toothache. A toothache is usually the result of an infection in a tooth, but it could also be a crack, gum disease, or exposed dentin or cementum. If the toothache is severe and is spontaneous, meaning it isn't brought about by some stimulus such as cold, air, or biting, the tooth will probably end up needing a root canal treatment. We can get you out of pain today and then schedule the root canal treatment for another appointment.
- A broken front tooth. When you break a front tooth, it is what we call an esthetic emergency. A quick direct dental bonding procedure can make you look acceptable, and then you can come back for refining it to look perfectly natural.
- A crown that has come off. This should be re-cemented promptly, or the teeth on either side may drift and it may become impossible to re-fit the crown.
- A front tooth that is knocked out. If a tooth that has been knocked out can be replanted within a half hour, there is a good possibility that it can be saved. Transport it in a damp cloth (not a dripping wet cloth) or in a glass of milk, to help keep the ligament alive. Don't put it in water, as this causes hypotonic shock.