Emergency Dentist

Emergency Dentistry

Excruciating tooth pain can interfere with every aspect of your life. Even something as simple as sleeping can seem to be impossible when dental problems have you in constant pain. Finding relief with a same-day emergency dental appointment is a priority, which is why Dental Wellness Team specializes in providing emergency dental services to help patients manage pain and protect their oral health.

Common dental emergencies include:

Tooth Pain

Tooth Pain

A severe toothache is a dental emergency. If it hurts to chew or your tooth has extreme sensitivity to hot or cold, we will take an x-ray to identify potential cavities, cracks, abscesses, or other dental problems that could be causing your pain.

Dental Trauma

Dental Trauma

Dental trauma caused by an accident is common. Whether it’s due to motor vehicle accidents, falls, sports injuries or physical altercations, it’s important to get immediate treatment to save your teeth and repair any soft tissue damage.

Dental Abscess

Dental Abscess

One infected tooth can easily spread infection to other teeth, soft tissues in the mouth, and even other parts of the body. When treated immediately, these infections are easy to recover from without causing lasting damage to your mouth. After treatment, Dr. Pinero may prescribe an antibiotic to treat the dental abscess and prevent complications.

Broken Tooth

Broken Tooth

A chipped, broken, or cracked tooth can be a painful dental emergency. Even if a crack seems superficial, it can spread to the root of the tooth or lead to infection. Call our office to make an appointment with Dr. Pinero as soon as possible.

Knocked Out Tooth

Knocked Out Tooth

With prompt treatment, a knocked out tooth can be saved, which is why we strive to provide immediate care in such cases. During an emergency like this time is of the essence.

Broken Dental Filling

Broken Dental Filling

If you’ve suffered a broken dental filling, do not delay seeing Dr. Pinero at our Coral Springs dental office. When a filling has broken or fallen off, it leaves your tooth susceptible to further damage and decay.

FAQ About Dental Emergencies

Many patients are surprised to learn that knocked out adult teeth can often be saved. It’s important to avoid touching the root of the tooth; instead, hold the tooth by the crown and rinse it gently with milk, saliva, or water to remove any debris. You can attempt to push the tooth back into the socket yourself or place it in a small cup of milk or saliva and bring it to our office. Either way, you should call our office immediately so we can see you right away.
Severe tooth pain almost always indicates that there is a serious problem, so it’s important to get emergency dental care. Cold compresses, numbing creams, and over-the-counter pain relievers can be used to provide temporary relief prior to your appointment.
Tooth abscesses look and feel like pimples. They appear on the gum tissue near the affected tooth. They can cause a foul taste or odor and swelling in the jaw. Abscesses are a visible sign of infection; this infection can spread throughout the mouth and to other parts of the body, so abscesses are considered a dental emergency.

If your tooth has a small chip, it’s not considered a dental emergency. Schedule an appointment and we can fill in the chipped area with dental bonding. If your tooth is fractured or cracked, it’s a dental emergency because your tooth is susceptible to infection.

If you have experienced an oral accident resulting in a tooth being knocked loose, a filling being damaged or a tooth being fractured, call Dental Wellness Team immediately to schedule an emergency same-day or Saturday dental appointment.

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